Robert Kaiser (entertainer)

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Robert Kaiser, also known as Joan-E, is a Canadian drag queen, entertainer and actor.

Kaiser was adopted and grew up in Calgary, Alberta but lives in Vancouver, British Columbia where he is well known in the gay community as an entertainer and activist. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his volunteer and fundraising efforts, particularly in support of people with HIV and AIDS, becoming the first drag queen to receive this honour.[1]

Kaiser reigned as Empress XXVIII of the Imperial and Sovereign Dogwood Empire of Vancouver (known as the Dogwood Monarchist Society) in 1999-2000, and has frequently hosted Vancouver's annual gay pride parade. In addition, Kaiser has been the long-time host of the weekly Bingo for Life charity bingo event in support of The Vancouver Friends for Life Society.


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Queer as Folk (episode 2.4) Blond Drag Queen
2004 Da Vinci's Inquest (episode "The Squirrels Are of English Descent") Jonah
Connie and Carla Paul Appeared in the following featurettes as himself: "Debbit Reynolds"
"Dressing in Drag"
"Backstage with Connie and Carla"
2005 Fetching Cody Sabrina
2006 The Collector (episode "The Junkie") Devil/the Transvestite
Shock to the System Tobias
2008 Vick Vancouver Bob/Moan-Eque