Adam Reid

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Adam Reid
Born 1973 (age 40 or 41)[1]
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1985-present
Notable credit(s) You Can't Do That on Television
as Himself
Total Drama
as Justin
6Teen
as Wayne
Website www.facebook.com/AdamGreydonReid
www.bullrushpictures.com

Adam Greydon Reid is a Canadian actor, voice actor, director, and producer. He is best known as the voice actor for Wayne on 6Teen[2] and Justin on Total Drama.[3]

Biography[edit]

Adam Greydon Reid was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario, Canada, Adam began his multifaceted career in entertainment when he was twelve on the 80s CJOH cult comedy, "You Can't Do That On Television," which also aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon. At sixteen, he graduated to the writing department and co-wrote thirty episodes of the show with producer/creator Roger Damon Price. He attended Sir Robert Borden H.S. and was a member of the National Champion High School Improv Team (along with his friend, fellow S.R.B. alum, Sandra Oh). He became the school's president in his senior year.

Adam then attended Ryerson University's film program and won the 'Norman Jewison Filmmaker's Award' for his graduating short, "Token for your Thoughts", which also won a 'Gold Plaque Award' at the Chicago Intercom Festival. From there, Adam began to straddle both passions as an actor and filmmaker - directing commercials, music videos and shorts, while touring and performing with one of the most popular Canadian comedy troupes at the time, The Komic Kazes. This experience helped him land his first film role in the Kids in the Hall's feature, "Brain Candy".

A fruitful stretch in comedic commercials in Canada followed. A 90 second theatrical spot for Toyota in which he stars as a pretentious and insecure commercial director, won a 'Gold Lion' at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

Reid's comedic skills were featured in films, M.O.W.s and television series' like Disney's "My Date with the President's Daughter", CBC's "The Newsroom", Indie comedy "Ham and Cheese", Lifetime's "This Time Around", comedy gem "The Buck Calder Experience", Fox's "Killer Instinct", and USA's "Psych". As a voice actor, he has starred in hit cartoons like "6Teen", "Total Drama", and "What It's Like Being Alone", among many others.

As a writer/director, between 2002 and 2006, along with developing and directing kids shows like HBO Family's "Ghost Trackers" and Fox Kids' "The Adrenaline Project", Reid ran a film mentorship program at a Toronto youth shelter called Eva's Phoenix, to help at-risk youth express their creativity. The program produced two award winning short films under Adam's direction, "One Dollar One Day", and "Sheltered Life".

In 2010, he completed his first feature documentary film, "Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames", about the life of the renowned Jungian analyst, author and revered wisdom keeper, Marion Woodman. Animation from legendary three-time Academy Award winning artist, Faith Hubley, is woven into the film to visualize Marion's stories and revolutionary thoughts. The film has been praised by many, including playwright, activist, and creator of the "Vagina Monologues", Eve Ensler, who, along with Omega Institute Founder, Elizabeth Lesser, co-presented the New York City premiere at the prestigious Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea NY, Oct. 2010.

Reid returned to performance work in 2010, with a celebrated dramatic turn in the Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS movie, "When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story", starring Winona Ryder as Lois Wilson, and Barry Pepper as Bill Wilson. Reid played Ebby Thatcher, Bill W's best friend and drinking buddy, whose miraculous recovery from alcoholism helped inspire Bill to found Alcoholics Anonymous.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Back to the Future Boy (uncredited)
1985 Turkey Television Boy
1985–1987 You Can't Do That on Television Himself
1989 Back to the Future: Part II Boy on Hoverscooter (uncredited)
1996 Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy Scarred teenager
1998 From the Earth to the Moon NASA Mission Control Extra
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Reid Bosshardt
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Lizard Boy Episode: Persephone and the Winter Seeds
1998–1999 Birdz Tommy Turkey 13 episodes
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Crash Episode: Eye of the Beholder
2000 The Pooch and the Pauper Bus Boy
2001 Leap Years Fig Episode: Episode #1.7
2001 The Facts of Life Reunion Donald
2002 Screech Owls Kidnapper Episode: Kidnapped in Tamarack
2002 The 5th Quadrant Walter Ryder Jr. / Walter Ryder Sr. Episode: A Clone... at Last/It's a Hollow Wold After All
2002 Patti Simon 3 episodes
2002 Doc Dr. Larry Savan Episode: Complicated
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Reporter Episode: Immune to Murder
2003 Hemingway: That Summer in Paris Jimmy Danelon
2003 This Time Around Jeff Blue
2003–2004 King Loopy 26 episodes
2004 Ham & Cheese Casting Director
2004 The Newsroom Brad Episode: One of Us
2004 Bury the Lead Donny Episode: The Revenge Specialist
2004 Wild Card Ivan De Samossy Episode: Wham Bam, Thank You Dan
2004 Snow Jordan
2005 Degrassi: The Next Generation Dave Episode: West End Girls
2006 Killer Instinct Boze 2 episodes
2006 The Buck Calder Experience Josh Zander
2006 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' Brandon Tartikoff
2004–2010 6Teen Wayne
2012 Underworld: Awakening Medical Technician
2007–present Total Drama Justin,

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Greydon Reid - Biography - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  2. ^ "6Teen (TV Series 2004–2010) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Total Drama Island (TV Series 2007– ) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 

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