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Potenza in 2014
December 23, 1972|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Edie Inksetter (m. 1997; div. 2000)|
He has been in television since 1997, when he first appeared in the television series Riverdale as the character Jimmy.
His performances include appearing as Doug in the CBC Television hockey comedy series The Tournament, as well as CSA Agent Joel in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie The Tuxedo. Most of Potenza's best-known roles are in television commercials, including a giant yellow toothbrush in the "evil gingivitis" commercials for Listerine, a dog in the Fido commercials "The Office" and "The Promotion", as well as a sunflower in Canadian Kia ads. He performed the voice for Jude Lizowski on 6Teen; another notable cartoon character is Trevor Troublemeyer on the show Sidekick. He also guest starred in the show Grojband as Party Danimal and performed the voice for Chris McLean in the Total Drama series.
Potenza also portrays Ryan Archer in the web series But I'm Chris Jericho.
He was born in Ottawa, Canada on December 23, 1972. He married Edie Inksetter in 1997. They divorced in 2000.
His YouTube channel, SwitchBoardNetwork, largely features videos of his experiences as a voice actor for Teletoon, and has gathered a respectable fan following. He has also guest-starred on the Joey Turner's YouTube series "Tomy Thomas and Friends" as a spoof of Chris McLean called Chris McTrain.
|1999||Forever Mine||Corrections Officer|
|2002||The Tuxedo||CSA Agent Joel|
|2003||The Arbuckle Academy||Bobby|
|2004||Ham & Cheese yum yum||Patt Watts|
|My Brother's Keeper aka Le Sang du frère (Canada: French title)||Dave|
|2005||King's Ransom||Officer Holland|
|A Wing and a Prayer||Barry|
|The White Dog Sacrifice||Rob|
|2006||Run Robot Run!||Garth|
|Population 436||Frank Ramsey|
|Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure||Mic Tech Guy|
|2014||Daisy, A Hen into the Wild||Mayor/Mr. Otter|
|1998||Naked City: Justice with a Bullet||Rudy|
|1999||La Femme Nikita aka Nikita (Canada: English title)||Any Means Necessary||Reuben|
|2000||The Famous Jett Jackson||Beauregard's Beach Bash||Deputy Spencer|
|The Thin Blue Lie||Danny O'Brien|
|Twice in a Lifetime||Birds of Paradise||Young Barry Kirkbride|
|2001||Degrassi: The Next Generation||The Mating Game||Cashier|
|The Famous Jett Jackson||Battle of Wilsted||Deputy Spencer|
|Leap Years||5 episodes||Lighting Guy|
|2002||Escape from the Newsroom||Chris|
|2004–2010||6teen||All||Jude Lizowski (voice)|
|The Shakespeare Comedy Show||Episode #1.2|
|2007–2008||Total Drama Island||All, (except "Are We There Yeti?", appeared briefly in a flashback)||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2008–2009||Total Drama Action||All||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2008–2010||Stoked||Take Your Kook to Work Day
Grand Theft Whale Bus
Announcer guy (voice)
|2010||Total Drama World Tour||All||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
Jerd McLean (Chris`s cousin) (voice)
|2010–2011||Jimmy Two-Shoes||Everyone Can Whistle
Heloise's Secret Admirer
|2010–2013||Sidekick||All||Trevor Troublemeyer (voice)|
The Skaters (voice)
|2012||Total Drama: Revenge of the Island||All||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2011–2012||Scaredy Squirrel||Life Slaver||Viking (voice)|
|2012||Murdoch Mysteries||Back and to the Left||Jack "Shoeless Jack" Leary|
|2013||Skatoony||Pop Video||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2013||Total Drama: All-Stars||All||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2013||Last Car Standing||All||Himself (host)|
|2013||Grojband||Pox N' Roll
|Party Danimal (voice)|
|2014||Total Drama: Pahkitew Island||All||Chris McLean (host) (voice)|
|2018||Total DramaRama||TBA||Jude Lizowski (voice)|
|2011||Tomy Thomas and Friends||Gameshow Carnival 2: Rooftop Stranded (special)||Chris McTrain (host) (voice)|
- "Christian Potenza Biography". Star TV. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
- Helwig, David. "A Saultite take on the Evil Gingivitis". SooToday. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
- "’50s swamp actor’s home" Archived 2010-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Metro Ottawa, November 4, 2007.
- "Tomy Thomas and Friends: Gameshow Carnival 2: Rooftop Stranded Guest Starring Christian Potenza!!!!". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-06-19.