Jonathan Wilson (actor)

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Jonathan Wilson is a Canadian actor, voice artist, comedian, and playwright, best known for his 1996 play My Own Private Oshawa.[1] The play, a semi-autobiographical comedy about growing up gay in Oshawa, Ontario,[2] was also optioned by Sandra Faire's SFA Productions for production as a film, which won an award at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival in 2002 before premiering as a television movie on CTV in 2005.[3]

Wilson was a member of The Second City's Toronto cast in the early 1990s.[4] He later collaborated with fellow Second City alumni Kathy Greenwood and Ed Sahely on the stage show Not to Be Repeated, in which the three performed a two-act improvisational narrative comedy play in each performance.[5] The show was also later developed into a short-run television series, This Sitcom Is...Not to Be Repeated, for The Comedy Network in 2001.[6]

Wilson's other acting credits include voice roles in Mia and Me, Little Bear, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Totally Spies!, Skatoony, Camp Lakebottom, Yin Yang Yo!, Get Ed, BeyWheelz, Iggy Arbuckle, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, recurring roles in Traders, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye and This Is Wonderland, film roles in House, Saint Ralph, New York Minute, PCU, Rubber Carpet and Brain Candy, and stage productions of The Laramie Project, The Lion King, and The Normal Heart.[7] He won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role - Play or Musical for his performance as Timon in The Lion King.[8]

Plays[edit]

  • 34 Calibre Testing (1990)
  • My Own Private Oshawa (1996)
  • Kilt (2000)
  • Well (2002)
  • That Gay Guy (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flamers, family & fanaticism". Xtra!, July 30, 2008.
  2. ^ "SFA Productions has its Own Private feature". Playback, October 5, 1998.
  3. ^ "Oshawa gets 'star' role in new movie". durhamregion.com, June 23, 2005.
  4. ^ Sky Gilbert, Ejaculations from the Charm Factory. ECW Press, 2000. ISBN 978-1550224320.
  5. ^ "A Brand-New Play Every Night? AIIEEE!". Eye Weekly, May 4, 1995.
  6. ^ "Not your average funny Canuck". Toronto Star, June 3, 2001.
  7. ^ "Theatre Review: The Normal Heart at Buddies in Bad Times". National Post, October 21, 2011.
  8. ^ "Well, Here Goes". NOW, April 25, 2002.

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