Paul O'Sullivan (actor)

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Paul O'Sullivan
Born (1964-04-04)April 4, 1964
Died May 18, 2012(2012-05-18) (aged 48)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–2012
Spouse(s) Linda Kash (1994-2012, his death)
3 daughters

Paul O'Sullivan (April 4, 1964 – May 18, 2012) was a Canadian comedic actor.[1]

Originally associated with The Second City's Toronto troupe,[1] he acted both on stage and in television shows such as George Shrinks, Friends and Heroes, Grossology and Getting Along Famously, as well as in guest roles on The Red Green Show, Murdoch Mysteries, Dan for Mayor and Little Mosque on the Prairie.[1] He previously taught for Humber College's Comedy Writing and Performance program.


His partner was actress Linda Kash, with whom he had three daughters; they lived on a farm outside Peterborough, Ontario.[1]


O'Sullivan died in a car accident near Peterborough on May 18, 2012, at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time. His car left the road, crossed the shoulder and struck a parked flatbed truck.[1] He was 48 years old.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 High Spirits Graham
1995 Memory Run Video Operator Video
1995 It Takes Two Bernard Louffier
1998 Jerry and Tom Roebuck's Friend
1998 Dirty Work A.D.
2000 Spreading Ground, TheThe Spreading Ground Ben Scattergood
2003 Luck Bartender
2009 Zombie Dearest Mr. Roeder
2010 Score: A Hockey Musical Doctor
2012 Flutter Doctor Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Hangin' In Zolon Episode: "The Peace Pill"
1994 Forever Knight Paul Blondell Episode: "Forward Into the Past"
1994 Side Effects John Huey Episode: "The Last Rights"
1996 One Minute to Air TV series
1996 Due South Parking Attendant Episode: "The Promise"
1996 Holiday to Love, AA Holiday to Love Ed TV film
1997 Red Green Show, TheThe Red Green Show Sparky Hoover Episode: "Big Guy Little Guy"
1997 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Episode: "The Campaign"
1998 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Stock Agent TV film
1998 Improv Heaven and Hell
1998 Comedy Now! Various Episode: "Skippy's Rangers: The Show They Never Gave"
1998 Once a Thief Langham Episode: "True Blue"
1998 SketchCom Episode: "Fast & Dirty & Skippy's Rangers"
2000-2003 George Shrinks Harold Shrinks (voice) Main role (40 episodes)
2001 Club Land Simon Says TV film
2002 American in Canada, AnAn American in Canada Roy Episode: "Pilot"
2002 Puppets Who Kill Button's Lawyer Episode: "Buttons Goes to Court"
2003 Joe Blow Show, TheThe Joe Blow Show Armond TV series
2003 Seán Cullen Show, TheThe Seán Cullen Show Cardinal Episode: "Kissing a Nun"
2004 Bobroom, TheThe Bobroom Various TV series
2005 Burnt Toast Richie TV film
2006 Getting Along Famously Beverly Supporting role (6 episodes)
2006-2008 Grossology The Director (voice) Main role (30 episodes)
2008-2009 Friends and Heroes Marcus (voice) Recurring role (13 episodes)
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Man with cart Episode: "Big Murder on Campus"
2011 Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, TheThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Whiffy (voice) Episode: "Sniff and Seek/Aye Aye!"
2011 Dan for Mayor Radio Host Episode: "Porktoberfest"
2012 Little Mosque on the Prairie Harry Episode: "The Dating Game"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Production Result
2000 Canadian Comedy Awards Television - Writing - Episode or Special Comedy Now! ("The Show They Never Gave") Nominated
2004 Gemini Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series The Joe Blow Show Nominated
2009 Gemini Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series Grossology Nominated


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