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May 26, 1963|
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
|Occupation||film critic, radio and television broadcaster, author|
|Known for||Reel to Real, The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen|
Richard Crouse (born May 26, 1963 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia) is a television personality and host on Canadian television and news. He has been the film critic for Canada AM since 2005 and is the regular film critic for CTV's NewsChannel and the twenty-four-hour news source CP24. Growing up in Liverpool Nova Scotia, Crouse was a regular at the Winds of Change theatre company where he starred in "the Ziggy Effect. "He has hosted In Short on Bravo, was the host of Reel to Real from 1998 to 2008, and was a regular pundit for Star TV's Best! Movies! Ever! and the host of The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen on Rogers Television. He is also a frequent guest on many Canadian radio and television shows. In April 2008, his Saturday afternoon radio show, The Richard Crouse Show, featuring movie reviews and news, began its run on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto. It is now syndicated across Canada.
Crouse can be heard three times a week as the in-house movie critic on Newstalk 1010's morning show Moore in the Morning. He is also the author of nine books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the best-selling The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen and Reel Winners. His work has been prominently featured in The Globe and Mail and the National Post, as well as several literary and music magazines. He currently writes a weekly column for the Metro newspaper chain.
In September 2008, his book, Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen was released through ECW Press. Other books include Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils and Elvis is King: Costello's My Aim is True, both from ECW Press.
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