Rick Roberts (actor)
November 13, 1965 |
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Both a stage and screen actor for nearly three decades, Rick Roberts has been nominated for numerous awards and is arguably one of Canada's most versatile actors.
He played Donald D'Arby in the series Traders, for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award. He moved briefly to Los Angeles in 1998 appearing in the CBS series L.A. Doctors alongside Ken Olin and Sheryl Lee. He returned to Canada to star in An American in Canada, which ran for two seasons.
Most recently, Roberts was featured in Michael McGowan's series Between, guest starred opposite Kim Cattrall in Sensitive Skin (TMN/Movie Central), appeared in Zoom (Pedro Morelli), God and Country (Ken Finkleman) and the miniseries The Book of Negroes (CBC).
Other work includes guest starring roles on Saving Hope (CTV/NBC), Copper (BBC America), Cracked (CBC), Republic of Doyle (CBC), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Cra$h & Burn (Showcase), Haven (SyFy), ZOS (Whizbang Films), and was featured regularly in the hit CBC series, This is Wonderland.
He played Dennis MacDonald on Family's Life with Derek, and the role of explorer John Rae in the 2008 docudrama Passage. He also played the role of Jim Jones in Jonestown: Paradise Lost which aired on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. He also played the evil Brooks in Eloise at Christmastime.
A popular fixture on Canadian stages, Roberts recently headlined the Tarragon Theatre hit, Enemy of the People as well as The Accidental Death of an Anarchist for Soulpepper Theatre Company. Additional theatre credits include the Belfry Theatre's production of Proud, Tuesdays with Morrie, and he made his Stratford Festival debut in the title role of Zastrozzi.
As a writer, Rick's work, Mimi (which he co-wrote with Allan Cole and Melody Johnson) premiered at The Tarragon Theatre and was nominated for a Dora Award. His play Kite premiered to critical acclaim earning numerous Dora Award nominations for writing and production. Other writing credits include Nod (Theatre Gargantua) and Fish/Wife (Tarragon Theatre)
Roberts is married to Marjorie Campbell, they have two sons.
- A Town Without Christmas ....(2001)
- Puppets Who Kill .... Telethon Host (1 episode, 2002)
- An American in Canada .... Jake Crewe (16 episodes, 2002–2003)
- Fallen Angel (2003) (TV) .... Charles Wentworth, Age 30
- Eloise at Christmastime (2003) (TV) .... Brooks
- Student Seduction (2003) (TV) .... Drew Dawson
- This Is Wonderland as Cameron Tiernay (6 episodes, 2005–2006)
- Haunting Sarah (2005) (TV) as Edgar Lewis
- Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005) (TV) as Dr. Jeremy Neville
- Descent (2005) (TV) as Dr. Palmer Drake
- Kevin Hill as D. A. Miller (1 episode, 2005)
- The Eleventh Hour as Ian Bannerman (1 episode, 2005)
- More Sex & the Single Mom (2005) (TV) .... Steve
- Life with Derek as Dennis MacDonald (1 episode, 2006)
- Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (2006) (TV) as Morde
- Angela's Eyes as Gene Taylor (7 episodes, 2006)
- Man of the Year (2006) as Hemmings
- At the Hotel as Nervous Affair Man (1 episode, 2006)
- Night of Terror (2006) (TV) as Sean Dunne
- Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007) (TV) as Jim Jones
- The Note (2007) (TV) as Truman
- Matters of Life and Dating (2007) (TV)
- The Company (3 episodes, 2007)
- Passage (film) (2008) as John Rae
- Phantom Punch (2008) as Father Alios
- Pontypool (2008) (voice) as Ken Loney
- Murdoch Mysteries as Dr. Gilbert Birkins (1 episode, 2008)
- ZOS: Zone of Separation (8 episodes, 2009)
- Pure Evil (2009) (TV) as Frank
- Cra$h & Burn as Jay Pound (6 episodes, 2009–2010)
- The Reception (2010) as Kent
- When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010) (TV) as Frank Shaw
- The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010) (TV) as Wayne Fox
- The Town Christmas Forgot (2010)
- Perception (2011) (TV) as Philip Klane
- Still Mine (2012) as John
- Jack (2013) as Jack Layton
- Killer Crush (2015) (TV film) . . .Dr. Lucas Emery
- Between (2015) (TV Episode 1)
- Sensitive Skin (2016) as David
Awards and nominations
|1998||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series||Traders||Nominated|||
|2003||Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series||An American in Canada||Nominated|
|ACTRA Toronto Awards||Outstanding Performance - Male||Nominated|||
|2004||Dora Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role - Play||Hotel Loopy||Nominated|||
|2005||Outstanding Performance by a Male||Outstanding Performance by a Male||Nominated|
|Outstanding New Play or Musical||Kite||Nominated|
|2007||Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role - Play||John and Beatrice||Nominated|
|2008||Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role - Musical||Fire||Nominated|
|2009||Outstanding New Play or Musical (shared wtih Brendan Gall, Mike McPhaden & Julie Tepperman)||The Gladstone Variations||Nominated|
|2010||Outstanding New Musical or Opera (shared with Allen Cole, Melody A Johnson)||Mimi||Nominated|
|2014||Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series||Cracked||Nominated|||
|Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series||Jack||Won|
|ACTRA Toronto Awards||Outstanding Performance - Male||Won|||
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