Tim Progosh

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Tim Progosh
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Tim on set in 2005
Born Timothy Jeffrey Progosh
(1957-12-21) December 21, 1957 (age 59)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
(Political Science, Drama)
Occupation Actor, TV Producer, Creator of the Canadian Comedy Awards and Hall of Fame
Years active 1983–present

Tim Progosh (born 1957) is a Canadian actor and the creator and original producer of the Canadian Comedy Awards,[1][2] an annual awards presentation that celebrates Canadian comedy in a variety of media (TV, radio, film, the Internet, etc.) inaugurated in 2000. [3][4]

Tim played Principal Bill Kremeza in the film Spotlight awarded Best Picture[5] and Best Screenplay in the 88th Academy Awards (2016). He played the ensemble cast character Firouz in the TV series The Adventures of Sinbad (1996-1998).

Tim graduated with a Double Honors degree in Political Science and Drama from the University of Western Ontario. His first job was as a lobbyist for the Canadian Federal Government, but switched permanently to acting and stand-up comedy in 1981. He studied screenwriting at Algonquin College[6] in Ottawa and improvisational acting at The Second City[7] in Toronto.



  1. ^ sifr4. "Canadian Comedy Awards Festival | History". www.canadiancomedy.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  2. ^ "Movies take top honours at home". Times-Colonist. October 4, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ sifr4. "Canadian Comedy Awards Festival | Awards". www.canadiancomedy.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  4. ^ Gallagher, Noel (October 15, 2005). "Canadian Comedy Festival expands show". CANOE. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Academy Awards; Best Picture". oscar.go.com. February 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Algonquin College". www.algonquincollege.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  7. ^ "Location: Toronto | The Second City - 50 Years of Funny". www.secondcity.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 

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