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fitzJason Priestley as Richard Fitzpatrick

Now in his third decade as a professional performer, Jason Priestley continues to be one of the most versatile talents in the entertainment business both in front of and behind the camera. The actor, director, producer was recently awarded a Canadian Comedy Award for his role as Richard Fitzpatrick in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning series Call Me Fitz. The Canadian series airs on HBO Canada, and DirecTV’s 101 Network in the U.S.

In addition to his work on Call Me Fitz, Jason recently filmed a guest spot on the CBS hit show How I Met Your Mother. He also appears in Bag of Bones, starring Pierce Brosnan, and guest-starred in the mid-season finale of USA Network’s Psych along with Jennifer Finnigan. He also directed an episode each of the second and third season of SyFy’s Haven and guest-starred in a four-episode story arc as a brilliant but troubled marine biolo- gist. Haven is loosely based on Stephen King’s short novel The Colorado Kid.

Jason also recently reunited with former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Luke Perry to direct and star in the Hall- mark Movie Channel Original Goodnight for Justice. The made-for-TV Western was penned by Perry and filmed in Vancouver, and garnered the highest ratings for the network to date. Other recent projects include the feature film The Last Rights of Ransom Pride, where Jason starred alongside Kris Kristopherson, Dwight Yoakam, Scott Speedman and Lizzy Kaplan, and the BBC’s modern-day remake of the Sci-Fi thriller The Day of the Triffids starring Dougray Scott, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Eddie Izzard.

While Jason is best known for his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit FOX series Beverly Hills 90210, he has cre- ated many memorable television characters on shows including A Side Order of Life, Love Monkey, Tru Calling, Masters of Horror, Medium, and My Name is Earl. In spring 2013, he starred in the Canadian Stage produc- tion of David Mamet’s Race in Toronto.

Behind the camera, Jason just finished filming his first feature film, Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. He has directed numerous episodes of ABC Family’s hit series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, including the season finale, and directed an eight-part reality series for the Great American Country Network called The Road Hammers. Shot in Nashville, the series follows a country band in its quest to break into the ultra-competitive world of country music. Other directing credits are 90210, The Other Woman, based on the Joy Fielding novel for the Lifetime Network, and the web series The Lake for WB.com.

Based on a Rolling Stone article by Jesse Hyde, Jason is developing the feature film Death of a Freerider. The film is based on the tragic true story of Sam Brown, a young Canadian mountain biker who got caught up in the world of international drug smuggling.

Jason is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia and currently resides in Los Angeles.


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fitzErnie Grunwald as Larry

Ernie Grunwald was raised in Thornhill, Ontario, and studied Theatre at the University of Toronto. His first featured role was a series regular on The High Life, produced by David Letterman for HBO, before landing roles on ABC’s Two of a Kind and It’s Like, You Know. He has been featured on notable series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, Psych, Bones, The Mentalist, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Monk, and a long list of comedies including Two and a Half Men, Weeds, ANT Farm, My Name Is Earl, Friends, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Film appearances include Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas, The Lodger, Cellular, Men in Black II and It Takes Two, among others.

Ernie was recently recognized for his role as Larry on the critically-acclaimed, award-winning series Call Me Fitz with a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Comedic Series, a nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series with his fellow cast, and nomina- tions for Outstanding Actor in 2011 and 2012 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.


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fitzPeter MacNeill as Ken Fitzpatrick

Award-winning actor Peter MacNeill has had a successful career in both film and television. Feature film credits include David Cronenberg’s film A History of Violence opposite Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Costner’s feature Open Range, with Costner, Robert Duvall and Annette Bening, The Stone Angel with Ellen Burstyn, and Cinder- ella Man with Russell Crowe.

In 1997 he was presented with a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Whiskey Mac in Thom Fitzgerald’s The Hanging Garden. Other big screen credits include The Caveman’s Valentine, featur- ing Samuel L. Jackson; Kit Kitteridge: American Girl with Abigail Breslin; Frequency with Dennis Quaid; Simon Birch, based on a John Irving novel; and David Cronenberg’s Crash. Most recently Peter filmed a supporting role in Hunting Season, directed by Keith Samples, and he recently starred in an independent film opposite Shauna McDonald and Kate Trotter called Tru Love.

In television, Peter recently appeared in Bag of Bones with Pierce Brosnan, John A: Birth of a Country directed by Jerry Ciccoritti, and the Emmy Award-winning miniseries The Kennedys starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes. He also stars in The Good Witch series of movies for Hallmark. He starred in the Canada-Germany mini-series Sea Wolf as Fat Louis alongside Neve Campbell and Tim Roth, and is also a recurring character on the Global/ABC series Rookie Blue, co-created by Tassie Cameron and produced by eOne Entertainment. He appeared in and won a Gemini Award for the CBC biopic Victor, based on the life of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis. Other credits include the biopic Celine, based on the life of Celine Dion, Queer as Folk, Framed with Rob Lowe and Sam Neill, My Own Country with Marisa Tomei, Storm of the Century based on the novel by Steven King, as well as roles in Haven, Combat Hospital, Being Erica, Traders and PSI Factor among others.

In 2003, Peter was presented with a Gemini Award for his work on The Eleventh Hour. He was also recognized for his work as Ken Fitzpatrick on the critically-acclaimed, award-winning series Call Me Fitz with a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series, and Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series along with his fellow cast.


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fitzDonavon Stinson as Josh McTaggart

Donavon Stinson has always had a knack for the comedic. Born into a family that was always telling jokes, playing pranks and just acting the fools, he basically had it “bred” into him.

As a young student he was always disrupting class with his outlandish and hilarious behavior and soon dis- covered the excitement and freedom of drama class and under the tutelage of the drama teachers he quickly recognized his calling.

In 1997 Donavon moved to Vancouver, B.C. and continued honing his acting skills. A close friend had him au- dition for a role in the cartoon Heavy Gear, produced by Mainframe Entertainment and one of the first compa- nies to utilize the growing technology of motion capture. He landed the role and quickly started winning parts in many other shows, such as Spiderman, Max Steel, and Barbie. After several years, many cartoons and video games later, Donavon had become the “go to” guy for motion capture in Vancouver.

The natural progression to TV and film came quite easily to Donavon, landing his first audition for the FOX series Dark Angel opposite Jessica Alba. He followed this with roles in the romantic comedy A Guy Thing op- posite Julia Stiles, the blockbuster hit Fantastic Four and The X-Files: I Want To Believe. Over the next few years Donavon built his reputation as a versatile actor, landing regular roles on the ABC Family series Three Moons Over Milford and the hit CW supernatural comedy Reaper, playing the hilariously overbearing store manager Ted Gallagher.

He currently co-stars on the hit HBO Canada/Direct TV series Call Me Fitz, as the bearded slacker Josh Mc- Taggert, alongside Jason Priestley. Donavon can also be seen guest starring in the cult favorite Syfy comedies Eureka and Psych.


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fitzTracy Dawson as Meghan Fitzpatrick

Both an actor and writer, Tracy Dawson began as a staff writer on Call Me Fitz but soon found herself cast as Fitz’s intense sister, Meghan.

In September 2011, Tracy won the Gemini Award (The Canadian Emmy) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Comedic Role for her work as Meghan Fitzpatrick in CMF. Most recently, Tracy starred in the hit Disney Channel original movie, Girl Vs. Monster.

In 2009 Tracy won the prestigious Global Writers Apprentice Award for emerging TV writers at the Banff Inter- national Television Festival. Also in 2009, Tracy’s first full-length play, them & us, was produced by Toronto’s renowned Theatre Passe Muraille.

A Jack (Jill?) of many trades, Tracy has starred in many TV and theatre projects, including performing a lead role in a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Boys in the Photograph, directed by famed Brit director Ben Elton. A Second City Alumnus, Tracy did three shows on the Mainstage and garnered a Dora Award nomina- tion for her work there, as well as a nomination for the Tim Sims Award for rising comedic talent.

Tracy’s television credits include recurring roles in the Lifetime series Zoe Busiek: Wild Card and CTV’s Gavin Crawford Show. She also starred opposite Carly Pope and Christine Baranski in the Lifetime movie Recipe For a Perfect Christmas.

A native of Brampton, Ontario, Tracy lives in LA with her dog, Isaac, who she named after Woody Allen’s char- acter in Manhattan, whose girlfriend in the movie is named Tracy, which she did not remember at the time.


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fitzKathleen Munroe as Ali Devon

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Kathleen Munroe studied Cinema at the University of Toronto. While still in school, Kathleen booked her first role as the lead in the MTV pilot, The New Girl. Shortly afterwards, she was cast in the Showtime movie, Last Call, co-starring Jeremy Irons and Sissy Spacek. She went on to star in several other films including Drummer Boy and the independent films Let Him Be and Eternal.

Kathleen has also made a name for herself in television in both Canada and the United States. She has starred in several series such as the ABC Family series Beautiful People, as well as the award-winning Montreal-based series Durham County.

Shortly after completing Durham County, Kathleen relocated to Los Angeles and was promptly cast in the ABC pilot, Suspect, directed by Guy Ritchie. She has also guest starred in a number of television series including Alphas, Against The Wall, Flashpoint (for which she won a 2010 ACTRA Award), Cold Case, Without A Trace, Republic of Doyle, NCIS: Los Angeles, Stargate: Universe, Nikita, Haven, Against The Wall, and has a recurring role as Samantha Flack on CSI: NY. Kathleen is also a recurring guest star on Syfy’s Alphas.

In 2008, Kathleen starred alongside Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) in the Hallmark Channel movie An Accidental Friendship. She can also be seen in a lead role in the George A. Romero film Survival of the Dead, which screened at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

Last year, Kathleen’s work as Ali Devon on Call Me Fitz was recognized with a Gemini Award nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series with her cast mates, and a 2011 Monte Carlo Television Festival nomination for Best Leading Actress.


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fitzJonathan Torrens as Chester Vince

Jonathan Torrens marked his 25th anniversary of working in TV and film in 2012. In addition to playing Vice- Principal Robert Cheeley on the second season of CBC’s Mr. D, he also shot the 4th season of HBO Canada’s highly acclaimed Call Me Fitz.

In 2011, Jonathan hosted Wipeout Canada (TVTropolis) and shot the 26-episode third season of TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens (TVTropolis), on which he serves as performer/co-writer/co-producer/director. TV was nominated for a Banff Rockie Award as Best Comedy and Jonathan was nominated for a Gemini as Best Host.

Before that, Jonathan was seen as Gerald on Spike TV’s popular reality show parody Joe Schmo 2. Hosting stints include both The Kids Are in Charge (Travel Channel U.S.) and Popularity Contest (CMT U.S.), as well as co-anchoring and reporting on Reality Remix (Fox Reality Channel’s daily flagship show) and making frequent appearances on the E! Network’s popular 50 Most…clip shows.

The 2008 theatrical release of Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day wrapped up a seven-season, two- feature-film Gemini Award nominated run for Jonathan as J-Roc (a culturally-misguided wannabe rapper) on the hit Showcase series Trailer Park Boys. A third TPB feature film was shot in spring 2013.

In 2007-08, Jonathan created, wrote and produced two pilots for VH-1 called Hollywood Tonight and Tested.

Here in Canada, Jonathan’s sketch, host and writing work on five seasons (225 episodes) of Jonovision earned a total of seven Gemini Award nominations, including Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series. Prior to that, he starred for seven years on the International Emmy award-winning series Street Cents.

Jonathan’s film work has been screened at the Sundance Film Festival three times: in Jason Eisener’s special jury prize-winning Treevenge, in Thom Fitzgerald’s Beefcake and in Jenny McCarthy’s award-winning Dirty Love.

In December 2011, his production company TORRentertainment premiered the documentary A Walk in My Dream at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the Canadian Folk Music Awards. TORRentertainment also co-pro- duced a lifestyle pilot for the Slice Network called Vermin Girls.


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fitzJoanna Cassidy as Elaine Fitzpatrick

With a career that spans more than 30 years in feature films and television, Joanna Cassidy is today imme- diately recognized from her standout role in the successful series Six Feet Under where she played Margaret Chenoweth, the acerbic, amoral, self-obsessed psychologist mother of Brenda and Billy.

Starting as a print model in San Francisco, Joanna made the move to Los Angeles, where she landed memora- ble roles in Bob Rafelson’s Stay Hungry, Robert Benton’s The Late Show, Ridley Scott’s cult classic, Blade Runner and Roger Spottiswoode’s Under Fire.

Some of the talented actress’s other key roles include playing Bob Hoskins’ romantic partner in Robert Zem- eckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and an amusing turn as Christina Applegate’s business mentor in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. She also co-starred in Vampire in Brooklyn, Chain Reaction, Dangerous Beauty and Ghosts of Mars, among others.

On the small screen, Joanna has enlivened many series. She shone as the TV director with an on-again, off- again relationship with her arrogant star, Dabney Coleman, in the sitcom, Buffalo Bill. Her portrayal earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination. She’s also had recurring roles on such television classics as Falcon Crest, LA Law, Melrose Place, Diagnosis Murder and Enterprise, to name a few, and had a recurring role on the ABC drama Body of Proof, starring Dana Delaney.

In addition, the gifted actress has graced many TV-movies and miniseries, including Hollywood Wives, Live! From Death Row, Barbarians at the Gate, Other Mothers, in which she was the lesbian mother of a teenager, and a delicious turn as Caroline Kass, opposite Cybill Shephard, in Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart.


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fitzMichael Gross as Pat Childs

Michael Gross, an American film, television and stage actor, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of father Steven Keaton on NBC’s award-winning Family Ties.

His recent feature film projects include Stay Cool, directed by Mark and Michael Polish, with Winona Ryder; Pizza Man, opposite Frankie Muniz for Director Joe Eckardt; and Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, from Director John Putch. On television, Michael recently starred as Larry David’s dermatologist in Curb Your Enthusiasm; and has appeared in Dan Vs., Family Guy, Brothers & Sisters, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Now he joins the cast of Call Me Fitz, in a recurring role as Pat Childs.

During his 35-year professional career, Michael has portrayed a remarkable range of characters, including re- curring roles on both The Drew Carey Show, and NBC’s acclaimed series ER. He has appeared on the original Law & Order, as well as its popular spin-offs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Other appearances include Parks and Recreation, The Outer Limits, Ally McBeal, CSI: New York, How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal, and Medium. He guest-starred with Family Ties veteran Michael J. Fox in Mi- chael’s farewell episode of Spin City, and appeared as ex-60’s radical River Baldwin on the number one-rated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless.

His extensive list of made-for-television movies include his frightening portrayal of killer William Mattix in The FBI Murders; Right To Die with Raquel Welch; F.D.R.: The Last Year; Manhunt in the Dakotas; Little Gloria… Happy at Last; and, more recently the HBO special, Mrs. Harris, with Annette Benning and Ben Kingsley.

No stranger to the big screen, Michael revels in his cult status among sci-fi and horror movie buffs for his hilari- ous portrayal of paranoid survivalist Burt Gummer in the feature film Tremors, its many sequels, and its Syfy series. He is a recipient of the Video Premiere Award as Best Actor for his work in Tremors III.

Michael and his wife divide their time between homes in Southern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico. His hobbies include reading, writing, yoga, travel, and just about any activity that involves his grandchildren. As the grandson and great-grandson of railroaders, he is an amateur railway historian, photographer and award- winning railroad modeler.


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fitzJeremy Hotz as Leonard

One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival: Just For Laughs and his sold-out Canadian theater tour What A Miserable Tour This Is…., as well as performances all over the Unit- ed States, Europe and Australia, Jeremy continues to grab audiences with his completely original and confused, yet very astute, observational comedy.

Originally from Ottawa, Jeremy began his career performing at local comedy clubs across the country.

In 1997, he performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and received a standing ovation after his debut performance at the festival’s prestigious television gala. He returned to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 (voted Best Performer by the Globe and Mail), 2007, 2008 (Chosen as Best in Fest by the Montreal Gazette) 2011 and 2012 where he was one of the hosts for the Just for Laughs TV series for The Comedy Network. Recognition came quick, as American studios and networks showed interest and Jeremy was offered his first of many major development deals.

Another highlight for Jeremy was his debut appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, followed by five appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jeremy has also appeared on Comedy Central with his own half-hour special, and was on MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour. Jeremy filmed a one hour TV special What A Miserable Show This Is… for CTV, and his DVD What a Miserable DVD This Is… is a resounding hit.

Jeremy is a favorite in theaters and stand-up comedy clubs across Canada and the US, including the world famous Laugh Factory and Improv in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Jeremy has also headlined at HBO’s prestigious comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado.

Beyond his stand-up comic credentials, Jeremy is also a talented actor who will be appearing in the fourth sea- son of HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz, and has appeared in the feature films My Favorite Martian (with Elizabeth Hurley) and Speed 2 (with Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric). He starred in the four-part mini-series Married Life on Comedy Central and was nominated for a Gemini Award for the CBC’s Oh Cana-Duh. He was the recipi- ent of a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Show or Series for his work in the celebrated series The Newsroom on the CBC and PBS in America.

Jeremy was also a staff writer and performer on the critically acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show (Paramount), and received a Gemini nomination for Best Writing in Comedy or Variety Show or Series for his half-hour com- edy special, Whatever Happened to Jeremy Hotz?

In 2008, Jeremy was honored with the Dave Broadfoot Comic Genius Award at the Canadian Comedy Awards, the most prestigious comedy award in the country. The following year he was awarded Best Male Stand-Up (2009).

Most recently, after headlining the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland Comedy Festivals, Jeremy was awarded the Jury Prize – Best International Performer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Jeremy’s Magical Mystery toured across Canada in February and March of 2013.


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fitzSarah Smyth as Paula Childs

Sarah Smyth is a talented young actress who has become one of Canada’a rising stars. Raised in Ottawa, On- tario, Canada, Sarah loved to perform for friends and family from a young age. After three years studying with the Ottawa School for Speech and Drama, Sarah landed her first role, in an independent feature film, New- ton’s Law, a Maximus Films production. Sarah spent the summer before her last year of high school working on the film, and fell in love with acting for the camera.

She easily signed with an agent in Montreal and would drive two hours each way for auditions, but her persis- tence paid off and soon she was booking gigs. Her first roles included guest star appearances on shows like Vampire High and Big Wolf on Campus, followed by a role on George Clooney’s directorial debut Confes- sions of a Dangerous Mind, in a scene opposite Sam Rockwell. Sarah spent three seasons in a lead role on the Showcase/Oxygen original series Naked Josh (starring Hawthorn’s David Julian Hirsh). Ready for bigger and better opportunities, she moved across the country to pursue work in Vancouver, BC.

Sarah’s small screen credits include Smallville, Human Target, Supernatural, Shattered, Tower Prep, and End- game, and recurring roles on Durham County and Stargate Universe. In 2009, she was hand-picked by Execu- tive Producer Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) for a series-regular role as Lucy Daramour on the CBS horror/ drama Harper’s Island.

Sarah’s film credits include The Covenant (starring Sebastian Stan and Chace Crawford), R.W. Goodwin’s Alien Trespass (starring alongside Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick), and Chris Columbus’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Starring Logan Lerman and Pierce Brosnan).

2010 was a busy year for Sarah, who completed work on Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick. She also filmed a lead role in Jack of Diamonds, a television pilot for CanWest Global and France 2.

In 2011, Sarah finished up work on two television movies, The Pregnancy Project for Lifetime, and Duke, a Hallmark production. In 2012, she filmed a recurring role on Call Me Fitz, opposite Jason Priestley, and starred in the TV movie Cedar Cove. It has just been picked up as a series and Sarah will have a regular role. She has also just taken on a role in a new series, Blink.

Sarah is now splitting her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver. When she has time off she loves to travel – some of her top trips include backpacking in Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. Her pastimes include reading, listening to records (current favourite “Field Recordings from Alan Lomax’s Southern Jour- ney,”1959-1960), both preparing and eating food, and spending time doing all the above with good friends.


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fitzHuse Madhavji as Ruptal 1

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Huse Madhavji began his acting career on stage and in short films throughout high school and university. After graduating from Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program, he made the move from being an actor to host and has interviewed some of the world’s best artists.

Huse started out hosting in Winnipeg, where he covered the local scene as an entertainment anchor and re- porter, before heading to Northern California where he was a feature reporter for UPN, honing his live televi- sion and improv skills and taking on any challenge that came his way, including flying a plane live on the air, getting beat down by a K-9 and singing Sweet Caroline to Neil Diamond. Huse retuned to Canada to co-host Star Daily for Star! hosting numerous live events including Star! Schmooze, Canada’s New Years Eve Bash and Live! At The Genies.

Returning to his acting roots, Huse recently returned from touring with the successful stage play 30 Dates, which played to packed houses in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. He has appeared in the medical dramas Com- bat Hospital and Saving Hope, the science-fiction drama The Listener for CTV, the police drama The Bridge, and The Border, among others.

An avid singer/songwriter who has penned over 40 songs, Huse can also add screenwriter and documentar- ian to his list of credits. His documentary entitled From Tragedy to Triumph on the Ugandan-Asian settlement in Canada made its way to Parliament Hill.


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fitzShaun Shetty as Ruptal 2

Shaun Shetty was born in Toronto and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. A Theatre Arts graduate at Humber College, he quickly earned his first TV role on the Lifetime series, Zoe Busiek: Wildcard.

Shaun most recently appeared on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Beauty and the Beast (CW Network), The Ron James Show (CBC), and the internet series Ruby Skye P.I. His diverse list of credits also includes Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, a two-episode story arc on the CTV series The Bridge, CBC’s Being Erica, the FOX hit series Fringe, and various television commercials.


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fitzAmy Sloan as Dot Foxley

A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Amy Sloan was born in Gladstone, Manitoba, and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Amy’s impressive and diverse list of work includes feature film roles in The Aviator, The Heartbreak Kid, The Day After Tomorrow, with television credits that include turns in Big Love, Mad Men, The Closer, Hawthorne, Grey’s Anatomy, C.S.I., Cold Case, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, and Harry’s Law.

Stage credits include All My Sons (Geffen Playhouse, L.A.), Steel Magnolias (The La Mirada Theatre for the Per- forming Arts), The Crucible (Centaur Theatre, Montreal), Richard III (Monument Nationale du Canada, Montreal), and the Canadian premiere of Proof (Guild Hall Theatre, Whitehorse).


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gabrielleGabrielle Miller as Melody Gray

Gabrielle Miller is one of Canada’s most celebrated performers. A professional actor for nearly two decades, she is widely recognized for her lead roles on two of Canada’s most successful series: the runaway hit CTV series Corner Gas (6 seasons), the highest rated comedy program in Canadian television history, and the critically acclaimed dramedy Robson Arms (3 seasons).

She was recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her role in the feature film Moving Day and is currently in production on City’s Mother Up!, a 13-episode, half-hour adult animated comedy series starring Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives). It will debut in fall 2013 as part of City’s prime-time line-up and be available exclusively in the U.S. on the free, ad-supported Hulu.

Along with her recurring role on Call Me Fitz, opposite Jason Priestley, Gabrielle also has a guest role on CBS’s Person of Interest and Showtime’s popular series Lost Girl this upcoming season. And she stars in the feature film Down River, set for release in September 2013 and also starring Helen Shaver (The Color of Money, Desert Hearts).

Last spring she starred on stage in New York at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the popular play Psycho Therapy. Combined, Gabrielle has garnered 12 Gemini and Leo Award nominations. In 2005 and 2006 she won a Leo Award for her role as Lacey Burrows on Corner Gas, and in 2007 took home a Gemini Award for best ensemble cast in a comedy. For her portrayal of Bobbi Briggs on Robson Arms, Gabrielle won the 2007 Leo Award and 2009 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Performance.

Talented and vivacious, Gabrielle has been busy on the big and small screen with a number of projects includ- ing the feature film Sisters & Brothers and the Hallmark Hall of Fame MOW Trading Christmas. Her other film and TV credits include Elijah, Holiday in Handcuffs, Love and Other Dilemnas, Breaking News, Pasadena, Frasier, The X-Files, DaVinci’s Inquest, The Outer Limits, NCIS and Cold Case, to name a few.

Gabrielle also does extensive charitable work, supporting organizations such as Vela Microboard and World Vision.


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brookeBrooke Nevin as Sonja

Canadian-born actress Brooke Nevin is well-recognized in the entertainment industry for her performances on both the big and small screens. Her many TV appearances include performances in USA’s sci-fi hit The 4400, the CBS comedy series Worst Week, How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS.

Recently, Brooke starred in the A&E cop drama Breakout Kings as Julianne Simms, a tech whiz with Social Anxiety Disorder.

Brooke’s comedic turn as the heart-on-her-sleeve Sonja on Call Me Fitz have earned the actress a Gemini nod and two Golden Nymph noms at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. She honed her comedic timing with improv and sketch shows on the Second City Stage in both Toronto and Los Angeles. Brooke’s flair for funny has brought her to the big screen starring alongside David Koechner and Melora Hardin in the Fox Atomic sports spoof The Comebacks, as well as the Daytime Emmy nominated web series Imaginary Bitches. Currently, she stars in the subversive superhero comedy Alter Egos from director Jordan Galland and Phase 4 Entertainment.

As for indie cred, Brooke’s work can be seen in the critically acclaimed independent feature Archie’s Final Project aka My Suicide – the film has won more than 20 International awards for Best Picture on the festival circuit, including the Crystal Bear at Berlinale (2009), multiple wins at the Giffoni Festival in Italy and Grand Jury Prizes from GenArt in NYC and the Seattle International Film Festival.

Most recently she completed Jerry Bruckheimer’s pilot Trooper for TNT with Mira Sorvino. She can currently be seen in a recurring role as the daughter of Ted Danson’s character D.B. Russell on CSI.