13 episodes

ACTRA Spotlight is a podcast from ACTRA Toronto about performers, by performers. Join co-hosts Jean Yoon (star of Kim’s Convenience) and ACTRA Toronto Vice-President, David Gale (host of Loving Spoonfuls), as they chat with notable Canadian performers about their stories and work in the filmmaking industry.

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ACTRA Spotlight is a podcast from ACTRA Toronto about performers, by performers. Join co-hosts Jean Yoon (star of Kim’s Convenience) and ACTRA Toronto Vice-President, David Gale (host of Loving Spoonfuls), as they chat with notable Canadian performers about their stories and work in the filmmaking industry.

    Peter Keleghan

    Peter Keleghan

    In our first ACTRA Spotlight of 2020, join host David Gale as he chats with former ACTRA Award of Excellence recipient Peter Keleghan. Peter is one of Canada's most well-known faces, having been the first Lloyd Braun in Seinfeld, plus starring in many famous Canadian shows including The Newsroom and The Red Green Show. Peter discusses his famous family connections, the origin of his name, how he helped instigate the creation of the Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union, and more!

    • 38 min
    Karen Robinson

    Karen Robinson

    Join host David Gale as he chats with the wonderful performer Karen Robinson. Karen is perhaps best known recently for her role of Ronnie Lee on the hit comedy Schitt's Creek, but has appeared across stage and screen in a career spanning more than two decades. In this episode she talks about her newfound fame thanks to Schitt's, her family life, her start in the business and her thoughtful perspectives on diversity in the film and TV industry.

    • 35 min
    Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson

    Join host David Gale as he has a funny and engaging chat with the wonderful, award-winning actor Eric Peterson. Eric, a remarkable defender of Canadian content, has had many iconic roles over his career, including Oscar Leroy in Corner Gas and Leon Robinovitch in Street Legal, plus the internationally successful Billy Bishop Goes To War. In this episode, the past ACTRA Award of Excellence recipient discusses his long career in film and theatre, the importance of telling Canadian stories, and more.

    • 44 min
    Joey Klein

    Joey Klein

    Join host David Gale as he has an lively conversation with ACTRA Award winner-turned-filmmaker Joey Klein. Joey is the director of Castle In The Ground, a new feature (starring Alex Wolff, Neve Campbell and Imogen Poots) which is having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. In this episode David and Joey talk about his latest film, his filmmaking process and what it is like to be a part of the festival circuit.

    • 46 min
    Amy Jo Johnson

    Amy Jo Johnson

    Join host David Gale as he chats with ACTRA Toronto member Amy Jo Johnson, director of the new feature film Tammy's Always Dying, which is having its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Amy Jo is very well known for her roles in such iconic shows as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity and Flashpoint, and in this conversation she talks about her transition from performer to filmmaker, her life in the business, and more.

    • 28 min
    Julian Richings

    Julian Richings

    Join host David Gale as he chats with one of the most recognizable faces in Canada, Julian Richings. Julian has had an incredibly successful and diverse career, with a particular focus on the horror and fantasy genres, being very well-known for playing 'Death' on Supernatural. In this episode he talks about this role and others from his career, including Hard Core Logo, Mimic, Doom Patrol, Patriot, Kingdom Hospital, The Time Shifters, John Woo's Once a Thief and more.

    • 54 min

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Fantastic!

Charming and insightful, this entertainment industry insider podcast is a true Canadian gem!

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