Drew Nelson (actor)

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Drew Nelson
Born (1979-08-11) August 11, 1979 (age 38)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, voice actor, writer, producer
Years active 2001–present
Website Twitter: @drewnelsonlive

Drew Nelson (born August 11, 1979) is a Canadian actor and voice artist born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. He is best known for playing Duncan on the Canadian cartoon series Total Drama and Matt Sayles in The Strain .

Etobicoke Place in Ontario, Canada

Etobicoke is an administrative district and former city that makes up the western part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s; the municipality grew into city status in the 20th century. Several independent villages and towns developed within the area of Etobicoke, only to be absorbed later into Etobicoke during the era of Metro Toronto. Etobicoke was dissolved in 1998, when it was amalgamated with other Metro Toronto municipalities into the City of Toronto. Etobicoke is bordered on the south by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Humber River, on the west by Etobicoke Creek, the city of Mississauga, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, and on the north by Steeles Avenue West.

Ontario Province of Canada

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<i>Total Drama</i> Canadian animated comedy television series

Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is an homage and parody to common conventions from reality television. The show and its sequel seasons are collectively referred to as the Total Drama series. It premiered on the Canadian cable television specialty channel Teletoon in Canada on July 8, 2007, and on the American cable television channel Cartoon Network in the United States on June 5, 2008. All of the contestants have distinct personalities that serve as main plot points with the characters consisting of the eponymous fictional reality series and the contestants therein. The style of this series is similar to that of Survivor. Total Drama was met with critical acclaim upon release and has developed a cult following.

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Career

He has been in numerous television shows. He first appeared in the television series Friends as an extra.

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His performances include appearing as a guest-star or extra in various movies or TV shows, such as Fringe , Supernatural , and Rookie Blue . Most of Nelson's best-known roles are in cartoons, such as Duncan in Total Drama , Kai in 6Teen , and Jason in Girlstuff/Boystuff . He also had a recurring role on the FX series, The Strain . [1]

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Nelson is also currently working on a project called Lost Ones as a writer-producer. [2] The project is an urban fantasy centered around a 13-year-old orphan named Malik. It is set against the backdrop of hip hop and street art, and the film follows Malik and his crew as they plot to foil a greedy mayor's plans to gentrify their hood.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002 Recipe for Murder Fan #1
2002 Conviction Billy
2004 My Brother's Keeper Lance
2004 Queer as Folk Pink Posse / Robbie2 episodes
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Keg GuyEpisode: Ghost in the Machine: Part 2
2004 The Aviator Hell's Angels PilotExtra
2004 Spynet RodEpisode: The Talented Mr. Minnifield
2005 6Teen Kai2 episodes
2002-2005 Girlstuff/Boystuff Jason34 episodes
2006 The Departed Costello Gang Member
2006 Mind Over Murder Dr. Michaels
2007 Death Note Matt/Mail Jeevas
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Cyber Terrorist
2008Dawgs Playing PokerAlex
2008 Smallville CSI AgentEpisode: Plastique
2008 Supernatural Crossroads DemonEpisode: I Know What You Did Last Summer
2009 Fringe Carl LangdonEpisode: Dream Logic
2011 InSecurity Special Agent Tom Daley2 episodes
2011 XIII: The Series Jacob Locke2 episodes
2011 Rookie Blue Vincent WalkerEpisode: Best Laid Plans
2011 Flashpoint Bernard MooreEpisode: Grounded
2011 Against the Wall Richard "Rick" RoseEpisode: Memories We Fear
2011 Lost Girl CliveEpisode: Can't See the Fae-Rest
2011 Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Ben (Voice)15 episodes
2011 Beyblade: Metal Masters Chao Xin (Voice)11 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles CosplayerExtra
Episode: Virtual Love
2013 Suits Graham StentonEpisode: Shadow of a Doubt
2014 Castle TeacherEpisode: Smells Like Teen Spirit
2014Daisy: A Hen Into the WildBlade
2007–Present Total Drama Duncan (Voice)Main, 77 episodes
2014 The Strain Matt SaylesRecurring role, 6 episodes

Personal life

Nelson was born in Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, on August 11, 1979. [3] [4] He attended Richview Collegiate Institute and Humber College. [5] Nelson lives in Toronto, Canada. He lives with his bulldog, Katie. [6]

Richview Collegiate Institute

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The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, commonly known as Humber College, was founded in 1967. Humber is a publicly funded college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Humber has three main campuses, Humber North campus, Lakeshore campus, and Humber Orangeville campus.

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