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Jordan McCloskey (born October 2, 1979) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.
He began his career doing stand-up comedy at various venues, including Yuk-Yuk's comedy club. Eventually McCloskey moved into television roles, including Being Erica, The Jon Dore Show, Three Chords From The Truth and the Canadian Gemini award-winning mockumentary The Wilkinsons on CMT. He played the character Rusty Katz in 19 episodes of both The Wilkinsons and Three Chords From The Truth.
The Wilkinsons was a Canadian country music trio from Trenton, Ontario. Founded in 1997, the group consisted of lead singer Amanda Wilkinson, her brother Tyler Wilkinson, and their father, Steve Wilkinson. The Wilkinsons achieved success late in 1998 with the hit single "26 Cents", a Number One on the Canadian country music charts and Top 5 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. It was followed by "Fly ", also a No. 1 in Canada. A second album, Here and Now, produced the group's last American top 40 hit in "Jimmy's Got a Girlfriend". Afterward, the trio recorded three more albums, one of which was not released, and a Greatest Hits package.
In 2009, Jordan won a Gemini for CMT's Three Chords From The Truth.
Currently, McCloskey can be seen in the Toronto Film Festival selected short film, Roland. He is also working on the highly anticipated horror/comedy movie GHOSTPUNCHER.
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Gavin Crawford is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Eugene Levy, is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah Levenstein. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman (1996).
Three Chords and The Truth is the debut studio album by American country music artist Sara Evans. The album's title comes from Harlan Howard, a country music songwriter to whom this quote is widely attributed. It also was an improvised lyric in U2's version of the Bob Dylan song "All Along the Watchtower," released on the Rattle and Hum album. The album was released in July 1997 via RCA Records Nashville and it produced three singles: "True Lies", the title track, and "Shame About That". Even though all three singles charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, none of them reached the Top 40, making this Evans' only album to not produce any Top 40 hits.
Show Dog-Universal Music is an American independent record label specializing in country music artists. It was formed from the merger of Show Dog Nashville and Universal South Records in 2009. Show Dog Nashville was formed in 2005 by singer Toby Keith as a joint venture with former DreamWorks Records executive Scott Borchetta. Universal South was formed in 2001. The two labels merged in December 2009.
Jordan Todosey is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as the first transgender character, Adam Torres, on the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation and as Lizzie McDonald on Life with Derek.
Ron Pardo is a Canadian actor, voice artist, and impressionist, known for playing a wide variety of characters on the television show History Bites.
Harry Doupe is an award-winning Canadian stand-up comedian, producer, and writer from Fort Langley, British Columbia. He has performed shows at clubs, theatres, and arenas across North America. He was the first comedian to perform three times at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, MC-ing shows for The Tragically Hip on their New Year's Eve 1999 and New Year's Day 2000 shows, as well as opening for "Weird Al" Yankovic on his "Running With Scissors" Tour. He began his stand-up career on December 7, 1982 at Punchlines Comedy Theatre in Vancouver, choosing the date carefully. "I figured no matter how badly I bombed, historically it would be greatly overshadowed". Over the years he would perform alongside the likes of Jim Carrey, Sam Kinison, Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho, Howie Mandel, Paula Poundstone, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Rick Mercer, Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry, and others.
Mark Breslin, is a Canadian entrepreneur, stand-up comedian and actor best known for being the co-founder of Yuk Yuk's, the largest chain of comedy clubs in Canada. On December 29, 2017, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
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Life with Derek is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on Family (English) and VRAK.TV (French) in Canada and on Disney Channel in the United States. The series premiered on Family on September 18, 2005, and ran for four seasons, ending its run on March 25, 2009. Reruns aired on Family Channel and multiplex sister channel Family Chrgd until September 2016. The series stars Michael Seater and Ashley Leggat as the two oldest children in a stepfamily.
Wade Christian McElwain is a Canadian television producer and comedian. McElwain created the first live, multi-platform trivia show, and is considered an innovator of second-screen, integrated content. He has won numerous international awards as a professional comedian.
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Jeff McEnery (1984) is a stand up comedian and actor born and raised in the small town of Acton, Ontario, Canada.
TW Peacocke is a Canadian television and film director. Raised in Canada, he studied painting at the Banff Centre, French civilization at the Université de Caen in France, and then went on to Yale University, from which he graduated in 1983. He also attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film and Television Program before returning to Canada in 1985. He speaks both English and French as well some Spanish, Italian and German.
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