John Dunsworth

Active - 1996 - 2014  |   Born - Apr 12, 1946 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

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  • Worked as a mall Santa at a local department store in the 1970s.
  • In 1971, co-founded Pier One Theatre located on the Halifax waterfront, the city's first alternative theatre company.
  • Founded Filmworks Casting Agency in 1987 where he worked as a casting director.
  • Outspoken advocate against Video Lottery Terminals in Nova Scotia; appears in the 2009 documentary Playing the Machines, detailing his struggles as a former addict.
  • Released an audio book of short stories in 2010 titled Stories, highlighting comedic moments from his childhood, family and career.
  • Volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Ecology Action Centre, Clean Nova Scotia, Metro Housing Association and the Terry Fox Run.