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Northernstars.ca

37 Broadcast Lane

Toronto, Ontario M4X 1X7

Canada

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Background Information

Affiliations

Member of the Theatre Program's Advisory Board
Humber College

Vice President of the Board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, A Member of the Performing Arts Internship Jury
Metcalf Foundation

Board Member
Shaw Festival incorporated

Chair of the Committee
Aki Studio

Member of the Strategic Initiative Committee
Metcalf Foundation

Board Member As Well As A Jury Member
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts

Artistic Director
Obsidian Theatre Company

Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Ryerson Institute of Technology

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Philip Akin Movie Career & Credits

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In 1953, a few years after Philip Akin was born in Jamaica, his parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario to establish a home. Philip and his brothers followed the next year. Very little is known of his early years, but shortly after attending high school, Akin enrolled at the Ryerson Institute of Technology (now Ryerson University) in Toronto. In 1975, he became the school's first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. His film and television career began three years later.


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Phil Akin, actor,
Philip Akin is a busy character and voice actor and theatre director who has been active for over 35 years on the Canadian stage and in film and television. He was born in 1950 in Kingston, Jamaica, and his parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario, in 1953. He and his brothers followed suit the next year. Shortly after attending high school, Akin studied at the Ryerson Institute of Technology (now Ryerson University) in Toronto. In 1975, he became the school's first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.
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Akin first came to prominence in the early 1980s when he performed on the comedy series Bizarre (1980-85), which was shot in Toronto.
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In 2000, Akin was a founding member of Obsidian Theatre, Canada's leading black theatre company, and has served as its Artistic Director since 2006. In this role, he has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities and guidance for emerging artists. In 2002, he was part of the team that launched the Obsidian Mentor/Apprentice Program, a one-of-a-kind program that has helped black artists embark on careers with some of the most established Canadian performing arts companies.
Akin was most recently seen on stage in the 2009 production of The Last days of Judas Iscariot (Birdland Theatre) and the 2007 productions of Othello and Of Mice and Men (Stratford Festival).
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In 2010, Akin received the Silver Ticket Award for outstanding contribution to the arts presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. In 2011, he was honoured with the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award, the Bra D'Or Award from the Playwright's Guild of Canada and was the Toronto Sun's Performance Artist of the Year. He is currently the vice-president of the board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and a member of the Humber College Theatre Program's Advisory Board. He has also served on juries for Theatre Ontario, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council. In 1983, Akin began studying Yoshinkan Aikido and is a 5th degree black belt in that art. He has also trained in Jing Mo Kung Fu and T'ai chi ch'uan.
Also see: Philip Akin's filmography.
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