Philip Akin

Philip Akin

Actor at Northernstars.ca

Location:
37 Broadcast Lane, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
HQ Phone:
(416) 944-2025

General Information

Experience

Actor - Download Movies

Praxis Theatre

Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Ryerson Institute of Technology

Affiliations

Board Member - Koffler Gallery

Board Member - Shaw Festival incorporated

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

Vice President of the Board for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre and A Member of the Theatre Program's Advisory Board - Humber College

Chair of the Committee - Redesign

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

Artistic Director - Obsidian Theatre Company

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Philip Akin Movie Career & Credits

Philip Akin
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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GZP Edmonton: Projects: West Indian Diary

Because the show needs a full company of Black performers with knowledge of the Caribbean experience and speech patterns, we worked with Philip Akin of Obsidian Theatre to cast the workshop.

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