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Bruce Hunter

Bruce Hunter hails from Calgary originally where he studied improvisation and theatre

under the guidance of Theatre Sports guru Keith Johnstone. As well as playing theatre

sports during the early years of the Loose Moose Theatre on a team called “Mel’s

Angels” along with Jan Derbyshire, Graham Davis and Mel Tonken, he has worked in

Dramatic theatre with One Yellow Rabbit and Ikarus Players, performing in the first

years of the Edmonton fringe. Moving to Toronto in 1980 to study Mime with Ron East

at the Toronto Mime School unlimited he then became involved in Second City in the

touring and London Companies and started teaching Improvisation to what has now been

thousands of students over his 26 years at Second City. Two years of teaching at Humber

college in the music and theatre department, as well as the University of Toronto and

Ryerson as a guest lecturer. Bruce also teaches in the industrial world. Focusing on

listening skills, communication and stress management in the work place. Bruce remains

a professional (working) actor and has performed in dozens of television shows and film

projects “Hanson” “The Day Reagan was shot” “Good Will Hunting” “Eerie Indiana”

“Degrassi” “Murder at 1600” “Monk” and “Mean Girls” to name a few. Some of his

theatre credits include “Waiting for Godot” “Krapps last Tape” “Communicating Doors”

“The Danish Play” “White Mice” “Democracy” “Coma Unplugged” and “Artifact” He

has won awards for his commercial work in Canada and the U.S. He received two

Canadian Comedy Awards for his improvisation. And was a Gemini winner for his voice

work on “Atomic Betty” He has been seen on computers around the globe in “Truth in

Advertising” a parody of the advertising business. Bruce played the lead in the 2003

Cannes award winning film “The Truth About Head” Bruce is also one of the founding

members of the veteran comedy improv group “Illustrated Men” who have performed all

over the world. He can be seen as Agent Jones in the Canadian independent film “Phil the

Alien”. Bruce can also be seen as a writer and performer in “After Hours with Kenny

Robinson” Had his own comedy feature on CBCs “Comics” He puppeteers Rocko in

“Puppets Who Kill”. And Capt Claw on “Kid’s CBC” He also Hosted and was executive

producer of “AndGo” an improv television show for City TV. Presently he direct a

regular long form improv show called “The Workshop”