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Celebrating Black History Month – Phil Akin

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Phil Akin, actor, director,
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(February 16, 2020 – Toronto, ON) 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.

Today 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.

Learn more about Philip Akin.