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Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts, actor,
Rick Roberts as Jack Layton in a publicity still from the CBC made-for-TV movie, Jack

B: November 13, 1965 in Hamilton, Ontario

Rick Roberts has appeared in theatres all over Toronto, including appearances in The Piper at the Factory Theatre, Adam Baum and The Jew Movie at Can Stage, and Mayhem and the Naked Writer for Theatre Columbus. Roberts’ performance in the CBC biopic, Jack, was hailed by reviewers and audience members alike for its devotion to detail. Pictured above, Roberts was given the 2014 ACTRA Toronto Award for Outstanding Male Performance for his portrait of the former NDP leader Jack Layton. Unfortunately he couldn’t be in Toronto to pick up the award because… he was playing Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a Michael Healey’s play Proud at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, B.C.

Also see: Fortunate Son on CBC.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Love and Human Remains (1993)
The Man in the Attic (TV-1995)
The Haunting of Lisa (TV-1996)
Waiting for Michelangelo (1996)
Moonshine Highway (TV-1996)
Time to Say Goodbye? (1997)
The Touch (1997)
As Time Runs Out (TV-1999)

And Never Let Her Go (TV-2001)
A Town Without Christmas (TV-2001)
Student Seduction (TV-2003)
Eloise at Christmastime (TV-2003)
Fallen Angel (TV-2003)
More Sex & the Single Mom (TV-2005)
Descent (TV-2005)
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (TV-2005)
Haunting Sarah (TV-2005)
Night of Terror (TV-2006)
Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (TV-2006)
Man of the Year (2006)
Pure Evil (TV-2007)
Matters of Life and Dating (TV-2007)
The Note (TV-2007)
Pontypool (2008)
Phantom Punch (2008)
Passage (2008, documentary)
Pure Evil (TV-2009)

The Reception (2010, short)
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (TV-2010)
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (TV-2010)
The Town Christmas Gorgot (TV-2010)
Unlucky (2012)
Salem Falls (TV-2011)
Sockeye (2012)
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (TV-2012)
Riverbank (2012)
Still Mine (2013)
Jack (TV-2013)
Who is Hannah (2014, short)
Zoom (2016)

All My Puny Sorrows (2021)

TV Series – Cast:J.F.K.: Restless Youth (1993, min-series)
Traders (1996-2000)
L.A.Doctors (1998)

An American in Canada (2002)
Angela’s Eyes (2006)
ZOS: Zone of Separation (2008, mini-series)
Cra$h & Burn (2009-2010)

The Republic of Doyle (2011)
Fortunate Son (2020)

Zoom, 2016, movie, poster,
Poster for ZOOM courtesy of Elevation Pictures. Used with Permission.