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Paul Soles


B: August 11, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario
D: May 28, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario

Paul Soles studied psychology at the University of Western Ontario, then worked as a radio announcer, and then as a television news announcer for CFPL in London, Ontario from 1953 to 1963. In the 1950s he was also a cast member of the long-running CBC TV show, The Wayne and Shuster Comedy Hour. He is usually remembered as the host of CBC`s long-running Take Thirty opposite co-hosts Anna Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Mary Lou Finlay and Hana Gartner. With the recent release of The Spiderman movies a whole new generation discovered Soles when TV networks began running the original Spiderman cartoon series on which he was the voice of Peter Parker, and his alter-ego, Spiderman as well as the voice behind the Fantastic Fakir, Ox and Vulture. Paul Soles is also an accomplished stage actor and was in the world premiere of the musical version of Ragtime. He also played the lead role of Nat in I’m Not Rappaport; Mr Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank. In 2001 Paul Soles played Shylock at the Stratford Festival production of The Merchant of Venice. Paul Soles was nominated for a Genie Award for his role as “Harvey” in the 1990 film Falling Over Backwards.

Paul Soles won a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Program or Series produced for Digital Media for his work in My 90-Year-Old Roommate. He was 90 when he died in Toronto.

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

Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer (voice, TV-1964)
Willy McBean and the Magic Machine (voice, TV-1965)
Spiderman (voice, TV-1967)
The Wonderful World of Professor Kitzel (1972)

Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Just the Way You Are (1984)
The Gunrunner (1984)
Doing Life (TV-1986)
Family Reunion (1988)

Falling Over Backwards (1990)
Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein (voice, 1992)
The Lotus Eaters (1993)
Hush Little Baby (TV-1993)
Trial By Jury (1994)
The Abduction (TV-1996)
Remembrance (TV-1996)
Shadow Builder (1997)
Teen Knight (TV-1998)
Hidden Agenda (1998)
The Marriage Fool (1998)
The Five Senses (1999)

Learning to Swim (2000)
The Score (2001)
In the Family (TV-2003)
Siblings (2004)
Adoration (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Second Time Around (2016)

TV Series – Cast:
Midnight Zone (Host, 1960)
Flashback (1962-1963)
Portrait (1965)
Hulk (voice, 1966)
Spiderman (1967-1970)
Take 30 (1962-1978)
The Marvel Superheroes (voice, 1966)
Irish Coffee (1969)
This is the Law (1971)
Wonderful World of Professor Kitzel (voice, 1972)
Beyond Reason (Host, 1979-1980)
Canada After Dark (1979)
Riverdale (1997)
Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall (voice, 2000)
Funpak (voice, 2005)
Terminal City (2005, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Iron Man (voice, 1966)
Charlie Had One But He Didn’t Like It, So He Gave It to Us (1966)
King Kong (voice, 1966)
Rocket Robin Hood (voice, 1966)
Captain America (voice, 1966)
Max, the 2000-Year-Old Mouse (voice, 1967)
The Smokey Bear Show (voice, 1969)

The Reluctant Dragon & Mr. Toad Show (voice, 1970)
This is the Law (1971)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1987)
Check It Out (1987)
Katts and Dog (1988, 1991)

Street Legal (1991)
E.N.G. (1992)
L.A.Law (1992)
Road to Avonlea (1994)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (194)
Side Effects (1994)
Traders (1996)
Due South (1998)
F/X: The Series (1996)
Power Play (1999)

Funpak (2005)
The Jane Show (2006)

Rookie Blue (2010)

Web Series
My 90-Year-Old Roommate (2016)

Falling Over Backwards, movie, poster,
Scanned from an original poster in the Northernstars Collection.

The Second Time Around, movie, poster,