B: in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Tom Rooney is the youngest of seven children and the only son. He received his training in music and acting at the University of Saskatchewan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance, majoring in voice. Equally at home on stage as he is in front of the cameras, a few of his stage credits include the role of Hamlet at the National Arts Centre, Tom in The Glass Managerie, Joe Pitt in Angels in America, and Wilbur in the hit musical Hairspray at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. In March of 2005 he was appearing in My Mother’s Feet at the CanStage Berkeley Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. He received a Betty in 1998 for his work in Grace, staged for the Alberta Theatre Projects. He played the title role of Miguel de Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, and Bela Zangler in Crazy For You in 2015 at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, where he makes his home. He was nominated twice for a Gemini for his work in the series, This is Wonderland. He has won a Dora for Outstanding Performance (2014) and a Jesse Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Features & TV Movies:
Gildna Radner: It’s Always Something (TV-2002)
As You Like It (2010)
TV Series – Cast:
This is Wonderland (2004-2006)
TV Series – Guest Appearances: