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Chris Wiggins


B: January 13, 1931 in Blackpool, England
D: February 19, 2017 in Elora, Ontario

Chris Wiggins was a banker in England, but changed careers after arriving in Canada in 1952. He headed west coast to Trail, British Columbia and worked in newspaper and radio advertising prior to auditioning for an amateur theatre group which required an English voice. This peaked his interest in a possible career move. After winning a Best Actor award (Henry Osborne Challenge Trophy) for stage performance in 1955 at the Dominion Drama Festival, he was advised to head east to Toronto, where there would be more work. In Toronto, he performed on the stage with the Museum Theatre and Crest Theatre and from 1959-1960, he was also a member of the Acting Company with Ontario’s Stratford Festival. Once established in Canada, he went looking for work in the United States where he performed at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas and on made-for-television dramas with CBS in New York.

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

The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1968)

King of the Grizzlies (1970)
The Neptune Factor (1973)
Tom Sawyer (TV-1973)
Why Shoot The Teacher? (1977)
Welcome to Blood City (1977)
L’homme en colère, (1978)
High-Ballin’ (1978)
Two Solitudes (1978)
Fish Hawk (1979)
Murder By Decree (1979)

The Courage of Kavik, The Wolf Dog (TV-1980)
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV-1981)
Strawberry Shortcake: A Housewarming Surprise (1983)
Rock & Rule (1983)
The Bay Boy (1984)
Care Bear Movie II: A New Generation (voice, 1986)
The Liberators (TV-1987)
Ford: The Man and the Machine (TV-1987)

Mark Twain and Me (TV-1991)
A Cry in the Night (TV-1992)
Married To It (1993)
Butterbox Babies (1995)
Black Fox (1995)
Black Fox: The Price of Peace (TV-1995)
Windsor Protocol (TV-1996)
Thunder Point (TV-1996)
Evidence of Blood (TV-1998)
The Defenders: The First Taking (TV-1998)

Redwall: The Movie (TV-2000)
The Piano Man`s Daughter (2000)
Our Fathers (TV-2005)
Four Minutes (TV-2005)

TV Series – Cast:
Moment of Truth (1964-1965)
Rocket Robin Hood (voice, 1967-1968)

Paul Bernard, Psychiatrist (1971-1972)
The National Dream (mini-series, 1974)
The Swiss Family Robinson (1974-1975)

Spearfield`s Daughter (mini-series, 1986)
Friday the 13th (1987) Mariah (1987)

By Way of the Stars (mini-series, 1992)
Pippi Longstocking (voice, 1998)
Birdz (voice, 1998)
Redwall (voice, 1999)

Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall (voice, 2000)
Pecola (voice, 2001)