Traders star Bruce Gray passes away

Bruce Gray, best known for portraying Adam Cunningham on the Global drama Traders, has passed away at the age of 81. According to Northern Stars, Gray died Dec. 13 after a fight with cancer.

Gray played the elder statesman Adam Cunningham at Gardner Ross investment bank on Traders for five seasons alongside Sonja Smits, Patrick McKenna, David Cubitt and Kim Huffman. Gray won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Role for the part in 1996.

Gray’s passing was first noted on Facebook by Murdoch Mysteries showrunner Peter Mitchell, who was the showrunner on Traders.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gray moved to Canada with his family when he was 13. In addition to roles in Canadian television on such projects as Queer as Folk and The Listener, Gray had roles in American TV series like How I Met Your Mother, Falling Skies, Medium, Playmakers, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Chicago Hope, Beverly Hills 90210 and Murder, She Wrote. His most recent roles were in Good Witch and Timeless.

Gray had an extensive theatre career as well, acting alongside Donald Sutherland in Androcles and the Lion while at the Mermaid Theatre and acting in plays in New Brunswick, British Columbia, New York, Texas; he became a member of the Circle Repertory Company in New York City where he created premiere performances.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “Traders star Bruce Gray passes away”

  1. Very sad about Bruce Gray, he was 1st class actor, Traders was one of the best Canadian tv shows ever made because of all involved, especially Bruce.

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