He’s Mr. Cheeley in Mr. D, J-Roc in Trailer Park Boys, Chester in Call Me Fitz, and to some of us he’ll also always be that kid Jonathan from Street Cents. You could win a 15-minute chat with the guy Mike Clattenburg called always “the funniest guy in the room.”
Just over the past couple of years alone, in addition to winning a Canadian Screen Award playing Robert Cheeley on Mr. D., he was the host of Wipeout Canada and TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens on TVTropolis, on which – in addition to hosting – he serves as writer/producer/director. He was also part of the multi-award winning sitcom Call Me Fitz on HBO Canada.
Before that, Torrens was seen as “Gerald” on Spike TV’s popular reality show parody Joe Schmo 2. Hosting stints include both The Kids Are in Charge for the Travel Channel U.S. and Popularity Contest for CMT U.S., as well as co-anchoring and reporting on Reality Remix, Fox’s Reality Channel’s daily flagship show, and making frequent appearances on the E! Network’s popular 50 Most…clip shows.
He’s been dropping rhymes for years as J-Roc on the infectious Trailer Park Boys. His work on five seasons (225 episodes) of Jonovision earned a total of 7 Gemini Award nominations.
Oh… and there was about a decade’s worth of Street Cents that EVERYONE growing up in 90’s Canada remembers.
He’s also currently co-hosting a podcast with Our Lady Peace’s Jeremy Taggart called Canadianity.
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Cancelled comedy Call Me Fitz and cult hit Orphan Black were the big winners in the television categories at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday night.
“It’s an honour to make great Canadian TV for the world from our own backyard,” Orphan Black co-showrunner Graeme Manson said from Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts stage after claiming the trophy. Orphan Black lead Tatiana Maslany took home the title for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
19-2‘s Jared Keeso took home the hardware for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
Cancelled Movie Network/Movie Central sitcom Call Me Fitz took home two awards for Best Comedy Series; co-star Joanna Cassidy won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role.
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy had a bittersweet goodbye earlier in the night with a win for Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV movie; star Jodi Balfour captured Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.
Lost Girl was given the Fan’s Choice Award.
Here’s a list of the television winners (Bold text indicates the winner of each category.)
Best Dramatic Series
Best Comedy Series
Call Me Fitz
Tiny Plastic Men
Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada
Big Brother Canada
The Ultimate Fighter Nations – Canada vs. Australia
Best International Drama
The Great Martian War
Best Variety of Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Rick Mercer Report
Funny as Hell
Seth Rogen: Hilarity for Charity
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Gerry Dee, Mr. D
Adam Korson, Seed
Don McKellar, Sensitive Skin
Dave Foley, Spun Out
Mark Meer, Tiny Plastic Men
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Joanna Cassidy, Call Me Fitz
Julia Voth, Package Deal
Carrie-Lynn Neales, Seed
Kacey Rohl, Working the Engels
Andrea Martin, Working the Engels
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Adam Beach, Arctic Air
David Sutcliffe, Cracked
Jared Keeso, 19-2
Michael McLeod, Forgive Me
Dillon Casey, Remedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Meaghan Rath, Being Human
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Megan Follows, Reign
Jennie Raymond, Sex & Violence
Jackie Torrens, Sex & Violence
What did you think of the Canadian Screen Awards? Did your favourite take home a trophy? Comment below or via @tv_eh.
From a media release:
Academy announces 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Winners in Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that 48 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS were presented tonight in Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety categories. This Canadian Screen Awards Gala was hosted tonight by comedian Darrin Rose at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.
Four previously announced Academy Special Awards were also presented tonight to:
- Insight Productions Company Ltd for the Academy Icon Award
- Tassie Cameron for the Margaret Collier Award sponsored by Halfire Entertainment
- Paul Gross for the Earle Grey Award
- George Anthony for the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute
2015 Canadian Screen Awards – Wednesday, February 25, 2015
WINNERS BY CATEGORY OF ACHIEVEMENT
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From a media release:
The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 19 awards tonight honouring the best work created by Members this past year in a star-studded, elegant event. Two special career acknowledgments were also handed out during the evening.
Arisa Cox hosted the Awards Gala which was held at The Carlu in Toronto. Broadway, film and television star Eric McCormack returned to the stage with a dazzling opening number and comedian Sean Cullen closed the show with a comedic performance. Continue reading.