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Overview (1)

Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aside from numerous appearances in sketches, singing troupes, and bands, Kirt Purdy's first serious charge to the stage was in 1985 as Fagin in a musical adaptation of "Oliver!". Since that time, he has performed across Canada in a variety of playhouses, and in a plethora of styles.

While teaching in Alberta, Kirt continued to pursue his dream of acting in film and television by traveling to Vancouver in the summer months to audition for student productions and independent films. This tenacity paid off, as he gained six roles in ten auditions, including two independent feature films.

Kirt was an active member of a community theatre company in Alberta, and worked backstage on other plays, and performed in three. His leading role as "Alex" in "The Other Side of the Pole", written by Stephen Heatley, was met with critical acclaim. While in Alberta, Kirt trained with a local radio station to hone his voice over ability, and recorded a handful of commercials.

To keep his writing and improvisation abilities sharp, Kirt began a home-based business that would provide tailor-made Murder Mysteries for his clients. He would write the mystery, coach the actors, then act as the host for the event. Some of his extremely satisfied clients include: Camrose City Police, The Camrose Chamber of Commerce, TD Canada Trust, and Alberta Treasury Branch.

With the knowledge that a career in film and television would necessitate a move to Vancouver, Kirt completed his contract with his school district, sold his house, and moved west. In a very short time, Kirt has amassed an impressive resume of film and TV work, including an actor role on the Emmy Award-winning AMC show, "The Killing". He has also been cast in a recurring role on the new TV series "Tide Waters". Kirt also booked an actor role on "Fifty Shades of Grey"; a conversation one-on-one with Dakota Johnson. He is also in the Season 11 Episode 7 of Supernatural.

As a certified teacher, Kirt recognizes the importance of lifelong learning, and fully embraces this belief. He is constantly training in Vancouver and area, taking classes and hiring coaches for one-on-one sessions. Along with acting classes, Kirt is pursuing voice over training, as well as commercial instruction.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Man

Spouse (1)

Laurie MacKay (10 May 1997 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

At age 39 got into his first car accident, a mere 8 hours after getting new insurance in British Columbia.
Favourite hockey team: Toronto Maple Leafs, although they have never won a Stanley Cup in his lifetime.
Enjoys board and card games to a dangerously high level. He owns over 400 games.
When he was living in Toronto at age six, he was knocked out by a bolt of lightning that hit the snow he was standing in.

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