Tom McCamus was a long-standing member of the acting ensembles of the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival. During his eight years at the Shaw Festival, he played leading roles in their productions of PETER PAN, ONCE IN A LIFETIME, MARATHON 33, HOLIDAY, MURDER ON THE NILE, ANDROCLES & THE LION, TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, and MAN OF DESTINY. During his last seven seasons, he had appeared in the Stratford Festival productions of JULIUS CAESAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, WAITING FOR GODOT, CAMELOT, CORIOLANUS, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE COUNTRY WIFE, HAMLET, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. Recent roles include Tim Tooney in the highly acclaimed NOVECENTO at the Edinburg Fringe and Montreal’s Theatre de Quat’sous, Marc Blitzstein in IT’S ALL TRUE and Dodge in CAPTURE ME, both at the Tarragon Theatre and, at the Stratford Festival, the title role in RICHARD III, MacHeath in THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Apemantus in TIMON OF ATHENS and Hubert in KING JOHN. McCamus received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Actor for his performance in Theatre Plus’ production of ABUNDANCE.
Tom McCamus won the Genie Award for Best Actor for his work in David Wellington’s feature film I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM and received another Best Actor nomination for Wellington’s LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, in which he reprised his role as Edmund Tyrone from the Stratford Festival’s critically-acclaimed production. A role in Atom Egoyan’s feature film, THE SWEET HEREAFTER, earned Mr. McCamus a Best Supporting Actor Genie nomination.
Other film credits include the role of Walter Gretzky in the up-coming WAKING UP WALTER, CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, GINGER SNAPS (The Prequel), SIBLINGS, PERFECT PIE, TRINITY, POSSIBLE WORLDS, CENTURY HOTEL, GUILTY AS SIN and BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS. Among his numerous television credits are the lead role of Eckhart in MUTANT X and appearances on EMILY OF NEW MOON, DUE SOUTH, STREET LEGAL, THE NEWSROOM, and THE 11TH HOUR.