Gary Jones

Gary Jones, a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, has cultivated a rich and diverse career spanning over three decades. His journey began at Toronto’s renowned Second City Theatre, where he honed his skills as an actor, writer, and comedian. With a penchant for humor and a knack for improvisation, Gary quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy.

Relocating to the West Coast, Gary played a pivotal role in elevating Vancouver TheatreSports to its current world-class status. His comedic prowess and infectious energy captivated audiences, earning him accolades and recognition as an award-winning improviser. Gary’s talents even caught the attention of tech titan Bill Gates, who invited him to perform for him and a select group of friends, a testament to Gary’s universal appeal and comedic genius.

Beyond the stage, Gary is a celebrated playwright, with a Jessie Award to his name. He has graced the boards of esteemed theaters such as The Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, and Theatre Calgary, showcasing his versatility and depth as a performer.

Gary’s on-screen presence is equally impressive, with numerous feature films, movies of the week, and television shows under his belt. His most iconic role to date is that of Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman in the sci-fi phenomenon Stargate SG-1, a character beloved by fans for his endearing portrayal of the gate technician.

In addition to his acting and writing talents, Gary is a prolific humorist, with his articles published in prestigious publications such as BC Business, The National Post, and Vancouver Magazine. His wit and humor shine through in his writing, captivating readers with his unique perspective and sharp comedic timing.

A true master of ceremonies, Gary has hosted British Columbia’s prestigious film and television awards show, The Leos, a remarkable nine times. His charisma and charm have made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, endearing him to audiences and peers alike.

Currently, Gary lends his comedic talents to CBC Radio’s long-running hit, The Debaters, where his sharp wit and comedic prowess continue to entertain audiences across the nation. With an illustrious career spanning comedy clubs, theaters, and screens both big and small, Gary Jones is a true powerhouse in the world of entertainment, leaving a lasting legacy of laughter and joy wherever he goes.

“It’s an honour to teach at VAS where my forty years of experience are respected and held in high regard by students who are eager to learn in order to face the various challenges and triumphs of the industry."
Gary Jones

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