Winners Announced: ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2014


TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - ACTRA Toronto proudly announces the winners of the 12th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.

Outstanding Performance - Voice
Terry McGurrin (Scaredy Squirrel in Scaredy Squirrel, "The Trophy Catastrophe")

Outstanding Performance - Male
Rick Roberts (Jack Layton in Jack)

Outstanding Performance - Female
Amanda Brugel (Vanessa in Sex After Kids)

Eric Peterson presented ACTRA Toronto's 2014 Award of Excellence to R.H. Thomson and John Stead presented the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award to Marco Bianco.

"Each year our awards get bigger and better," said David Sparrow, ACTRA Toronto President. "What a great group of outstanding nominees and winners. My hat's off to all of them. Terry McGurrin - a classic cartoon voice, Amanda Brugel a fantastic comedic actor, and Rick Roberts, well, at the rate he's going, I'm expecting him to morph into R.H. Thomson at any moment. And the spectacular stunts of Marco Bianco...I'm so proud of each and every one of them."

The annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at The Carlu on February 22, 2014. The gala evening was hosted by Darrell Dennis with live music by Saidah Baba Talibah. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members.

ACTRA Toronto thanks the generous sponsors of The 12th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto:

Diamond Sponsor
Actra Fraternal Benefit Society
Platinum Sponsors
ACTRA National
Bell Media
Gold Sponsors
alter ego
I.A.T.S.E. 873
JWT Canada
City of Toronto
United Steelworkers
Silver Sponsors
RBC Royal Bank
Bronze Sponsors
Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union
Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario)
Don Carmody Productions
Grant Thornton LLB
Grayson Matthews Music and Sound
HUB International
Muse Entertainment
Back Alley Film Productions Ltd.
New Real Films
Pinewood Toronto Studios
Serendipity Point Films
Sons and Daughters
Take 5 Productions
Whizbang Films
Writers Guild of Canada

Music sponsored by:
Recording Artists Collecting Society

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada's 22,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.

Image with caption: "R.H. Thomson (photo credit: Michael Cooper) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Amanda Brugel (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Rick Roberts (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Terry McGurrin (photo credit: David Leyes) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at:


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