Paul Gross

Paul Michael Gross

Paul Michael Gross, OC (born April 30, 1959)is a Canadian actor , producer , director , singer and writer born in Calgary , Alberta . He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television seriesDue Southas well as his 2008 war filmPasschendaele, which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. DuringDue South's final season, Gross acted as executive producer in addition to starring, wrote the season three opener and finale, the two part series finale and wrote and sang songs for the show, some of which can be found on the twoDue Southsoundtracks . He later found success with another Canadian TV series,Slings and Arrows. He also produced one film with Akshay Kumar called Speedy Singhs starring Camilla Belle and Vinay Virmani .

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 Paul Gross's Career

HamletandRomeo and Juliet.Other productions in which he appeared includeObserve the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the SommeandAs You Like It.

. From September 16, 2011, he appeared in a production of Noël Coward 'sPrivate Livesin Toronto co-starring Kim Cattrall (the production ended October 30, 2011);the production moved to Broadway where it opened November 6, and closed on December 31, 2011.

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 Paul Gross's Personal life

In September 1988, Gross married Canadian actress Martha Burns with whom he has two children, Hannah and Jack.

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 Paul Gross's Theatre

YearRoleTitleTheatre
1981 Sylvius As You Like ItNorthern Light Theatre, Edmonton
Lysander A Midsummer Night's Dream
1982–1983   Mrs Warren's ProfessionTheatre Calgary
  Unseen Hand
  Farther West
Clarence Underhill Walsh National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Motherwell The KiteFestival Lennoxville
  Take Me Where the Water is Warm
George Gaga In the Jungle of Cities
1984 Dorante Successful Strangers Centaur Theatre, Montréal
Romeo Romeo and Juliet Toronto Free Theatre, Toronto
1988 Young Kenneth Pyper Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme Centrestage Co., Toronto
1989 Brick Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg
2000 Hamlet Hamlet Stratford Festival of Canada
2011 Elyot Private Lives Royal Alexandra Theatre, Music Box Theatre
2012 Edmund Gowery Are You There, McPhee? McCarter Theatre, New Jersey

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 Paul Gross's Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 Turning to Stone Billy Debut
1989 Cold Comfort Stephen Miller
Divided Loyalties Walter Butler
1990 Getting Married in Buffalo Jump Alex Bresnyachuk
1991 Married to It Jeremy Brimfield
1992 Buried on Sunday Augustus Knickel
1993 Aspen Extreme T.J. Burke
1994 Whale Music Daniel Howl
XXX's & OOO's Bucky Dean
Paint Cans Morton Ridgewell
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned Land
1999 Murder Most Likely Patrick Kelly (former RCMP officer)
2002 Men with Brooms Chris Cutter also Writer and Director
2004 Wilby Wonderful Buddy French
H2O: The Last Prime Minister(TV) Thomas David McLaughlin also Writer and Executive Producer
2005 Burnt Toast Scott
2007 The Trojan Horse (H2O sequel)(TV) Thomas David McLaughlin also Writer and Executive Producer
2008 Passchendaele Michael Dunne also Writer, Producer and Director
2010 Gunless The Montana Kid
Barney's Version Constable O'Malley of the North
2011 Speedy Singhs Producer
2015 Hyena Road Pete also Writer, Producer and Director
2015 Beeba Boys Jamie


Television series[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986 Airwaves Writer
1988 Chasing Rainbows Jake Kincaid 14 episodes
1989 Street Legal Steven Hines 2 episodes
1990 The Ray Bradbury Theater Skip 1 episode
1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City(mini-series) Brian Hawkins 6 episodes
1994–1999 Due South Constable Benton Fraser 67 episodes
1996–1998 The Red Green Show Kevin Black 5 episodes
1997 Noel's House Party Himself
2004 Monday Report Prime Minister Thomas David McLaughlin 1 episode
2003–2005 The Eleventh Hour Tony Joel 2 episodes
2003–2006 Slings and Arrows Geoffrey Tennant 18 episodes
2006 Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story John Diefenbaker
Hockey: A People's History Narrator 10 episodes
2009-2010 Eastwick Darryl Van Horne Regular
2010 Men with Brooms Chris Cutter
2011-2014 Republic of Doyle Kevin Crocker 9 episodes
2012 Ringer Unnamed 1 episode

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 Paul Gross's Awards

YearAwardCategoryFilm/PlayResult
1981 Alberta Culture competition New Play The Deer and the Antelope PlayWon
1982 Clifford E. Lee Foundation National Award for Playwrights The Deer and the Antelope PlayWon
Alberta Culture competition New Play The Dead of WinterWon
1985 Dora Award Best Performance Romeo and JulietNominated
1986 Gemini Award Best Writing in a TV Drama In This CornerNominated
1988 Dora Award Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Featured Role Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the SommeWon
1994 Gemini Award Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Gross MisconductNominated
1995 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Due SouthWon
1996 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Due SouthWon
1997 Gemini Award Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Due SouthNominated
(with Paul Quarrington, John Krizanc)
1998Gemini Award Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Due SouthWon
(with John Krizanc, R.B. Carney -Mountie on the Bounty, part 2)
Best Dramatic Series Due SouthNominated
(with Frank Siracusa, Peter Bray, R.B. Carney, George Bloomfield)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Due SouthNominated
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Due SouthNominated
(with R.B. Carney, John Krizanc -Mountie on the Bounty, part 1)
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Due SouthNominated
(Burning Down the House)
1999Gemini Award Canada's Choice Award Due SouthWon
(with Frank Siracusa, David Cole, R.B. Carney)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Due SouthNominated
2000Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Murder Most LikelyNominated
Best TV Movie or Dramatic Mini-Series Murder Most LikelyNominated
(with R.B. Carney, Frank Siracusa, Robert Forsyth, Anne Marie La Traverse)
2003Canadian Comedy Award Pretty Funny Direction Men With BroomsWon
Pretty Funny Male Performance Men With BroomsNominated
Pretty Funny Writing Men With BroomsNominated
(with John Krizanc)
Genie Award Best Original Screenplay Men With BroomsNominated
(with John Krizanc)
2004 Gemini Award Best Performance By An Actor In A Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Slings & ArrowsWon
2005 ACTRA Toronto Award Of Excellence  Won
Writers Guild of Canada Movie of the Week and/or Mini-Series H2OWon
(with John Krizanc)
Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series H2OWon
Gemini Award Best Dramatic Mini-Series H2ONominated
(with Frank Siracusa)
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series H2ONominated
(with John Krizanc)
Monte Carlo Television Festival Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series H2OWon
2007 Gemini Award Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Slings & ArrowsWon
2008 Gemini Award Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Trojan HorseNominated
(with John Krizanc)
2009Genie Award Best Motion Picture PasschendaeleWon
(with Niv Fichman, Francis Damberger and Frank Siracusa)
Golden Reel Award PasschendaeleWon
(with Niv Fichman, Francis Damberger and Frank Siracusa)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role PasschendaeleNominated
NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction  Won
The Governor General's performing arts awards National Arts Centre Award: Exceptional Achievement over the Past Performance Year  Won
Directors Guild of Canada Team Feature Film PasschendaeleWon
National History Society Pierre Berton Award PasschendaeleWon
(Sources: IMDb.com , Paul Gross website )

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 Paul Gross's Discography

Albums[]

YearAlbum
1997 Two Houses(with David Keeley)
2001 Love and Carnage(with David Keeley)

Give the Dog a Bone)

Singles[]

YearSingleCAN CountryAlbum
1997 "Voodoo" Two Houses
(with David Keeley)
1998 "32 Down on the Robert MacKenzie"
1999 "Papa's Front Porch"61
2000 "Ride Forever"

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 Paul Gross's References

  1. "filmreference.com". Paul Gross. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  2. "Speedy Singhs as producer". bollywoodhungama.com. 
  3. "TV.com". Paul Gross Biography. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  4. "Paul's stage roles". Paul Gross website. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  5. "Private Lives". Mirvish Productions. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  6. "About". Private Lives. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  7. ""Hyena Road" at the Internet Movie Database". IMDb.com. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  8. Daniel Chai. "Movie Review: Hyena Road takes you into the heart of Canada's Afghanistan war". Vancity Buzz. 
  9. Due South. Retrieved on 2007-11-30.
  10. "Paul Gross (Profile)". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  11. “”. "Paul Gross on Crinkley Bottom". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  12. "Give a Dog a Bone (review)". Paul Gross. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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