Actor • Writer

Gary
Brennan

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Gary’s 2018 career highlights include a delicious, villainous role on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, contrasted with a warm paternal support role in Hallmark’s Christmas For the Books, and Gary lent some swagger to a golf club swinging character in Super Channel’s A Very Country Wedding. Add Impulse, ABC’s Designated Survivor, and Seth Rogan’s The Boys and it was a fun year!

Gary also teamed up with actor Juan Carlos Velis and writer Steve Dysktra to scribble out a dark, political suspense TV spec pilot script titled Crises Actor.

Two projects in the 2017 that Gary feels lucky to part of was Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game, and Bruce Beresford’s Flint Water Crisis.

Gary also appeared in the SciFi fantasy Beauty and the Beast, and The Strain where he blew up! Film credits include the recurring role as “Rodney” in Queer as Folk opposite Sharon Gless, The Judy Garland Story, The Virgin Suicides, Blue Murder, Missing, etc.

Gary scripted a spec sitcom called A Recipe for Disaster based on his years working as a cater waiter in Toronto, and a comedy stage play, Charades. He hopes to adapt his suspense drama feature script The Convent into a stage play.

Gary appeared in King Lear, and The Merchant of Venice at The Stratford Festival, understudied many roles, and garnered a Guthrie Award.

He also understudied and performed the role of Oscar Wilde in the Canadian premier of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and performed in Michel Tremblay’s Remember Me at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Gary studied in New York at The Neighborhood Playhouse with the legendary Sandy Meisner, Richard Pinter and Ron Stetson where he won a scholarship for Acting.

Gary was weaned on the east coast of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and lives in Toronto with his wife Sharon McFarlane (actress), and their two children Jamie and Bethany.

Gary is represented by Rachel Neville-Fox at the Noble Caplan Abrams Agency.