Jun. 12th, 1970
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Gordon Michael Woolvett was eight years old when he joined a summer acting school to keep him out of trouble during the school holidays. Having enjoyed it, he went back during subsequent school holidays and began to take an interest in performing arts, taking lessons in both acting and dancing until his teenage years when he dropped the dancing for not being cool.
Spotted playing the lead in Oliver Twist for one of the drama school productions, Gordon was signed up to an agent to began his professional acting career as a child actor, appearing in commercials and smaller roles before his first film role came in 1982 in the film, Joshua Then and Now. Playing James Woods' son, and also appearing alongside Alan Arkin at the tender age of 12, he was said to be in awe of how they would just improvise their scenes, a trait he fully embraced and took into his own career.
Gordon stuck with the acting, but also had musical ambitions as got older, stating many times how he would have loved to have been a rock star, but as the roles continued to come in, acting won and after a string of guest star roles on tv he won acclaim in 1992 for his portrayal as a cancer patient in the moving film 'Princes in Exile', which saw him nominated for a Gemini Award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role.
Gordon's most famous role arrived in 2000, portraying the self-proclaimed genius 'Seamus Zelazny Harper' in the Gene Roddenberry inspire sci-fi show 'Andromeda', but during the 1990's Gordon also had leading roles in the short lived series Mysterious Island and Deepwater Black (aka Mission Genesis).
In a career now spanning over 24 years, Gordon has not only been an actor, but also been a presenter, and more recently has turned his hand to writing and directing. Gordon secured three writing credits for Andromeda, his second 'Abridging the Devil's Divide' was the most watched of that season, and won the most praise. In 2004 Gordon wrote and directed his first short movie 'Fracture'.
Gordon can currently be seen in the brand new TV series called 'The Guard' airing in Canada, a drama series that focuses on the everyday lives of the Canadian coast guards
- Was nominated for a Gemini award for his role of a cancer patient in the television movie _Princes in Exile (1990)_ (qv).
- Began acting at age 12, attending the Theatre Aquarius.
- During the early through mid 90s, he was also known to Canadian children (and Sailor Moon watching adult slackers) as "P.J. Gord" on YTV, the Canadian equivalent of Nickelodeon. Canadian broadcasters are only allowed to devote about half as much time per hour to commercials during children's programming as American broadcasters are allowed, so, to fill the gaps between programmes during the daytime, YTV has hosts. Gord most often did the noon to 2:30 pm shift, though he sometimes filled in for other P.J.s.
- His brother, 'Jaimz Woolvett' (qv), did an episode of 'Kung Fu' with him.
- In the early 1990s he was a host of YTVs _"Video & Arcade Top 10" (1991)_ (qv), which was basically a weekly half-hour commercial for Nintendo video game systems. In the summer of 1992 his future _"Andromeda" (2000)_ (qv) co-star, 'Lexa Doig' (qv), was (briefly) also a host for the movie and music segments.
- After stint on YTV, he lost a bit of weight before moving on to more important roles in movies and TV.
- 'Nicole de Boer' (qv) of _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv) co-starred with him on _"Deepwater Black" (1997)_ (qv). 'Laura Bertram' (qv) also guest-starred as his girlfriend.
- Was a PJ (Program Jockey) on YTV (Youth Television) in Ontario for a few years in the station's formative years.
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