Born in Ontario, Canada, Martin Short
began his career on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network garnerning
him his first Emmy award. Short’s proven ability as a comedic chameleon
and his host of hilarious impressions brought him to the attention of
Saturday Night Live where Short was instantly recognized
for his standout performances and on-the-mark impressions of such characters
as Ed Grimly, Jackie Rogers Jr.,legendary songwriter Irving Cohen and
lawyer Nathan Thurm. With this tremendous exposure, he was on the Hollywood
fast track and quickly crossed over into feature film work.
Short made his big screen debut in Three Amigos, and
over the years he has continued to land plum comedic roles in theatrical
releases such as Inner Space, Three Fugitives,
Clifford, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks,
Jungle 2 Jungle and The Big Picture.
Martin starred as Jack Frost in Disney’s Santa Claus 3: The
Escape Clause and is the voice of Thimbletack in Paramount’s
The Spiderwick Chronicles. Short also played the scene-stealing
Franck, the wedding planner in Father of the Bride
and Father of the Bride II.
Not limiting himself to acting, Short has also written, produced and
starred in numerous comedy specials including Martin Short’s
Concert for the North Americas, for Showtime, I Martin
Short, Goes Hollywood, for NBC, and The Show Formerly
Known as the Martin Short Show. He created and starred in Primetime
Glick for Comedy Central, was nominated for an Emmy for his
role in the NBC mini-series Merlin, co-starred in Alice
in Wonderland, for NBC as the Mad Hatter and hosted the daily
one-hour entertainment program, The Martin Short Show.
A veteran of the theater in Canada and on Broadway, Short’s stage performances
include The Producers, Fame Becomes Me,
The Goodbye Girl and Little Me.
Short was awarded the Order of Canada for his contribution
to Canadian culture and was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame
in June 2000.
Alexa Torrington, a young Canadian
actor, voices the lead character of Sally in the Portfolio Entertainment
animated television series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About
That starring Martin Short. After building a solid resume in
commercials and short films, Alexa branched out into voice work, landing
several guest spots on the television series Super Why! before transitioning
naturally into the lead role of Sally. With many diverse interests from
dance to sports, Alexa looks forward to a long and established career
in the entertainment industry. Alexa Torrington is represented by Vanderwerff
Talent in Toronto.
Jacob Ewaniuk has been acting for
three years. His first role was Young Murdoch in the television show
Murdoch Mysteries. Jacob's first words to his mother
after filming was "Mom, I want to do more of this - I love acting" and
so he continued...
Jacob landed his first television series in the role of Nick in The
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That cartoon series with PBS.
He is so excited to start that adventure! Jacob also performed the voice
of three characters in Wibbly Pig and landed a role
in the premiere episode of Rookie Blue on ABC.
Jacob absolutely LOVES playing rep AA hockey and discovered a new love
for go kart racing this summer where he is consistently on the podium.
Jacob also loves to Hip Hop and Tap dance. He performed his own choreographed
Tap dance at his school talent show two years ago and won 'Best Tap'
at his dance school. Jacob is a talented singer as well, placing third
in the Think You Can Sing competition in 2009.
Performing is who Jacob is...
Rob Tinkler’s acting career began
while attending Ryerson Theatre School, dubbing characters on Sailor
Moon, and embarking on a calling that has seen him perform
in over 40 animated series playing over 100 characters. Some highlights
include the cult hit Sam & Max Freelance Police, Pelswick,
King, Cyberchase and The Carebears
(as Grumpy bear). Splitting his time between Toronto and Los Angeles
gave Rob the opportunity to play recurring roles on US-born series like
Fox’s American Dad and Comedy Central’s Celebrity
Deathmatch as well as countless Videogame titles, and advertisements
for TV and radio. One notable role even had Rob assuming the iconic
Pillsbury Doughboy for a time.
His foray into the voice world has also allowed him to begin writing
such animated series as Wayside School, Gerald
McBoing-Boing, and his latest endeavor, Almost Naked
Animals. Over the years Rob has also performed in plenty of
“live-action” TV and Feature Films, including highpoints like having
a sketch comedy series with his troupe (The Bobroom)
and a sitcom on ABC (Notes From The Underbelly), but
his first love has always been doing animation. In fact, Rob is so entrenched
in the animated world that he sometimes wonders if his life is a cartoon.
And as for the future, he’ll keep his eyes directed toward the skies
(looking for falling anvils).