Matthew Lawson | This Life
Both a stage and screen actor for nearly three decades, Rick Roberts has been nominated for numerous awards and is arguably one of Canada's most versatile actors.
Most recently, Roberts was featured in Michael McGowan's series Between, guest starred opposite Kim Cattrall in Sensitive Skin (TMN/Movie Central), appeared in Zoom (Pedro Morelli), God and Country (Ken Finkleman) and the miniseries The Book of Negroes (CBC).
In 2013, Roberts starred in the CBC movie Jack where he played the role of the late Jack Layton, which garnered him the Canadian Screen Award and an ACTRA Award for Best Actor. Other work includes guest starring roles on Saving Hope (CTV/NBC), Copper (BBC America), Cracked (CBC), Republic of Doyle (CBC), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Crash & Burn (Showcase), Haven (SyFy), Zos (Whizbang Films), Three Days to Jonestown (Next Films), Phantom Punch, and was featured regularly in the hit CBC series, This is Wonderland. Rick has headlined the series An American in Canada (CBC), L.A. Doctors (CBS) and Traders (CBC).
A popular fixture on Canadian stages, Roberts recently headlined the Tarragon hit, Enemy of the People as well as The Accidental Death of an Anarchist for Soulpepper Theatre Company. Additional theatre credits include the Belfry Theatre's production of Proud, Tuesdays with Morrie, Julius Caesar at the Citadel Theatre, and he made his Stratford debut in the title role of Zastrozzi.
As a writer, Rick's work, Mimi (which he co-wrote with Allan Cole and Melody Johnson) premiered at The Tarragon Theatre and was nominated for a Dora Award. His play Kite premiered to critical acclaim earning numerous Dora Award nominations for writing and production. Other writing credits include Nod (Theatre Gargantua), Fish/Wife (Tarragon Theatre) The Entertainers (Offstage Theatre Company) and short film The Birthday Cake. He has a number of television scripts in development.
A graduate of National Theatre School of Canada, Roberts lives in Toronto with his wife,
sculptor Marjorie Campbell, and their two sons.