Meegwun Fairbrother is of Ojibway and Scottish origin, from Treaty 3 territory. He is a graduate of York University’s Acting Conservatory. In addition to being an award-winning actor, Meegwun is also a talented Northern traditional dancer and singer.
Meegwun has appeared in the role of Owen Beckbie on BURDEN OF TRUTH for three seasons. He has enjoyed performing in five seasons of the television series, Mohawk Girls for APTN. Additional television work to his credit includes two leading roles (twins) in Syfy series Helix; a recurring lead on Netflix’s Hemlock Grove and guest appearances on The Beaverton, Murdoch Mysteries and Haven. His feature film credits include roles in Beeba Boys for Deepa Mehta and Breakout for Damien Lee.
An award-winning stage actor and playwright, Meegwun Fairbrother continues to perform in theatres across the country. In 2019, he mounted a hugely successful one-man show Isitwendam (An Understanding) at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, about whether healing has an expiry date; it earned 4 Dora Award nominations.
He enjoys teaching art-based workshops, as well as Okichitaw Martial Arts to indigenous youth throughout North America.
Meegwun currently divides his time between Toronto and Winnipeg.