Adrian Truss

Adrian Truss

Illustrated Men
Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Playwright, Screenwriter, Stage Director, Stage Manager, Theatre Director and Voice Artist

Toronto, Canada

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August 2014
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About Adrian

Adrian Truss is a British-born actor, writer and director, now living in Canada, whose more recent work is as a voice actor for animated children's TV shows, movies and commercials.

Since moving from England to Canada in 1957, he has starred in many movies, plays and television shows. He is the voice of Dad and Uncle Gizmo in Rolie Polie Olie and voiced the Dragon in the television series Jane and the Dragon.

He is a founding member of the internationally renowned comedy troupe, Illustrated Men which includes Bruce Hunter and David Huband.

Truss has performed for The Second City and appeared in episodes of SCTV.

Adrian studied at Ryerson University from 1975 to 1977 and has written and directed several plays for the stage, including Dragonhead, Retribution and Tale of the Scorpion which were well received in both the US and Canada. He has also written episodic TV (Puppets Who Kill) and for the three years wrote the highly successful Toronto ACTRA Awards.

Adrian's first novel, Head Count, is available at

Unique traits: Licensed and certified power boat operator, scuba diver and motorcyclist.


  • Trucktown

    Trucktown (2014)
    Voice-over Craner

  • Camp Lakebottom

    Camp Lakebottom (2014)
    Voice-over Armand

  • Toronto ACTRA Awards

    Toronto ACTRA Awards (2008)
    Industrial by ACTRA Toronto Writer

  • Rolie Polie Olie

    Rolie Polie Olie (2005)
    Voice-over Dad/Uncle Giz


  • Gemini Award, Best Ensemble, Atomic Betty

  • Gemini Award Nomination, Best Voice Performer, Ruby Gloom

  • Toronto ACTRA Awards Nominee, Best Voice Performance, Ruby Gloom

  • Toronto ACTRA Awards, Best Voice Performance, Atomic Betty

  • Toronto ACTRA Awards Nominee, Best Voice Performance, Jane & The Dragon

  • Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, Best Improvisor

  • Daytime Emmy Award Mention, Animation, Rolie Polie Olie

  • Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improv Group, Illustrated Men


  • Ryerson University

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