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 Lulu.com
Name: Adrian Truss
Lives in: Toronto, Canada
Company: Illustrated Men
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, Playwright, Screenwriter, Stage Director, Stage Manager, Theatre Director and Voice Artist
Unique traits: Licensed and certified power boat operator, scuba diver and motorcyclist.
Toronto ACTRA Awards
Industrial by ACTRA Toronto Writer
Rolie Polie Olie
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