Gerry Barrett

Gerry Barrett

Actor, Producer and Screenwriter

Winnipeg, Canada

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February 2016
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About Gerry

I am a proud Native American Indigenous person from the Saugeen First Nation in Canada. I was a foster child, then an adoptee into a non-Indigenous home. I was raised in a small town in a loving family. From an early age I was very creative and enjoyed writing short stories. Education was important to me and I went on to attend Niagara College where I studied Broadcasting: radio/television and film. After graduating at the top of my class I began a career as a radio personality and advertising writer. As my broadcasting career flourished I began writing sit-com pilots and movie screenplays. I am currently writing a Christmas/family/action/adventure movie. My television credits include writer/producer/star of "The Big Bear Comedy Show", which aired on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. I am also a regular guest on the tv talk show, "The Laughing Drum". The highlight of my standup comedy career was performing at a Presidential ball for Barack Obama in 2013. I continue to write.

Unique traits: I am an award-winning writer and broadcaster. I am currently a comedian/panelist on the television show, The Laughing Drum, a bi-weekly talk show on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. I wrote, produced and starred in my own television comedy special, "The Big Bear Comedy Show". I am also an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist.

Credits

  • The Laughing Drum

    The Laughing Drum (2015 - 2018)
    Television by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Comedian I am a comedian/contributor to this weekly, national comedy/talk show. As an indigenous person featured on the "Red Power Panel" we discuss politics, pop culture, and trends.

  • Big Bear Comedy Show

    Big Bear Comedy Show (1999 - 2000)
    by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network writer/producer/star The Big Bear Comedy Show was a 22 minute standup comedy performance.

Awards

  • Canadian Authors Award - Non-fiction for the autobiographical story, "The White Picket Fence".

  • Signature Writing Award for Best Series of Radio Commercials, "Larry The Talking Lobster".

Education

  • Niagara College of Applied Arts
    (1981-1984)

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