John Dunsworth

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  • Birth Place: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Worked as a mall Santa at a local department store in the 1970s.
  • In 1971, co-founded Pier One Theatre located on the Halifax waterfront, the city's first alternative theatre company.
  • Founded Filmworks Casting Agency in 1987 where he worked as a casting director.
  • Outspoken advocate against Video Lottery Terminals in Nova Scotia; appears in the 2009 documentary Playing the Machines, detailing his struggles as a former addict.
  • Released an audio book of short stories in 2010 titled Stories, highlighting comedic moments from his childhood, family and career.
  • Volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Ecology Action Centre, Clean Nova Scotia, Metro Housing Association and the Terry Fox Run.


  • 2009, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Elizabeth Dunsworth — Wife
  • Molly Dunsworth — Daughter
  • Frances Dunsworth — Mother
  • Frank Dunsworth — Father
  • Sarah Dunsworth — Daughter


  • Attended University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


  • Birth Place: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor