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Overview (3)

Born in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  (synovial sarcoma)
Birth NameMichael O'Brien

Mini Bio (1)

Mike O'Brien was born in 1964 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada as Michael O'Brien. He was an actor, known for Just Friends (2005), New in Town (2009) and Amreeka (2009). He was married to Robin Summerfield. He died on May 24, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Spouse (1)

Robin Summerfield (199? - 25 May 2015) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

He worked for CBC (Canada) Radio for 11 years as a comedy writer.
He started out as a journalist for the Medicine Hat News and Regina Leader Post.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on dealing with cancer] I'm living it, and I see moments that are funny. So you can't tell me there's no humour in it. You could see the exact same situation as me and not see the comedy. That's fine. But just the way I'm geared and wired is I'm always on the lookout for that. If you're sitting in a waiting room, an emergency room, waiting to see a doctor about some side-effect, if we can crack a few jokes we're going to feel better... I have cancer, it's going to kill me, but that doesn't mean it beats me. Because it certainly hasn't stopped me having wonderful experiences for four years, and a really great life.
Writing comedy for radio is a dream job. I don't want to do stand-up comedy. I don't have the makeup for it; to go and tour and play before drunken strangers. I like the idea of writing and performing.

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