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Michael Coady is an award-winning actor, producer, writer, working between LA, Toronto and his native Newfoundland, Canada. As an actor, he has made guest star and co-star appearances on shows like the BBC America Series, "Copper", "The Lottery" on Lifetime Network, CBC series "Murdoch Mysteries" and "Republic of Doyle", CMT series "Angels Among Us", History Channel series "Zero Hour", National Geographic Channel "Valentine's Day Massacre", and "1000 Ways to Die" on Spike TV. Michael's film credits include the short films By Water's Edge (screened at the 2011 Cannes Festival), The Historian Paradox (won Audience Choice Award at the Big Island Film Fest in Hawaii), Silent Night in Munice (with R.D. Call [Into the Wild, Babel, State of Grace]; screened at the Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles) and the multiple award winning web series Dead Grandma. Michael's theater credits include the Toronto productions "Evita", "Cabaret," and the Canadian premiere of "Urinetown." He also produced and starred in the East Coast Canadian premiere of "Doubt" in 2008.
Michael is the Executive Director for Canada of We Make Movies, a film collective in Los Angeles and Toronto. Michael continues to write and produce his own projects like "Obsession" (which he also starred in) and his upcoming short screenplay "Cop Out", a winner of the We Make Movies Canada (WMM-CA) Screenplay Competition and chosen as one of WMM-CA's Slate One Films.
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Michael Coady is an award-winning actor from Newfoundland, Canada, with more than 20 years experience in film, television and theatre. A dynamic and versatile actor, Michael has received critical acclaim for his performances. Working between Toronto, St. John's, and Los Angeles, Michael continues to build an exciting career.
Michael has made guest star and co-star appearances on shows like the BBC America Series, "Copper", "The Lottery" on Lifetime Network, CBC series "Murdoch Mysteries" and "Republic of Doyle", CMT series "Angels Among Us," History Channel series "Zero Hour", National Geographic Channel "Valentine's Day Massacre", and "1000 Ways to Die " on Spike TV ... where he has fond memories of almost being attacked by his escaped bear co-star on set ... true story! Could have been the script basis for "1001 Ways to Die"!
In addition to his TV work, Michael has been steadily building relationships with film producers and directors. He has appeared in numerous indie films, including "Obsession," which he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in. Working in LA, Michael worked on several films that made the festival circuit. He played the lead in "By Water's Edge" which screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Court Metrage. "The Historian Paradox," a film / TV pilot Michael starred in, which screened at Comic Con 2011, received nominations and awards in LA and Hawaii. "Dead Grandma," a web series featuring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) in which Michael plays a recurring role, won Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2012 LA Web Fest among many other awards and nominations. Michael starred opposite the veteran film actor, RD Call (Into the Wild, Babel, I Am Sam, Young Guns II, State of Grace, EZ Streets) in the film, "Silent Night in Muncie" which was an official selection of the 2012 Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Michael is the Executive Director for Canada of "We Make Movies", an indie film collective in Los Angeles and Toronto with over 50 production credits in Canada and the US. Michael continues to write and produce his own projects like his upcoming short screenplay "Cop Out", a winner of the 2013 WMM-CA Screenplay Competition.
With a strong background in theatre, Michael's work on stage has included the East Coast Canadian premiere of the Tony Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) work of John Patrick Shanley, Doubt, A Parable. Michael produced the Burning Boat Theatre production of Doubt and starred in the lead role of Father Flynn. He was a member of the Original Canadian Cast of the Broadway Hit, Urinetown. In this Canadian premiere, directed by John Rando (Tony Award winning director of the Broadway production), Michael was the understudy for the lead role of Officer Lockstock while playing the role of Robby the Stockfish. This CanStage show also swept the Dora Awards (Canada's answer to the Tonys) in 2005, taking 6 awards including, Outstanding Production of a Musical. In Toronto, he also played Juan Peron in Evita at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret at the New Yorker Theatre.
Michael Coady was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada - the Far East of the Western World - among a people whose resilience and ingenuity withstands the sometimes harsh and inhospitable rocky terrain and whose warmth belies the cold North Atlantic. From this austere climate is bred a people whose soul is music and whose gift for story-telling and sense of humor is bred in the bone.
From a strong theatre tradition, Michael has worked with several community and professional theatre troupes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, while directing and adjudicating high school drama around the province. He joined the Beothuck Street Players (BSP) when they formed in 1995. He has played roles in 8 BSP productions, including Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mickey Johnson in the musical Blood Brothers, Adam in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, and Juan Peron in the musical Evita. He served as President of the group from 1999 - 2002.
Michael has also made regular appearances at the Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, receiving critical acclaim, acting awards and nominations for his work. In Festival productions of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West (which both garnered Best Play awards), Michael received nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. At the 2002 Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, he received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Marc in Art with the St. John's Players.
From 1999 - 2003, Michael performed musical theatre with Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, a professional theatre company in St. John's. He has delighted audiences in the troupe's self-written, self-styled productions of musical theatre comedy as well as in such shows as I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. In 2003, he finished a run to sold-out audiences in A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, performing with "boundless energy and confidence" the male lead as 4 different characters - Little Big Man, Joltin' Jim McCoy, Melvin the Grand Ol' Opry Comic and Don the Vegas Comic.
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