Brian Downey

Recent Role:

Drake on Hobo with a Shotgun

Born:

10/31/1944, Newfoundland, Canada

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  • Brian Downey was born in Newfoundland, Canada, the seventeenth largest island in the world. Brian began performing not long after childbirth. Some people say that Brian was born wearing a top hat, singing an old Fred Astaire show tune, and telling the doctor the joke about the two old guys in an airplane. After years of asking Santa Claus to bring him a guitar, he finally bought the thing himself. He worked to master the instrument, and after several years realized he needed strings to make the thing sound good. Brian felt the need to form a group, play music before an audience and change costumes frequently. Since he subsequently played in all kinds of bands, this eventually led to quite a collection of costumes and with so many costumes there was nowhere for Brian to go but into theatre. Acting and writing slowly took the place of time spent securely strapped to musical instruments. Brian has co-written and performed many stage plays, and toured extensively. He appeared on many television and radio music shows. His first appearance on a dramatic television show was with the legendary Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent, who recently co-starred with Kevin Spacey in The Shipping News. Many other appearances followed.moreless

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Newfoundland, Canada