Born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada in 1963. Drawn to acting by his mother's community theatre work. Attended Toronto's York University theatre program and then London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He performed with the Stratford Festival young company before proceeding into a rich and varied career in television and film. At Stratford Festival he performed in As You Like It, Edgar in King Lear, Feste in Twelfth Night, Creon in Oedipus and Mr. Puff in The Critic). He has appeared in The Music Man ( Citadel , 1995), Private Lives ( Canadian Stage / Grand Theatre, London , 1996), Don Carlos and The Misanthrope (Soulpepper, 1998) and in Soulpepper's 1999 productions of Platanov and Our Town and its 2001 production of Uncle Vanya. Schultz is an Ontario-based actor and co-founder and present artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre Company. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Susan Coyne (also a co-founder of Soulpepper) and their two children.