Don McKellar

Don McKellar


8/17/1963, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Don McKellar's mother (a teacher) and father (a lawyer) were highly involved in community activities and fully supported the arts. Don started hi performing career early by co-founding a children's theatre. He continued to be involved in performance through college at the University of Toronto, where he studied English. more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2006, The Drowsy Chaperone by Don McKellar, won the 2006 Tony award for best book of a musical.

    • At the 1998 Cannes Film Festival his film, Last Night, won the Prix de la Jeunesse following its premiere.

  • Quotes

    • Don: (About his show Twitch City on CBS)
      I definitely felt that at times, the connection to Twitch City, quite strongly, because Twitch City was about guy who watched television, and used it to form his personality. But not in a dumb way. He didn't see himself as conquered by it, he saw himself as manipulating his environment. And it was all about manipulating his life for his own ease and comfort.

    • Don: (On E.T.)
      E.T. is a dog movie. Genre-wise, I mean. It's about a boy meeting a dog, naming it, taming it, learning from it, and growing up. Of course, the genre is superficially disguised as science fiction, as was the fashion at the time.

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