My Life as a Dog

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Based on the novel by the same name by Reidar Jönsson. This series stars a boy growing up under difficult circumstances. Shot in Manitoba where there are windswept open vistas, small town societies, and a wonderful glance at the Aurora Borealis. Michael Yarmush's performance was solid and he received a nomination at the YoungStar Awards in 1998 for "Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series" while obtaining a win at the 1998 Young Artist Awards for "Best Performance in a TV Drama Series: Leading Young Actor". Callum Keith Rennie was able to win "Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series" at the 1997 Geminis.

Eric Johansson An eleven-year-old boy who lost his mother and was sent to Gimli to live with his uncle Johnny. Eric finds his life turned upside down as he journeys to become an adult. Soon, he discovered new friends - A.J. and Sam and got to love his aunt and uncle.

Johnny Johansson Eric's uncle and wife to Zoe, and was Eric's mother's twin brother. The most famous resident of Gimli because of his experience in professional hockey for the team - the Hartford Whalers but he injured his knee, ending his career. He now pursues a career as a carpenter/handyman. Sometimes irresponsible, he learns to be responsible when Eric arrives.

Zoe Johansson, the wife of Johnny Johansson and Eric's aunt. She finds herself continuously contending her husband's influence on Eric or the other way around. She tried out her own business in aromatherapy but Johnny was unable to tolerate.

A.J. Burke is the only daughter of the Burkes - the owners of Seaside Hotel. A radical who doesn't follow the rules and always does what she wants to escape being bored.

Other Characters Johnny's aunt, Auntie Auntie is the mayor of the town. Sam LeFresne, son of Louis Reil LaFresne befriended Eric. Mr. LaFresne owns a local automobile shop. George is hopefully behind the times when it comes to fashion while Smedley is the assistant manager of Seaside Hotel. The Hotel is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Burke, A.J.'s social-status-conscientious parents, are forever worrying over their rebellious daughter.

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Marlee Otto

Marlee Otto

Anastasia 'AJ' Burke

Michael Yarmush

Michael Yarmush

Eric Johansson

Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Jonathan "Johnny" Johansson

Jennifer Clement

Jennifer Clement

Zoe Johansson

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