Dave Barker

  • Actor
    Male / Ontario
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    48 - 58
    Height
    1m 78cm (5' 10")
    Weight
    80kg (176lb)
    Hair Colour
    Salt and Pepper
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2020Manson, Duke of Amalfi
Film (Feature)
1000: the sword in the stone
Rick McLeod
Guido Giordano
2017 - 2018Ed Clark
TV
Collision Course
Gary Lang
CC2 Television
2017 - 2018Ross
TV
My 90 Year Old Roomate
Sebastian Cluer
LoCo Motion Pictures
2017 - 2018You Cai
Film (Feature)
Crazy Toronto
Ying Feng
Duo Cun Shen Jing
2016Park Ranger
Film (Short)
Sparky
Renjie Freeman
Renjie Freeman
2015 - 2016Zacharia, Braddock, Williams, Deke, Old Sam, etc.
Voiceover
The Darrwin Chronicles - A Supernatural Western
Johnathon Hoskins
Virtually Audio
2015Detective
Music Video
DJ Fresh / How Love Begins
Scott Cudmore
Revolver Films
2015Wandering Man
Music Video
The New Pornographers / Champions of Red Wine
Scott Cudmore
Revolver Films
2015Larry
TV
Dhaliwal '15
Amita Zamaan
Vahana Films
2014 - 2015Raymond Gluszek
TV
Untouchable
George D'Amato
OHM Productions
2014 - 2015Rugby Player
Film (Feature)
How Heavy This Hammer
Kaz Radwanski
MDFF
2015Ref
Film (Short)
Death by Paintball
Rob Van Rhijn
Van Rhijn
2013 - 2014Father
Music Video
Valerie and the Dreamcatchers / Spirited Lady
Dan Barker
Captured Photography and Film
2012 - 2014Johnny Boy
Film (Feature)
We Run These Streets
Brandon Frank/Reid Samuel
Bronz Star Entertainment
2014Biker/Lead
Music Video
The Wooden Sky / Saturday Night
Scott Cudmore
Revolver Films
2013 - 2014The Fisherman
Film (Short)
When It Is Dark
Kate Yorga
The Field
2014Detective
TV
Murder in Paradise
Marcus Valentin
Cineflix Productions
2014Detective
TV
Motives and Murder
N.Lanni / J. Choi
Cineflix Productions
2014Brinks Robber
Film (Feature)
The Quest For Gold
Jason Sklaver
Cineflix Productions
2013Construction Driver/Suspect
TV
Motives and Murder
Sean Turrell
Cineflix Productions
2011 - 2012Tyler's Dad
Film (Feature)
Defining Instincts
Rob Bryton
Savage Arts
2012Detective Jack Hoffman
TV
Cold Blood
P.J Naworynski
Cineflix Productions
2012Duke Graham
TV
Cold Blood
Marcus Valentin
Discovery Channel
2012George Vine
TV
Forensic Factor
James Rait
Discovery Channel
2011Bill
Film (Short)
Reception
Michael Mazzuca
Family Style/Radke Film
2011Dean Groover
TV
Nothing Personal
George D'amato
Cineflix Productions
2010Hell's Angel's Gang - Biker
TV
Outlaw Bikers
Harvey Crossland
E-1 Television
2010Los Bravos Gang Biker
TV
Outlaw Bikers
Harvey Crossland
E-1 Television
1980 - 1998Creative Director
Radio
Q107 Radio, Toronto
Gary Slaight, PD
CILQ FM, Toronto
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Acting on CameraMarvin Karon
    2016Acting with Kevin SpaceyMasterclass
    2013Advancing Your CareerStephanie Gorin
    2012Audition TechniquesBrian Levy
    2011Dialogue Intensive On-CameraJeff Marshall Workshop
    1990Motor Racing. (Chevy Iroq, Formula 2000)Spenard-David Racing School
    1984Comedy Improv - all levelsSecond City
    1977Radio BroadcastingHumber College

    Additional Skills

    Athletic background includes: tennis, squash, racquet ball, baseball, football, hockey, soccer, rugby. Have played rugby on film. Former competitive swimmer and lifeguard. (Bronze Medallion, Royal Lifesaving, Leader Patrol) Licensed scuba diver. Attended Spenard-David Racing School for Auto Racing (Chevy Iroq, Formula 2000)

    About me

    Dave Barker is a Canadian actor, known for Dhaliwal '15 (2015), The New Pornographers: Champions of Red Wine (2015), How Heavy This Hammer (2015) The Wooden Sky: Saturday Night (2014), We Run These Streets (2014), The Quest for Gold (2014).

    He has appeared in leading and supporting roles in numerous TV series, including Untouchable, Cold Blood, Motives and Murders, Forensic Factor, Nothing Personal, Murder in Paradise, and Outlaw Bikers.

    Born in Toronto Ontario, Dave attended Humber College for Radio Broadcasting, Second City for Comedy Improv, and Spenard David Racing School for auto racing.

    He began his career as a stage actor at Toronto's Colonnade Theatre, then worked in several radio stations as a writer, producer, and announcer. His radio career includes 17 years as Creative Director for Canada's biggest rock station, Q107 Toronto, where his many character voices were featured in hundreds of commercials, comedy bits, and parody songs.

    Barker's list of over 30 radio awards includes "Best Writer, Canada" (Gold - Soundcraft Awards), "Creative Excellence" (Gold - Soundcraft Awards), "Humour" (Gold - Crystal Awards) ...and "Best Online Radio Format" (Gold - International Radio Festival of New York)

    Perhaps the highlight of his radio career was a stint as writer-director-producer for the LA based Playmate Radio Team, a travelling radio show starring playmates from Playboy Magazine.

    Between acting gigs, Dave Barker teaches voice training at the College of Sports Media.

    Trivia (6)

    Dave's grandfather, Henry Alfred Flick, worked for Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio.

    2nd cousin of screen legend Glenn Ford.

    While at Q107, Dave wrote and produced numerous comedic radio IDs with actor John Candy, which Candy voiced as various characters that he portrayed on SCTV.

    Produced 2 kid's audio books for "The Screech Owls Adventure Series" (Roy MacGregor)...with members of the Toronto Maple Leafs, including Doug Gilmour, Mats Sundin, Wendel Clark, Mike Gartner, and Tie Domi. Honoured at center ice by the Leafs during Hockey Night in Canada.

    Produced the song "Waiting", a tribute to our troops, written by Peter Haley, sung by Basia Lyjak. Proceeds to WoundedWarriors.ca.

    Played frisbee football (now called "ultimate frisbee")...for Team Canada East at the Orange Crush Frisbee Championships, broadcast on CTV's Wide World of Sports.

  • Skills

    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Oxfordshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Canadian
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    • Spanish
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Skin Colour
    • White
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic