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Wynters – Acting Career

Acting title pageJack Wynters

began performing in plays at the age of twelve while attending an all-boys school. His love for theatre continued even as he later attended the University of London, where he became a medical student. Torn between medicine and the theatre as a career, he decided to do both and since then has juggled his time between the two.

He has appeared in a broad range of roles both onstage and on television, from drama to comedy. On TV, he has appeared as Dr. Allan Gamble in the CBC series ‘Country Joy’ and produced the feature film Parallels for Group 3 Films, which has been widely distributed on television around the world. Musical theatre has also been a staple in Jack’s career, having appeared in many of the great roles of the musical stage.

More recently, Jack has developed skills as a voice performer on a series of TV documentaries, commercials, radio ads and audio books. Jack has played a variety of roles in Haven, a Showcase-TV series based on a Stephen King novel; Cloudburst, a feature film starring Olympia Dukakis; November Christmas, a Hallmark Cards feature film; and Roller Town, a roller-skating feature film extravaganza. Recently Jack can be seen in a Shannex national TV commercial for Retirement Living. Jack has the staring role in the short film Fuddle, filmed November 2011. Jack can be seen in the ‘Titanic The Aftermath, a Drama documentary  by Handel Production and co-produced with IWC Media, UK, filmed 2011.

January 2013 Jack had a role as butler in “The Importance of Being Earnest” which opened January 26th until February 17th at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.

June – August 2013 Jack stared as Russell in Having Hope at Home. This funny play and Russell’s one liners had the audience in tears of laughter as the realities of everyday rural family farm-life is revealed.

In the guise of his alter ego ‘Diamond Jack’. Jack has recorded a music CD called “Diamond Jack and the Remittance Men”, which is a celebration of classic cowboy songs performed in a decidedly novel style.

Jack’s dramatized reading of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ was first performed at the historical Astor Theatre (built in 1900 as Liverpool’s Opera House) in December 2010. Now Jack takes bookings for private events and theatre performances. Wynters’ readings brings the story’s characters, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, to life and has the audience firstly in laughter and then later in tears.

Having had a duel career, both as a physician specializing in anaesthesia and as an actor/director, in 2005, Jack Wynters retired from the practice of medicine and went sailing. Jack and Linda Wasylciw spent the next 6 years sailing the Pacific Ocean; beginning with Alaska and the Queen Charlotte Islands and then, across the vast South Pacific Ocean, onto New Zealand and Australia whilst visiting hundreds of island paradises in between.

Over the years, Jack has acted in a large number of theatre productions and has played roles such as John Proctor in ‘The Crucibles’, Oberon in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Hamlet’s father’s ghost in ‘Hamlet’. In contemporary drama he has appeared as Ken Harrison in ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ and Frank Bryant in ‘Educating Rita’, in comedy: as Malvolio in ‘Twelfth Night’ and Birdboot in Stoppard’s ‘The Real Inspector Hound’. Musical theatre has been a great staple in Jack’s career and he has appeared in many of the great roles in the genre:

Tevye in ‘Fiddler On The Roof’
Fagin in ‘Oliverâ’
Higgins in ‘My Fair Lady’
Emile de Becque in ‘South Pacific’
El Gallo in ‘The Fantastiks’ 
Frederick Egermann in ‘A Little Night Music’

Jack Wynters’ dramatized reading of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ toured Nova Scotia and was performed at the historic Astor Theatre, Liverpool NS, two seasons, to critical acclaim.

Favourite roles include IRA Officer in ‘The Hostage’ at Theatre 3 in Edmonton, The Narrator in ‘The First Night of Pygmalion’ at Northern Light Theatre in Edmonton and The Visitor in Shaw’s ‘A Village Wooing’ at City Stage in Vancouver.

Jack has also been active as a director in the theatre and has directed such shows as ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris’ and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’.