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John Devenish

John Devenish

Toronto, Ontario, CA

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John Devenish

John Devenish




English, English (North American)


North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic


Middle Aged

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames



Actor, Roseneath Theatre, Toronto,
• Acted in the principal role of Yves in the theatre production, Head a Tête

Actor, CBC/Universal Pictures feature film, Toronto,
• Acted in the principal role of Bruce in the feature film, Must Be Santa

Voice over talent, Canadian Geographic-Discovery Channel documentary, Toronto,
• Featured in the voice of Edgar Christian in the TV documentary, The Place Where God Began

Actor, CIBC TV Commercial, Toronto,
• Acted in the principal role in the TV commercial, Dividends

Voice over talent, League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, Toronto, 1998
• Featured as the announcer in a video documentary for the, 23rd Annual Media Human Rights Awards

Talk Show Host, IMG Productions,
• Featured as the announcer in the programs The Forum and The Night Exchange

Broadcaster/Writer/Program Host, Classical 96 FM, Toronto,
• Radio host for programs, Afternoon Drive, Potpourri, Canadian Showcase, and Saturday Supersounds

Producer and Writer, Delta Chelsea & Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto,
• Produced and wrote for the theatre showcase production, Contact 92.

Music Instructor/Choir Director, University Settlement House Music School, Toronto
• Directed children's choir, and instructed young singers and piano students

Actor/Pianist, Toronto Workshop Productions, Toronto
• Acted and played music for the theatre production, Mr. Jelly Roll

Actor/Musical Director, Mercury Theatre Productions, Toronto
• Directed music and acted in the theatre production, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson (Canadian Premiere)

Program Host/Writer, CKCU-FM, Carleton University, Ottawa
• Radio host for the radio program, Exposure

General Manager, Toronto Children’s Peace Theatre, Toronto
• Managed theatre programs in children’s theatre productions, represented the company at UN for UNGASS, United Nations General Assembly - Special Session on Children



B.A. (Music)
Carleton University, Ottawa

Certificate, Radio Broadcasting
Humber College, Toronto

LTCL, Piano Performance (Licentiate)
Trinity College, London, England

ARCT, Piano Performance (Associate)
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Harry Jerome Award
Excellence in Arts, Music, National Black Achievement

Four-Year Tuition Scholarship
Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, Conservatoire de Musique du Québec

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