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David Gale’s Bio

David Gale

Over the past 35 years, David Gale has established himself as a rare talent on the stage, on the page, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. He acts, sings and dances, and is a comic, a writer, a director, a producer, an improvisor, a teacher and an award-winning television host. Gale honed his talents early.  Growing up in the ultra-creative north-end of Winnipeg, he began acting as a youth and appeared in The High School and Joseph Stein’s Enter Laughing. He received his first critical success at age 16 playing Peter Van Damme in The Diary Of Anne Frank. As a teenager, Gale’s songwriting skills emerged and he twice won top prizes at his school’s annual song festival. He later went on to study Theatre Arts at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he also starred in numerous university stage productions.

In 1979, Gale moved to Toronto to further his career and quickly became a part of Theatresports and Toronto’s burgeoning improv comedy scene where he regularly performed with Mike Myers and The Kids In The Hall. He also created and performed with his own improv comedy troupe, Club Improv, through the 1980s and is still performing with improv troupes across Ontario today.

David has made a career perfecting his unique gift of cheeky humor with heart.  Nowhere is this more apparent than on Loving Spoonfuls, the internationally-airing television program that Gale hosts. The series currently airs in the U.S. on  Amazon Prime and on ION Life. Gale won both a Gemini (the Canadian “Emmy;” five nominations) and a Galaxi Award (Canadian Cable award) for Best On-Camera Performance hosting Loving Spoonfuls. Additionally, Gale has also produced and hosted W Network’s series Second Time Around as well as a pilot for a daytime talk show, The David Gale Show.

On film, Gale appears in Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist  and he gave a revealing performance in the award-winning AIDS musical, Zero Patience. He has been featured in a variety of TV programs, including Suits, The Listener, Degrassi: TNG, Beauty & The Beast, The Tournament, Puppets Who Kill and Nikita. Additionally, Gale had a recurring role on the original series, The Newsroom.  An accomplished stage actor, Gale has performed in comedies, dramas and musicals – highlights include: Unidentified Human Remains, The True Nature of Love, The Yiddish Radio Hour, The Fantasticks, All Out, What The Butler Saw  and The Pirates of Penzance (Stratford.)  He also has dozens of commercials under his belt, and has done voice work for hundreds of films and television shows including Less Than Kind, Little Mosque On The Prairie, Barney’s Version, Chloe, The Fountain, and A History of Violence.

Drawn to the volunteer world, Gale trained with the Distress Centre.  Using his hosting skills for good, Gale has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a myriad of causes hosting fundraising events for organizations including The Miles Nadal JCC, Kids.Now, Beit Halochem, Casey House, The Breast Cancer Quilt, Tobias House, Toronto Dance Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

David was first elected to ACTRA Toronto Council in 2006 where he still holds a seat. He also serves as ACTRA Toronto’s VP Communications and is the publisher of ACTRA Toronto’s Performers Magazine. Since 2006 he has served on ACTRA National Council and, most recently, was made a member of the ACTRA National Executive. For two terms, Gale also represented performers on Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television board of directors.

David’s greatest production to date is his son.

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