Trailer Park Boys
Enjoyed by millions of devoted viewers in their dysfunctional character rolls, Randy and Mr. Lahey will be LIVE at Richard's for a Comedy stunt which involves a little bit of everything from stand-up, to beer belly and cheeseburger eating contests against Randy, Trivia Contest with the Audience, & Meet and Greet/Signing after the show.
John Dunsworth - Mr. Lahey
John was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, not far from the sea where he now spends most of his time on his yacht when he's not working. John is one of Halifax's most venerable and revered actors. He has appeared in countless CBC radio dramas and has held leading roles in over 25 Neptune Theatre productions. In 1970, long before the days of waterfront renewal, John convinced the city of Halifax to lease to him a run-down old building by the shipyards which he turned into Pier One Theatre – Halifax's first and arguably its most successful alternative theatre company.
John first met Mike Clattenburg in the mid-1990s when he auditioned for a small role in Mike's short, "One Last Shot". Halfway through shooting, John's small role blossomed into a leading part – a part that garnered him a Best Performance award from the Atlantic Film Festival. From there, John developed that role into the character Jim Lahey, the trailer park supervisor on the series "Trailer Park Boys".
John’s recent film credits include principle roles in "Sleepmurder" for CTV, "Blessing" for CBS, "Shattered City: Halifax Explosion" for Salter Street Films and Thom Fitzgerald’s Indie film "Three Needles".
John is an avid bridge player, holding master points. He also holds, until somebody proves otherwise, the Internet Scrabble record for having three 7-letter words in a row. Around town, John is easy to spot. He drives an old truck with a thousand pound winch that he uses for hauling granite. In 1987, John founded Filmworks Casting where he worked as Halifax's most successful casting director. Prior to that, John worked in the transportation industry. To be precise, he drove a cab for three years and worked the CNR trains from Halifax and Sydney.
John is also an accomplished public speaker and is available to act as an emcee, conduct auctions or deliver keynote addresses.
Patrick Roach - Randy
Patrick was born in Halifax now makes his home in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Aside from some sketch comedy he performed with Robb Wells and John Paul. Patrick had never acted before he took a role in Mike Clattenburg’s pilot "Trailer Park Boys". He did so well that Clattenburg cast him as Randy, the Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor in the series.
Patrick first met John Paul in the summer of 1984 when John Paul agreed to drive Patrick and another friend to PEI to attend Mike Clattenburg's and Robb Wells' high school graduation party. John Paul, who had never met Patrick before this, thought Patrick and his buddy were a couple of "nerds". To Patrick, John Paul was the cool guy with the cool car. By the time they reached Cavendish, Patrick and John Paul became good buds. In fact, they became business partners. Patrick, Robb Wells and John Paul opened a restaurant business on the Island. Eventually Patrick and Robb sold their interests in the business to John Paul, who has expanded his operation to three restaurants. Like Robb Wells, Patrick holds a degree in business from Saint Mary's University in Halifax.Patrick is married to his wife Candyce and together they have two children