Eric Christmas Biography

Birthday: 1916-03-19
Place of Birth: London, England
Wiki Biography: Christmas trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, gained experience in English repertory theatre in 1936, and had a principal role in the London production of Noel Coward's "Bitter Sweet" in the 1930s. During the Second World War, he was a member of Royal Air Force production units and performed in the RAF's Gang Show. After moving to Canada in 1948, he started a long association with television comedians Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, playing the character Madam Hooperdink. His own show "Christmas is Coming" toured Canada in the 1950s. He was artistic director at the Ottawa Repertory Company in 1954 and ran the Peterborough Summer Theatre that year. He began a long association with Canada's Stratford Festival in 1957, performing in 12 seasons and 21 Shakespearean productions until 1970. It was Christmas and a group of veteran actors like William Hutt, Tony Van Bridge, Jean Gascon, Douglas Rain, Amelia Hall, and Mervyn Blake (among others) who helped define Stratford in its early years. His final appearance at Stratford was 1987, when he played Dogberry in "Much Ado About Nothing." Christmas also had associations over the years with the Canadian Players, San Diego's Globe Theatre, and the drama department at the University of California at San Diego. He and his first wife had three children (Robin, Holly, Kailee), six grandchildren.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Andromeda Strain 1971 Sci Fi
The Sandy Duncan Show 1972 Comedy
Attack of The Killer Tomatoes Senator Polk 1990 - 1992 Comedy
Neighbourhood Blues Mr. Chichester 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Andromeda Strain 1971 Mystery, Sci Fi, Thriller
Harold and Maude 1971 Comedy, Romance
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Senator Polk 1978
The Changeling Albert Harmon 1980
The Philadelphia Experiment Dr. James Longstreet 1984 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Home Is Where the Hart Is Martin Hart 1990 Comedy
The Challengers 1990
Whispers Joshua Rinehart 1990 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Ed and His Dead Mother Mr. Abner 1993 0
Air Bud Judge Cranfield 1997 Comedy, Drama, Family
Mousehunt 1997 Comedy, Family
Johnny Got His Gun 2008
Almost Dead Father Ambrose 2016