Paul de la Rosa

Paul de la Rosa started off as a lab technician after studying chemical engineering but found the profession creatively unfulfilling and jumped ship in 1981 to pursue a career in acting. Leaping into Theatresports, after taking classes at Second City, de la Rosa got bit with the acting bug, and has never looked back.  During his time at Theatresports he performed in the sketch comedy troupes Rabid Transit, Club Improv, Comedy Commission and was a founding member of the infamous, TheatreSports National Champions, “Dr Jekyl & Naugahyde.” He went on to become one of the founding members of the improv troupe “The House Band” that originated the theatre Big City Improv. During his run, he took some time off to perform in The Canadian Comedy Ensemble at The National Arts Centre, under the direction of John Morgan of Royal Canadian Air Farce.  After Big City Improv, de la Rosa  and a few of “The House Band” members went on to form “The Parts” and performed locally.  In the animation world, he was the voice behind Berzerko in the animated series C.O.P.S. as well as a series regular in the cartoons Wish KidMadeline and Robocop. de la Rosa has appeared in numerous roles on film and television, most recent include: Murdoch Mysteries, Home Again, The Transporter, LA Complex (recurring role), The Listener, Insecurity, Warehouse 13, Breakout Kings, Untitled Work Of Paul Sheppard and The Ron James Show.  His past theatre experiences have seen him performing in the award-winning play Driving Miss Daisy and, in the Fringe Festival’s smash hit Tales of The Scorpion as well as in DogTooth Theatre Group.  de la Rosa  is also a long-standing active member of the “Monday Nite Group.” Aside from doing electrical and plumbing work, this Toronto native will most likely be found underneath the hood of his car getting his nails dirty (can we say obsession here…1972 Toyota Celica with a 1987 Buick Grand National drivetrain) or sweating at Hap Ki Do (a Korean Martial Art), which he has been studying for over 30 years.

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