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Guest Actors

TJ Cheslea
Michael Eisner
Jimi Shlag
Jerry Rector
Raymond Tong
Amy Milligan

 Amanda Armagon

Amanda is a professional actor of 13 years.  Amanda's journey began at Randolph School of Performing Arts where she developed a strong work ethic.

She has worked with some of the worlds most recognized acting coaches and studios like LA based Eric Morris, Jock McDonald, and Cindy Tanas to name a few.

Represented by Glen Talent Management she has been in numerous national commercials and some of her film credits include Flashpoint (CTV) Being Erica (CBS) and Lionsgate's Nurse 3D.  Her most recent film project was in The 48 hr Filmfest called " Lemonade". 

Amanda produced and starred in Savage in Limbo as Linda Rotunda at The Storefront Theatre, Lily Cape in George F Walker's The End Of Civilization at The Fraser Studios Theatre, Christine in Eric Bogosian's 'Skunkweed' Toronto Fringe 2015 and Maggie in Stephrn Adly Guirgis' 'Den of Thieves' 2016..

Jennifer Baker

 Unlike many, Jennifer started her acting career later in life. After spending 20 years in the corporate world ...she let that all go, to pursue her passion for acting. She spent several years taking acting classes & improvisation workshops from excellent coaches! She has booked numerous commercials, tv and film roles and her last theatre role was playing "Mindy" in 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress-Alan Ball. In the past year, she has also added Producer/Director to her credits, with her short film Change, which was selected in the Canada Independent Film Festival & won the Award of Commendation at the Canada Shorts Festival. She is thrilled to be a part of this play and wants to say a huge thank you to the production for the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented group of people.

Robin Cunnngham 

Studied acting at York University. On stage ‘Artie’-Hurly Burly (Column 13), ‘Tommy’-“The Dreamer Examines His Pillow”, most recently, ‘Julie Martin’-“The Numbers Game” (Storefront Theatre) Along with co-producing “Possible Worlds”, he starred & co-produced the original play “Breathe Electric” (Factory Theatre) On screen, numerous 30-second shorts, “Warehouse 13”, “Lost Girl”, “Reign” and appears opposite Kiefer Sutherland in “Designated Survivor”.  He acted, wrote and produced the short “Waken” & also appeared in “The Attwood Paradox” currently doing the festival circuit.

TJ Cheslea

 TJ developed his acting craft at the Pro-Actors Lab in Toronto as well as Straeon Acting Studios. It was there that he met the other members of Triple ByPass Productions and cultivated his love for storytelling. Following memorable appearances in NBC’s The Firm and CTV’s Flashpoint, as well as a diverse array of films and commercials, his next undertaking led him 

to the stage where he directed a critically lauded version of Adam Rapp’s Blackbird. TJ followed that up with producing and starring credits in the Triple ByPass’ inaugural production of John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo, as Det. Donny Deveraux, a cop on the edge in their follow up hit, George F. Walker’s seminal piece The End of Civilization, and most recently in Eric Bogosian’s Skunkweed, which was voted an audience favorite at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Stefano DiMatteo 

Originally from Toronto Ontario, Stefano began acting in Vancouver, where he studied his craft at the Lyric School for Acting. Stefano’s first love is the stage but spends his time primarily working in Film & TV. Stefano has been a fan of Stephen Adly Guirgis work for many years and is excited to be playing the role of Sal (a.k.a. Sally Nads) in this hilarious yet truthful comedy about the difficulty in breaking addictive habits.  Some of his credits include, lead + guest starring roles on: SAVING HOPE (CTV) KILLYJOYS (SYFY), ROOKIE BLUE (CBS), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW), HOUSE OF VERSACE, THE LISTENER (CTV), ALPHAS (SYFY), NIKITA, THE FIRM (ABC), FLASHPOINT, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and many more.  Stefano would like to thank TripleByPass productions for bringing him into the fold!!

Michael Eisner

Michael is trilled to be working with such wonderfully talented artists.  He is a graduate of the professional theatre conservatory Studio 58 in Vancouver.  His recent theater credits are: Best Plan for Living Happily, Fat Pig, Lakeboat, Crimes of the Heart, Becky Shaw, Spector, Den of Thieves, Kill your Parents in Viking Alberta, Wake up & Smell the Coffee, The Late Henry Moss and his own play Red Bill which he was nominated for Best Lead Actor, My Theater Awards.  He has also received a Jessie Award for his role in ‘Steel Kiss’ 

In TV Michael’s role in The Englishman’s Boy earned him a Gemini Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  He has credits in both Film and Television acting along side Sam Rockwell, Clea DuVall and Edward Furlong.  

He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre acting conservatory and can be found in Canada’s Who’s Who.

Jenna Harder

Jenna is very excited to make her Fringe debut with Triple Bypass Productions!  She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and studies at The Dirt Underneath Actors' Space with John Gordon in Toronto.  Her latest credits include the webseries "LESlieVILLE", which screened at last year's "Inside Out" festival at Tiff Lightbox, and an episode of "Paranormal Witness".  Special thanks for the team at Triple Bypass (especially Chris for not forgetting about me), John Gordon and Melanie Hrymak (for being my acting spirit guides/life savers), and Tony (for being the best and dealing with/supporting me). 


Tim MacLean

For TripleByPass: Debut. Selected Theatre: Wake Up & Smell the Coffee (LowDown Theatre Company), Hamlet &  Measure for Measure with (Shakespeare BASH’d) Midsummer Night’s Dream (Humber River Shakespeare),, Hamlet (Skipping Stones)Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding (The Second City Toronto), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Stage West) T.V. credits: The Strain (FX), Reign (CW), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), The Listener (CTV)

Co-Artistic Director of LowDown Theatre Company. Graduate of George Brown Theatre School.

Nola Martin 

Nola is a Toronto based actor. This is her first time appearing with Triple ByPass Productions. 

Selected theatre credits: Miss, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Julius Caesar, Phyro-Giants, Closer (Unit 102 Actors Co.); Becky Shaw (Sterling Theatre Company); The Lover (The Bleecker Theatre Company); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (TaylorMADE Productions). Selected film/television credits: The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), Conviction (ABC), 11/22/63 (Hulu), Hannibal (NBC), Alphas (SYFY). Nola is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School (BFA).

Antonino Pruiti
Nino, a Toronto born actor.  

After a five year break from his craft and a focus on film Nino is  excited to be returning to the stage Playing 'Donny' in George F. Walker's 'Adult Entertainment' in the Toronto Fringe Festival with Triple ByPass Productions. Other recent credits include 'LowDown Theatre Company's 'Wake up & Smell the Coffee' at The Assembly Theatre.  His most recent success, leading the short film Nights of Contrition, earned him a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Short Film at the 2017 Nice IFF in France.; @antoninopruiti 

Joanne Sarazen

Joanne is playwright and actor. Recent acting credits include: 150 Stories Project (Unit 102) The Heat Shuts off Overnight (Germaphobes/ Caterwaul Theatre Summer-Works music series), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Unit 102) Metropolitan Operas (Witchboy Theatre), Escape From Happiness, Rabbit Hole (Alumnae Theatre). Writing credits include: Jesus Jello: The Miraculous Confection (Montreal and Toronto Fringe), The Birth of Weza (HuntClub Playbill Series, Banff Centre), Nothing Never Happens in Norway (Centaur WildSide Festival), The Rhonda M. Leacock Memorial Beauty Pageant (Banff Community High School/ Banff Centre), Urban Tales (Centaur Theatre/ Theatre Urbi et Orbi). 

Jimi Shlag

Jimi Shlag is an actor, improviser, director and teacher. He studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC and with numerous acting teachers in Toronto including Ben Ratner, John Riven, David Rotenberg, Rosemary Dunsmore and others. As an improviser he has studied with many celebrated improvisers including TJ and Dave, Dave Razowsky, Liz Allen, Jet Eveleth and Jill Bernard. He has also performed as an improviser in just about every blackbox theatre in Toronto and a few in New York. Once he had the pleasure of opening for the Upright Citizens Brigade in Toronto when they appeared at the Glen Gould Theatre.

New York Theater credits include: Death, Destruction and Detroit III (dir: Robert Wilson), Street Scene (Willow Cabin Theater). Canadian Theatre credits include: The Bird (Buddies in Bad Times), WiT (Globe Theatre, Regina), Macbeth (Sterling Theatre Company),'Wake up & Smell the Coffee' (LowDown Theatre Company) at The Assembly Theatre.

Film and TV credits include: Murdoch Mysteries, Benjamin, 11/22/63, Remedy, Rogue, Life, Pixels, Flashpoint, The Listener, The Girl Who Cried Pearls, A Pretty Funny Story (2012 TIFF selection), Mayday, Alphas, Mystico Fantastico, Warehouse 13, State of Syn, It Was You Charlie, Cassidy, Absolution and Dangerous Persuasions.

Directing credits include: Banking on the Grand and Turtle Beach (Inspirato Festival), It’ll All Sort Itself Out (Bad Dog Theatre), and Laundry and Bourbon (Sterling Theatre Company).

Jimi also teaches scene study weekly with Angela Besharah at their studio The Mud Room. 

Brandon James Sim  Born in Uxbridge, Ontario where he was bitten by the acting bug and  possibly a vampire. A Guelph University Theatre  Degree and Second  City Conservatory later we find Brandon working  in Toronto. 2015 is a  promising year for the young man  with a supporting role in the film  'The Cocksure Lads' set to release in theatres nation wide in August as well as a leading role in the award winning film 'White Lock'.  Brandon is excited to get back to the stage this summer with roles in two plays   'The Love Crimes of Francis Lark'  and 'Skunkweed'.  

To Brandon everyday of acting is a great day. 

Jerry Rector 

As an actor, Jerry is proud to have Guest and Co-Starred on television shows such as: The Strain, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supernatural, Sliders, NYPD: Blue, Murphy Brown, and more.  A partial list of film credits include: Ghost World with Scarlett Johannson and Steve Buscemi, The Odd Couple II with greats Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau, Mean Guns with Christopher Lambert and Ice-T, and Most Wanted with Keenan Wayans.  Onstage, Jerry’s last appearance was playing the lead role of Trusk in the world premiere of Canadian playwright Raul Inglis’ Surveillance in Vancouver.  Jerry is also an accomplished writer, director and producer with four of his short films having screened worldwide.

Raymond Tong

Montreal-born Raymond Tong studied psychology and medicine at the Univerity of Toronto before coming to his senses as an actor and writer, training at such institutions as Equity Showcase Theatre, The Second City, Bad Dog Theatre, and, more recently, at Straeon Acting Studios. He is mostly known for his varied voice-over work, including The Tom Mule Show (Grasshorse), The Birthday Gift (AIVFX), and Road of Hope (Salt & Light TV). On film, he last played the troubled lead in Friends with Strangers (Vigh Entertainment). He is thrilled to be making his Toronto Fringe Festival debut with fellow Straeonites for Triple Bypass Productions, as well as his third play with Adam Bailey (The Taming of the Shrew and Terrorism—RPP).


Thom Zimerle 

He was last seen - Toronto Fringe 2017, in Triple ByPass Productions 'Adult Entertainment' by George F. Walker and as Candy in Of Mice and Men for Unit 102. Prior to that he was Max in End of Civilization for Triple ByPass. Thom marked his return to the stage in 2013 after a twenty year hiatus performing as Alan in God of Carnage and as Richard in Time Stands Still for The Producing Unit in Santa Barbara, CA. His New York credits include playing Leo in Broadway’s Coastal Disturbances (Circle in the Square), Freddie in The Deep Blue Sea, Robert Law in Boy Meets Girl, Adam in The Apple Tree (Studio Six), Michael in Aboriginal Sin (Theater for the New City) and Clarence Smith in Clarence (Theater Off Park). Regional credits include Paul in Barefoot in the Park (Huron Playhouse), Edmond in King Lear and McCue in The Front Page (Toledo Repertoire Theater). He also portrayed Mario in the long-running play Tamara in Los Angeles. His television credits include Young Laurence in the mini-series People Like Us, Daniel Webster in Alien Nation, Matthew in As the World Turns, and the contract role of Rick Graham on Another World. More recently he appeared in Canada: The Story of Us, Forbidden, Web of Lies,  Murder U and Suits.

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