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Daniel Kash

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Daniel Kash continues the artistic tradition established by his mother, world-renowned opera contralto Maureen Forrester, and his father, Eugene Kash, a concert violinist/conductor. After studying at the Drama Centre in London, England, Kash returned to North America, appearing in numerous television productions including LAW & ORDER, ME AND MY SHADOWS, HAVEN, SLEEP ROOM and DUE SOUTH, in which he appeared as a series regular. His feature film work is extensive with credits including Mike Figgis' DEVIL'S THROAT, Lasse Hallstrom's SHIPPING NEWS, James Cameron's ALIENS, DON'T SAY A WORD, starring Michael Douglas, INFERNO, starring Ray Liotta and the DreamWorks action/comedy THE TUXEDO starring Jackie Chan. Kash also stars in acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan's feature film, GROSS MISCONDUCT.

His work in the theatre is equally comprehensive with credits including THE BEGGAR'S OPERA (Macheath: Soulpepper), END OF CIVILIZATION (George Walker: Factory), LIFE IS A DREAM (Segismund: Skylight), STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Stanley: Crucible, Sheffield), UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS and the TRUE NATURE OF LOVE (Bernie: Crow's), SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL and Schillar's JOAN OF ARC (World Premiere: Glasgow Citizen's), MACBETH and ARTURO UI (Stratford Festival, RATBAG (Rathead:

Canadian Stage), DONUT CITY (Canadian Stage), GIRLS IN THE GANG (Martha Henry: Grand), BLOOD BROTHERS (Canadian Stage), COMEDY OF ERRORS (Canadian Stage) and THE TEMPEST (Magnus).

The accomplished actor has lent his talents to both theatrical and film directing and counts KISS ME MY STOMACH HURTS (Dogtooth) and SECURITY (Tarragon Theatre) among his theatrical directorial credits. GERMGIRL (20o1) and FLIP PHONE (2003) mark Kash's foray into the realm of feature film direction.

His work has garnered international critical acclaim with the actor winning the Grand Prix de la Competition Festival Cinema Tout Ecran - Geneva 1995 and The Golden Gate Award - San Francisco, plus two Best Actor - Gemini Award nominations. He is married to actress/producer Hayley Tyson and has two sons - Tyson and Mackenzie.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Daniel Kash Facts

Birth NameDaniel Joshua Kash
BirthdayApril 25, 1959 (63)
BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Daniel Kash compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Love Guru
Under Heavy Fire
Cinderella Man
The Last Days Of Patton
Gross Misconduct
Diary of the Dead
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