On this week's episode, I had a blast getting to know actor,producer,Griffin Cork! We get a little festive and break down our top 5-10 holiday movies and why we love them so much!
We also talk about the upcoming 2nd season of his show “Abracadavers” and the production company he is a part of, Numera Films. Griffin sheds some light on the process of making independent series and movies and how things have changed in the past couple years with the funding that is available for creatives.
Griffin is a Canadian actor and producer who has been working in the film, theatre, and voice industries for over a decade. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, his creativity was fostered through Theatre Works, Quest Theatre, Calgary Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Alberta’s ARTSTREK, and Central Memorial Performing and Visual Arts Program. Griffin has deep roots in the Alberta community, and is constantly looking for challenging and exciting work.
His professional career began at twelve years old, taking on the titular role in A Paintbrush for Piccolo with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and performing in the 1700 seat Jack Singer Concert Hall. Griffin later secured his first film role, acting alongside Matthew Perry (Friends, The Whole Nine Yards) in the feature film The Ron Clark Story. Since then he has worked with Stephen Amell (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) in the TV Movie When Calls The Heart and Colm Feore (Thor, Chicago) in the feature film Everfall.
He has worked with a number of theatre companies including Theatre Calgary, Theatre Junction, The Shakespeare Company, Lunchbox Theatre, Sage Theatre, Birnton Theatricals, Thou Art Here Theatre, Calgary Opera, Shakespeare By The Bow, W&M Physical Theatre, and the In Arms Theatre Collective. Griffin is the former host of the talk-show Studio 315 on Shaw TV, and can be seen on Heartland (CBC), Abracadavers (The Fantasy Network/Amazon Prime), Pet Heroes (CMTV), and Hug-O-Gram (REVERY, Telus Optik). You may also recognize his voice as Kouji Ibuki on Cardfight! Vanguard, Brutal of the Martial Arts on Futurecard BuddyFight X, and General Octonus on Tobot: Galaxy Detectives. Griffin hosts a comedy and arts-focused podcast called The Breakfast Dish with his Mom, and a D&D actual-play podcast called The Die As Cast with his Dad.
Griffin spent a year as the D. Michael Dobbin Apprentice at Alberta Theatre Projects, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta in 2019. He was named one of the 10 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta's Emerging Artists in 2020, and one of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts' Top 25 Young Artists in 2017. Griffin won a BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Actor in a Play (Professional) for Becky Modes’ one-person show Fully Committed, and was honoured to be the recipient of the Duval Lang Theatre for Young Audience Emerging Leader Award at the 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards. He was named an Arts Champion of Calgary in 2012. He is represented by The Characters Talent Agency.