Scott Bellis as ALBERT
Scott Bellis has been an actor, director and acting coach in his hometown of Vancouver for almost 30 years now. He studied Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Langara College) and has worked in a variety of theatrical disciplines including mask, sketch comedy, new play development, and theatre for young audiences, but as an actor the mainstay of his career has been classical works. He is a founding member and Artistic Associate at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, where he has played roles such as Hamlet, Petruchio, Brutus, Parolles, Bottom, Henry the Fifth, and King John in over three dozen productions there. This past summer he played Lear’s Fool in their acclaimed production of King Lear, and directed and acted in The Comedy of Errors.
His directing credits include Twelfth Night for Carousel Theatre, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Studio 58, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon for Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, and Antony and Cleopatra and The Comedy of Errors for Bard on the Beach.
He has taught acting at his alma mater, Studio 58, and is the co-founder of the Arts Club Theatre’s annual Actors’ Intensive, a six-week conservatory-style training program for established theatre artists. This program is in its seventh year.
He has acted with most theatre companies in Vancouver, including the Arts Club (It’s A Wonderful Life, The Philanderer, School For Scandal, Cyrano, The Optimists, Poster Boys, Enchanted April, Avenue Q, and Saint Joan), Axis Theatre (The Number 14), Ruby Slippers Productions (The Leisure Society, Winners, The Cat Who Ate Her Husband, Hotel Bethlehem, Apres Moi), Virtual Stage (The Birth of Freedom), Carousel Theatre (James and the Giant Peach, Arthur: Boy King), and Patrick Street Productions (Bat Boy: The Musical). Recently he appeared in productions for Canadian Stage Company in Toronto (Tear the Curtain), Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon (God of Carnage, Equivocation), and Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops (Educating Rita). Later this winter he will perform in productions of Pride and Prejudice and Good People at the Arts Club before returning to Bard on the Beach for his 22nd season in Romeo and Juliet and Merry Wives of Windsor. Scott has been nominated 18 times for Jessie Richardson awards for his acting work, and received awards in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015. His career has encompassed over 120 productions and over 3500 performances.
In film, Scott has appeared on television in The Beachcombers, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Dead Man’s Gun, Outer Limits, Dark Angel, First Wave, Smallville, Dead Zone and Psych, as well as the features Intersection, Time Cop, Little Women, and Antitrust.
Scott also currently serves on the National Council of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Scott Bellis as ALBERT