Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Nicholas Arnold is an actor and filmmaker in the entertainment industry. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, Nicholas produced and directed his first award-winning documentary at the age of 14. He followed that with his feature directorial debut “The Vicious Circle,” a film on bullying and hatred and premiered it to a sold out audience by the time he was 17. In 2014, Nicholas completed his second and most successful feature filmmaking venture to date, “William’s Lullaby,” a film exploring the effects of grief and depression on the father/son relationship. The film went on to win favourable reviews and numerous awards internationally including many for Best Film. The film is now available on DVD and for streaming and download through its official website: www.williamslullaby.com
An avid supporter of charities and causes, Nicholas produced and directed the annual live fundraising variety show, Shave for a Cure, raising over $30,000 for cancer research in a four-year span. In 2008, as a result of his volunteer and community work, he became one of twenty across Canada to receive the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership as recognized by The Governor General.
As a (primarily) stage actor, Nicholas has had the privilege of playing a wide-range of roles including Kenickie in Grease, Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and Sparkle in Judith Thompson gritty drama, Habitat, for which he won the Bancroft Theatre Guild Award for Acting Excellence. In 2012, Nicholas took his one man show “A Tribute to Jerry Lewis”, and toured it around the Greater Toronto Area to various retirement homes and communities eventually landing a place on the larger theatre circuity and premiering it at the 700-seat Orillia Opera House. Nicholas brought his skills as a Jerry Lewis Tribute Artist to Arizona in 2013, performing in Lonely Street Productions’ “The Best of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis” for a 7-show tour. Nicholas also performed with Ontario favourite Derek Marshall in "Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been" for a 3 week Southern Ontario Tour.
In his downtime, Nicholas works as a supervisor at The Ed Mirvish Theatre, part of Mirvish Entertainment, the largest theatre company in Toronto, Canada where he currently resides. He continues to actively write, direct and perform whenever he gets the chance.
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