Kate Conway was the first person cast in Out With Dad. She is a graduate of the Theatre Studies program at Sheridan College and The University of Toronto, with an Honours Bachelor Degree. Her stage credits include Bonjour, Lá, Bonjour, A New Life, Caught in the Net to name a few. Her stage presence is not limited to drama, having done stand-up and sketch comedy with UTM’s ArtsFest and Yuk Yuk’s Open Mike and is a recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory program. She is quickly building up her film acting resume performing in numerous short films produced in and around Toronto. Out With Dad is her first web series.
In February 2011, Kate was nominated for “Breakthrough Performance” in the 2nd Annual Indie Soap Awards; and in March 2011 she won “Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series” in the 2011 LAweb Festival. Kate was honoured with the Best Actress (Drama) award at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards in 2012, and again at the 5th Annual in 2014, now known as the Indie Series Awards. Kate has recently been nominated for the prestigious Streamy Awards.
as Nathan (season 3)
has worked on both sides of the camera for 20 years. Early roles opposite Will Ferrell in Superstar and several popular TV commercials such as the Whiskas Temptations “cat crashes through walls” spot have kept Jonathan a working actor for the better part of this time. His favourite short film roles are the leads in Deportation at Breakfast, by Bob Barlen who recently wrote the animated film Escape From Planet Earth, and Broken Lines, a WWII drama where he played a US paratrooper who befriends a pacifist German soldier. On the production side, through his company mojopro Films, he has directed dance films and narrative shorts including the award-winning Your Ex-Lover is Dead which was the basis for his web series Clutch, and the 60′s conspiracy thriller ‘Sleep Clinic’. He has IMDB credits as cinematographer, editor and producer on several notable short films. After falling in love with the support and friendship among the international web series community, he is developing new online projects, including as a story editor on the Italian-produced series The Wakefield Variations.
Lindsey Middleton hails from the teeny town of Ridgeway, Ontario! She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Mississauga in the Theatre and Drama Studies program in collaboration with Sheridan College. Her first acting break was playing the Lion in the nativity scene at the age of five, why there was a lion in the nativity Lindsey is still not sure of. Since discarding her mane, Lindsey has played around on many stages doing both puppetry and stage combat and has played many roles from Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Mr. Mistofolees in CATS, to mentally ill Jane in ‘Dentity Crisis. Lindsey is most proud of co-founding Well Fought Theatre Company with her class and co-creating their first production, December 1917: The Halifax Explosionwhich went on tour May 2012 to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lindsey’s other greatest achievement is being part of this beautiful web series Out With Dad, which has brought so much happiness to her life.
as Claire Daniels
Born and raised in the farms and fields of rural Ontario, growing up, Corey took any chance he could to go to the city, a city, any city. First, adopting St. Catherine’s as his second home, attending highschool there, skateboarding there, lounging at sud skates there, and eventually moving there, briefly, living with a friend, in a filthy basement apartment, to frolic in his youth. After highschool however, Corey found there was little opportunity for him in his recently discovered passion – film – and began travelling to Toronto to audition for any indie projects that would see him. Corey ended up attending an Acting for Film and Television Program at Niagara College, which he graduated from in April of 2010. Since then, Corey has signed with The Bella Agency out of Toronto, and has starred and been featured in several projects and commercials shooting out of Toronto and the surrounding area, including a feature film that will be coming to theaters early 2012. Corey also is an avid writer, and wrote and directed a short film of his own about the strange ways people deal with tragedy entitled, Mourning. When asked why he loves acting, Corey says, “It’s fun, its always something new, and it never gets easy, never gets boring.” His career is just beginning, and if you ask him, there is no end in sight!
as Alicia Van Harren
Laura Jabalee is a recent graduate of the joint Theatre and Drama Studies Program with the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, where her stage credits included Mary Haines (The Women), Eliza Reed/Diana Rivers (Jane Eyre), and Chambermaid (The Clandestine Marriage). Her love of acting and live stage grew from her years at Original Kids Theatre Company in London, Ontario. Six seasons at OKTC saw her playing everything from Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), to Juror #11 (12 Angry Women) to a Lovely Lady (Les Miserables).
Laura has since ventured off the stage into the world of film, with Out With Dad being her first web series! Working on a few independent films and a commercial or two, Laura is very much looking forward to her career in Toronto. She would like to thank the OWD family for thier labours of love, and all the OWD supporters for making sesaon 3 a reality!
Kelly-Marie Murtha, born and raised in a small town in Eastern Ontario, got the acting bug while singing and dancing in her highschool musicals! She continued on in university where she performed the role of Hermia in A Midsummers Night Dream with a local theatre group.
Since moving to Toronto, Kelly-Marie has performed and starred in numerous award winning films including Eyes Beyond, which won Best Actress for Kelly-Marie at the 2010 Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival, The Little Guardian which premiered at the 2008 Cannes Short Film Corner, Rex vs. Singh which took top honours at the 2008 Spinning Wheel (Sikh) Film Festival in Toronto. She also appeared in the CBC TV primetime documentary Air India 182 in which she portrayed Irish nurse Sheila Wall. As well, she starred in Open Window which made its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
Kelly-Marie also has numerous theatre credits, as a cast member of Sex, Relationships and Sometimes …Love which ran at the Poor Alex Theatre in Toronto and where she was awarded Best Female Performer. She also recently starred in the theatrical production A Little Happiness which ran at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto.
Principal photography has wrapped on her short film Smart Work where she undertook the role of Director/Producer/
Kelly-Marie is tremendously excited to be coming back in the role of Angela for season 3 of Out With Dad.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.
Darryl’s screen credits include Covert Affairs (USA Network), Patchtown (Canadian Film Centre), Scott Thompson’s Fruit Blog, the Webby nominated OutWithDad.com, PSA with Oscar The Grouch, Masculathon, Stars Gone Wild (MuchMusic), To Die Four (CBC), Chaseism (MOBIfest honourable mention) and Heat Meter (MuchMore). He has been in over 30 commercials, most famously as a Sponge Pocket for Sponge Towel Paper Towel.
On stage Darryl is a founding member of The QCC comedy troupe, has starred in Psycho Circus as Boris, is the co-producer and co-host of The Wet & Sticky Show at Second City Toronto Late Night Stage, and has Co-hosted The Talent Show. He produced and performed in the monthly comedy stage show Unckey Darryl’s House of Sketchola and their 2005 Fringe Festival show, Sketchola! The Musical. He is a regular performer at Toronto’s hippest comedy shows The Loner Show and The Talent Show. Darryl has been a main stage cast member of TheatreSports/Bad Dog Theatre, and has co-founded The Lamb Chops, a musical improv troupe that was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, and Healing With Laughter, a fundraiser for the Innu Healing Foundation. Darryl was also a top finalist on FunnyOrDie.com’s “Pierre Trudeau Said There’d Be Days Like This” contest. He has been featured on USA Today’s Popcandy.
Darryl has taught and performed across the continent from the Institute for Child Study at The University of Toronto, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Newfoundland & Labrador High School Drama festival, to the SAK Improv festival in Orlando, Florida. He has also done corporate work for Rogers Cable and Rogers Wireless.
“He’s wickedly funny…Dinn always seems to be having a good time, which rubs off on the audience.”
- Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine
as Vanessa’s Dad Steven
Robert Nolan is proving to be a versatile talent bringing his skills to both the big screen, television and stage. Currently he is the narrator of History TV’s wartime docudrama The Real Inglorious Bastards, a powerful doctor reforming willful women in the upcoming Silent Retreat and as a man whose grief is subsumed in daily aggravations in Mourning Has Broken.
In recent film roles, Nolan is a no-nonsense FBI agent taking control of an alien crash on an isolated farm in The Picco Incident, a reluctant and humane zombie hunter in Sick, a husband whose thoughts may not be his own in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Familiar, a desperate lab scientist in Canswer and an uncertain bank robber in Battleground.
Nolan will be starring in four distinct roles as a man whose many lives return him to the bonds of the fiery underworld in the upcoming Tales From Hell. Theatre roles include The Great Gatsby, the lead in Bethune and roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Macbeth.
as Vanessa’s Mom Theresa
Wendy is thrilled to be back for Season 3 of Out With Dad. She loves playing the role of the rather “complex” Theresa Lemay. Recently Wendy completed her first feature film – “Hotel Dieu” and has had a guest role in the webseries “Clutch”. Other film, stage and television credits include Urban Legends, Psychic Investigators, In the Can, The Mousetrap and Invincible Youth. Wendy recently moved to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake with her husband Chris and her two dogs.
As Claire’s Mom Marion
as Vanessa’s Brother Jacob
Jacob is an aspiring actor and filmmaker. In his short career so far he has attended 3 Drama courses and along with that has been in a handful of small plays. In only over a year of doing film, he has worked in two low budget short films and someother stuff behind the green screen. Out with Dad is his biggest project yet and his first web series. He has also been cast into a short in the winterish months. Along with being an actor, he is also a filmmaker and is in the midst of writing his own short film. He also plays the drums and is in the concert band as well as the Jazz band at his school. He continues to pursue his acting and filmmaking career in Ottawa and its surrounding areas.
Sarah Joy Bennett
as the Girl on the Subway
Sarah Joy Bennett is a Toronto actor and burlesque performer. At last year’s Toronto Fringe she performed in an original translation of Moliere’s The Sicilan, and has worked with Odyssey Theatre (Scapin, Il Campiello, Kamalay, Ondine), Brookstone (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe),Alchemy and Drumroll Thunder Pause Theatre. As a burlesque performer she was featured in last year’s “Toronto International Burlesque Festival”, and has just returned from Paris where she performed at “Le Tambour Royal”. Film credits include the role of Kelly in the upcoming “High School Musical: Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure”. This summer she is performing with the Classic Theatre Festival, as Olive in “The Voice of the Turtle”.
as Nathan (seasons 1 & 2)
Will Conlon has grown up with a keen interest in all creative fields. Originally he went to Sheridan College to study animation, but left after only a year when he discovered a new passion in stand-up comedy and acting. He worked and studied with some of the top comedians in the country and also won 1st place in his division in the 1999 Yuk Yuks Search For New Comics Contest.
He has since gone on to act in other roles in independent projects. He enjoys all things creative and is constantly trying to accurately express what’s in his imagination through whatever medium he can.
Currently he is developing several projects including a children’s book and screenplays.
Out With Dad is the second collaboration between Will and Jason Leaver, the first being the installation project Mobius scene at Toronto’s 2009 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
In 2013, Will had to step down from his role as Nathan. The production misses him, and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.