About

Originally from Calgary, Canada, Reed Clare made his stage debut at age 10 as the lead in his school’s Christmas play.  A full immersion and exploration of the arts ensued with many subsequent acting roles, winning awards and accolades for his student productions and performances alike.  Reed began formal acting training in Vancouver, earning a degree in the Arts from Langara College.  From 2000 through 2008, Reed resided in New York, studying acting at Carnegie Hall with renown and esteemed teachers Wynn Handman and Fred Kareman.

He has distinguished himself in such performances as Franz in a production of Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde, as an Athenian Orator in Lysistrata and as Lysander in a summer stock production of, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  He has performed in numerous Off Broadway productions, as Eddie in Fool for Love and as David in the highly regarded original comedy How to Speak Woman.  Reed performed as Lennox and the First Murderer in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Macbeth.

Most recently, Reed acted in such hit TV dramas as Dark Matter, The Code, Reign, Warehouse 13, Flashpoint, Nikita and played a lead in the Bravo comedy, Hell Hath no Fury.  Reed is currently developing and writing a feature length screenplay to serve as a contemporary war drama about a court marshaled Canadian Army Captain back from the war in Afghanistan attempting to salvage his life and relationships.  The story delves into the inhumanities of the war and the atrocities committed by good men with strong familial like bonds and obligations who have reached their breaking point, in the face of great stress, emotional strain and turmoil.  Reed is consulting with several friends who are in the armed forces in Canada, Australia, and the U.S. to develop this project.

In 2012, Reed launched Paleo North Media Ltd., an innovative and ground-breaking production company that pushes the boundaries of film and video production.  Owned and operated by Toronto based director/actor/writer/producer, Reed Clare, the company’s mission and directive is to create ambitious feature films, short films and corporate videos that are provocative, inspiring, innovative and stylish.  From authentic and prototypical projects like the micro epic period short film currently in production, Valor’s Dawn to the dynamic, fast paced, Muay Thai themed and action oriented corporate videos made for Sonim Industries and Bell Canada.

Curriculum Vitae

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Blank Page Beatdown

Geek Chic Elite

Toronto Fim Scene

The Harlton Empire

Rogue Cinema

Reel Romp

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The Bulletin

WestCoast Weekly

Show Business

Kingdom Come

Met Opera

Touring T.O.

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Metropolitan Opera

Relativity Media

MTV Entertainment

Madame Tussauds

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Athletics:

Muay Thai kickboxing, cycling, running, weightlifting, yoga, skiing and surfing

Interests:

Architecture, photography, travel, jazz and blues

Directors:

Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Michael Mann, Kristof Kozlowski, Terrence Malick, Oliver Stone, David Cronenberg

Films:

Withnail and I, Ran, Giant, Das Boot, Gallipoli, The Searchers, Once Upon a Time in the West, La Dolce Vita, Glory, Miller’s Crossing, Persona, Brazil

Television:

The Wire, Band of Brothers, Deadwood, Meet the Press, Hardball with Chris Mathews, Charlie Rose, Real Time with Bill Maher, Discovery, National Geographic

Music:

John Coltrane, The Clash, Sonny Rollins, King Pleasure, Bohannon, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding, The Screaming Trees, Dexter Gordon, CCR, Soundgarden

Albums:

The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, Willie Nelson – Teatro, The Tragically Hip – Up to Here, Neil Young – After the Gold Rush, The Doors – L.A. Woman, Johnny Cash – American Recordings

Books:

Cormac McCarthy – Blood Meridian, Don Delillo – White Noise, C.G. Jung – Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Cornel West – Democracy Matters, Richard Rorty – Contingency, Irony and Solidarity, John Wiseman – SAS Survival Handbook

Artists and Playwrights:

Mark Rothko, Sam Shepard, Francis Bacon, David Mamet, Edward Hopper, Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard

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Personal:

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Acting / Theatre:

The Metropolitan OperaStratford Shakespeare FestivalRapier Wit Stage Combat and Fight Choreography

Film / Media:

Relativity MediaBigfoote Music and SoundVoodoo People ProductionsMetacritic Entertainment

Artists:

Omar FadelRich SongKatie BullVan Giao

Politics / News:

BBC HardtalkSalonMSNBCBarack Obama

Athletics:

Old School Muay Thai

Architecture:

Architectural DigestSkyscraper

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