Dana Andersen

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Dana Andersen is an Edmonton-based actor, improvisor, filmmaker, writer and director. He is an alumnus of The Second City, and has worked closely with Mike Myers, Ryan Stiles, and Joe Flaherty, among others. He currently serves as director of the live improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, and has been a core member of the troupe since its founding in 1991. From 1995-1999, he co-hosted The Johnny and Poki Variety Hour at Edmonton's Varscona Theatre. His theatre credits include shows with Teatro la Quindicina, Panties Productions, and Rapid Fire Theatre. Film credits for Andersen include Purple Gas, Turnbuckle!, and Stray Dogs. He has written, directed and produced a number of independent films, including Rio Loco, Subplot, Subplot II and Hearts of Plastic. Dana Anderson attended Rosslyn Junior High School in north Edmonton where a group of students Joe Sulyma, Rob Currie, Brian Halberg and Kelly Burke created short comedy films on Super 8 millimeter film. Encouraged by his teachers, Dana directed and starred in these films and in later years he would help fund new projects by holding a 'film festival' of his work.


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