Mortifee, Jane (Jane Mortifee Birch, Jane Mortifee-Birch)

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Mortifee, Jane (Jane Mortifee Birch, Jane Mortifee-Birch)


Father, a politician; sister of Ann Mortifee (a singer, songwriter, and writer); children: Jessica. Education: University of British Columbia, degree in arts, 1975.


Office—JMS Sound Productions, Ltd., 18179 Kerrisdale RPO, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4L3, Canada.


Actress, voice artist, and singer. Performer in concerts and at various venues. Affiliated with JMS Sound Productions, Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Narrator of an audio tour for the University of British Columbia. Involved with the Crystal Mountain Study and Retreat Centre, women's organizations, and telethons and benefits. Also known as Jane Mortifee Birch and Jane Mortifee-Birch.


Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).

Awards, Honors:

YWCA Women of Distinction Award, 1987; Pacific Music Industry Award nomination, female vocalist of the year, 1987; Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations, outstanding supporting performance in a musical, 1987, for Don Messer's Jubilee, and 1990, for Rock and Roll; inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, 2002; other awards and nominations include an award nomination from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).


Stage Appearances:

Reflections on Crooked Walking (musical), Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1982.

Don Messer's Jubilee (musical), Arts Club Theatre, c. 1987.

Rock and Roll (musical), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, c. 1990.

Amelia (musical), National Arts Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1993.

The Tree, the Tower, and the Flood (musical), c. 1997.

Side by Side by Sondheim (musical tribute), Arts Club Theatre, 1998.

When the Rains Come (musical), Festival of New Musicals, New York City, 2001.

Appeared in other productions, including the musicals Cabaret, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Godspell, and Jubalay (also known as A Bistro on the Corner); the musical revues Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Starting Here and Starting Now; and productions staged as part of Expo '86 (World's Fair), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1986.

Film Appearances:

Kitty Wilcox, My American Cousin (also known as Mon cousin americain), International Spectrafilm, 1985.

Kitty Wilcox, American Boyfriends (also known as My American Boyfriend and Mes copains americains), CBS Films, 1989.

(As Jane Mortifee-Birch) Sam's mother, Immediate Family, Columbia, 1989.

Voice of Aunt Polly, The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer (animated), Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Voice of Mamma Gingertree, Candyland: Great Lollipop Adventure (animated), Hasbro, 2005.

Voice of Zipporah, The Ten Commandments (animated), Promenade Pictures, 2007.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins (animated; consists of episodes of the television series), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998.

Television Appearances; Animated Series:

(As Jane Mortifee Birch) Voices, Beany and Cecil (also known as The New Beany and Cecil), ABC, 1988.

Voice of Mrs. Squab, The Wacky World of Tex Avery (also known as Tex Avery Theater), Cartoon Network and syndicated, beginning 1997.

Voice of Enchantra, Sabrina the Animated Series (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina: The Animated Series), ABC and UPN, 1999-2000.

Voice of Big Mary Hatfield, Yvon of the Yukon, YTV (Canada), 2000-2005.

Voice of Enchantra, Sabrina's Secret Life, The WB, 2003-2004.

Voice of Obsidian, Trollz, syndicated, 2005-2006, CBS, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Background singer, The Paul Anka Show, CBC, beginning 1982.

Background singer in other shows, including shows featuring Rolf Harris and Tom Jones.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(As Jane Mortifee Birch) Debbie Nolan, And the Sea Will Tell (also known as Nur die See kennt die Warheit), CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun, NBC, 1986.

Voice of Enchantra, Sabrina the Teenage Witch in Friends Forever (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Voice of Lady Bovina Ribsby, Madeline: My Fair Madeline (animated), 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Appeared in various specials, including specials with David Foster and specials celebrating Canada Day.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Molly Burton, "Thursday's Child," Danger Bay, CBC and Disney Channel, 1986.

Group member, "Best Years of Your Life," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1988.

(As Jane Mortifee Birch) Mrs. Gowan, "Suspicions," Neon Rider, CTV (Canada) and Fox, 1990.

(As Mortifee Birch) Nathan's mother, "Model Student," Neon Rider, CTV (Canada) and Fox, 1990.

Nurse Sullivan, "Baby Blues," 21 Jump Street, syndicated, 1991.

Voice of Firewall, "Firewall," ReBoot (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999, also broadcast on YTV (Canada).

Voice of singer, "End Prog," ReBoot (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999, also broadcast on YTV (Canada).

Herself, "My American Cousin," On Screen!, Bravo! (Canada), 2006.

Appeared in other programs, including Airwolf (also known as Blackwolf, Lonewolf, and Supercopter), CBS; and Hurricanes (animated), syndicated.

Television Additional Voices; Animated Series:

Madeline, Family Channel, beginning 1993.

Sonic the Hedgehog (also known as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic), ABC and syndicated, 1993-95.



Conversations, JMS Sound Productions, 1995.

Give Me Something Real, JMS Sound Productions, 2002.



Jane Mortifee,, April 4, 2008.

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