Shaw, Joe Norman 1957–

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SHAW, Joe Norman 1957–

(Joe–Norman Shaw)


Full name, Joseph Norman Shaw; born 1957, in Anderson, IN; son of Norman and Mary Shaw; married Christianne Hart (an actress); children: one daughter. Education: University of Guelph, B.A. (honors), drama, 1981; University of Calgary, M.F.A., directing; studied acting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with George Luscombe, Michelle George, Marti Maraden, Bernadette Jones, Tom Bentley Fisher; studied film acting with David Rotenberg and Christianne Hart; studied voice with Janine Pearson, Lloyd Coutts, and Ann Skinner. Avocational Interests: Ashtanga yoga and playing the guitar.


Office—c/o Company of Rogues, 2nd Floor, 1232–17th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0B8, Canada; c/o Mount Royal College, Department of Theatre, Speech & Music Performance, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6, Canada. Agent—Lucas Talent, Inc., Sun Tower, 7th Floor, 100 West Pender St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R8, Canada.


Actor and director. The Shaw Festival, apprentice, 1985; Stratford Festival, apprentice, 1987 and 1990; Gastown Actors Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, resident acting instructor, 1991–93; The Alberta Centre of Acting Studios, resident acting instructor, 1994–96; Company of Rogue Actors Studio, cofounder, 1993, then studio director and acting teacher; Rogues Theatre, artistic director; University of Calgary, instructor; Mount Royal College, department of theatre, instructor.

Awards, Honors:

Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists, Canadian Actors' Equity Association.


Film Appearances:

Jim, No Sad Songs, 1985.

30 Something to Life, Stay Tuned, Warner Bros., 1992.

Boy Meets Girl, 1993.

Detective Edwards, Exquisite Tenderness (also known as Die Bestie im weissen Kittel (also known as Exquisite Tenderness—Hollische Qualen), A–Pix Entertainment, 1995.

Paul, Claire (short film), 1996.

The senator, One of Our Own (also known as Denver P.D.: One of Our Own), 1997.

Soloman's aide, Bad Faith (also known as Cold Blooded and Le delateur), Oasis International, 2000.

Nathan's first pick–up, Jet Boy, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Joe–Norman Shaw) Ron Ackerman, Tom Stone, CBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

New York newsman, In Cold Blood, CBS, 1996.

Bobby, Johnson County War, The Hallmark Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Larry, Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories (also known as I Posed for Playboy), CBS, 1991.

Aris, Noah, ABC, 1998.

Fireman, Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story, Lifetime, 1998.

Dave Cleaver, High Noon, 2000.

Kallen, A Father's Choice, CBS, 2000.

Walt, For All Time, CBS, 2000.

Loren Smith, Children of Fortune, CBS, 2000.

Jack Crosbie, The Investigation, CTV, 2002.

Coach, Wasted, MTV, 2002.

Buddy, Sightings: Heartland Ghost, Showtime, 2002.

Vince Tiso, Undercover Christmas (also known as Undercover Lover), CBS, 2003.

(As Joe–Norman Shaw) Colin Lund, Crazy Canucks, CTV, 2004.

Heidi's lawyer, Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss, USA Network, 2004.

Ed Samuels, Lies My Mother Told Me, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Joe–Norman Shaw) Steve, "VCR–Very Careful Rape," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network, 1988.

Tommy Paul, "Cops and Robbers," Katts and Dog, CTV and The Family Channel, 1990.

(As Joe–Norman Shaw) Mr. Samuels, "Trail of Tears," MacGyver, ABC, 1991.

(As Joe–Norman Shaw) Eddie, "The Long Way Home," Street Justice, syndicated, 1992.

Officer Shelton, "Winner Take All," Viper, syndicated, 1996.

Customer "1, "Vantage Point," North of 60, 1996.

Dennis James, "A Sparrow Falls," North of 60, 1997.

"Honey, I'm Dreaming, But Am I?," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated, 1998.

Staff Sergeant Boulanger, "Trial by Fire," North of 60, 2000.

David Seeger, "The Promise: Parts 1 & 2," Caitlin's Way, Nickelodeon and YTV, 2002.

Also appeared as Dr. Bradshaw, The Commish, ABC; Dr. Robert Davis, The Commish, ABC.

Stage Appearances:

Ron Bloom, Taking Liberties, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1992.

Also appeared as Tommy Paul, One Tiger to a Hill, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Rick, I Slept with Tony Trouble: The Confessions of a Hollywood Hustler (one–man show), Toronto Fringe Festival, London, Petameters and Old Red Lion, Edinburgh Festival, Stratford Fringe, and Vancouver Little Theatre; Ross, Zero Hour, Theatre New Brunswick; Paris, Romeo and Juliet, Toronto Free Theatre, High Park; Murder and Porter, Macbeth, Stratford Festival; Lennox, Macbeth, Vancouver Playhouse; second murderer, Richard III, The Citadel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; John Wheeler, Night Watch, Pleiades Theatre, Calgary, Alberta; Lysander, A Mid Summer's Night Dream, Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, British Columbia; Robert, Unidentified Remains and the True Nature of Love Crows, Theatre Toronto, National Arts Centre, Montreal, and Mexico City; Charlie, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary; Joe, Angels in America, Phoenix Theatre, Edmonton; Jude, Whale Riding Weather, Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver; Williamson, Glengarry Glen Ross Theatre, Junction, Calgary; Charlie Bowdrie, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, A.T.P.; Old Ed, Ed & Ed: The Fisherman's Trap/Ed & Ed: Go to Jail, Lunchbox Theatre; in As Is, Toronto Free Theatre, National Arts Centre, and Bathurst Street Theatre.

Stage Director:

Selling Mr. Rushdie, Vertigo Studio, Tower Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2004.

Also directed The Zoo Story, Vancouver Fringe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Melville Boys, Selling Mr. Rushdie, Criminal Genius, Savage in Limbo, and Italian American Reconciliation, all Rogues Theatre, Calgary; The Diviners, Theatre MRC; Rocket to the Moon, University of Calgary; Becoming Memories, The Bar Off Melrose, Bury the Dead, Truckline Cafe, Scenes from American Life, The Dining Room, The Rimers of Eldritch, Barbarians, Metastasis, LaRonde, Lysistrata, Call of the Land, and Beyond Spoon River, all Company of Rogues; Bobby Fell in Love, Art Ranch; D.I.N.K.S., Lunchbox Theatre workshop.