Randolph Johnston
Actor, Singer
“He should be on Saturday Night Live, he’s that good!”
– Harry Currie, Waterloo Record

Born and raised in sunny Scarborough, Ontario Canada, Randy began matriculating through the York University Fine Arts department before heading off to enjoy a successful scholastic career with the famous musical theatre department of Oakville’s Sheridan College.

The recipient of numerous performance awards, he moved smoothly from college life to a life in show-biz, enjoying early successes by appearing in a wide variety of roles with professional companies in Toronto, Grand Bend, Orangeville, Cobourg, Waterloo, Thunder Bay, Drayton, Stirling and Barrie (where he was a founding member of Talk is Free Theatre). Favourite roles among these include “Scrooge” (Christmas Carol), “Fagin” (Oliver), “Mortimer” (Arsenic and Old Lace), “Ali Hakim” (Oklahoma), “The Jester” (Once Upon a Mattress), “Hamlet et-al” (The Comlete Works of William Shakespeare) and “Algernon” (The Importance of Being Ernest).

He has also been busy with a number of his own projects, appearing in several one-man shows, hosting countless cabarets and playing regular gigs with his band. He is also a certified auctioneer.

In addition to his work on stage, Randy has been spending the bulk of his time over the past few years writing; producing a wide range of successful children’s programming for a variety of theatres and creating specialty material for corporations and private parties. His company, Floating Desk International, is looking to launch its new website in the spring of 2010.

He currently hosts and produces his own weekly international radio program for FM 98.5 CKWR and has made a name for himself as a host for dance competitions, special events and fundraisers. In addition, he often fills in as a guest host on Rogers television’s “daytime (Kitchener)”.

Currently, he resides in Cambridge, having just bought his first home there.