A C T I N G / I M P R O V
Kerry has been acting and improvising around Toronto for over 20 years. After training at the famed Second City, Kerry went on to be a cofounder of improv troupe Slap Happy which has performed at festivals across North America and even a couple in Europe. He was also a founding member of the Bad Dog Theatre company which opened its doors in 2003, and remains a mainstay of the Toronto improv Community.
In 2008 Kerry returned to the Second City, joining it’s mainstage cast where he wrote and performed in two award winning revues, Barack to the Future and 0% Down,100% Screwed.
Currently, Kerry regularly performs at the award winning improv talk show, Monkey Toast and he pops up on improv stages all over Toronto, often with one of many troupes including The Coincidence Men, and even occasionally still with Slap Happy!
Besides making stuff up, Kerry is also an accomplished actor having appeared in television shows like Baroness Von Sketch (CBC), Schitt's Creek (CBC), The Expanse (Amazon Prome) Designated Survivor (ABC), The Beaverton (CTV), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Max And Shred (YTV), Degrassi: The Next Generation (CBC), Connor Undercover (Family Channel), Covert Affairs (USA), Mayday (Discovery) and Cracked (CBC). He has also been seen or heard in over 100 television and radio commercials, perhaps most recognized as ‘the Diamond Shreddies guy’ ,‘the Walmart price guy’ or 'that guy from that commercial'.
Kerry has won 10 Canadian Comedy Awards over the years, twice being named Best Male Improviser, and winning for Best Improv Troupe four times with both Slap Happy and Monkey Toast, as well as winning for Best Comedic Play and Best Sketch Troupe with the Second City.
Currently Kerry can be seen improvising with The Coincidence Men in The Stupid Good Comedy Show, on the 4th Friday of every month at the Socap Comedy Theatre.
For a look at Kerry's acting resume - click here:
"Kerry Griffin is one of the finest improvisers in the world. I always feel better knowing that
he's booked to do my show. As a player, he always has your back"
- David Shore (Artistic Director Monkey Toast UK)
"Kerry is an absolute delight to work with. He's charming, witty, vulnerable and
can hold an entire audience in the palm of his hand. "
-Ashley Comeau (Second City Toronto)