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Patrick McKenna

Actor

Patrick McKenna gained notoriety portraying Marty Stephens, the frenetic head trader on the television series Traders, and the loveable and naive nephew Harold, on The Red Green Show.

McKenna’s exuberance and talent has been rewarded several times including a double Gemini win at the Gemini Awards -- one for “Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series” for his work on Traders, and one for “Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series” for his role Harold Green in The Red Green Show. McKenna set a precedent by winning in both categories, which had never been done before – or since. He has also hosted the Gemini Awards on two occasions.

McKenna continues to make guest appearances in numerous series including: Stargate SG-1, ABC’s The Music Man, Trudeau, The Listener, Less Than Kind, The Ron James Show, Rick Mercer Report, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Stand By Your Booth. He also had roles in the feature films Joe’s Wedding, Red Green’s Duct Tape Forever, and Writer’s Block with Kelsey Grammer, Everywhere, John. A: The Rivals, Mulroney: The Opera, Margarita, and most recently Sunshine Sketches Of A Little Town. McKenna is currently also developing a television series which he created, and a feature film.

McKenna honed his comic skills with Second City troupes in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as by performing his stand-up comedy routines throughout Canada and the United States.

McKenna was born and raised in Hamilton, Ont., and continues to live in that area. He is married and has one son.

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