ANDREW WALKER

Vanier Football Star Now a Successful Hollywood Actor
updated January 15, 2008

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Andrew started performing in his elementary school's drama program and began landing professional roles by age 14. At 16, he starred in the Canadian television series Student Bodies, but his primary focus was landing a football scholarship to attend college in the U.S. An injury dashed those plans, so he turned his focus solely to acting.

Soon, Andrew landed a role as Prince William on the Robin Hood-based television series Back to Sherwood, followed by a starring role for two seasons on the comedy series Radio Active. With his success in Canada encouraging a move to Los Angeles, Andrew landed his first American television series role soon after he arrived, that of Rick in The WB television series Maybe It's Me. Shortly after, he scored a series regular role on the hit WB show Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

Andrew made his feature film debut in the Frank Oz-directed crime drama The Score, starring Robert De Niro, Ed Norton, Marlon Brando and Angela Bassett. He also played the lead role opposite Angie Everhart in the feature film Wicked Minds, which was shot in his hometown of Montreal.

2005 was a busy year for Andrew. Between shooting two TV movies Adopted and the Louis Bélanger directed Lies and Deception, Andrew made appearances on the popular series Reba and Hot Properties.

In 2006, Andrew played a lead role in the feature film Steel Toes opposite Oscar®- nominated actor David Strathairn. In the film Andrew plays a lead role as a skinhead charged with a hate crime and David Strathairn plays a Jewish lawyer hired to defend him.

Andrew Walker won the Best Actor Award at the Whistler Film Festival for his performance. The film has won numerous festival awards, including the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance, Best New Film (Detriot Jewish Film Festival), and Best Screenplay (Method Fest). View the trailer.

Andrew Walker in "Steel Toes"



Great video clip
: on January 4, 2008, Andrew appeared in a segment of "ER". To view his performance, click here.




Andrew Walker, Vanier Cheetahs Football Star
Apart from his obvious acting prowess, Andrew was also a top athlete here at Vanier, notably in a starring role with our Football Cheetahs. Although he graduated in 1999, he still currently holds no fewer than five Vanier College Football Records:
- Most yards on Kickoff returns (single season) 1999 - 272 yards
- Most Career yds on Kickoff returns - 688 yds
- Most Yards on Field Goal returns (single season) 1997 - 450 yards
- Most Career yard on Field Goal returns 1,045 yards
- Most career field goal returns - 73 carries
Andrew also still holds the League record for Career Field Goal returns: 1,045 yards.


PHOTOS


With David Strathairn from the 2006 film "Steel Toes" for which Andrew won "Best Actor" at Whistler Film Festival


WEB LINKS FOR ANDREW WALKER

Montreal Mirror review of his recent film "Steel Toes"
His page on imdb.com listing career roles, etc.
Andrew Walker Fan Page
His Page on Gallery of Celebrities
Tribute Fan Site
Extract of an article on him from April 22, 2002

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