From the stages of Vancouver's theaters, to film and television screens, to national radio ads, and to the vibrant worlds within Saturday morning cartoons, Adrian Petriw's career has proved to be as diverse as his range as a performer. With the support of his family and mentors like Babz Chula, Kate Twa, and John Cassini, he began to work as a professional actor in his adolescence, and has since appeared in dozens of film and television projects such as AMC's Hell on Wheels, The Killing and CW's Arrow. He also co-founded Blind Pig Theatre, lent his voice to numerous major animated franchises and hundreds of radio, web and TV commercials, and even pursued a History degree at Simon Fraser University.
Adrian's Film and Television career began with him landing a series regular role on the CBC's high school drama Edgemont, and since then his credits have included roles in iZombie, Lucifer, Mc2, Woman on the Run, Cargo, Under Fire, Hell on Wheels, The Killing, Continuum, Arrow, The Interrogation, Tower Prep, Romeo!, Dead Like Me, The Deadly Pledge, Gods of Youth, Broken House, and more. From network television to independent film, period drama and awkward college comedy, Adrian thrives on pushing himself and his range to their limits.
Adrian's animation credits include Iron Man Armored Adventures, Max Steel, SlugTerra, The Next Avengers, Exchange Student Zero, LBX, World Trigger, Nana, Superbook, The Yoda Chronicles, Barbie, Escape From Planet Earth, Hero 108, and Dinosaur Train to name a few. He is also voicing the title character in the CBC's Scout and the Gumboot Kids, which premiered in the Fall of 2015.
His work in advertising is extensive, having voiced hundreds of commercials in over a decade of work. Adrian has voiced ads and campaigns for companies like Fandango, Best Buy, Jimmy Dean, Honda, A&W, Mcdonalds, McArthurGlen, Coca Cola, ICBC, BC Hydro, Granville Island Brewing, Money Mart, Sony, Red Bull, Pacific Western Brewing, Toyota, Destination BC, as well as PSA's for organizations like the Covenant House.
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Adrian first fell in love with the craft of acting on stage as a child, and the Theatre remains his home away from home. His diverse resume of productions includes leads in George F. Walker's Tough (Cucumber Satellite) and Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues (Deep Cove Theatre), as well as live cabaret shows with The True Heroines, to name a few.
In 2010, Adrian co-founded what would become Blind Pig Theatre (formerly the Ninja Pirates Theatre), alongside several close friends and peers who he had studied acting with for many years. Since then, the company has produced seven shows, 3 of which featured Adrian on stage: Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy (2010), Eric Bogosian's SubUrbia (2012), and Victor Gialanella's Frankenstein (2013).