Graham Jarvis Biography (1930-)

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"I got into acting by lucky accident. I had performed in school plays etc., but had never given the theatre serious consideration as a career. In the early 50's, I was working at different jobs in New York and got employed as night-time penny arcade attendant working on the 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. shift. There I met another employee named John Darley, who spent his evenings directingan off off-Broadway group before coming up to the arcade to earn his living.He was the son of Otis Skinner's stage manager, had spent all his life inthe theatre and was very knowledgeable about it. I asked if he needed an actor. He said yes, and as soon as I attended my first rehearsal I made the fatal judgement; 'I can do that.' ... But I am aware of how lucky I've been. I try to respect my craft, and the people who care about it, and thepeople who hopefully and patiently watch us and celebrate with us if we get it right."

Birth Details
August 25, 1930
Toronto, Canada

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