Growing up in Toronto, Jeremy surrounded himself with a variety artists, dancers, designers, promoters, DJs and musicians, immersing himself within the electronic music and rave scene from a young age. It was this influence that he credits to shaping his craft. From his visual art portfolio to his personal style, electronic music plays a huge role in his life.
In 2007, Jeremy graduated from Sheridan College with two diplomas. One in Visual Arts and in Performing Arts, which is where he learned the fundamentals of acting. In addition, Jeremy has also graduated from The Second City, for improvisation training and graduated from Sears & Switzer for On Camera Training, TV Voice-Overs, TV Commercials & Scene Study work. Jeremy has been very grateful to be able to study acting with such respectable Canadian film and television mentors such as Simon Longmore, Gloria Mann, Stephanie Gorin, Gail Harvey, Kevin Hartley, Tom Todoroff, and Brian Levy, just to name a few. Right now he is working on promoting his and getting more exposure in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal as a visual artist and actor.
Jeremy has worked with vocal experts Christina James (Sheridan College), Louisa Burgess Corbett (Sheridan/ George Brown College), and 2003 Original Canadian Idol Winner, Ryan Malcolm. He has also been dancing for thirteen years and has worked with an array of musical talent in music videos for artists such as Shawn Desman ('Nobody Does It Like You' & 'Too Young To Care'), Jesse Labelle ('Easier'), Carmen & Camille, Devine Brown, and Dearly Beloved. He has also worked with the Juno nominated artist Deadmau5 ('Ghost & Stuff') and D-Sisive ('To The Moon' & 'A Little Song For You'). Just recently, Jeremy danced in the Rihanna ?Work? music video recreation parody for the iconic CBC TV series ?Air Farce?, which was for their 2016 new years eve episode special.
Within the industry, Jeremy has been thankful enough to have worked with creative and inspiring directors such as Marc André Debruyne, Kyle Kofsky, Alex Colthart and Andy Wood. His model credits include: Tristian Style, Gap, Guess Jeans, Kolor Shades, Government of Ontario 'Summer Company' ad campaign ( 2010 & 2011), Fairies Pyjamas (Kensington Market, Toronto), Trojan Condoms 'Naked Sensations', Hastens Beds, Almost Naked Clothing, J-Com Clothing, ethical dance wear Me to We Style and The Fall Clothing show '09 (Toronto). Jeremy has been involved with Fashion Art Toronto (F.A.T.) Week from 2010 to 2016 (excluding 2014 when he was in Vancouver studying acting), both on the catwalk rockin' alternative fashions from around the world, and helping out with backstage productions and crew set-up.
On January 14th, 2013, Jeremy joined ACTRA by landing his first role as a union actor on the hit Canadian Sci Fi TV series Orphan Black. On July 9th, 2013, he earned his second Actra credit by appearing as the lead zombie in a commercial for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Royal Bank of Canada. Jeremy's hard work continued to pay off when Simon Longmore, founder of the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA), approached him and awarded him the highest scholarship to come and train at his Dramatic Arts Program at VADA studios in September 2013.While living in Vancouver, Jeremy walked as a model in the second annual Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week (VALT2013) for Shay Lhea, the well-known steampunk mask designer and her 'Oculto Mask' collection.
While training at VADA studios, in order to maintain his scholarship and reduce Vancouver living expenses, in the span of six months, Jeremy moved around to five different living arrangements. In October 2013, he ended up living in a vintage, retro 60s RV located in Olympic Village for 28 days. He lived in a solar-powered RV with no running water, no heat, and no built-in bathroom. He used the experience to drive his passion for the love of the craft. On March 7, 2014, Jeremy graduated from VADA and moved back to Toronto.
On his days off in the summertime, Jeremy loves to travel rural and northern Ontario and Montreal attending 4-day long electronic music festivals such as Om Festival, World Electronic Music Festival (W.E.M.F.), Digital Dreams, Teknival, Harvest Festival, Shambhala (B.C.), Ever After (Kitchener, ON) and his home away from home at Eclipse (Montreal). He hopes to one day go on spiritual pilgrimages to places such as Lightning in a Bottle (Silverado, CA), BOOM Festival (Portugal), Ozora (Hungary), Rainbow Serpent (Australia), and his dream vacation to Burning Man (Nevada desert). Jeremy loves to use his creative skill set and create set designs for Promise Parties, when they throw their electronic music events, and also frequents their annual Cherry Beach Sunday summer events. He also loves to continuously support Toronto arts & culture gatherings such as Gay Pride, Freedom Festival, Beats Breaks & Culture at the Harbourfront Centre (discontinued), The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Doors Open Toronto, and has attended every Nuit Blanche from 2006 to 2016.
Since June 2014, Jeremy has been studying alongside Lewis Baumander to further develop and strengthen his on camera acting presence and techniques. As of recently in 2016, Jeremy has begun blogging for art and cultural events around the city via Instagram. He was featured on the Gladstone Hotel's "Up and Coming Visual Artist" blog, where he writes about his influences and work. Jeremy continues to pursue his passion and love for dance as he works as the official mascot/ go go dancer for the hottest night club on King West, Everleigh Night Club. For Fashion Art Toronto Week 2016, he was involved in an art performance for Canadian designer, Allie Wood, for Amplify Apparel. Immediately after fashion week, Jeremy modelled for the popular Toronto street label, Nuvango, for their 2016 'Colour Theory' Spring collection. In May, he was cast as a dancer/singer in the Caribbean musical 'Dario et la Diablesse'. Which showcases at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival and will be Jeremy's second time performing at Toronto Fringe.
Being immersed into the Toronto electronic music culture for over 17 years, on June 18th 2016, Jeremy was able to meet his favourite DJ, a drum & bass pioneer, DJ Andy C. On August 1st 2016, after following the Shambhala Music Festival (BC, Canada) online since 2003, Jeremy attended and marked this life inspiring event off his bucket list. While at Shambhala, he was asked to walk the Shambhala fashion show for the established festival label, Michelle Lynn Johnson's The Fairies Pyjamas. This was exactly the opportunity Jeremy desired, not only did he want to experience the art, music, and vibrant culture that is Shambhala, he was also wanted to experience the fashion too. With this opportunity, he was also thankful he got to work with his favourite body painter and make up artist, Melissa Meretsky from M3 Artistry (Vancouver, Canada). To this date, this is Jeremy's 3rd time representing 'The Fairies Pyjamas'. On August 7th, he left the week long music festival 2 days early and flew back to Toronto for the 8th, to shoot his actor role for an episode on the popular CBC TV show 'Kim's Convenience'. Booking this actor role on 'Kim's Convenience', allowed Jeremy to gain his full Actra membership status on August 11th 2016.
"When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." - Edward Teller
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson