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Dan Levy on Schitt’s Creek, David Rose & his Dad

Monday, 20 March 2017 13:21

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks to actor, show-runner, producer and writer Dan Levy about CBC’s 'Schitt’s Creek’, his character David Rose, and what it’s like to work with his dad.

Pop TV and CBC’s Schitt’s Creek is wrapping up its third season on the heels of more wins at the Canadian Screen Awards, a growing audience and news that Season 4 is imminent.

There’s Dan Levy riffing as David Rose in the series that owes much of its success to his vision. In the sitcom, he and his family are fish-out-of-water billionaires who have fallen on tough times and now must find their way in the rural berg of  Schitt’s Creek.

Dan’s portrayal of the charmingly self-absorbed millennial who is both pansexual and a serious fashionista, has made him one of the most original characters to wander into popular culture and comedy television.

Dan Levy grew up in Toronto, his dad Eugene choosing to raise the family here in the GTA opposed to the dazzle of La La Land. Dan knew early he would follow in his old man’s footsteps. He was heavily involved in theatre in high school, and then moved into film production once he graduated. In his early 20s, Dan was offered a host spot with MTV Canada where remained in the public eye for 8 years. In 2013, he came up with the idea for the Rose family; a group of well off socialites losing it all in a Ponzi scheme. Veterans Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott anchored interest in the series initially, but in season 2 and 3, onscreen siblings Dan Levy and Annie Murphy have increasingly found an adoring audience.

Mark Wigmore spoke to Dan Levy at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto.

As season 3 of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ comes to a close, it’s been confirmed that Season 4 will begin shooting this summer. To learn more, click here.

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the JAZZ.FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

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