David Sparrow re-elected as President of ACTRA National

TORONTO, ON (June 4, 2019) — David Sparrow has been re-elected by ACTRA’s National Council to serve a second two-year term as National President.

“I am honoured my fellow ACTRA members have the confidence to allow me to continue my work as president of our powerful union,” said Sparrow. “We are a union made up of the most talented performers in Canada, and ACTRA continues to be the leader in advocating for Canadian culture and voices. Together with our industry partners, we have built a world-class screen industry here in Canada. I look forward to joining with members from across the country to embrace the challenges and successes ahead.”

An ACTRA member for almost 30 years, Sparrow served as ACTRA Toronto President from 2013 to 2017 and has served as an ACTRA National Councillor since 2007. A member of ACTRA’s negotiating committees through several rounds of bargaining, he has played an active role in improving the terms and conditions for ACTRA members working under the National Commercial Agreement, the Independent Production Agreement and agreements with videogame developer Ubisoft.

Sparrow’s career has taken him from stage to film and television, and from performing to writing, producing and directing. With over 100 Canadian and U.S. film and TV credits, and extensive experience in commercials and animation, he is equally at home in front of the camera or behind the microphone. He is a proud member of ACTRA’s sister unions Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

The election for President took place at ACTRA’s National Council this past weekend in Toronto.


ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 25,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


Media Contact:
Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416.644.1519, email: ctaverner@actra.ca