Darrell Dennis is a First Nations Actor/Writer/Comedian from the Shuswap Nation in British Columbia. He is an award winning playwright whose works have been published by Canada Playwrights Press and in periodicals across Canada and the U.S.

His one man show, Tales of an Urban Indian was nominated for two Dora Awards (Best Original Play and Best Performance by an actor) and has toured across Canada and the U. S. Darrell also gave a special performance of Tales at the legendary Public Theater in New York City and The Autry Theater in Los Angeles. A television pilot based on Tales was produced by APTN and aired in 2009. His feature film adaptation of Tales was one of 13 international screenplays accepted into the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Another of Darrell’s scripts Moccasin Flats was also accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. The short film became a television series which Darrell also wrote for on the Showcase Network and APTN.

As a comedic writer, Darrell was a frequent contributor to CBC Radio. Darrell co- wrote and hosted Revision Quest which ran four seasons and won numerous awards including the prestigious New York Festival Award.

As a performer, Darrell is best known for his roles in Northwood, Leaving Normal, The Rez, and as the host of Bingo and a Movie. Darrell was a member of The Second City National Touring Company and co-founded the all-Native comedy troupe Tonto’s Nephews and the LA based all Native American comedy troupe The Mayflower Welcoming Committee. Darrell has performed stand-up at televised gala performances for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival as well as numerous appearances on CBC radio and CBC Television.

Currently, Darrell is a regular on the APTN series Blackstone and the Teen Nick series Open Heart. His award winning book Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies about Indians from Douglas & Macintyre Publishing is available in bookstores and online.