Alan Bernhoft is a Canadian actor, best known for his roles in the television series, The Kids in the Hall, The Newsroom, and as the voice of 'Oscar' in the animated series, Oscar's Hotel.
Alan was born on April 14, 1975 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father, Peter, was a lawyer and his mother, Mary, was a homemaker. He was raised in a loving, supportive family where creativity and imagination were encouraged. Growing up, he was an active child who loved playing sports and being involved in school and community activities.
At the age of 8, Alan began acting in local community theater productions. After a few years, he decided to pursue acting as a career. He moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, he began to audition for television and film roles.
In 1994, Alan landed his first major role as a regular cast member on The Kids in the Hall, a Canadian sketch comedy show. He then starred as a recurring character on the Canadian drama series, The Newsroom, from 1995 to 1996. He also appeared in a number of films, including the indie drama, The Life of David Gale (2003) and the psychological thriller, The Machinist (2004).
In 2005, Alan began voicing the character 'Oscar' on the animated series, Oscar's Hotel. He also guest-starred on a number of television shows, including The 4400, Smallville, and The L Word.
In addition to his acting career, Alan is an active philanthropist. He is involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Red Cross. He also lends his support to other causes, such as the fight against poverty and human trafficking.
Alan is a talented and dedicated actor who has achieved a great deal in his career. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Continuing Role for his work on The Kids in the Hall. He is an inspiration to aspiring actors and a role model for many.