STEPHEN JOFFE – Composer
Stephen Joffe is an actor, musician, writer, and sound designer based in Toronto. He began acting at the age of six as Buster Carver in Stephen King’s ‘Storm of The Century’, and in his youth played in such films as Frequency (opposite Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quad), The Wishing Tree (opposite Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood, Young Artist Award nomination), and Dirty Pictures (with James Woods). He then went on to star in such youth programming as Overruled (Family Channel/Disney), Timeblazers (Discovery/YTV), The Latest Buzz (Family Channel), and Max & Shred (Nickelodeon/YTV), before entering his studies at The National Theatre School of Canada from which he graduated in 2012. Since graduating, he took the role of Jamie Walsh in the Netflix miniseries Alias Grace, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, appeared in TIFF hits Bang Bang Baby and Wet Bum, and starred in the film All About Who You Know on CraveTV. He has also appeared in such series as Reign, Slasher, Bajillionaires, Murdoch Mysteries, and Hudson & Rex, among other television series and films. Most recently he played Ricardo in the Lionsgate/Buzzfeed feature 1Up. His stage work includes a Dora Award nomination as Ziggie in the cast of Tough Jews (a critically acclaimed production by Storefront Theatre), the lead role of Alan in Judith Thompson’s The Crackwalker at Factory Theatre, and performances at many of Toronto’s other most prestigious theatres, including Canadian Stage and Buddies In Bad Times. He is the lead singer of Birds of Bellwoods, who received a CFMA nomination for their debut album Victoria, and in the winter of 2019 completed a 28 show arena tour across Canada opening for olympic gold medalists Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue during their farewell performances, which included a number set to their Top 40 hit Let You Go. They have played festivals including Osheaga, Festival D’ete du Quebec, Hillside, and Mariposa. He has composed and arranged music for theatrical, dance, and circus productions with such companies as Factory Theatre, Vazari Dance Projects, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and Headstrong Collective. In addition, he has written and composed music for film productions including The Anniversary (Valerie Buhagiar) and White Night (Dan Slater et al). Currently he is composing original pieces for Articus Productions, and a full-length dance piece produced by Chantal Baudouin slated to premiere in October of 2022.