For over 30 years, Bill Carr has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter, while helping people see their world in new and exciting ways. An artist, actor, humourist, writer, and speaker, Carr offers custom-tailored performances, keynotes, and workshops to deliver exactly what organizers need, no matter the event.
Throughout his career, Carr has performed on theatrical stages across Canada and the world. He has also worked extensively in the film and television industry in character roles and as a social commentator on CBC’s The Journal. In his book, Acting Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life, Carr shares his diverse and multifaceted experiences as a performer and conveys both lessons learned and mistakes made, while challenging readers to live more authentically and with purpose.
Carr has travelled extensively throughout North America delivering keynotes and workshops on creativity, communication, and intentional and inspired living, with audiences ranging from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Carr believes that empathy and compassion must take centre stage in all human interactions and seeks to deepen his audiences’ understanding of the interrelated nature of our reality. He combines the latest developments in interpersonal neuroscience with ancient philosophy and spiritual practice to share incredible insight into how our minds work individually and collectively.
An active volunteer, Carr is an honorary trustee of the IWK Health Centre and has hosted the annual IWK Telethon, a much-loved community institution in the Maritime provinces, for more than 30 years. He also regularly serves as host and emcee for local events in support of charitable causes and the arts, included Unicef, YMCA, Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hospice Halifax, and Habitat for Humanity, among many others.