A professional actor/director/artistic director for 40 years, Jerry has worked in theatre companies across Canada including Vancouver’s The Arts Club Theatre, Edmonton’s Fringe Festival, Calgary’s Shakespeare in the Park, Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, London’s Grand Theatre, the Saint John Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Watermark Theatre in P.E.I. and four seasons in leading roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he received a Tyrone Guthrie Award. Jerry was Artistic Director at The Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from 1998 – 2004. He was a part of The Stephenville Festival company in the mid 1980’s and Rising Tide Theatre’s Trinity Festival in the late 1990’s. He was Artistic Director of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) from 1991 – ‘97 and he was founding Artistic Director of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Jerry is currently chair of the Theatre Program at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook.
Other writing credits include Peter McGuinty (an adaptation of Ibsen's Peer Gynt) and Turkeys, Turkeys, and More Turkeys, and adaptation or Feydeau's Le Dindon.