Board of Directors

Kevin Hanchard


Kevin Hanchard is a veteran Canadian actor best known for his role as Superintendent Joe Donovan in Hudson and Rex and Detective Arthur “Art” Bell on the hit series Orphan Black. Born in Yallahs, Jamaica, Kevin has always been a natural performer. He often starred in his elementary and middle school plays. After attending an arts high school in Mississauga, Ontario, he continued to pursue his passion for acting and graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours BFA in Acting.

A Canadian Screen Award winner for his work on Orphan Black, Kevin has also been recognized with three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, the most recent of which was for his extraordinary portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his final hours in the critically acclaimed play The Mountaintop. Kevin has also received a Betty Mitchell nomination for The Mountaintop.

As one of the nation’s busiest artists, Kevin can currently be seen in dozens of television series including Ginny and Georgia, People of Earth, Cardinal, Tin Star, Suits, The Girlfriend Experience, Rogue, Save Me, and as Inspector Sematimba in the SYFY series The Expanse. He will also appear as music legend Louis Armstrong in the soon to be released film The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday starring Andra Day and directed by Lee Daniels.

During the pandemic Kevin has continued to pursue his love for theatre in the successful online productions of the plays HOUSE by Daniel MacIvor for Factory Theatre and The Water Gun Song by Idris Goodwin for Young People’s Theatre.