“Arctic Air,” an acclaimed CBC TV drama series, concludes its initial series this week, marking another success for a Rossland-born actor.
Kevin McNulty plays Mel, the veteran owner of the Yellowknife based airline that takes viewers into seldom seen parts of Canada’s far north.
Son of the late Dan and Pat McNulty, Kevin started his acting career in Trail’s Theatre Unlimited and the Rossland Light Opera Players in the mid-1970s.
The Trail group staged “Move Over, Mrs. Markham” to packed houses and gave local actors a taste of professional theatre when Jim Hoffman, a drama professor at Nelson’s Notre Dam University, directed Kevin and others in the hilarious comedy.
In 1975 RLOP staged “Show Boat” with Kevin appearing as Joe, who sings the classic “Ol’ Man River”, a highlight of the show. Directed by Clark White and Lee Mendoza, “Show Boat” had been promoted for several years by stage builder/promoter Charles Bailey, but had been sidelined because of the lack of someone able to handle the part of Joe – until Kevin McNulty stepped in.
For the past 35 years Kevin has been acting professionally in Vancouver in stage, move and TV roles. “Arctic Air” is one show that gives him national prominence.
Jack Fisher, Rossland