Vinnie Karetak

Community: 
Iqaluit/Arviat
Languages: 
English, Inuktitut
Category: 
Actor, Performer
Sub-genre: 
Acting, Theatre, Traditional Inuit drum

Biography

Vinnie chugs down a carton full of caribou milk! In another time and place, he sets traps for Nunavut’s most frightening animal: the bumblebee... He is one of Nunavut’s most beloved actors, widely renowned for his comedic touch in life. Born and brought up in Arviat, Vinnie currently lives in Iqaluit with his wife and two sons. He is an actor, writer and producer at Qanurli, a popular comedy show in Inuktitut, in its 6th season broadcast on APTN and soon filming season 7. Other television credits include Why White People Are Funny (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation). Film credits include Grizzlies (2017) and Two Lovers and a Bear (2016). You will often find Vinnie Emceeing and drum dancing at Nunavut’s music festivals, concerts, events.

Co-Director, Writer and Actor in the Inuit theatre epic Kiviuq Returns (2017), Vinnie has jumped feet first into the world of theatre as he tours Nunavut and Canada this year with the show.

In another time and place, he sets traps for Nunavut’s most frightening animal: the bumblebee as one of Nunavut’s most beloved actors, widely renowned for his comedic touch in life and art - as actor, writer and producer at Qanurli, a popular comedy show in Inuktitut, in its 6th season broadcast on APTN and soon filming season 7. Other television credits include Why White People Are Funny (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation).

Film credits include Grizzlies (2017) and Two Lovers and a Bear (2016). Theatre credits include Kiviuq Returns (2017). You will often find Vinnie Emceeing and drum dancing at Nunavut’s music festivals, concerts, events. 

Born and brought up in Arviat, Vinnie currently lives in Iqaluit with his wife and two sons.

Credits/experience

TV
  • Qanurli - Actor, Writer, Producer of a popular comedy show in Inuktitut, in its 5th season broadcast on APTN
  • Why White People Are Funny, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)
Film
  • The Grizzlies (2017)
  • Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
Theatre
  • Kiviuq Returns (2017): Actor, Writer, Director 

 

Live performances
  • Emcee: Music festivals, concerts, events
  • Drum Dancer: Arviat style

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