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Cast of Paradise Falls
Cast of Paradise Falls

Paradise Falls was a weekly soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. It is set in a summer cottage community in Northern Ontario. Image File history File links Paradise_Falls. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Showcase Television, now often just Showcase, is a Canadian cable specialty television channel owned by Alliance Atlantis. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...


Like many major US soaps, sex is a dominant part of the story lines. However, it shows much more of this than would be allowed by censors on mainstream broadcast networks. The show's open approach to sexual and homosexual themes caused reruns of the show to be carried for a time on the American "here!" channel, which targets gay and lesbian viewers. Like the soap Passions, murder and a little witchcraft are included in the mix of themes. Passions is an American television soap opera. ...


Unlike the typical soap opera, the series was shot entirely on location in Muskoka and Whitevale, Ontario, to give it the show an authentic looking background. It was produced entirely in digital format, to reduce production costs, and allow for easier editing when adapted for foreign markets. The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th...


The production schedule has been somewhat unorthodox and unpredictable for viewers. Originally 52 episodes were shot in a batch, then aired on Showcase. Then, new shows stopped appearing until 2004, leaving many to think the show was cancelled. A new batch of 24 episodes began to be aired in the fall of 2004.

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Cast

Actor(sorted) Charactor Year(s) Description
Allen Altman Billy Hunter   Artist
Salvatore Antonio Sacha Martinell 2004-  
Sean Bell Travis Piercy 2004-  
Ian D. Clark Dominic Bernini 2001 Retired widower
Carla Collins Rusty Sinclair 2001-2002 Character is an American actress who doesn't realize her star has faded.
Steve Cumyn Tony Beroni   Radio broadcaster
Raven Dauda Kelly Fairview 2004-  
Danielle Hampton Charlene 'Charlie' Piercy 2004-  
Art Hindle Mayor Pete Braga current He's been mayor for over 20 years and is a ruthless businessman, who tries to control everything in the town.
Michelle Latimer Trish Simpkin   Goth teen who acts tougher than she really is.
Tammy Isbell Rose Bernini   Owns and operates the Bernini Boutique that specializes in wedding dresses
Andrew Gillies Stanley 'The Admiral' Mansfield    
Cameron Graham Nick Braga   Grandson of Pete and Jessica's forme fiancĂ©.
Gary Hudson Brick Madison 2001-2002 Character is an American actor and former action star.
Bill MacDonald George Mansfield 2001-2002 Never got over the suicide of his wife Lisa years ago
Grant Nickalls David Silverman 2001-2002 Tourist renting cottage.
Joshua Peace Samuel Sutton    
Frank Pellegrino Thomas Martinelli 2004-current  
Kim Poirier Roxy Hunter   Daughter of Francis Hunter
Chantal Quesnel Yvonne Bernini current Returns to town after 14 year absence in need of money
Martin Roach Ravenheart 2001-2002 Billed as a visiting warlock
Kim Schraner Jessica Lansing 2001-2002 The character Jessicia was the fiancée of Nick Braga. In their backstory, they met in college and were engaged for three years. The actress playing her, Kim Schraner, has since become the star of her own series, Spynet.
Dixie Seatle Bea Sutton   Owner/operator of the local Marina, a common gathering place.
Robert Seeliger Jeff Bradshaw   Homocide detective
Victoria Snow Francis Hunter   Mother of Roxy Hunter, who she raised in poverty.
Cherilee Taylor (credited as Cherilee Garofano) Pamela Harman   Waitress at the Marina. Secretly a witch.
Marni Thompson Valerie Hunter   Local police officer
Jim Thorburn Michael Mansfield   High school drop-out and chronic underacheiver.

Carla Collins (born April 30, 1965 in Sault Ste. ... Danielle Hampton (born on August 29, 1978 in Toronto) is a Canadian TV and movie actress. ... Michelle Latimer is a Canadian actress known mainly for her role as Trish Simpkin in the soap opera Paradise Falls, shown nationally in Canada on Showcase Television, starting in 2001. ... Gothic woman, traditional style, with big hair, spikes and piercings This article is about the contemporary goth/gothic subculture. ... Kim Poirier Kim Poirier (born in Drummondville|, Quebec) is a Canadian TV and movie actress. ... Chantal Quesnel (sometimes credited as Chantal Quesnelle) is a Canadian actress. ... Kim Schraner (born 1976 in Toronto) is a Canadian actress, who stars in the childrens spy TV series Spynet, shown nationally on CBC Television. ... Spynet, a 13-minute long CBC-TV childrens show features Sam, a spy operative for a fictional Canadian spy agency, the National Espionage Task-Force (NET). ... Cherilee Taylor is a TV and movie actress who has been a series regular on the Canadian soap opera Paradise Falls. ... Marni Thompson is a Canadian actress, whos most extensive starring role was in Paradise Falls, a soap opera on Showcase Television, starting in 2001. ...

External links

  • Showcase's official site for Paradise Falls
  • Paradise Falls Chamber of Commerce - This is a fictional chamber of commerce, of the fictional town in the show. The "mayor" shown is actor Art Hindle.
  • Paradise Falls at The Internet Movie Database
  • The Bayview Post article (reprint) - Article on Kim Schraner's role as Jessica Lansing in Paradise Falls.
  • Capital Xtra - Article describes Cameron Graham playing Nick Braga in Paradise Falls.
  • Playback - Article on production of Paradise Falls.
  • Calgary Sun - September 12, 2004 - Article on the return of the show to Showcase, with new episodes, starting in the fall of 2004.

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Paradise Falls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
Paradise Falls was a weekly soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001.
A new batch of 24 episodes began to be aired in the fall of 2004.
Paradise Falls Chamber of Commerce - This is a fictional chamber of commerce, of the fictional town in the show.
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