Andy Jones

Andy Jones is Newfoundland’s best-known storyteller. His prize-winning retellings of traditional Jack tales are published by Running Goat Press. Andy Jones has been a professional writer, actor, and storyteller for over forty years. He has extensively toured, to critical acclaim, across Canada as well as to Glasgow (Scotland) and Waterford (Ireland). He is well-known in Canada as one of the groundbreaking members of the Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO. Andy’s numerous awards include two Gemini awards, five Gemini nominations, two Emmy nominations, two Genie nominations, election to the Newfoundland Arts Council Hall of Honour, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Award of Excellence, ‘Best Performance’ at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, and the ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement. Andy was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland where he co-founded the Resource Centre for the Arts at the L.S.P.U. Hall, co-writing, acting in, and directing many original productions.