An accomplished actor, painter/sculptor and writer, Denis Forest attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Canada. He was an associate artist with the Necessary Angel Theatre Company from 1982-1987, where he collaborated on a number of award-winning plays under the direction of Richard Rose. In 1983 "Mein" received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play, and in 1984 Denis was nominated for an ACTRA acting award for the CBC drama I Love a Man in Uniform. In 1985 he was co-recipient of the prestigious Chalmers Award. In 1990 he moved to Los Angeles, where he played a number of memorable roles in film and on television. He also wrote screenplays. As an acclaimed artist, his paintings and sculptures have been exhibited and are permanently displayed in galleries.