Warren Kimmel was born in South Africa. He attended Cape Town University where he gained a Business Science degree before being offered a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Performances at RADA include Horner in The Country Wife, Randall P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and he originated the role of Claudio in Lorca’s Death by Ben Benison.
Warren first appeared as The Man in Henry Goodman’s 1996 production of Laughing Wild, which toured to the Bristol Old Vic and London Riverside theatres. His other roles include Frederick in Chris Monks’ production of Pirates of Penzance for the New Victoria Theatre; Lieutenant Joe Cable in the Apollo Leisure English National tour of South Pacific; John Parker in Animal Crackers, directed by Emil Wolk and Greg Hersov at the Barbican Theatre London and the Manchester Royal Exchange; Danny in Grease at the Nico Theatre, Cape Town and Burrs in Julia Smith’s adaptation of The Wild Party by Joseph Moncure March for the MousePeople. The MousePeople company was founded by Warren and Julia and in this, their first production, Warren was nominated for a Stage and Television Today award for acting excellence and The Wild Party toured to Edinburgh, London, Scotland, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Grahamstown. Warren was also instrumental in mounting the English premiere of Reza de Wet’s Crossing at the Riverside Studios in London where he took the role of The Maestro.
Warren has also performed extensively outside of England, playing Elyot in Noël Coward’s Private Lives in Cape Town and taking the role of Gus/Growltiger for the 2002 world tour of CATS to China, Malaysia, Qatar, Norway, Finland, Sweden and South Africa.
Warren arrived in Canada in 2003 and has appeared locally in Jacques Brel Is…. and Tuesdays with Morrie (as Mitch), Evita (as Che), as The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins and as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music for the Mirvish Production Company. Also: Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun, Blood Brothers, Next to Normal, Legally Blonde.
On television, Warren has written and produced the WTF – What the Future documentary series, which has been seen in dozens of countries around the world. He has also appeared in Big Bad World, Stargate, Masters of Horror, The Collector, Murdoch Mysteries and Supernatural.