He was known for his stage performances in such Toronto productions as The Producers and The Drowsy Chaperone, but improv is what O’Sullivan loved the most. A frequent performer at the famed Second City, he partnered with well-known comedians like Martin Short and Colin Mochrie.
“When you improv’d with Paul, you knew you’d get more than you ever imagined,” Mochrie said. “He improv’d like he lived life: He made strong choices, and he committed to them. He taught me a lot.”
Over his career he made appearances in such Canadian television shows as Little Mosque on the Prairie, An American in Canada, Getting Along Famously, Murdoch Mysteries and The Sean Cullen Show. He was also a voice-over for several children’s animated series, such as George Shrinks.
The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company’s production of Lost In Yonkers that featured O’Sullivan’s partner Linda Kash had to be postponed until Wednesday.
“This man was just so adored by his family, and everyone who knew him,” Kash told the Star on Saturday. “He was everything to us.”
O’Sullivan is survived by he and Kash’s three daughters.
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