Christian Potenza

Christian Potenza (born December 23, 1972) is a Canadian actor and voice actor. He is known for voicing Jude Lizowski on 6teen and Chris McLean on Total Drama.[1]

Christian Potenza
Christian Potenza 2014
Potenza in 2014
BornDecember 23, 1972 (age 45)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)Edie Inksetter (m. 1997; div. 2000)


He has been in television since 1997, when he first appeared in the television series Riverdale as the character Jimmy.

His performances include appearing as Doug in the CBC Television hockey comedy series The Tournament, as well as CSA Agent Joel in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie The Tuxedo.[2] Most of Potenza's best-known roles are in television commercials, including a giant yellow toothbrush in the "evil gingivitis" commercials for Listerine, a dog in the Fido commercials "The Office" and "The Promotion", as well as a sunflower in Canadian Kia ads. He performed the voice for Jude Lizowski on 6Teen; another notable cartoon character is Trevor Troublemeyer on the show Sidekick. He also guest starred in the show Grojband as Party Danimal and performed the voice for Chris McLean in the Total Drama series.

He also appeared in an episode of Colin and Justin's Home Heist in 2007, in which the suburban Oakville home he shares with his daughter Teagan was remodelled.[3]

Potenza also portrays Ryan Archer in the web series But I'm Chris Jericho.

Personal life

He was born in Ottawa, Canada on December 23, 1972. He married Edie Inksetter in 1997. They divorced in 2000.

His YouTube channel, SwitchBoardNetwork, largely features videos of his experiences as a voice actor for Teletoon, and has gathered a respectable fan following. He has also guest-starred on the Joey Turner's YouTube series "Tomy Thomas and Friends" as a spoof of Chris McLean called Chris McTrain.


Feature films

Year Title Role
1999 Forever Mine Corrections Officer
2002 The Tuxedo CSA Agent Joel
2003 The Arbuckle Academy Bobby
2004 Ham & Cheese yum yum Patt Watts
My Brother's Keeper aka Le Sang du frère (Canada: French title) Dave
2005 King's Ransom Officer Holland
A Wing and a Prayer Barry
The White Dog Sacrifice Rob
Neil Homeless Man
2006 Run Robot Run! Garth
Population 436 Frank Ramsey
2011 Moon Point Rick
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Mic Tech Guy
2013 Bunks Crawl
2014 Daisy, A Hen into the Wild Mayor/Mr. Otter
Shelby Uncle Stephen


Year Title Episode Role
1997 Riverdale Jimmy
1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Rudy
1999 La Femme Nikita aka Nikita (Canada: English title) Any Means Necessary Reuben
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Beauregard's Beach Bash Deputy Spencer
Hendrix Chas Chandler
One Kill Parker
The Thin Blue Lie Danny O'Brien
Twice in a Lifetime Birds of Paradise Young Barry Kirkbride
2001 Degrassi: The Next Generation The Mating Game Cashier
The Famous Jett Jackson Battle of Wilsted Deputy Spencer
Leap Years 5 episodes Lighting Guy
2002 Escape from the Newsroom Chris
2003 The One Bill
2004–2010 6teen All Jude Lizowski (voice)
2005 The Tournament Doug
The Shakespeare Comedy Show Episode #1.2
2007 Ten Seconds Friend
2007–2008 Total Drama Island All, (except "Are We There Yeti?", appeared briefly in a flashback) Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2008–2009 Total Drama Action All Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2008–2010 Stoked Take Your Kook to Work Day
Grand Theft Whale Bus
Shep (voice)
Announcer guy (voice)
2010 Total Drama World Tour All Chris McLean (host) (voice)
Jerd McLean (Chris`s cousin) (voice)
2010–2011 Jimmy Two-Shoes Everyone Can Whistle
Heloise's Secret Admirer
Peep (voice)
2010–2013 Sidekick All Trevor Troublemeyer (voice)
2011 Detentionaire All Zed (voice)
The Skaters (voice)
2012 Total Drama: Revenge of the Island All Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2011–2012 Scaredy Squirrel Life Slaver Viking (voice)
2012 Murdoch Mysteries Back and to the Left Jack "Shoeless Jack" Leary
2013 Skatoony Pop Video Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2013 Total Drama: All-Stars All Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2013 Last Car Standing All Himself (host)
2013 Grojband Pox N' Roll
Grin Reaper
Party Danimal (voice)
2014 Total Drama: Pahkitew Island All Chris McLean (host) (voice)
2018 Carter Episode 8 Clifford
2018 Wishfart Aw, Man! (voice)
2018 Total DramaRama Main role Jude Lizowski (voice)

Internet series

Year Title Episode Role
2011 Tomy Thomas and Friends Gameshow Carnival 2: Rooftop Stranded (special) Chris McTrain (host) (voice)[4]


  1. ^ "Christian Potenza Biography". Star TV. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
  2. ^ Helwig, David. "A Saultite take on the Evil Gingivitis". SooToday. Retrieved 2006-10-25.
  3. ^ "’50s swamp actor’s home" Archived 2010-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Metro Ottawa, November 4, 2007.
  4. ^ "Tomy Thomas and Friends: Gameshow Carnival 2: Rooftop Stranded Guest Starring Christian Potenza!!!!". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-06-19.

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