Leon spent the first part of his life playing in the beautiful forests of Bowen Island, BC. His acting career began in his late teens, after relocating to the mainland, and attending Vancouver Film School to study acting. But before the TV/Film world could snatch him up, Leon discovered that he could sing, and found himself suddenly thrust into the world of musical theatre. Finding his true calling on the stage, Leon has gone on to perform in over 100 stage productions, and is a proud member of Canadian Actors Equity Association.
When Leon isn’t in character, he is busy helping to run Live Out Loud Theatre, founded by his wife, KJ Konkin. The couple met in 2007, while playing opposite each other in Anything Goes at The Chemainus Theatre Festival. One thing led to another, and the pair found themselves in Moose Jaw, SK for purposes of real estate investment, but soon found plenty of artistic reasons to stay. Since starting Live Out Loud Theatre, the company has gone on to teach workshops all over the province of Saskatchewan, hold down an Artist In Residency in 2009/2010, and produce six professional productions.
Most importantly, Leon is now the proud, new father of a beautiful baby girl – Sawyer Maclise Willey.
With his other interests in real estate and travel, some dreams include: owning a property in every province, owning a tropical paradise, and a theatre space/loft that can be used by all the amazing artists he knows.
To sum up, Leon is passionate about the following:
– his wife/best friend/team mate/inspiration
– real estate investment
– traveling (especially to hot/tropical locations)
– his coin collection:-)
– his daughter
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