Actor with Island ties nominated for Daytime Emmy Award for kids show

Published on June 9, 2014
Dwayne Hill
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An actor with ties to Prince Edward Island has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
Dwayne Hill has been nominated for outstanding performer in an animated program for his portrayal of Cat in the popular PBS children's series "Peg + Cat."

That series also airs in Canada on Treehouse TV.

"Peg + Cat" is a math-based adventure series for children aged 3 to 5 years.

Through engaging stories and physical comedy the show inspires pre-school children to see math as exciting, accessible and fun.

Hill, who currently resides in New York, visits P.E.I. on an annual basis and has spent Christmas here with family and friends several times.

Jane Hill, Dwayne's mother, resides in P.E.I.

She will be accompanying her son to Hollywood to attend the Daytime Emmy Awards in June at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Hill has been making his living as a voice actor for more than 10 years.

He has voiced over 20 animated series, providing literally hundreds of voices.

In 2009 he was nominated for two Gemini Awards, one in the solo category for "Grossology," the other, which he won, for best ensemble in "Atomic Betty."

He also voices dozens of commercials every year.

Before deciding to dedicate himself to this aspect of the business Hill appeared in several feature films.

His best-known role was that of coach Carr in "Mean Girls."

Jane Hill said while her son is based in New York now and is happy there he still travels to Toronto every month to work on projects here.

"He's very busy, working essentially every day."