Growing up in a family of six, it was always obvious to Tim that he was the strange one.

After falling from a flight of stairs and hitting his head on some bricks as a child, he became fascinated with the idea of pretending to be someone you’re not for a living.

He was introduced to acting by a father who had been in many plays, and intuitively understood comedy from an early age.

The first time he found himself on a stage was in school at age six in a production of “The Three Little Pigs”,  holding a large piece of cardboard with a large hole representing one wall of the ill-fated “house of sticks”.

Tim thought to himself that if he let the wall fall towards him and he ducked down the window would go over him like a Charlie Chaplin film.  So he let it go …and it did.

Sitting and listening to the laughter, Tim decided that he would pursue that sound for the rest of his life.

Work in progress website for comedian Timmy Banfield