Keram Malicki-Sanchez is an actor, filmmaker, musician/film composer and also noted new media consultant who has been invited to speak at conferences across North America about the future of tech, social media and the intersection of technology and the arts. He is the executive director of the FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Stories and founding organizer of VRTO - Toronto's virtual reality meet-up group and Canada's largest Virtual Reality conference which he founded in 2015.
Keram's professional acting debut was in the role of Oliver! in Toronto for which he received widespread acclaim and went on to do roles in Mame and Evita for the same theater. By the age of ten Keram was busy recording radio dramas for the CBC and launched his music career, singing on various records and recording a full-length album at fourteen in South America which was signed to a major label there and had two songs charting on the radio. At fourteen Keram was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Canada's Tony) for his performance in an adaptation of Mark Twain's 'The Prince and the Pauper'.
At fifteen, he met Degrassi High actor Keith White on a sitcom pilot, 'Cutting Loose' and the two formed the band Blue Dog Pict for which Keram was the frontman for seven years. The band released three albums and toured across North America, charting in the top ten on several dozen College radio stations. At seventeen Keram scored a lead role on the Franklin Waterman produced series "Catwalk" with co-stars Paul Popowich and Neve Campbell.
Keram played the title role of Chris Black in "Skin Deep" which won the People's Choice award at the Berlin film festival and was also an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival a year later.
In 1992 he founded Constant Change Productions, an independent record label and film production company which produced several videos for the band, one of which received the largest request in MuchMusic history. In 2008 he released his solo acoustic record "Box" followed by "Come to Life" in 2014 which featuring over 30 musicians whose collective resumes include Beck, Coheed and Cambria and Alex Lifeson of RUSH. As a musician, he now performs under the artist name: "Keram."
Known not only as an actor, but as what Lenny Stoute of the Toronto Star calls 'a one man cultural blitzkrieg' Keram's interest in acting, performing music, film scoring, record producing, writing, multimedia design and production and filmmaking continues to provoke his audience, fans 'devout to the point of being cultish' and raise questions.
Name: Keram Malicki-Sánchez
Known for: American History X
BirthDay: 14, May ,1974