Denis McGrath, American-Canadian television writer and producer, Died at 48

  Media, Writer

Denis McGrath was born on September 21, 1968, in New York City and died on March 23, 2017.

He was a dual-citizen Canadian–American screenwriter and producer.

McGrath resided and worked in Toronto.

He started his career as a TV producer at the educational network TVOntario.

During 1993, McGrath was hired by Moses Znaimer and went to work at Toronto’s groundbreaking Citytv station.

Working a producer on the Gemini Award-winning MediaTelevision, McGrath made the program on the intersection of digital culture and marketing one of the first in Canada to maintain an email address.

In 1993 and 1997, McGrath did over five hundred stories on the first wave of entrepreneurs and visionaries, interviewing new media luminaries such as John Perry Barlow, Bruce Sterling, Peter Gabriel, and Nicholas Negroponte, as well as authors and TV types from P. J. O’Rourke to Chris Carter.

During 1997, he signed on as the first producer for Space: The Imagination Station, Canada’s Sci-Fi channel.

At that time, McGrath pioneered several of the station’s early program segments, including a recurring comedy segment called “Conspiracy Guy”.

McGrath also created and hosted the show’s late-night movie show, Spacebar.

During late 2000, he left Space: The Imagination Station to become a resident of the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time TV program.

McGrath was a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University, McGrath taught writing part-time at his alma mater between 1994–2006.

McGrath was a regular contributor to the CBC Radio program Q and was elected to the Writers Guild of Canada Governing Council in April 2008.

Denis McGrath passed away at 48 years old.