Born in Montreal on April 20th, 1974, Viv Leacock is a Vancouver based actor with extensive credits in film, television, voice over and stand-up comedy.
It was Viv's flair for comedy that caught the eye of director, Betty Thomas for his first supporting lead role in the buddy action comedy flick I Spy, starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson. Growing up, Viv idolized Eddie Murphy along with Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx and Bill Cosby. So when Murphy personally selected Viv to play T.J and told him that he thought he was really funny, it was a massive moment for him.
Dave Thomas of SCTV fame cast Viv as Dr. Marlon Thomas in the comedy film, Intern Academy. Starring along side some comedic royalty including Dan Aykroyd, Matt Frewer, Dave Foley, Maury Chaykin and Saul Rubinek.
A meeting with director Brian Levant would lead to Viv being a part of the family comedy Are We There Yet? and again on Are We Done Yet? starring Ice Cube, Nia Long and Tracey Morgan.
Dramatic parts came his way with director Carl Bessai working on Fathers and Sons and Robert Lieberman's The Tortured and The Stranger. Viv would earn a Leo nomination for best supporting actor in a dramatic role in the environmental thriller The Thaw starring Val Kilmer.
Starring roles in the independent home grown features, The Movie Out Here and Becoming Redwood balanced out Viv's supporting role in the Hollywood blockbuster This Means War, directed by McG and starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon.
An aspiring director, Viv also switched behind the camera and directed the hilarious short, Missed Connections which is based on the true story of two couples on blind dates that end up with the wrong partner based on a series of misinformation.
A call from director Neill Blomkamp led to Viv participating in Oats which is a series of sci-fi short films, both hilarious and horrifying. In BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Viv plays Gripps, one of the members of the ballistic band of misfits called “The Rowdy 3”. Created by Max Landis and based off the Douglas Adams series of books, Dirk Gently stars Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett. Subsequent recurring roles on the Peter Farrelly directed series Loudermilk, starring Ron Livingston and Will Sasso along with Hallmark movie channel’s Hailey Dean Mysteries with Kellie Martin. In Netflix's juggernaut, Lost In Space (based on the original TV series), starring Toby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey, Viv portrays a colonist named Reese.
Viv’s recurring roles include Facebook Watch’s Limetown, ABC’s A Million Little Things, the upcoming third season of Loudermilk and Hallmark Movie Channel’s Hailey Dean Mysteries.
Viv enjoys life with his wife Divina and their 3 children, Vienna, Lennox and Elias.