Chato, Paul

Paul Chato


Paul Chato was born in Toronto Canada in 1954, his parents are Hungarian.  Chato attended Greenland Road Public School and then to Don Mills Collegiate and finally attended Ryerson's Radio Television Arts.  

Chato started Chato Art Ink after graduating which became one of Toronto's most successful independent design firms.  He dropped the design gig to start a career as a comedian, forming the now legendary Frantics Comedy Troupe in 1979 with Rick Green, Dan Redican, and Peter Wildman in Toronto, Canada.  They had one successful season on CBC TV.

In 1989, after the split of the troupe, Paul became head of sitcoms at CBC TV and gave work to Mark McKinney and Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) when they were penniless and hungry.  In 1989 Paul stopped working for CBC and formed his own multimedia company Electramedia...also called G & A Multimedia The Igneous Group, Inc.
He currently is a web media executive at Your Web Department (link below).

Paul is married, Ramona, and has two children, Hayley and Ellis.



TV
The House~2012 - Himself in 8.83
The Being Frank Show~2011-2012 - various characters
    Funny Moments
    2.43
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival~2006 - Various characters (as The Frantics) in CBC Gala
Frantics TV Special (Reunion show)~2006 - Himself/Mr. Canoehead
Just for Laughs~2005 - Various characters (as The Frantics) in episode 1 March 2005
History Bites~1998 - Various characters in Special: Sex & Power
Four on the Floor~1986 - various characters (13 episodes)
Ewoks~1985 - voice of Chukha-Trok
CBLT Morning~ - guest Fall 1985
Four on the Floor~1985 - Himself/Comedian
The Frantics
    Boot to the Head sketch

The No Name Show~1984 - various characters

TV Director
Frantics TV Special~2005

TV Producer
Frantics TV Special~2005

TV Writer
CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival~2006 for CBC Gala
Frantics TV Special~2005
Four on the Floor (13 episodes)
The No Name Show~1984

CD's
Frantics Strike Back, The~ -
The Frantics: Frantic Times~ - himself

Radio
Frantic Times (CBC radio Canada)~ (early 80s)

Video Games
Jewels of the Oracle

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Canadian Comedy Awards:
Rec'd 2006 Best Television Direction to the Frantics for The Frantics Reunion Special
Gemini Awards:
Nom 1986 Best Comedy Series The Frantics: 4 on the Floor (as a group)
Nom 1986 Best Performance - Variety/Entertainment/Performing Arts Program or  Series for The Frantics: 4 on the Floor
Las Vegas Comdex:
Rec'd 2001 Best of Show Security Award for Access Armor v1.0

Social Media
Official Site:
PaulChato.com
LinkedIn
Paul Chato
Twitter:
@PaulChato

Miscellany
Your Web Department

The Frantics Official website

The Frantics Strike Back (title of one of their tours) ;)

President of Electramedia (web development)

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