(born Andrew Michael Joseph Tite
on March 28, 1981) is a Canadian actor
. Born in Toronto
, Tite grew up in suburban Newmarket, Ontario
. He was named Newmarket's First Squeegee
Kid by the local newspaper, The Era-Banner
when he was 16 years old. He has become a talented actor in theatre, film, and television.
As a child, Tite lived
in the city of Toronto and the town of Markham until the age of 9. For several years he had his first taste of the entertainment industry as a male child model for an agency called Parker. This only lasted a few years.
In the early 1990s, Tite was raised in the rural area of a small town called Mount Albert
and later Newmarket
. In 1997 he left home at the young age of 16 becoming homeless and a squeegee kid
on the streets of downtown Toronto, Ontario
. After returning to Newmarket, still homeless, he started making some money for food and shelter with his squeegee. The local newspaper picked up on this story and proclaimed him Newmarket's First Squeegee Kid on the front page of their publication (The Era-Banner, June 15, 1997). Several letters to the editor were received and printed. Some calling Andrew Tite a menace from Toronto, some calling Andrew Tite "Very much a part of York Region." (The Era-Banner, June 17, 1997).
After Tite reached his 20's, he discovered performing in local theatre productions and student films. He now performs on television
, and various theatre
productions in Toronto