Vlasta Vranaￂﾠis aￂﾠCanadianￂﾠactor ofￂﾠCzechￂﾠdescent. His surname means "crow" inￂﾠCzech. Vrana was born to Czech parents in Norway but moved to Canada at the age of four. He has appeared on many television shows and films such asￂﾠThe New Avengers,ￂﾠThe Littlest Hobo,ￂﾠChoices,ￂﾠSpearfield's Daughter,ￂﾠThe Kiss,ￂﾠWar of the Worlds,ￂﾠAfter Amy,ￂﾠAll Souls,ￂﾠFriday the 13th: the Series,ￂﾠWindsor Protocol,ￂﾠLobby,ￂﾠHighlander III: The Sorcerer,ￂﾠSirens,ￂﾠAll Souls,ￂﾠMom P.I.,ￂﾠThe Hitchhiker,ￂﾠPress Run,ￂﾠWaking the DeadￂﾠandￂﾠThe Blue Man. He was awarded the 2005 Award of Excellence by ACTRA Montreal, and the Richard Kind Award for best actor at the 2005 Trenton Film Festival. He also played Fire Chief Wickersham inￂﾠSecret Windowￂﾠand Booker (MPC) inￂﾠThe Day After Tomorrow. His work as aￂﾠvoice actorￂﾠincludesￂﾠAssassin's Creed,ￂﾠSplinter Cell,ￂﾠHeavy Metal,ￂﾠHeavy Metal 2000, andￂﾠThe Mysterious Cities of Gold,ￂﾠas well as documentaries and thousands of radio and television commercials. He also narratedￂﾠCanada Vignettesￂﾠfilms and several other films forￂﾠThe National Film Board of Canada.