Andy Rukes was born Andrew Rukavina in Guelph, Ontario and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He was bitten by the acting bug early in life and at age eleven played the title role in his grade five's production of "Robin Hood". Andy went on to perform in a number of theatrical productions throughout Ontario, among his favorites are Lee Blessing's "A Walk In The Woods", Mollière's "Tartuffe" and Sherman Snukal's "Talking Dirty". While in Ontario he co-produced murder mystery dinner theatre with the now defunct "Dead Funny Murder Mysteries". In the fall of 1999 Andy moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he has amassed over fifty film and television credits.