The BigTime Pros

BigTime Productions has been “knocking ’em dead” since 1992. We’ve developed a reputation over the years of providing unbeatable entertainment in a tasteful manner. Our attention to the group dynamic and comedic interaction has separated us from the pack and created a loyal following.

Much of our success can be attributed to the outstanding acting talent on view in every show, in fact it’s not unusual to have over a hundred years of murder mystery performance experience in a single BigTime cast. Here’s a quick look at some selected BigTime talent.


Peter Dillon, President of BigTime Productions

Actor & Entrepreneur: Mixing Show & Biz

Peter Dillon, BigTime’s founder and President-At-Large, is a Top Forty Under 40 award recipient and was named one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s Top 50 People. He has been a professional actor for over 25 years and appeared in dozens of Films, Television shows, Radio + TV commercials and 1000’s of Comedically Interactive Dinner Theatre productions all over the world. Most recently, Peter can be seen in TV shows Murdoch Mysteries, SUITS, Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Flashpoint, NIKITA, Degrassi The Next Generation, Hell on Wheels, to name a few. Currently Peter can be seen as Fred Baxter on ABC Tv’s hit show Quantico. Over the years he’s shared the screen with Ernest Borgnine, Denzel Washington, Ed O’Neil, Teri Garr, Angelina Jolie, Dan Aykroyd, Sandra Oh, and many others.

In 2001, Dillon co-founded A.C.T. (Acting for Cinema and Television), a company that offers screen training courses, and does its part to introduce local performers to casting agents and producers. Peter performs in as many BigTime shows as he can fit into his schedule; he can usually be seen playing the hard case gumshoe ‘Special’ Officer Torque Penderloin, dumb waiter Corey Timlinsonfindan and game show host Bobby Rayburn Jr. Learn more about Pete at

Norm Berketa

Norm Berketa

Ottawa Captain

Norm joined BigTime in 1996. His professional acting credits include appearing opposite Ben Affleck in “The Sum Of All Fears,” Edward Norton in “The Score” and Neve Campbell in “Lost Junction”. He has also voiced a variety of characters for animated series, and can often be heard on radio commercials. Norm is also an accomplished writer and musician, and has many other creative interests. BigTime audiences know him as Officer Rawling Stone in our Full Corporate Murder Mysteries, Chip Rockwell in Silence of the Hams, Father Innocenti in our DIY LITE Mysteries and the lovable cowboy, Kirk Wheeler in BigTime Idol.


Tom Melissis

Toronto Captain

Tom began his professional career back in 1986 as a member of the Second City Touring Company. When we last checked, Tom was in his 9th season as Mr. Perino on the internationally acclaimed series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. Some of his other TV/film credits include guest starring roles on award winning shows such as “Flashpoint” and “Da Vinci’s Inquest” as well as being a series regular on “Due South” and “Riverdale”. With BigTime he has enjoyed playing Special Officer Bummings, Donnie Cocktail, Bobby Rayburn Jr, Kirk Wheeler, Father Vencenzo, Gil Browser and Sammy “Da Squid” Bonetti.

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