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TJ is best known for his run as a sports writer for Canada's biggest newspaper chain. His columns appeared regularly in the Calgary Sun, and were syndicated on canoe.ca, as well as in other Sun Media papers, including the Winnipeg and Toronto Sun.
He also spent a year writing edgy sports columns for TSN (Canada's ESPN); and video game content for Xbox Canada.
TJ co-wrote the book 'Slam Wrestling: Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle'; released internationally in 2009.
He has also written for Much Music (Canada's MTV), Outlooks Magazine, Ireland's Evening Herald newspaper, and a host of other freelance gigs.
He is currently freelancing and ghost writing, while working on his first novel.
TJ was a professional hip-hop dancer and choreographer for over seven years. Specializing in urban, commercial and street, he's a qualified instructor, recognized by the Irish Department of Education.
He has appeared on countless TV shows and live events, including the Schwarzcoph UK fashion show, the Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade, TRADE Superclub, the Stampede Parade, NHL and NLL games, and on TV networks including RTE, NBC, CBC.
TJ trained at Dublin's legendary Digges Lane Performing Arts school, and has choreographed gold-winning dance troupes in Ireland and Canada.
In 2000, he established a government program offering hip-hop workshops to disadvantaged kids in Dublin's inner city.
He is the founder and director of Thrill Calgary; a non profit foundation which tackles the obesity epidemic by organizing massive, free, public flash mobs.
By the time he was 21, TJ had fan clubs on four continents and in 10 languages. He was singing to 12,000 screaming girls in sold out arenas each night, and was on the verge of signing a major international record deal.
TJ formed Cartel in 1998 with Westlife star Brian McFadden. The group became one of the biggest unsigned music successes in the world, with a massive fan following and a ton of media attention before they even released a record.
The group were on the verge of signing a major international record deal after performing for 50,000 people on tour with Westlife in 2001. But TJ left the group to move to Canada, and Cartel disbanded later that year.
TJ's modeling/acting experience began with a TV ad for medical drama 'ER' on Irish national television in 1998. He then began auditioning for movie parts, making TV and radio appearances and hosting live events in the city.
After a string of modeling stints, he made the move to Canada and signed with Xen Models in Calgary. TJ did fashion work at various events throught the city (one of which resulted in another TV ad for the Alberta market) before severing ties with the agency in 2003 to focus on his journalism career.
TJ still does occasional stage work, including at the Calgary Cares charity event in 2003.