About Randolph West

My name is Randolph West, and I am a voice and stage actor, filmmaker, and technologist based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Here’s a link to my IMDb page, and my demo reel.

I’ve appeared on stage with Morpheus Theatre, and directed for the stage with Confederation Theatre.

This is an incomplete list of things I’ve done for the camera:


I’m an independent technology consultant, specialising in the Microsoft Data Platform with a focus on performance tuning, disaster recovery best practices, and data recovery. I have written some free stuff that you can see on my consulting website at Born SQL.

I co-authored the book SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out (2018, Microsoft Press). You can find it on Amazon, and in all good bookstores that stock really heavy computer books.

I sit on the boards of several companies in Canada and South Africa, designing and building systems for companies you’ve never heard of.

If you need technical documentation written, you can hire me.

In the 1990s, people visited this site for my Humour page. For a while I was known for a Windows-based application called ShutOff 2000. I also created South Africa’s first short URL generator, several months before Twitter was invented.

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