Kim Schraner (born 1976) is a Canadian actress, who stars in the children's spy TV series Spynet, shown nationally (in Canada) on CBC Television and portrayed Palmer in Saw 3D.
She has been the star of Spynet since its inception. At first it was just a weekly short, that was partly educational, with little plot. She was the only regular character. However, the show has progressively expanded to a more typical half hour drama, with other recurring characters appearing. However, it is still a low budget production.
Before starring in Spynet she was a principal cast member on the Showcase soap opera Paradise Falls for the first season which is shot on location in Muskoka, Ontario. As well she was a character in several movies. She's been a guest on several well known shows, such as Wild Card, Mutant X, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, Forever Knight, and Due South. She is also seen in a group of television advertisements for Kelsey's restaurant in Canada.
As of October 2008, she can be seen as the spunky bar owner, Kate, in the show Testees.
Schraner studied at the classical piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance programme.
Schraner started modeling for magazines and TV commercials at the age of 14. In 1994 she was seen widely as the "Oxy Girl" in TV ads. While completing her education, she appeared in several stage productions that included Waiting for Godot, Uncle Vanya, Top Girls, As You Like It, The Plague, and others.
|Testees||2008||TV series||Kate||A comedy about two 30 something friends whose job is to be test patients for a company called Testico. Schraner plays their friend, Kate, who owns a bar called 'Tears.'|
|Spynet||2002–2004||TV series||Sam||Children's educational drama revolving around Sam, who is a spy.|
|See Jane Date||2003||TV movie||Dana||About a girl's dating life in New York City. The wedding of Dana and Larry(Jamie Elman), serves as a setting for Jane(Charisma Carpenter) to meet potential dates.|
|Perfect Pie||2002||Movie||Cindy||Drama about friendship, which was adapted from the play Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson.|
|All Around the Town||2002||TV movie||Laurie Kinmount||Schraner plays the starring role in this murder mystery, college student Laurie, who as a past victim of childhood kidnapping and molestation, has since developed a split personality as a result. The story was based on the book of the same name, written by Mary Higgins Clark. For marketing reasons, the much more famous Nastassja Kinski, who played the lesser role in this movie, was given top billing when the movie was released on video.|
|American Psycho 2||2002||Movie (direct to video)||Elizabeth McGuire||Horror film about a serial killer, played by Mila Kunis at a University. Her ex-FBI professor is played by William Shatner. Schraner plays the professors assistant.|
|A Killing Spring||2002||TV movie||Kelly Savage||Thriller about the murder of a College dean.|
|Paradise Falls||2001||TV Series||Jessica Lansing||Weekly soap opera set in Northern Ontario's Cottage Country. Jessica is the fiancée of the Nick Braga.|
|The Unsaid (The Ties That Bind)||2001||Movie||Chloe||Thriller about an adolescent girl and a psychiatrist.|
|Common Ground||2000||TV movie||Suze||Three short stories about homosexuality|
|Harry's Case||2000||TV movie||About an ex-lawyer working as a private investigator.|
|T.R.A.X.||2000||TV pilot||Standing for "Trace, Research, Analyze and Exterminate", this science fiction show was about a team that hunts down the abnormal and paranormal. Schraner co-starred with Martin Cummins in the pilot for the series, which was not picked by Fox, as hoped by the producers.|
|The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer||1999||TV movie||Shelly||Based on true story of escaped fugitive, Ira Einhorn, accused of killing Holly Maddux.|
|Milgaard||1999||TV movie||Peggy||Based on true story of David Milgaard, falsely accused of murder.|
|Summer of the Monkeys||1998||Movie||Rose||Family drama about a young boy who wants a horse, but finds monkeys instead.|
|Senior Trip||1995||Movie||Caroline||Comedy about a student trip to Washington, D.C..|
|Ultimate Betrayal||1994||TV movie||Susan age 15-19||Courtroom drama about incest, and the children who take their abusive father to court over it. Mel Harris played Susan, one of the star characters, as a middle-aged adult. Schraner played Susan as a teenager.|
Drama about a computer software designer who becomes obsessed with a woman he's had a crush on since high school.