MICHAEL ONTKEAN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Michael Ontkean                                                                     
Born: 24 January 1946 Vancouver, British Columbia                                         
Michael Ontkean (born 24 January 1946) is a Canadian actor.                               
Ontkean was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Muriel (née Cooper),         
an actress, and Leonard Ontkean, a boxer and actor.                                       
Ontkean has appeared in many film and television roles including Sheriff Harry S.         
Truman in Twin Peaks (1990), In Defense of a Married Man (1990), In a Child's             
Name (1991), Legacy of Lies (1992), Rapture (1993), Vendetta II: The New Mafia (1993),     
The Man Next Door (1996), The Stepford Husbands (1996), Summer of the Monkeys (1998),     
A Chance of Snow (1998), Bear with Me (2000) and Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2003).               
Earlier movie roles include Slap Shot (1977), Making Love (1982), and Maid to             
Order (1987). His best-known early TV role was in the ABC series The Rookies (1972-1976), 
of which he played for the first two seasons Officer Willie Gillis. In 1979 he             
appeared in the classic, first ever episode of Tales of the Unexpected (TV                 
series) He portrayed Tommy, an American sailor on leave in the West Indies who             
is tempted into an unsavoury bet. To win a luxury car, all he needs to do is to           
make his cigarette lighter ignite ten times in a row, if he loses however he has           
his little finger cut off.