A seasoned character actor with a devoted cult following, Michael Ironside
has starred in more than 100 feature films and is regularly seen on television. Born in Canada, he studied at the Ontario College of Art and Canadian National Film Board. After working on numerous Canadian film and television productions, both in front of and behind the camera, he came to the fore in David Cronenberg
's sci-fi hit Scanners, garnering a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor. This success was followed by roles in Total Recall and Top Gun. His many films include The New Karate Kid, Fatherhood, Starship Troopers, The Perfect Storm and Crime and Punishment in Suburbia. In 1998, he wrote and directed The Arrangement.
In 2002, Ironside starred as Bob Durelle in the Canadian mini-series The Last Chapter, for which he received a Gemini Award nomination, and he recently reprised the role in The Last Chapter II: The War Continues. Aside from his regular appearances on the hit drama E.R., Ironside also recently starred on television in Outer Limits, as well as the mini-series Nuremberg, V and Seaquest DSV.
: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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