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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott), a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University, and John Orme Plummer, who sold securities and stocks. He is a great-grandson of John Abbott, who was Canada's third Prime Minister, from 1891 to 1892, and a ... See full bio »
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  Reds and Grays (pre-production)
King Gray (voice)
 2015/I Remember
Zev Gutman
 2015 Pixies
Pixie King (voice)
 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Professor Coreman
 2013 The Legend of Sarila
Croolik (English version, voice)
 2011 Priest
Monsignor Orelas
 2010/IV The Tempest
 2010 Beginners
 2009/I 9
#1 (voice)
 2009 Up
Charles Muntz (voice)
 2009 My Dog Tulip
J.R. Ackerley (voice)
 2007 Already Dead
Dr. Heller
 2007 Man in the Chair
Flash Madden
 2005/II Heidi
Grandfather (voice)
 2003 Cold Creek Manor
Mr. Massie
 2003 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
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 2002 Ararat
 2001 Lucky Break
Graham Mortimer
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
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 1999 Hidden Agenda
Ulrich Steiner
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
Mr. Caruthers
 1998 The First Christmas
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 1998 Blackheart
 1994 Crackerjack
Ivan Getz
 1994 Wolf
Raymond Alden
 1992 Malcolm X
Chaplain Gill
 1992 Impolite
Naples O'Rorke (uncredited)
 1992 Liar's Edge
Harry Weldon
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
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 1991 Money
Martin Yahl
 1991 Firehead
Col. Garland Vaughn
 1990 Red Blooded American Girl
Dr. John Alcore
 1989 Kingsgate
 1989 Mindfield
Doctor Satorius
 1989 Souvenir
Ernst Kestner
 1988 Shadow Dancing
Edmund Beaumont
 1988 Vampire in Venice
Professor Paris Catalano
 1988 Gandahar
Metamorphis (English version, voice)
 1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
 1987 Dragnet
Reverend Jonathan Whirley
 1987 I Love N.Y.
John Robertson Yeats
 1986 An American Tail
Henri (voice)
 1986 The Boss' Wife
Mr. Roalvang
 1986 The Boy in Blue
 1984 Lily in Love
Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
 1982 Highpoint
James Hatcher
 1981 The Amateur
Professor Lakos
 1981 Eyewitness
 1979 Hanover Street
Paul Sellinger
 1979 Murder by Decree
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 1978 Starcrash
The Emperor
 1978 International Velvet
John Seaton
 1977 The Disappearance
 1977 The Assignment
Kaptain Behounek
 1976 Aces High
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
 1975 The Spiral Staircase
Dr. Joe Sherman
 1973 The Pyx
Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Sir James Quentin
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Raymond Swan
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Walt Murdock
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He acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38," in a National Theatre production at the New Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Constance Cummings, Richard Kay, and Jeanne Watts in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


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[on Mike Wallace and his impact on public affairs programming] He had a lot to do with making it dangerous. He understood media. He understood how you could break down a person in front of a camera. It's a cruel medium. You have to deal with it skillfully. He was not a horrid man. I met him. He was very likable and very bright. But he knew it was a cruel medium and that it was an instant medium. ... See more »


Both he and his daughter, Amanda Plummer, have played in Jean Anouilh's "The Lark", he appeared on Broadway in 1955 and she appeared in Stratford in 2005. See more »


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