Michael Ontkean


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Michael Ontkean, best known for playing the minor league hockey player Ned Braden in the cult classic Slap Shot (1977), was born on January 24, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents, Leonard and Muriel (née Cooper) Ontkean, were actors. Michael was raised Catholic and attended Catholic elementary and high schools. Like many young ... See full bio »

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Known For

Slap Shot Ned Braden
(1977)
Twin Peaks Sheriff Harry S. Truman
(1989-1991)
Willie & Phil Willie Kaufman
(1980)
North Shore Gordon Matthews / Gordy Matthews
(2004-2005)

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 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Sheriff Harry S. Truman
 2011 The Descendants
Cousin Milo
 2008 Sophie (TV Series)
Victor Hearst
- Bad Back to the Future (2008) ... Victor Hearst
- The Casting Couch (2008) ... Victor Hearst
- Robbing the Grave (2008) ... Victor Hearst
 2004-2005 North Shore (TV Series)
Gordon Matthews / Gordy Matthews
- Shark (2005) ... Gordon Matthews
- Ties That Bind (2004) ... Gordon Matthews
- Burned (2004) ... Gordy Matthews
- Pilot (2004) ... Gordy Matthews
 2004 Ghost Cat (TV Movie)
Wes Merritt
 2002 A Killing Spring (TV Movie)
Tom Keaton
 2000 Green Sails (TV Movie)
John Scott
 2000 Bear with Me
Greg Bradley
 1997-2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Field / Dr. Charles McCamber
- Inner Child (2000) ... Dr. Field
- New Lease (1997) ... Dr. Charles McCamber
 1999 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
John Doe / Wesley Addison
- John Doe (1999) ... John Doe / Wesley Addison
 1998 Nico the Unicorn
Tom Gentry
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
Matthew 'Matt' Parker
 1998 Summer of the Monkeys
John Lee
 1996 Swann
Stephen
 1996 The Stepford Husbands (TV Movie)
Mick Davison
 1996 The Man Next Door (TV Movie)
Eli Cooley
 1994 Family Album (TV Mini Series)
Ward Thayer
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Ward Thayer
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Ward Thayer
 1994 Seers & Clowns (Short) (voice)
 1993 Bride of Violence 2 (TV Movie)
Hank Parnell
 1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica (TV Movie)
Jan DeBoer
 1993 Rapture (TV Movie)
Jeff Lisker
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Sheriff Harry S. Truman (scenes deleted)
 1992 Legacy of Lies (TV Movie)
Zach Resnick
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Mini Series)
Kenneth Taylor
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Kenneth Taylor
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Kenneth Taylor
 1989-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Episode #2.19 (1991) ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
- Episode #2.18 (1991) ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
 1990 In Defense of a Married Man (TV Movie)
Robert
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Robert Munch
 1989 Cold Front
Derek McKenzie
 1989 Bye Bye Blues
Teddy Cooper
 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Gordon Brooks
- Square Deal (1989) ... Gordon Brooks
 1988 Yes We Can (Short) (voice)
 1988 Clara's Heart
Bill Hart
 1987 Street Justice
Curt Flynn
 1987 Maid to Order
Nick McGuire
 1987 The Allnighter
Mickey
 1986 The Right of the People (TV Movie)
Christopher Wells
 1985 Kids Don't Tell (TV Movie)
John Ryan
 1984 Access All Areas (Short)
 1984 Just the Way You Are
Peter Nichols
 1984 The Blood of Others (TV Movie)
Jean
 1982 Making Love
Zach
 1981 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lucius Harney
- Summer (1981) ... Lucius Harney
 1980 Willie & Phil
Willie Kaufman
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Tommy
- The Man from the South (1979) ... Tommy
 1979 Voices
Drew Rothman
 1977 Slap Shot
Ned Braden
 1972-1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Officer Willie Gillis / Willie Gillis
- Death Watch (1974) ... Officer Willie Gillis
- Time Lock (1974) ... Officer Willie Gillis
- Rolling Thunder (1974) ... Officer Willie Gillis
- Something Less Than a Man (1974) ... Officer Willie Gillis
- Eyewitness (1974) ... Officer Willie Gillis
 1972 Girls on the Road
Will
 1972 Pickup on 101
Chuck
 1972 Necromancy
Frank Brandon
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
David De Carie
- So, Who's Fred Hornbeck? (1971) ... David De Carie
 1971 The Peace Killers
Jeff
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Lester Braddock
- Not with My Sister, You Don't! (1971) ... Lester Braddock
 1971 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Alcide
- Bayou Boy: Part 2 (1971) ... Alcide
- Bayou Boy: Part 1 (1971) ... Alcide
 1971 The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou (TV Movie)
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Mike Foschke
- The Soldier (1970) ... Mike Foschke
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Man
- Noel's Gonna Fly (1970) ... Man
 1960 Encounter (TV Series)
Joey Rogers
- Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1960) ... Joey Rogers
 1960 Heritage (TV Series)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
Jeremy Warrant
- Pierre's Three Evils (1959) ... Jeremy Warrant
 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series)
Cochea
- The Wild One (1957) ... Cochea
 1955 Folio (TV Series)
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(July 1 to 17, 1982) He played Jim and Dr. John in the revue, "Tennessee Williams: A Celebration," in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Main Stage in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Karen Allen (Laura Wingfield; Esmeralda; Miriam); Tom Atkins (Stanley Kowalski; Kilroy); Erica Auerbach (child); Dimitrios ... See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Jamie Smith-Jackson  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Leonard Ontkean | Ontkean, Muriel

Relatives:

Sheri Ontkean (sibling)
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