Gordon Pinsent


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Gordon Edward Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to Florence (Cooper) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent. Gordon was known as "Porky" as a child, and dreamed of performing as early as he can remember. He served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51. Gordon received an L.L.D. from the University ... See full bio »

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Away from Her Grant Anderson
(2006)
Due South Fraser Sr. / Robert Fraser
(1994-1999)
The Shipping News Billy Pretty
(2001)
(2013)

Filmography

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  Back Home Again (post-production)
Jack Rabbit (voice)
 2012 Typesetter Blues (Video short) (completed) (voice)
 2020 Canadian Film Fest Presented by Super Channel (TV Series)
Fred (segment "Age of Dysphoria")
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Fred (segment "Age of Dysphoria")
 2020 Age of Dysphoria (Short)
Fred
 2019 Night Shoot (Short)
Branch
 2019 Private Eyes (TV Series)
Nevin Ainslie
- The Grape Deception (2019) ... Nevin Ainslie
 2018 The Detour (TV Series)
Sleepy
- The Funeral (2018) ... Sleepy
- The Plane (2018) ... Sleepy
 2016 Martin's Hagge (Short)
Man on Sidewalk
 2016 Two Lovers and a Bear
Bear's Voice
 2015 Reel East Coast (TV Series)
Francis (segment "Life Doesn't Frighten Me")
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Francis (segment "Life Doesn't Frighten Me")
 2015 Pirate's Passage (TV Movie)
Harry Freelove (voice)
 2010-2013 Babar and the Adventures of Badou (TV Series)
King Babar
- Flying Blind/There's a Sap for That (2013) ... King Babar (voice)
- Brawler Boot Camp/Celeste Rocks (2013) ... King Babar (voice)
- Avast Chance/Who's the Boss? (2013) ... King Babar (voice)
- Badou's Best Adventure/The Council of Crowns (2012) ... King Babar (voice)
- The Unhidden Courtyard/The Rhino Rule (2012) ... King Babar (voice)
 2013 The Grand Seduction
Simon
 2013 Satisfaction (TV Series)
Dr. Faskin
- The Pot and the Pirate (2013) ... Dr. Faskin
 2013 Nuts, Nothing and Nobody (Short) (voice)
 2010-2013 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Maurice Becker
- What Doesn't Kill You (2013) ... Maurice Becker
- Return of the Kingpin (2013) ... Maurice Becker
- Gimme Shelter (2013) ... Maurice Becker
- Retribution (2013) ... Maurice Becker
- Mirror, Mirror (2012) ... Maurice Becker
 2013 Sex After Kids
Dr. Keaton
 2012/II Night Light (Short)
Benjamin
 2012 Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Short)
Francis Weary
 2012 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (TV Movie)
Elder Stephen Leacock
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini Series)
Archbishop
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Archbishop
- New Beginnings (2010) ... Archbishop
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Archbishop
- Legacy (2010) ... Archbishop
- Battlefield (2010) ... Archbishop
 2009 The Ron James Show (TV Series)
Dad
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... Dad (voice)
 2009 At Home by Myself... with You
Narrator (voice)
 2009 How Eunice Got Her Baby (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2009 The Spine (Short)
Dan Rutherford (voice)
 2009 The Listener (TV Series)
Accident Victim / Frank Cardea
- The Journey (2009) ... Accident Victim / Frank Cardea
- My Sister's Keeper (2009) ... Accident Victim
 2009 Corner Gas (TV Series)
Corky Dillems
- Rock Stars (2009) ... Corky Dillems
 2008 Eating Buccaneers
Hermit Trapper
 2006 Yours, Al (TV Movie)
Al Purdy
 2006 Angela's Eyes (TV Series)
Christopher Martin
- Eyes on the Prize (2006) ... Christopher Martin
- The Camera's Eye (2006) ... Christopher Martin
 2006 The Sparky Book (Short)
Goldfish
 2006 Away from Her
Grant Anderson
 2006 Heyday! (TV Movie)
Monroe Gillette
 2005 Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic (TV Series)
Narrator
 2005 Ambulance Girl (TV Movie)
Pete
 2005 Puppets Who Kill (TV Series)
CBC President
- The CBC Is Killing Again (2005) ... CBC President
 1991-2004 The Red Green Show (TV Series)
Hap Shaughnessy
- Stay Tuned (2004) ... Hap Shaughnessy
- Ranger Harold (2004) ... Hap Shaughnessy
- Spokesman Red (2004) ... Hap Shaughnessy
- The Spelling Bee (2003) ... Hap Shaughnessy
- The Bachelor Auction (1999) ... Hap Shaughnessy
 2004 H2O (TV Series)
Michael Cameron
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Michael Cameron
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Michael Cameron
 2004 Saint Ralph
Father Fitzpatrick
 2004 The Confessor
Cardinal Ledesna
 2004 Bury the Lead (TV Series)
Mr. Walker
- Wonderland (2004) ... Mr. Walker
 2003 Fallen Angel (TV Movie)
Warren Wentworth
 2003 Snow on the Skeleton Key (Short)
Winslow Icarus
 2003 Nothing
Man In Suit
 1998-2003 The Industry (TV Series)
Myron Kingswell / Walter Franklin, Sr.
- The Last Show (2003) ... Myron Kingswell
- A Death in the Family (1998) ... Walter Franklin, Sr.
 2003 Just Cause (TV Series)
Stanton Milbury
- The Closing (2003) ... Stanton Milbury
 2003 Hemingway: That Summer in Paris (TV Movie)
Morley Callaghan
 2002 The New Beachcombers (TV Movie)
Host
 2002 A Promise (Short)
Stan
 2001 The Shipping News
Billy Pretty
 2001 Blind Terror (TV Movie)
Martin Howell
 2001 Blue Murder (TV Series)
Sgt. Pat Berlinger
- Summer of Love (2001) ... Sgt. Pat Berlinger
 2000 Jewel on the Hill (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2000 Mentors (TV Series)
Old Oliver Cates
- Future Tense (2000) ... Old Oliver Cates
 1997-2000 Wind at My Back (TV Series)
Leo McGinty
- After Leo (2000) ... Leo McGinty (voice, uncredited)
- Public Enemies (1999) ... Leo McGinty
- All That Human Hearts Endure (1997) ... Leo McGinty
- A Meeting of the Clan (1997) ... Leo McGinty
- By Gosh or by Golly (1997) ... Leo McGinty
 1998-2000 Power Play (TV Series)
Duff McArdle
- What It All Meant (2000) ... Duff McArdle
- The Finals (2000) ... Duff McArdle
- The Cubicle (2000) ... Duff McArdle
- The Quarter Finals (2000) ... Duff McArdle
- Foolish Hearts (2000) ... Duff McArdle
 1999 Relic Hunter (TV Series)
Jimmy Jonesboro
- Diamond in the Rough (1999) ... Jimmy Jonesboro
 1999 The Old Man and the Sea (Short)
Old Man (voice)
 1994-1999 Due South (TV Series)
Fraser Sr. / Robert Fraser
- Call of the Wild: Part 2 (1999) ... Fraser Sr.
- Call of the Wild: Part 1 (1999) ... Fraser Sr.
- Say Amen (1999) ... Fraser Sr.
- Hunting Season (1999) ... Fraser Sr.
- A Likely Story (1999) ... Fraser Sr. (credit only)
 1999 Win, Again! (TV Movie)
Win Morrissey
 1997 Pale Saints
Gus
 1997 Pippi Longstocking
Capt. Longstocking (voice)
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Steven Molstad
- The Awakening (1997) ... Dr. Steven Molstad
 1996 A Holiday for Love (TV Movie)
Cal Marsdon
 1996 Les amants de Rivière Rouge (TV Mini Series)
Mr. O'Malloy
 1995 A Vow to Kill (TV Movie)
Frank Waring
 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Mini Series)
Randall Shaw
- The Road Home (1994) ... Randall Shaw
 1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Ken Collins
- Kundela (1994) ... Ken Collins
 1994 Avonlea (TV Series)
John Hodgson
- Someone to Believe In (1994) ... John Hodgson
 1993 Secret Service (TV Series)
Jerry Parr
- The Assassin (1993) ... Jerry Parr
 1989-1993 Street Legal (TV Series)
Harold Vickers
- The Price (1993) ... Harold Vickers
- Forgiveness (1993) ... Harold Vickers
- It's a Wise Child (1992) ... Harold Vickers
- Affairs of the Heart (1992) ... Harold Vickers
- World-Class City (1989) ... Harold Vickers
 1993 Bonds of Love (TV Movie)
Leon
 1993 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Jim Kanby
- Pandora's Box (1993) ... Jim Kanby
 1992 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Jack Devon
- Death Seal (1992) ... Jack Devon
 1992 Beyond Reality (TV Series)
Professor Nolan Randolph / James Williamson
- The Dying of the Light (1992) ... Professor Nolan Randolph / James Williamson
 1992 In the Eyes of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Lt. Ted Burk
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Mr. X
- The Earthmen (1992) ... Mr. X
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Abraham Stone
- Splinters of Privacy (1991) ... Abraham Stone
 1989-1991 Babar (TV Series)
King Babar
- Mango Madness (1991) ... King Babar (voice)
- Robot Rampage (1991) ... King Babar (voice)
- Oh, to Be an Adult... (1991) ... King Babar (voice)
- The Old Lady Vanishes (1991) ... King Babar (voice)
- Child in the Snow (1991) ... King Babar (voice)
 1990 Blood Clan
Judge William McKay
 1989 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Desmond Williams
- Femme Fatale (1989) ... Desmond Williams
 1989 Babar: The Movie
King Babar (voice)
 1988 Danger Bay (TV Series)
Pete Bartlett
- A Man's Sport (1988) ... Pete Bartlett
 1987 John and the Missus
John Munn
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Dennis Corcoran
- A Case of Libel (1986) ... Dennis Corcoran
 1985 Uncle T (Short)
 1985 And Miles to Go (TV Movie)
Jack Morrissey
 1984 The Castle of White Otter Lake (Short)
Narrator
 1984 Seeing Things (TV Series)
Englander
- Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1984) ... Englander
 1984 Sam Hughes's War (TV Movie)
Sam Hughes
 1983 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
Dennis Corcoran
 1983 For the Record (TV Series)
 1982 The Life and Times of Edwin Alonzo Boyd (TV Movie)
Edwin Alonzo Boyd
 1981 Silence of the North
John Frederickson
 1981 Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV Movie)
Ambassador Ken Taylor
 1980 Klondike Fever
Swiftwater Bill
 1979 People Talking Back (TV Series)
Host
 1978-1979 A Gift to Last (TV Series)
Sgt. Edgar Sturgess
- The Old and the New (1979) ... Sgt. Edgar Sturgess
- The Immigrants (1978) ... Sgt. Edgar Sturgess
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Sgt. Edgar Sturgess
 1979 The Suicide's Wife (TV Movie)
Allan Crane
 1978 Drága kisfiam!
Fiú
 1975-1978 The Beachcombers (TV Series)
The Wizard / John Vincent
- Return of the Hexman: Part 2 (1978) ... The Wizard / John Vincent
- Return of the Hexman: Part 1 (1978) ... The Wizard / John Vincent
- The Hexman (1975) ... The Wizard / John Vincent
 1977 Who Has Seen the Wind
Gerald O'Connal
 1976 A Gift to Last (TV Movie)
Sgt. Edgar Sturgess
 1975 Horse Latitudes (TV Movie)
Donald Crowhurst
 1975 The Heatwave Lasted Four Days
Cliff Reynolds
 1974 Ocean Heritage (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 The Collaborators (TV Series)
 1974 Only God Knows
Father John Hagan
 1974 Newman's Law
Jack Eastman
 1974 The Play's the Thing (TV Series)
Host
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Xavier
- The Light at the Threshold (1973) ... Dr. Joseph Xavier
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Phillip Trask
- Moving Target (1973) ... Phillip Trask
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Joe - Mayor
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
John Weymouth
- No Sign of the Cross (1972) ... John Weymouth
 1972 Blacula
Lt. Peters
 1972 Invitation to a March (TV Movie)
Tucker Grogan
 1972 The Rowdyman
Will Cole
 1971 Chandler
John Melchior
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Stone
- The Combatants (1971) ... Stone
 1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
S.S. Capt. Steiner
- The Dropouts (1970) ... S.S. Capt. Steiner
 1970 Corwin (TV Series)
Prof. Jim Holindrake
- Who Is the Fat Cat? (1970) ... Prof. Jim Holindrake
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Frank Fairley
- Epitaph for a Swinger (1970) ... Frank Fairley
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Henry Norman
- Is There a Good Samaritan in the House? (1970) ... Henry Norman
 1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project
The President
 1970 Quarantined (TV Movie)
Dr. Bud Bedford
 1969 Adventures in Rainbow Country (TV Series)
Father Bob Coburn
- La Chute (1969) ... Father Bob Coburn
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Gerald Lockridge
- The Family (1969) ... Gerald Lockridge
 1968-1969 Quentin Durgens, M.P. (TV Series)
Quentin Durgens
- Master of the House (1969) ... Quentin Durgens
- The Well-Marked Page (1968) ... Quentin Durgens
 1961-1966 Festival (TV Series)
Cuthbert Frush
- Spirit of the Deed (1966) ... Cuthbert Frush
- Galileo (1963)
- The Blue Hotel (1961)
 1965-1966 Seaway (TV Series)
Grainger / Coffin
- Gunpowder and Paint: Part 2 (1966) ... Grainger
- Gunpowder and Paint: Part 1 (1966) ... Grainger
- Border Incident (1965) ... Coffin
 1963-1965 The Forest Rangers (TV Series)
Sergeant Scott / Sergeant Brian Scott / Sgt. Scott
- Hole in the Ice (1965) ... Sergeant Scott
- Finnigan's Dog (1965) ... Sergeant Scott
- The Escape (1965) ... Sergeant Scott
- Wild Boy (1964) ... Sergeant Scott
- The River (1964) ... Sergeant Scott
 1964 Lydia
Thomas
 1964 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sebastian
 1964 A Very Close Family (TV Movie)
Son
 1962-1964 Quest (TV Series)
Lintz
- The Brig (1964) ... Lintz
 1963 Scarlett Hill (TV Series)
David Black
- Room to Let (1963) ... David Black
 1963 Playdate (TV Series)
Paul
- Willow Circle (1963) ... Paul
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
Vicomte de Valvert
 1961 Summer Circuit (TV Mini Series)
- The Bandit (1961)
 1961 The Long Night (TV Movie)
The Counterman
 1959-1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Jean / Intern / Black
- The Neighbour (1961) ... Jean
- The Death Around Us (1960) ... Intern (uncredited)
 1961 The Man Born to Be King (TV Movie)
 1960 First Person (TV Series)
- At the Railing (1960)
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
- Mr. Arcularis (1960)
 1960 The Unforeseen (TV Series)
Counter boy
- Man Running (1960) ... Counter boy
 1958 The Bird in a Gilded Cage (TV Movie)
 1957 The Man at the Window (TV Movie)
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Novel: "By the Way" a memoir See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Charmion King  (her death)  (1 child) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The truth is I got into this business because I skipped into this darkened theatre in Winnipeg when I was running away from a girlfriend. They were rehearsing, and while I was in there somebody offered me a small part in the play. See more »

Trivia:

One child with Charmion King, Leah Pinsent. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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