Michael Ontkean

Born in January 24th, 1946

From Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michael Ontkean Biography

Michael Leonard Ontkean (born January 24, 1946) is a Canadian retired actor. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontkean relocated to the United States to attend the University of New Hampshire on a hockey scholarship before pursuing a career in acting in the early 1970s. He initially came to prominence portraying Officer Willie Gillis on the crime drama series The Rookies from 1972 to 1974, followed by lead roles in the hockey sports comedy film Slap Shot (1977) and the romantic comedy Willie & Phil (1980).

In 1982, he had a starring role opposite Harry Hamlin and Kate Jackson in the drama Making Love, in which he portrayed a married man who comes to terms with his homosexuality. Ontkean continued to appear in films, such as Clara's Heart (1988) and Postcards from the Edge (1990) before being cast as Sheriff Harry S. Truman on David Lynch's Twin Peaks (1990–1991), the role for which he is best known.

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Michael Ontkean Movies

The Descendants Poster
December 9, 2011
Mrs. Ashboro's Cat Poster
October 26, 2003
Bear with Me Poster
September 16, 2000
A Chance of Snow Poster
December 7, 1998
Summer of the Monkeys Poster
October 30, 1998
Vendetta II The New Mafia Poster
November 28, 1993
Legacy of Lies Poster
April 22, 1992

Michael Ontkean TV Shows

Twin Peaks Poster
April 8, 1990
The Outer Limits Poster
March 26, 1995
Ironside Poster
March 28, 1967
The Partridge Family Poster
September 25, 1970
The Hitchhiker Poster
November 1, 1983
The Rookies Poster
September 11, 1972

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