Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean

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    • January 24th, 1946
Michael Leonard Ontkean (born 24 January 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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Acting (18 Credits)

2014Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
2011The Descendants as Cousin Milo
1998Summer of the Monkeys as John Lee
1998Nico the Unicorn as Tom GentryWatch Free
1998Just a Little Harmless Sex as Jeff
1991In a Child's Name as Kenneth Taylor
1991In a Child's Name as Kenneth Taylor
1990Twin Peaks as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
1990Postcards from the Edge as Robert Munch
1988Clara's Heart as Peter Epstein
1987Maid to Order as Nick McGuire
1987The Allnighter as Mickey
1984The Blood of Others as Jean
1984Just the Way You Are as Peter Nichols
1982Making Love as Zach
1977Slap Shot as Ned Braden
1972Necromancy as Frank Brandon
1972The Rookies


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