Born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and in Canada since 1964, Ardon Bess began his acting career after graduating from the National Theatre School in 1968. He is the first Black actor to attend and graduate from the famed Montreal school. Bess is perhaps best known for appearing in one of the Heritage Moment television commercials about the 1958 Springhill mining disaster portraying the only Black survivor, Maurice Ruddick.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
My Pleasure Is My Business (1975) Love at First Sight (1977) High-Ballin’ (1978) The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
Prom Night (1980) Head On (1980) Deadline (1981) Highpoint (1982) Reckless Disregard (TV-1985) The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV-1985) The Park is Mine (TV-1986) Hostage (1988)
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story (TV-1990) Shining Time Station: ‘Tis a Gift (TV-1990) Coming of Age (TV-1993) Ordinary Magic (1993) Trial by Jury (1994) Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV-1994) Triplecross (TV-1995) Prince for a Day (TV-1995) Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV-1996) Moving Target (1996) The Defenders: Choice of Evils (TV-1998) Free of Eden (TV-1998) One Heart Broken Into Song (1999) My Father`s Hands (1999, short) The Promise (TV-1999) The 4th Floor (1999)
After Alice (2000) On Hostile Ground (TV-2000) The Ladies Man (2000) Songs in Ordinary Time (TV-2000) Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV-2001) Jewel (TV-2001) Sins of the Father (TV-2002) Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (TV-2002) 10,000 Black Men Named George (TV-2002) The Skulls II (VR-2002) Jack & Ella (2002) Power and Beauty (2002) Take the Lead (2006 How She Move (2007) Saving God (2008)