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Donnelly Rhodes

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B: December 4, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
D: January 8, 2018 in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Donnelly Rhodes Henry got his first taste of theatre while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic. After leaving the RCAF, he studied at the Manitoba Theatre Centre under John Hirsch, who encouraged him to enroll in the National Theatre School, which had just opened in Montréal. It was there he met and married Martha Buhs, who took his family name Henry as a stage name, a name she kept after their marriage failed. Following graduation, Rhodes made his professional debut on stage at Ontario’s Stratford Theatre as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire before he became a contract player for Universal Pictures in the United States. Best-known for his roles in Danger Bay, Sidestreet and of course Da Vinci’s Inquest, for which he received a Gemini Award in 2002 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role playing Homicide Detective Leo Shannon, (pictured above), Donnelly Rhodes was given the prestigious Earl Grey Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in 2006. He died of cancer at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.

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Also see: Martha Henry

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
The Smugglers (TV-1968)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Change of Mind (1969)

The Neptune Factor (1973)
The Hard Part Begins (1973)
Our Man Flint: Dead On Target (TV-1976)
Goldenrod (1976)

Oh, Heavenly Dog! (1980)
Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV-1984)
Dalton: Code of Vengeance II (TV-1986)
After the Promise (TV-1987)
The Penthouse (TV-1989)

Showdown at Williams Creek (1991)
Dirty Work (TV-1992)
Guitarman (TV-1994)
Beyond Obsession (TV-1994)
When the Vows Break (TV-1995)
Shadow of a Doubt (TV-1995)
Urban Safari (1996)
Convictions (TV-1997)
Indefensible: the Truth about Edward Brannigan (TV-1997)
Big and Hairy (TV-1998)
A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV-1999)
Miracle on the 17th Green (TV-1999)

Personally Yours (TV-2000)
The Wedding Dress (TV-2001)
Touched by a Killer (2001)
Snow Dogs (2002)
Pressure (2002)
Double Bill (TV-2003)
Past Tense (TV-2006)
Beyond Loch Ness (TV-2008)
Riddles of the Sphinx (TV-2008)
Gym Teacher: the Movie (TV-2009)
Damage (2009)

Goblin (TV-2010)
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
Hunt to Kill (2010)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Metal Shifters (TV-2011)
Marley & Me: The Puppy Yers (VR-2011)
The 12 Disasters of Christmas (TV-2012)
Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (TV-2013)

TV series – Cast:
The Young and the Restless (1974-1976)
Sidestreet (1975-1978)
Soap (1978-1981)

Report to Murphy (1982)
Double Trouble (1984)
Danger Bay (1984-1990)
Street Legal (1987-1994)
Eyes of a Cowboy (1998)

The Heights (1992)
Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998-2005)

Proof of the Man (2004, mini-series)
Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)
Broken Trail (2006, mini-series)