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Michael Mahonen

Michael Mahonen, actor,

B: April 27, 1964 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario

A stage actor, Michael Mahonen graduated from George Brown College in Toronto and has performed on stage in theatres across Canada including Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, Calgary’s Stage West, Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre, Toronto`s Factory Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick. He also wrote, produced and directed a film based on the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The film, Sandstorm, was awarded a Special Prize at the 6th Annual Law and Society International Film and Television Festival in Moscow, Russia and Best Feature Film at the Houston Multicultural Film Festival in 2004.

Features & TV Movies:
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Personal Effects (1992)
Giant Steps (1992)
Collateral Damage (1993)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998)

An Intrigue of Manners (2001)
All Hat (2007)
Blindness (2008)
Crangle’s Collision (2009)

Broken Order (2023, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Road to Avonlea (1990)
Conspiracy of Silence (1991, mini-series)
By Way of the Stars (1992, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances: Katts and Dog (1991)
True Stories (1994)
Star Trek: Voyager (1997)
Viper (1997)
Strong Medicine (2000)
This is Wonderland (2004)

Blindness, movie, poster,

Yves Desgagnés

Yves Desgagnés, actor,

B: April 26, 1957 in Québec

Following graduation from Montréal’s National Theatre School in 1978, Yves Desgagnés emerged as one of Québec`s leading theatre artists. Since 1981, he has directed more than 50 plays and shows, many of which have ended up being both popular and critical successes. Some sources post his birthday as April 26, 1957.

Features & TV Movies:
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Zolock (1983)
Les années de rêves (1984)
Pouvoir intime (1986)
Gaspard et fils (1988)
Coeur de nylon (1988)

La fenêtre (1992)
Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)

Les invasions barbares (2003)
Roméo et Juliette (2006)

TV Series – Cast:
L’Héritage (1987)
Montréal P.Q. (1992)
Les machos (1995)
Urgence (1996)
Le bleu du ciel (2004)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
L’héritage (1987)

Montréal P.Q. (1992)
Les grands procès (1995)
Les machos (1995)
Urgence (1996)
Un gars, une fille (1997)

Fortier (2003)
Le bleu du ciel (2004)

Mirador (2010)
Tout la vérité (2013)
Géolocaliser l’amour (2022)

Credits as a director:
Idole instantanée (2005)
Roméo et Juliette (2006)

La première (2013, documentary, short)

Barbarian Invasions, movie, poster,

Daniel Kash

Daniel Kash, actor,

B: April 25, 1959 in Montréal, Québec

Daniel Kash is the son of Canadian opera icon Maureen Forrester and Eugene Kash, virtuoso violinist and conductor. He trained at London’s Drama Centre and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Twice nominated for a Gemini award as Best Actor, he is also a stage actor. A few theatre credits include The Constant Wife at Citadel Theatre and the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Tarragon’s production of Alice’s Affair and Canada House at Theatre Passe Muraille. He has directed plays for the Toronto and Winnipeg fringe festivals as well as the award-winning short films Germgirl, Flip Phone and For Lease.

Also see: Linda Kash.
Also see: Maureen Forrester.

Features & TV Movies:
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Aliens (1986)
The Last Days of Patton (TV-1986)

Nightbreed (1990)
True Confections (TV-1991)
Farther West (1992)
Hurt Penguins (1992)
Gross Misconduct (TV-1993)
Royce (TV-1994)
The Michelle Apts. (1995)
Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen (TV-1995)
What’s His Face (1995)
Spill (1996)
Wounded (1997)
The Defenders: Payback (TV-1997)
Nan’s Taxi (TV-1998)
Hidden Agenda (1998)
American Whiskey Bar (TV-1998)
Ernest in the Army (1998)
The Sleep Room (1998)
Bone Daddy (1998)
Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (TV-1998)
External Affairs (1999)
Bonanno: A Godfather’s Story (TV-1999)
Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story (TV-1999)

Pilgrim (2000)
Killing Moon (TV-2000)
Haven (TV-2001)
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV-2001) Exit Wounds (2001)
Don’t Say a Word (2001)
Going Back (TV-2001)
A Town Without Christmas (TV-2001)
The Shipping News (2001)
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
Recipe for Murder (TV-2002)
The Tuxedo (2002)
The Man Who Saved Christmas (TV-2002)
Deacons for Defense (TV-2003)
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Crown Heights (TV-2004)
The Good Shepherd (2004)
Direct Action (2004)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (TV-2005)
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
One Way (2006)
Me and Luke (TV-2006)
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
Magic Flute Diaries (2008)
Puck Hogs (2009)
Deadliest Sea (TV-2009)

Casino Jack (2010)
Repo Men (2010)
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (TV-2010)
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster (2011)
On the Road (2012)
The Truth (2012)
Mama (2013)
Solo (2013)
Breakout (2013)
Bodyslam (TV-2013, short)
RoboCop (2014)
Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)
Pirate’s Passage (TV-2014)
Remember (2015)
Manhatten Undying (2015)
All Access Pass (2016, short)
Mr Bernstein (2016, short)
Flower Shop Mystery: Snipped in the Bud (TV-2016)
The Escape (2016, short)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
Ordinary Days (2017)
The Kindness of Strangers (2019)
Easy Land (2019)

Every Day’s Like This (2020, short)
ALIENS: Last Stand (2020, short)
Letters to Satan Claus (TV-2020)
Queen of Spades (2020)
Don’t Hang Up (2022)
The Man From Toronto (2022)
An Eclectic Christmas (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Due South (1994-1996)
The Weight (2008)
Guns (2008, mini-series)
The Line (2009)

Against the Wall (2011)
Bad Blood (2018)

Mrs. America (2020, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Hitchhiker (1990)
Katts and Dog (1991)
Counterstrike (1991)
Street Legal (1991, 1992)
Matrix (1993)
The Hidden Room (1993)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994)
RoboCop (1994)
Law & Order (1995)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)
A Taste of Shakespeare (1997, 2000, 2003, 2007)
Goosebumps (1998)
Total Recall 2070 (1999)
The City (1999, 2000)
Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Relic Hunter (2001)
Our Hero (2001)
Veritas: The Quest (2003)
Mutant X (2003)
1-800-Missing (2003)
Puppets Who Kill (2005)
Angela’s Eyes (2006)
The Dresden Files (2007, 2008)
Less Than Kind (2008, 2012)
The Listener (2009)
The Border (2009)
The Ron James Show (2009, 2014)

The Event (2010)
Lost Girl (2010)
Nikita (2010)
InSecurity (2011)
Murdoch Mysteries (2011, 2018)
Skins (2011)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (2011)
Alphas (2011, 2012)
The Firm (2012)
The L.A.Complex (2012)
Copper (2012)
Defiance (2013)
Saving Hope (2013)
Orphan Black (2013, 2014, 2017)
Hannibal (2014)
The Divide (2014)
The Strain (2014, 2015)
Remedy (2015)
Rookie Blue (2015)
Dark Matter (2015)
Reign (2015)
Bitten (2015, 2016)
Quantico (2016)
Damien (2016)
12 Monkeys (2016)
Ransom (2017)
The Expanse (2016, 2017)
Taken (2017)
Anne with an E (2017, 2018)
The Detectives (2018)
In Contempt (2018)
Jack Ryan (2018)
Carter (2019)

Diggstown (2020)
Tiny Pretty Things (2020)
Star Trek: Discovery (2020, 2022)
Clarice (2021)
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2021)
Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)
Nurses (2021)
Clarice (2021)
Pretty Hard Cases (2023)
Red Iron Road (voice, 2023)
Slasher (2023)

Ordinary Days, poster,

James Cooper

James Cooper, film director,

B: April 24, 1985 in Hamilton, Ontario

Writer-director Ashley Cooper, often credited as James Cooper, studied at the Toronto Film School where he wrote and directed by first short film, Trigger, (not to be confused with the Bruce McDonald feature of the same name). Cooper’s film played at a half dozen film festivals across North America. He dropped out to start his career and has been directing music videos for indie artists as well as teaching workshops, serving as a festival juror, and appearing on various film festival panels.

Features & TV Movies:
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In Between Dreams (2008, short)
Trigger (2008, short)

Elijah the Prophet (2012, short)
Interview with a Time Traveler (2014, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
In Between Dreams (2008, short)
Trigger (2008, short)
Interview with a Time Traveler (2014, short)

Mark Caven

Mark Caven, actor,

B: April 23, 1960 in London, Ontario

Mark Caven trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. In addition to his work in film and television, his stage career includes performances in a wide variety of roles in plays like Death of a Salesman, Little Shop of Horrors, Jackie: An American Life, Beauty and the Beast, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, and more.

Features & TV Movies:
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Follow the Star (TV-1979)

The American Way (1986)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

The Pope Must Die (1991)
Who Dealt? (TV-1993, short)
M.I.A. (VR-1996)
Lust for Glorious (TV-1997)
The Big Swap (1998)
Monk Dawson (1998)
Razor Blade Smile (1998)

Jane Doe (2001)
Seven Journeys in the American West (TV-2004)
Milo 55160 (2004, short)
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
The Lazurus Child (2005)
Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV-2005)
My Family and Other Animals (TV-2005)
Screening (2006, short)
The Lost Tomb of Jesus (narrator, 2007)
Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (TV-2006)
Diverted (TV-2009)

Offline (TV-2012)
Jesus Henry Christ (2012)
Antiviral (2012)
The Timber (2013)
Miracle Landing on the Hudson (TV-2014)
Maleficent (2014)

Jump, Darling (2020)
Awakened Dreams (2023)
Squadron 42 (2023)

TV Series – Cast:
Executive Stress (1986-1987)

The Comic Strip Presents (1992-1993)
The Glam Metal Detectives (1995)
Wilderness (1996, mini-series)
Unnatural Acts (1998)

I Love Mummy (2002-2003)
Above and Beyond (2006, mini-series)

Houdini and Doyle (2016, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Alias Smith & Jones (1984)
Hale and Pace (1988)

Virtual Murder (1992)
The Upper Hand (1993)
Jonathan Creek (1998)
Red Dwarf (1999)

Headless (2000)
Spynet (2004)
The Nature of Things (narrator, 2005)
Puppets Who Kill (2005)
At the Hotel (2006)
Slings and Arrows (2006)
Mayday (2007, 2015, 2019)

Murdoch Mysteries (2010)
Tati’s Hotel (2011)
Live at the Electric (2014)
12 Monkeys (2018)
The Romanoffs (2018)

Mark Caven is represented by:
Gary Goddard Agency
10 St. Mary Street, #305
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1P9

Phone: 416-928-0299
Fax: 416-924-9593

Saad Siddiqui

Saad Siddiqui, actor,

B: April 24, 1983 in Hyderabad, Sind, Pakistan

Born in Pakistan, Saad Siddiqui moved to New York when he was 8 and grew up there and in Baltimore and Columbia, Maryland. Saad considered being an actor from an early age as he was influenced by one of his elder brothers’ who was an actor in New York. However, he began considering it seriously when he started studying at the same high school that was attended by one of his favourite actors, Edward Norton, in Columbia. After completing high school, he moved to Canada to study Political Science, to continue to pursue a career in humanitarian work and to continue his acting career.

Official website.

Features & TV Movies:
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Stiff Luv (2008)
Dead Mean Play No Blues (2009, short)
Shame (2009, short)

Silent Cargo (2011, short)
Cosmopolis (2012)
Inescapable (2012)
Nobody (2014, short)
10 Years (2014, short)
Amityville (2015)
Daddy (2015)
Shahzad (2015, short)
Winter (2015, short)
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Georgetown (2018)
Draupadi Unleashed (2019)

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (TV-2020)
Books of Blood (2020)
Pretty Cheaters, Deadly Lies (TV-2020)
We’re all in This Together (2021)
Eli Roth’s Be MIne: A VR Valentine’s Slasher (2023, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Coroner (2019-2021)
From Scratch (2022, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Smart Woman Survival Guide (2007)
Mayday (2009)
Warehouse 13 (2009)
The Border (2009)

Unnatural History (2010)
Covert Affairs (2010)
The Listener (2011)
Alphas (2011)
Nikita (2012)
Saving Hope (2015)
Rogue (2015)
The Art of More (2015)
Beauty and the Beast (2016)
Orphan Black (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2016)
Hawaii Five-O (2016)
24: Legacy (2016)
Incorporated (2016, 2017)
Taken (2017)
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Madam Secretary (2018)
Let’s Go Luna (2019)
Diggstown (2019)
Slasher (2019, 2022, 2023)
The Handmmaid’s Tale (2019)
Hudson & Rex(2019)

October Faction (2020)
SEAL Team (2020)
The Hardy Boys (2020)
Legends of Tomorrow (2021)
The Lost Symbol (2021)
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (2022)

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis, actress, Canadian,

B: April 24, 1980 in Cobourg, Ontario

Rebecca Davis was born in the same Ontario town as movie great, Marie Dressler.

Features & TV Movies:
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Five (2003)
Downtown (2003)
Red Dress Budapest (2003, short)
The Arbuckle Academy (2003, short)
The Town’s Called Crash (2005, short)

Where the Truth Lies
Left for Dead (2007)
Dawgs Playing Poker (2008)
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (VR-2008)

He Loves Me (TV-2011)
It’s Christmas, Carol! (TV-2012)
The Wingman (2012)
The Woods (2013)
Focus (2014)
Ephemeral (2014, short)
With Love, Christmas (TV-2017)
Perilaxis (2018, short)
Love Under the Rainbow (TV-2019)

Woman on the Edge (TV-2020)
Wendy Williams: The Movie (TV-2021)
Butlers in Love (TV-2022)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Battlestar Galactica (2009)
Smallville (2009)

Supernatural (2010)
Exes & Ohs (2011)
Hiccups (2011)
Package Deal (2013)
Garage Sale Mysteries (2017)
Ice (2018)
Take Two (2018)
Hailey Dean Mystery (2019)

Matchmaker Mysteries (2020)
Batwoman (2021)
Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse (2023)

Where the Truth Lies, movie poster

James Hyndman

James Hyndman, actor,
Photo by Sylvie Roy for CBC, Radio-Canada.

B: April 23, 1962 in Bonn, Germany

James Hyndman studied at l’Atelier de l’Acteur-Créateur de Paris in 1985 and 1986. Standing 6-foot 3-inches, his commanding presence is comfortable on television, in film and on the stage. He won a Gemini Award in 2003 for his work on Rumeurs. He played the role of Peter Best on the series, Trauma.

Features & TV Movies:
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Soho (1994)
Eldorado (1994)
Caboose (1996)
Le polygraphe (1997)
Les mille merveilles de l’univers (1997)
Free Money (1998)
Souvenirs intimes (1999)

Shadow Chasers (2000)
La beauté de Pandore (2000)
Le marais (2002)
Jean Moulin, une affaire française (TV-2003)
Dans une galaxie près de chez vous – Le film (2004)
Black Eyed Dog (2006)
Dans une galaxie près de chez vous 2 (narrator, 2008)

L’Empire Bo$$é (2012)
Boris sans Béatrice (2016)
Cité Mémoire (narrator, VR-206, short)
Nous sommes les autres (2017)
La chute de l’empire américain (2018)

Souterrain (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
La misère des riches (1990-1991)
4 et demi… (1994-2001)
Sous le signe du lion (1997)
Diva (1997)
Ces enfants d’ailleurs (mini-series, 1997)
2 frères (1999-2001)
Rumeurs (2002-2008)
Le coeur a ses raisons (2005-2006 )
Trauma (2010-2014)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Sirens (1994)
Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2007)
Bye-Bye (2014)
Au secures de Béatrice (2016)
4 et demi (2021)

James Hyndan is represented by:
1009, avenue Laurier Ouest
Outremont, QC, H2V 2L1
Phone: 514-277-4842
Email: infos(at)agencemva.com

La chute de l'empire Américain, movie, poster,
Poster courtesy of Les Films Séville.

Catherine Mary Stewart

Catherine Mary Stewart, actress,

B: April 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta

Catherine Mary Stewart grew up in an academic family. Her mother was a physiologist, and her father was a renowned marine biologist from the University of Alberta. But Stewart wanted a different life and began dancing at age seven. She joined a professional company by time she was 16 and toured the Middle East and Europe. At 19, she moved to London and for the next two years, in addition to dance, she studied drama and singing. Being in the right place at the right time led to a role in the low-budget musical sci-fi film The Apple, made in 1979 and released in 1980. A move to Los Angeles set her career in motion.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Apple (1980)
Nighthawks (1981)
The Beach Girls (1982)
A Killer in the Family (TV-1983)
With Intent to Kill (TV-1984)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Mischief (1985)
Midas Valley (TV-1985)
Annihilator (TV-1986)
Scenes from the Goldmine (1987)
Rage to Kill (1987)
Nightflyers (1987)
Dudes (1987)
Murder by the Book (TV-1987)
World Gone Wild (1988)
Weekend at Bernie`s (1989)
Riding the Edge (1989)
Passion and Paradise (TV-1989)

Psychic (TV-1990)
Project: Tin Men (TV-1990)
Follow Your Heart (TV-1990)
Perfect Harmony (TV-1991)
Cafe Romeo (1992)
Samurai Cowboy (TV-1993)
Ordeal in the Arctic (TV-1993)
The Sea Wolf (TV-1993)
Reaper (1995)
Out of Annie’s Past (TV-1995)
Number One Fan (1995)
Dead Silent (1999)

Reaper (2000)
The Girl Next Door (2007)
My Daughter’s Secret (TV-2007)
Sharpshooter (TV-2007)
The Attic (2008)
Dead at 17 (TV-2008)
Generation Gap (TV-2008)
Love N’ Dancing (2009)
A Christmas Snow (2009)
My Neighbor’s Secret (TV-2009)

Rising Stars (2010)
Class (TV-2010)
Perry St (2010)
Ghoul (2012)
The Hierarchy (2012, short)
AmeriQua (2012)
Ghoul (TV-2012)
The Husband She Met Online (TV-2013)
Cheerleader (2016)
Hero of the Underworld (2016)
A Nutcracker Christmas (TV-2016)
Love on the Vines (TV-2017)
Imitation Girl (2017)
Rock and Roll Christmas (TV-2019)
The Elevator Game (2019)

Deck the Heart (2021)
Victim No More (2022 short)
Ask Me to Dance (2023)

TV Series – Cast:
Days of Our Lives (1982-1983)
Hollywood Wives (1985, mini-series)
Sins (1986, mini-series)
Hearts Are Wild (1992)
The Guiding Light (2002)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
McClain’s Law (1981)
Mr. Merlin (1982)
Knight Rider (1983)
Hotel (1985)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1987)
Hearts Are Wild (1992)
Heaven Help Us (1994)
The Outer Limits (1996, 2001)
White Collar (2012)
Limitless (2015)
Death’s Door (2020)
New Amsterdam (2020)
The Indie Escape Network (2021)

Holly Deveaux

Holly Deveaux, actress,
Photo of Holly Deveaux at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards
© Ralph Lucas.

B: September 29, 1994 in Toronto, Ontario

Holly Deveaux’s career includes the important roles of Abby Hayes in the comedy series Spun Out (2014-2015), and as Rebecca Lewis in the series Shadowhunters (2016-2019). She began acting at the age of 13 and after landing a few commercials, she was cast in a lead role in the indie film Victoria Day, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Jury’s Choice Award. In addition to appearing in, she stepped behind the camera to Produce and Direct one episode in the mini-series Cross Rhodes in 2021. Holly Deveaux is pictured at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards.

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

Victoria Day (2009)
Unlucky (2011)
Tile Man (2011)
Silent Witness (TV-2011)
Unlucky (2011)
Wake Me Up (2011, short)
The Phantoms (TV-2012)
His Turn (TV-2013)
Breakout (2013)
Big Muddy (2014)
Mutant World (2014)
Early Retirement (2015, short)
Running Away (TV-2017)
Deadly Attraction (TV-2017)
Beast Within (2019)

My Boss’ Wedding (TV-2021)
Christmas Movie Magic (TV-2022)
Polarized (2023)

TV Series – Cast:
Baxter (2010-2011)
Spun Out (2014-2015)
The Mist (2017)
Cross Rhodes (2021, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Haven (2010)
Lost Girl (2010)
Breakout Kings (2011)
Murdoch Mysteries (2011)
Flashpoint (2011)
Less Than Kind (2012)
Cracked (2013)
Hannibal (2013)
The Listener (2013)
Rookie Blue (2015)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016, 2017, 2019)
12 Monkeys (2018)

Future Man (2020)
MacGyver (2020)
Supergirl (2021)

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams, actress,
Rachel McAdams stars in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

B: November 17, 1978 in St.Thomas, Ontario

Rachel Anne McAdams enjoyed being in the spotlight from an early age and entered the world of competitive skating when she was just four years old. Although she would remain on the ice well into her teens, the constant competition played havoc with her nerves and she began to look to the stage as an outlet for her creativity. Beginning in summer theatre camp at the age of 13, her smooth handling of Shakespeare eventually led her to enroll in theatre studies at York University. McAdams played a Ventura County Sheriff named Ani Bezzerides in the 2015 installment of the series True Detective. Fellow Canadian Taylor Kitsch also had a role in the series. In January 2016 Rachel McAdams was nominated for an Academy Award® in the Best Supporting Actress category for her work in the feature, Spotlight. The film was given the Cast Award by the Screen Actors Guild. She plays Dr. Christine Palmer in the Doctor Strange movies.

Also see: A biography about Rachel McAdams.
Northernstars.ca reviews Midnight in Paris

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

Guilt by Association (TV-2002)
My Name is Tanino (2002)
Perfect Pie (2002)
The Hot Chick (2002)
Mean Girls (2004)
The Notebook (2004)
The Wedding Crashers (2005)
Red-Eye (2005)
The Family Stone (2006)
The Return (2007)
Married Life (2008)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2008)
The Lucky Ones (2008)
State of Play (2009)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Morning Glory (2010)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
The Vow (2011)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2012)
To the Wonder (2012)
Passion (2013)
About Time (2013)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Passengers (2014)
Spotlight (2015)
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
The Little Prince (voice, 2015)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Disobedience (2017)
Game Night (2018)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness (2022)
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (2023)

TV Series – Cast:
Shotgun Love Dolls (2001)
Slings & Arrows (2003, mini-series)

True Detective (2015)

Disobedience, movie, poster,

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, movie, poster,

Geraint Wyn Davies

Geraint Wyn Davies, actor,
Geraint Wyn Davies as Antony in a Stratford Festival publicity photo by David Hou.

B: April 20, 1957 in Swansea, Wales

Geraint Wyn Davies moved to Canada when he was seven. Although primarily an actor he directed many episodes of Forever Knight in 1992, and Black Harbour in 1996. In addition to his work in TV and film, he also has an extensive list of stage credits including four seasons with the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival, plus five seasons with the Shaw Festival and leading roles many of the other stages across the continent. He also spent two seasons as an actor and Associate Director of Theatr Ciwyd, the Welsh National Performing Arts Company. Davies is pictured above in a publicity still from the Stratford Festival production of Antony and Cleoptra which was taped in high definition for theatrical release. Yanna McIntosh played Cleopatra. Writing in the Toronto Star, Richard Ouzounia said, “Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.” And Robert Cushman of the National Post wrote, “Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.”

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

Deadly Harvest (1977)
D.O.A. (TV-1978)
A Paid Vacation (TV-1979)

The Boys from Syracuse (TV-1986)
Daughters of the Country (TV-1987)
The Taming of the Shrew (TV-1988)
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (TV-1989)
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV-1992)
Hush Little Baby (TV-1993)
Other Women’s Children (TV-1993)
Ghost Mom (TV-1993)
Dancing in the Dark (TV-1995)
The Conspiracy of Fear (TV-1996)
Triology of Terror II (TV-1996)

RoboCop: Prime Detectives (TV-2000)
One of the Hollywood Ten (TV-2000)
Hypercube: Cube 2 (2002)
The Wild Dogs (2002)
Some Things That Stay (2004)
I Know What I Saw (TV-2007)
Pavane (2008, short)

The Tempest (2010)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Hamlet (2016)

Cope (TV-2020)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)
The Scottish Play (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
So The Story Goes (1977)
High Hopes (1978)

To Serve and Protect (1985)
The Judge (1986)
Airwolf (1984)
Diamonds (1987)

Dracula: The Series (1990)
Forever Knight (1992)
Black Harbour (1996)
The Canadians (1998)

Tracker (2001-2002)
Trudeau (2002, mini-series)
Slings & Arrows (2005, mini-series)
24 (2006)
ReGenesis (2007-2008)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Side Street (1976)
In Their Shoes (1977)
For the Record (1978)
The Great Detective (1979)

Hangin’ In (1982)
The Littlest Hobo (1982, 1983)
The Edison Twins (1985)
Not My Department (1987)
The Campbells (1988)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1989)

Katts and Dog (1990)
Street Legal (1990)
My Secret Identity (1991)
Dracula: The Series (1990, 1991)
Sweating Bullets (1991)
Matrix (1993)
The Hidden Room (1993)
Highlander (1993)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994)
RoboCop (1994)
The Outer Limits (1996, 2001)

1-800-Missing (2003)
Puppets Who Kill (2005)
24 (2006)
Murdoch Mysteries (2008, 2013)

Republic of Doyle (2011)

Frankie Drake Mysteries (2021)

Some Things That Stay
Poster for the 2004 movie Some Things That Stay courtesy of Christal Films

Yanna McIntosh

Yanna McIntosh, actress, actor,
Yanna McIntosh photo by David Hou. Stratford Festival.

B: 1970 in Jamaica

Yanna McIntosh, pictured in a production still from the 2015 production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival. A professional theatre artist with a wealth of experience, Yanna McIntish was born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto. She began her theatre training at the University of Toronto before graduating from the American Repertory Theatre Institute at Harvard University. She taught at the National Theatre School and Humber College, directing students in productions of Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Richard III. Her performance as Pat Barrows in the 2006 made-for-TV movie Doomstown brought her a 2007 Gemini award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series. In 2011 McIntosh became the first ever person to win the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Ruined. For this role she also won the 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Principal Role. She had previously won Doras for both Florence Gibson’s Belle, and for Athol Fugard’s Valley Song.

Features & TV Movies:
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The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV-1994)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Atomic Train (TV-1999)
A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV-1999)
Strange Justice (TV-1999)

Spooky House (2000)
Deliberate Intent (TV-2000)
Full Disclosure (VR-2001)
Acceptable Risk (TV-2001)
True Blue (2001)
John Q (2002)
The Glow (TV-2002)
The Rats (TV-2002)
Crown Heights (TV-2004)
Chasing Freedom (TV-2004)
Reversible Errors (TV-2004)
The Sentinel (2006)
Doomstown (TV-2006)
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (TV-2006)
They Come Back (TV-2007)
Finn`s Girl (2007)
Matters of Life and Dating (TV-2007)
A Raisin in the Sun (TV-2008)
Heaven on Earth (2008)
Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift (2009)

Phase One (2010)
Bloodwork (2012)
Arranged (2014, short)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
Unless (2016)

Like a House on Fire(2020
Swindler Seduction (2022)
Slumberland (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
Riverdale (1997-1999)
The Eleventh Hour (2002)
The Line (2008)
Good Sam (2022)
Work It Out Wombats (voice, 2023-)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Street Legal (1993)
Side Effects (1995, 1996)
Due South (1997)
Night Man (1999)

Train 48 (2004)
Blue Murder (2003, 2004)
This Is Wonderland (2004, 2005, 2006)
The Best Years (2007, 2009)

XIII: The Series (2011)
The Listener (2012)
Saving Hope (2013)
Suits (2013)
Working the Engels (2014)
Hemlock Grove (2014)
Remedy (2015)
Private Eyes (2017)
Killjoys (2017)
In Contempt (2018)
The Expanse (2018)
Anne with an E (2018)
Ransom (2019)

Spinning Out (2020)
Nurses (2020)
Burden of Truth (2021)
Coroner (2021)
The Republic of Sarah (2021)
Diggstown (2022)

Three Pines (2022)
Titans (2023)
Kiya &the Kimoja Heroes (2023)
Pretty Hard Cases (2023)
Work It Out Wombats (voice, 2023-)

Unless, 2016, movie, poster,
Poster for Unless courtesy of Mongreal Media.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland, actor,
This image of Kiefer Sutherland was scanned from an original set of Lobby Cards for the film Flatliners in the Northernstars Collection

B: December 21, 1966 in London, England

Starting out at fifteen in the movie business may seem a little old these days – Anna Paquin was eleven when she won an Oscar for her work in The Piano – but in 1983 Kiefer Sutherland was intent on doing just that. With mother Shirley Douglas, a staple in Canadian acting circles and father Donald Sutherland, it’s amazing he could hold out until the ripe old age of fifteen. A little help from dad landed the younger Sutherland a part in the 1983 film, Max Dugan Returns. He played the role of the accidental President Tom Kirkman in the series Designated Survivor. He starred in the role of legendary Detective Clay Bryce in the 2020 series The Fugitive, which is a remake of the 1963 series that starred David Janssen…or it could be a remake of the 2000 series that starred Tim Daly…or it could be a remake of the 1993 film that starred Harrison Ford. An enduring idea originally created by Roy Huggins. He played the role of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 2022 series, The First Lady (Gillian Anderson played First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt) and he stars as John Weir in the 2023 series Rabbit Hole.

Learn more about Kiefer Sutherland
Also see Donald Sutherland
Also see Shirley Douglas
Also see: Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland in Flatliners.

Features & TV Movies:
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Max Dugan Returns (1983)
The Bay Boy (1984)
Trapped in Silence (TV-1986)
Stand By Me (1986)
Crazy Moon (1986)
Brotherhood of Justice (TV-1986)
At Close Range (1986)
The Lost Boys (1987)
The Killing Time (1987)
Young Guns (1988)
Promised Land (1988)
1969 (1988)
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Renegades (1989)

The Nutcracker Prince (voice, 1990)
Flashback (1990)
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Flatliners (1990)
Your Guns II (1990)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Article 99 (1992)
A Few Good Men (1992)
The Vanishing (1993)
Last Light (TV-1993)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
The Cowboy Way (1994)
Duke of Groove (1995)
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)
Eye For An Eye (1996)
A Time to Kill (1996)
Freeway (1996)
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
A Soldier’s Sweetheart (1998)
Dark City (1998)
The Break Up (1998)
Ground Control (1998)
Woman Wanted (1999-D)
Picking up the Pieces (1999)
Hearts and Bones (1999)
After Alice (1999)

To End All Wars (2000)
Beat (2000)
Picking Up the Pieces (2000)
The Royal Way (2000)
The Right Temptation (2000)
Cowboy Up (aka Ring of Fire, 2001)
To End All Wars (2001)
Desert Saints (2002)
Behind the Red Door (2002)
Phone Booth (2002)
Paradise Found (2002)
Dead Heat (2002)
Paradise Found (2003)
L.A. Confidential (TV-2003)
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (VR-2003)
Taking Lives (2004)
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2004)
The Flight That Fought Back (narrator, TV-2005)
River Queen (2005)
The Sentinel (2006)
The Wild (voice, 2006)
Mirrors (2008)
24: Redemption (TV-2008)
Monsters vs Aliens (voice, 2009)

Twelve (narrator, 2010)
Marmaduke (voice, 2010)
Melancholia (2011)
The Confession (2011)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
Forsaken (2014)
Pompeii (2014)
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Marked (TV-2014, short)
Forsaken (2015)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Flatliners (2017)

The Contractor (2022)

TV Series – Cast:
24 (2001-2010)

Touch (2012-2013)
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Designated Survivor (2016-2019)
The Fugitive (2020)
The First Lady (2022)
Rabbit Hole (2023)

Flatliners, movie, poster,
Flatliners poster courtesy of Columbia Pictures, a Sony Company.

Catherine O’Hara

Catherine O'Hara, actress,
Catherine O'Hara at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards. Photo © 2023 by Ralph Lucas.

B: March 4, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario

Catherine O’Hara got her start waiting tables at the Second City Theatre in Toronto. It was her way of getting a foot in the door. Second City believed in O’Hara`s talent enough to keep her on as a cast member. She went on to fame with SCTV joining cast members Rick Moranis, Martin Short, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin. Catherine O’Hara provides the voice of Grandma Frump in the 2019 MGM release The Addams Family. It was announced in February 2020 that Catherine O’Hara will be honoured with a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Broadcasting and Film) at the annual Governor General’s Peformance Art Awards in April of 2020. O’Hara was honoured wih a Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series award at the 2021 Golden Globes for her work in Schitt’s Creek.

Catherine O’Hara is pictured with her 2017 Canadian Screen Award for her work on Schitt’s Creek. She won an Emmy Award in 2020 for her work on this series.

Learn more about Catherine O’Hara.
Also see: The Academy names nine recipients for the 2023 Special Awards.
Also see: Catherine O’Hara Honoured by ACTRA.

Features & TV Movies:
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Double Negative (1980)
Nothing Personal (1980)
Rock & Rule (voice only, 1983)
The Last Polka (TV-1984)
After Hours (1985)
Heartburn (1986)
Really Weird Takes (TV-1987)
Beetlejuice (1988)

Little Vegas (1990)
Dick Tracey (1990)
Betsy`s Wedding (1990)
Home Alone (1990)
There Goes the Neighbourhood (1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Tim Burton`s The Nightmare Before Christmas (voice only, 1993)
Tall Tale (1994)
The Paper (1994)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
Pippi Longstocking (voice only, 1997)
Hope (TV-1997)
Home Fries (1998)
Late Last Night (TV-1999)
The Life Before This (1999)

Best In Show (2000)
Speaking of Sex (2001)
Orange County (2002)
A Mighty Wind (2003)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Chicken Little (voice, 2005)
Brother Bear II (voice, VR-2006)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Cat Tale (voice, 2006)
Monster House (2006)
Penelope (2006)
Over the Hedge (voice, 2006)
The Great Farrell (2007)
Where the Wild Things Are (voice, 2008)
Away We Go (2009)
Temple Grandin (2009)

Killers (2010)
Cat Tale (voice, 2010)
Frankenweenie (voice, 2012)
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
To My Future Assistant (TV-2013)
When Marnie Was There (voice, 2014)
The Addams Family (voice, 2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Coming Up Rosie (1975)
SCTV (1976-1983)
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour (1980)
You’ve Come a Long Way, Katie (1980, mini-series)
SCTV Channel (1983-1984)
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (1988)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Committed (2001)

Glenn Martin DDS (2010)
What Lives Inside (2015, mini-series)
Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020)
Skylanders Academy (voice, 2016-2018)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Wayne & Shuster Show (1975)
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special (1975)
The Wayne & Shuster Superspecial (1978)

The New Show (1984)
George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
Really Weird Tales (1987)

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990)
Dream On (1990)
Morton & Hayes (1991)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
The Hidden Room (1993)
Tales from the Crypt (1994)
The Outer Limits (1997)
Oh Baby (1999)

MADtv (2000)
Committed (2001)
Bram and Alice (2002)
Odd Job Jack (2003)
Six Feet Under (2003, 2005)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2009)

Leslie (2012)
30 Rock (2012)
The Greatest Event in Television History (2013)
Modern Family (2015)
Sofia the First (2016)
Harvey Beaks (voice, 2016)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017, 2018)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again (voice, 2018)

The Right Kind of Wrong movie poster courtesy of Entertainment One
The Right Kind of Wrong movie poster courtesy of Entertainment One

Eric McCormack

Eric McCormack, actor, photo,
Eric McCormack, at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.

B: April 18, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario

Eric McCormack played Will in the hit TV sitcom, Will & Grace. He won an Emmy for this role in 2001. Born in Toronto, he grew up in Calgary but returned east to attend the Ryerson Theatre School. Convincing his parents he wanted to be an actor was easy. His dad had also wanted to be an actor. From Toronto he headed back to Alberta to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts. Ready to join the ranks of professional actors, McCormack auditioned and was invited to join the Stratford Festival in Ontario, spending five seasons honing his talent. After bouncing back and forth between Alberta and Ontario, he eventually settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also maintains a home in Los Angeles, California. Will & Grace was given the People’s Choice Award in January 2005. He opened on Broadway on April 1, 2012 in a revival of the Gore Vidal play Best Man, costarring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury. He starred in and co-produced the series Perception, and is pictured above as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a talented, eccentric neuropsychiatrist who happened to be schizophrenic. Will & Grace went back into production in 2017 with all of the original cast, but wrapped in 2020. .

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Features & TV Movies:
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The Boys from Syracuse (TV-1986)
Much Ado About Nothing (TV-1987)

The Lost World (1992)
Return to the Lost World (1992)
Giant Steps (1992)
Relentless: The Mind of a Killer (TV-1993)
Family of Strangers (TV-1993)
Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV-1993)
Call of the Wild (TV-1993)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (TV-1993)
Island Cry (TV-1994)
The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (TV-1995)
Night Visitors (TV-1996)
Exception to the Rule (1997)
Borrowed Hearts (TV-1997)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Holy Man (1998)
Old Hats (1999)
Audrey Hepburn (TV-1999)

Here`s to Life (2000)
In From the Night (TV-2005)
Break a Leg (2003)
The Sisters (2005)
Free Enterprise 2: My Big Geek Wedding (2006)
Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie (TV-2006)
Alien Tresspass (2009)
My One and Only (2009)

Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (TV-2010)
Textuality (2011)
Knife Fight (2012)
Barricade (2012)
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (TV-2013)
Studio City (TV-2015)
The Architect (2016)
Considering Love and Other Magic (2016)

Drinkwater (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Street Justice (1991-1992)
Lonesome Dove: The Series (1992)
Cobra (1993)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Jenny (1997)
Will & Grace (1998-2006, 2017-2020)
A Will of Their Own (1998, mini-series)

The Andromeda Strain (2008, mini-series)
Trust Me (2009)

Pound Puppies (voice, (2010-2013)
Perception (2012-2015)
Full Circle (2015)
Travelers (2016-2018)

Departure (2022)
Slasher (2023)

Textuality, movie poster
Textuality, 2011 movie poster.

André Fortin

B: April 18, 1974 in Montréal, Québec

Features & TV Movies:
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Fugitive Rage (1996)
Diamonds in the Rough (1996)
Out to Sea (1997)

Monsieur Renaud (2004, short)
Le Petomane: Parti avec le vent (2005, short)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The X-Files (2000)
The Bold and the Beautiful (2000, 2001)
Nikki (2002)
Friends (2004)

Alan Bridle

Alan Bridle, actor,

Alan Bridle is also a stage actor. Just one credit is his work in the play Trudeau and the FLQ in 1997. He joined Toronto’s VideoCabaret in 1979, and performed and helped to produce much of the Hummer Sisters work between 1980 and 1985.

Features & TV Movies:
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Starship Invasions (1977)
The Incubus (1981)
Trilogy of Terror II (TV-1996)
The Wrong Guy (1997)
Ghosts (TV-1998)

The Wrong Guy, movie, poster,

Daniel Brière

Daniel Brière, actor, acteur,

B: in Québec

Daniel Brière is also a stage actor with a long list of credits primarily for Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. Some of his film credits include adaptations of the plays King John and Antony Cleopatra. He appeared in 168 episodes of Les Parent between 2008 and 2016.

Features & TV Movies:
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Qui a tiré sur nos histoires d’amour (1985)
Le déclin de l’empire américain (1986)
Kalamazoo (1987)
La nuit du visiteur (1989)

La nuit, tous les chats sont gris (1990)
Double or Nothing: The Rise and Fall of Robert Campeau (1991)
Second souffle (1993)
Le mégalographe (1996)
Matroni et moi (1998)
Toujours à part des autres (1999)
La moitié gauche du frigo (1999)

Gaz Bar Blues (2002)
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Les immortels (2002)
Marie-Antoinette (TV-2006)
Neuf (2007, short)
C’est pas moi, je le jure! (2008)

A Dark Matter (2013)
King John (2015)
Antony and Cleopatra (2015)
The Fall (2017, short)
Hank’s Bad Day (2018, short)
The River You Step In (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Le monde selon Croc (1988, mini-series)
Watatatow (1990-1995)
À nous deux! (1994)
Un gars, une fille (1997-)
Cauchemar d’amour II (2001)
Annie et ses hommes (2002-2008)
Caméra café (2002-2008)
Les Parent (2008-2016)
Feux (2016, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Un gars, une fille (1997)
Bouledogue Bazar (1999)
Fortier II (2000)
Les Bougon: c’est aussi ça la vie (2004, 2006)
Les Invinibles (2005)
Lachambre no 13 (2006)
Bab Gratton, Ma Vie/My Life (2007)
Taxi 0-22 (1 episode, 2008)
Reign (2014)
Imposters (2018)
Sans rendez-vous (2021)
District 31 (2022)
Titans (2022, 2023)

Barbarian Invasions, movie, poster,

Bishop Brigante

Bishop Brigante, actor,

B: in Toronto, Ontario

Bishop Brigante is best known as a hip hop artist and songwriter-producer. He came to acting when he got a cold call from acclaimed director Joe Carnahan (Smoking Aces, The Grey) offering him a role in the 2002 blockbuster Narc starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric. He had actually been enrolled in a performing arts school at age 13 where he showed the first signs of an acting talent but music became his first calling when a career path in front of the cameras seemed impossible.

Features & TV Movies:
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Narc (2002)
Random Walk (2010)
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo (TV-2013)
Evil Feed (2013)

TV Series – Cast:
Platinum (2003)
Ultimate MC (host, 2011)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Against the Wall (2011)
Cracked (2013)
The Listener (2013)
Orphan Black (2014)
Hemlock Grove (2015)
The Beaverton Digital (2017)