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Ardon Bess


B: in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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.

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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)

Double Wedding (TV-2010)
John A.: Birth of a Country (TV-2011)
A Sunday Kind of Love (2016)
See Me Now (2016, short)
Cardinals (2017)

TV Series – Cast:
King of Kensington (1975-1978)

Guns (2009, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Starlost (1973)

The Littlest Hobo (1980)
Hangin’ In (1984, 1985)
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (1986)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1987)
Street Legal (1987)
Friday the 13th (1987)

Katts and Dog (1991)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993, 1996)
Ready of Not (1994)
Due South (1995)
Twice in a Lifetime (1999)

D.C. (2000)
Soul Food (2000)
Fortier (2001)
Trailer Park Boys (2001)
MuthQuest (2001)
Odyssey 5 (2003)
72 Hours: True Crime (2004)
Doc (2004)
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2005)
‘Da Kink in My Hair (2009)

Cracked (2013)
Remedy (2014)
Four in the Morning (2016)
Kim’s Convenience (2017)

Prom Night
This poster for Prom Night was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.