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Harvey Atkin


B: December 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario
D: July 17, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario

Harvey Atkin had one of those faces that was virtually impossible to forget. His face, with the distinctive combination of glasses, nose and moustache had become so well known that he used it on his business card. His dramatic work, including more than 75 feature films and made-for-television movies, not to mention appearances in hundreds of episodic television shows – included an amazing body of commercial work. He voiced more than 3,000 radio and television commercials winning three Clio awards – the Oscars® of the advertising industry – for his performances. Atkin was 74 when he died of cancer in Toronto.

Also see: Remembering Harvey Atkin.

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

Silver Streak (1976)
The War Between the Tates (TV-1977)
High-Ballin’ (1978)
Power Play (1978)
Meatballs (1979)

Atlantic City (1980)
Funeral Home (1980)
The Incubus (1981)
Improper Channels (1981)
The Last Chase (1981)
Heavy Metal (voice, 1981)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
If You Could See What I Hear (1982)
Visiting Hours (1982)
Rubberface (1983)
All in Good Taste (1983)
Finders Keepers (1984)
Carried Away (voice, 1985)
Joshua Then and Now (1985)
Separate Vacations (1986)
Mr. Nice Guy (1987)
Sped Zone (1989)
Mindfield (1989)
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)

Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1991)
The Lump (voice, 1991)
Every Dog’s Guide to the Playground (voice, 1991)
The Apprentice (voice, 1991)
Terror on Track 9 (TV-1992)
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Seasons of the Heart (TV-1994)
Janek: The Silent Betrayal; (TV-1994)
Between Love and Honor (TV-1995)
Family of Cops (TV-1995)
Radiant City (TV-1996)
The Stupids (1996)
Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault (TV-1996)
Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Critical Care (1997)
One Tough Cop (1998)
Jo’s Wedding (1998)

Out of Sync (TV-2000)
Club Land (TV-2001)
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (TV-2006)

Barney`s Version (2010)

TV Series – Cast:
Down Home Country (1975)
Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988)
Claim to Fame (1982)
The Super Mario Brothers’ Super Show (voice, 1989)
Captain N & the Adventures of the Super Mario Brothers 3 (voice, 1990)
Stunt Dawgs (voice, 1992)
Sam & Max: Freelance Police (voice, 1997)
Bad Dog (voice, 1998)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000-2009)
Jacob Two-Two (2003)

Poster for Atlantic City scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection
Poster for Atlantic City scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection