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David Hemblen


B: September 16, 1941 in London, England
D: November 16, 2020

Born in England, David Hemblen immigrated to Toronto with his parents in 1956 and attended high school in the city. He originally embarked on an academic career and was pursuing a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies when he caught the actor’s bug. Spotted by Royal Shakespeare Company’s Clifford Williams in a student production, he acted in the first season of Theatre Toronto, launched in 1967 with John Colicos, Terry Tweed, Barbara Hamilton and other luminaries of the Canadian stage. His stage career included over 70 productions in theatres like the National Arts Centre, Stratford, the Shaw Festival, and roles in regional and local theatres across Canada. He received a Dora Nomination for Best Leading Actor as Dr. Astrov, in Tarragon Theatre’s production of Uncle Vanya. As a film and television actor, he was acclaimed for his performances in several films by director Atom Egoyan, garnering a Genie Award nomination for his role in Family Viewing. David also developed an international following for his portrayal of Jonathan Doors in the television series Earth: Final Conflict.
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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Inside Out (TV-1979)

Family Viewing (1987)
Basements (TV-1987)
Short Circuit 1 (1988)
Norman’s Awesome Experience (1988)

In Defense of a Married Man (TV-1990)
The Adjuster (1991)
Le peloton d’exécution (TV-1991)
The First Circle (TV-1991)
I Love a Man in Uniform (1993)
Lifeline to Victory (TV-1993)
TekWar (TV-1994)
TekWar: TekLords (TV-1994)
Model By Day (TV-1994)
Brainscan (1994)
Exotica (1994)
Replikator (1994)
Mesmer (1994)
Tommy Boy (1995)
The Champagne Safari (voice, 1995)
The Song Spinner (TV-1995)
When the Dark Man Calls (TV-1995)
Pocahontas: The Legend (1995)
Iron Eagle IV (1995)
Hollow Point (1995)
Hiroshima (TV-1995)
Fly Away Home (1996)
Maximum Risk (1996)
We The Jury (TV-1996)
Thunder Point (TV-1996)
Devil’s Food (TV-1996)
Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II (TV-1997)
Booty Call (1997)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
The Defenders: Choice of Evils (TV-1998) The Herd (1998)
Valentine’s Day (TV-1998)
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly (TV-1999)
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999)

Common Ground (TV-2000)
Deliberate Intent (TV-2000)
Redwall: the Movie (TV-2000)
Jane Doe (TV-2001)
Rollerball (2002)
The Piano Man’s Daughter (TV-2003)
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Come Again Spring (2007, short)

TV Series – Cast:
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987-1988)

T and T (1990)
X-Men (voice, 1992)
Earth: Final Conflict (1997-2000)
The Silver Surfers (voice, 1998)
The Last Don II (1998, mini-series)
Brian Jacques’ Redwall (voice, 1999)
La Femme Nikita (1999-2000)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Hot Shots (1986)
Night Heat (1986)
Adderly (1986)
Street Legal, (1987, 1992)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1988)
The Twilight Zone (1988)

Sweating Bullets (1991)
Counterstrike (1990, 1992)
Matrix (1993)
Katts and Dog (1993)
Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993)
Robocop (1994)
Forever Knight (1995)
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995)
Road to Avonlea (1996)
Goosebumps (1996)
The Outer Limits (1997)
Silver Surfer (1998)
Traders (1998)
Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend (1999, 2000)

All Souls (2001)
Witchblade (2001)
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001, 2002)
Yin! Yang! Yo! (voice, 2006)