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Michael Kirby


B: February 20, 1925 in Sydney, Nova Scotia
D: May 25, 2002 in Orange County, California

Michael Kirby’s career began in 1945 when he was 20, playing Capt. John Darrison in the American feature Keep Your Power Dry. Shot on the MGM lot it starred Lana Turner, Susan Peters and Agnes Moorehead. There is a huge gap in his career from 1948 to 1973, which we think, but have no proof, is when he was performing on stage. Someone named Michael Kirby published a book titled “A Formalist Theatre” with the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1987. He began showing up in Canadian films in 1973 and made his last film in 2000.

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

Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
They Were Expendable (1945)
A Letter to Evie (1946)
Three Wise Fools (1946)
Living in a Big Way (1947)
Dark Delusion (1947)
Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Summer Holiday (1948)
Homecoming (1948)
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)

Keep It in the Family (1973)
U-Turn (1973)
Between Friends (1973)
A Quiet Day in Belfast (1975)
My Pleasure Is My Business (1975)
The House by the Lake (aka, Death Weekend (1976)
Find the Lady (1976)
The Silent Partner (1978)
In Praise of Older Women (1978)
Meatballs (1979)
The Family Man (TV-1979)

Agency (1980)
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Mr. Patman (1980)
Dirty Tricks (1981)
Strong Medicine (1981)
Jen’s Place (1982)
Rolling Vengeance (1988)
A New Life (1988)
Another Woman (1988)
Breaking All the Rules (TV-1988)
Glory! Glory! (TV-1989)
Lady in the Corner (TV-1989)

Where the Heart Is (1990)
The Kissing Place (TV-1990)
The Golden Boat (1990)
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)
The Return of Eliot Ness (TV-1991)
Shadows and Fog (1991)
The Madness of the Day (1991, short)
Swoon (1992)
Geoffrey Beene 30 (1993, short)
The Keeper (1995)

The Atrocity Exhibition (2000)

TV Series – Cast:
Star Wars: Droids (voice, 1985)
The King Chronicle (1988, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Starlost (1973)
King of Kensington (1976)

The Littlest Hobo (1982)
Hangin’ In (1982, 1985)
Night Heat (1985)
The Edison Twins (1985)
AirWaves (1986)
Danger Bay (1986)
Hot Shots (1986)
Katts and Dog (1988)
Diamonds (1988, 1989)
My Secret Identity (1988, 1989)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1989)

The Dice (1990)
Top Cops (1991)
Sweating Bullets (1991)
Scales of Justice (1992)
Counterstrike (1993)
The Mighty Jungle (1994)

Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend (voice, 2000)

The Silent Partner, movie, poster,
Scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
In Praise of Older Women, movie, poster,
This poster for In Praise of Older Women was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.