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Karl Pruner


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Toronto, Ontario

Karl Pruner played Prime Minister John Turner in the mini-series, Trudeau. A self-described “military brat,” Pruner lived on numerous army bases in Canada, Europe and the U.S. before finally putting down roots in Kingston, Ontario where he completed high school. By then a devotee of Transcendental Meditation, he went on to teach the discipline for several years in Lebanon and Cyprus. He returned to Canada and enrolled briefly at Carleton University to study classics and where he joined Carleton’s drama society, the Sock and Buskin. In 1977, he applied to join the National Arts Centre’s English theatre company and was accepted. In addition to his film and TV work, he has appeared on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival.

Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release The Good Mother (1988) Thick as Thieves (1991)
Hostile Advances: The Kerry Ellison Story (TV-1996)
Gotti (TV-1996)
A Dark Prayer (TV-1997)
Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs (TV-1997)
When Husbands Cheat (TV-1998)
This Matter of Marriage (TV-1998)
My Date with the President`s Daughter (TV-1998)
The Long Island Incident (TV-1998)
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV-1998)
Total Recall 2070 (TV-1998)
Dick (1999)
In The Company of Spies (TV-1999) The Crossing (TV-2000)
Catch a Falling Star (TV-2000)
Finding Buck McHenry (TV-2000)
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (TV-2000)
One True Love (TV-2000)
Fall (2000)
Sex, Lies, Obsession (TV-2001)
Crossed Over (TV-2002)
Expecting (2002)
The Recruit (2003)
Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (TV-2003)
Bugs (TV-2003)
the Elizabeth Smart Story (TV-2003)
Thoughtcrimes (2003)
Threshold (TV-2003)
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
Brave New Girl (TV-2004)
Open Heart (TV-2004)
Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery (TV-2005)
The River King (2005)
Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (TV-2005)
The Path to 9/11 (TV-2006)
The Wives He Forgot (TV-2006)
Tipping Point (TV-2007)
Flash of Genius (2008)
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Die (2009) TV Series – Cast: Road to Avonlea (1989) E.N.G. (1989) The Silver Surfer (voice, 1998) Total Recall 2070 (1999) War of 1812 (1999, mini-series) Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001, mini-series) L’Or (2001) I Was a Rat (2001, mini-series) Trudeau (2002, mini-series)