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Michael Riley


B: February 4, 1962 in London, Ontario

Michael Riley is pictured above as Dr. Tom in a publicity still from the series, Being Erica. Riley won a Gemini Award as Best Actor in both 1999 & 2000 for his work on the TV series, Power Play. His work in the 1992 film, Diplomatic Immunity, brought a Genie Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and DNA, a short film from actor-director Jack Blum, earned him a 2004 Actra Nomination for Outstanding Performance. He starred in the mini-series, To Catch A Killer which picked up a 1993 American Television Award and brought Riley yet another Gemini Award Nomination for Best Actor. Three years later he won the 1996 Gemini Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Helsinki Roccamatios. He also picked up a Gemini Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Due South. Two years after that, in 1998, he was nominated for a Genie Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 1997’s, Pale Saints. An early film, Perfectly Normal, has reached a kind of cult status for its oddball roles and performances and is worth watching if it ever turns up on TV.

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

No Man’s Land (1987)

Perfectly Normal (1990)
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
To Catch a Killer (TV-1992)
Mustard Bath (1993)
The Making of And God Spoke (1993)
Lifeline to Victory (TV-1993)
Because Why (1993)
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (TV-1994)
Strauss: King of 3/4 Time (1995)
The Possession of Michael D. (TV-1995)
Butterbox Babies (1995)
French Kiss (1995)
The Helsinki Roccamatios (TV-1995)
The Prince (1996)
Heck’s Way Home (1996)
Dogmatic (1996)
Heart of the Sun (1997)
The Grace of God (1997)
Amistad (1997)
Pale Saints (1997)
Every 9 Seconds (TV-1997)
Ice (TV-1998)
Dogmatic (TV-1999, Wonderful World of Disney)
Win, Again! (TV-1999)

Mile Zero (2002)
Punch (2002)
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (TV-2002)
100 Days in the Jungle (TV-2002)
Black Swan (2002)
America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (TV-2003)
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (TV-2003)
DNA (2003)
The Perfect Husband (2004)
Sugar (2004)
Saving Emily (TV-2004)
Cube Zero (2004)
Supervolcano (TV-2005)
Normal (2007)
What You’re Ready For (2007, short)
The Tenth Circle (TV-2008)
Mr. Nobody (2009)

My Mother’s Secret (TV-2011)
Willed to Kill (TV-2012)

Like a House on Fire (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Chasing Rainbows (1988, mini-series)
To Catch a Killer (1992, mini-series)
Power Play (1998-2000)

The Way We Live Now (2001, mini-series)
Ace Lightening (voice, 2002)
This is Wonderland (2004-2006)
SuperVolcano (2005, mini-series)
Race to Mars (2007, mini-series)
St. Urbain’s Horseman (2007, mini-series)
Being Erica (2009-2011)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Littlest Hobo (1985)
Comedy Factory (1985)
The Edison Twins (1985)
Kay O’Brien (1986)
Street Legal (1993)
Due South (1995)
Style & Substance (1998)
The Outer Limits (1999, 2000)

The Associates (2002)
Ace Lightening (2002)
Veritas: The Quest (2003)
1-800-Missing (2005)
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Flashpoint (2009)

Insomnia (2018)