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Michael Zelniker


B: in Montréal, Québec

Michael Zelniker produced, wrote and played the title role in the 1998 movie, Stuart Bliss. He is probably best known for his performance as Red Rodney in Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning film, Bird (1988) and as Doug Alward in The Terry Fox Story (1983), for which he won a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 5th Genie Awards in 1984. In 2018 he became a climate leader with the Climate Reality Project.

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

Hog Wild (1980)
Pick-up Summer (1980)
Heartaches (1981)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
A Case of Libel (TV-1983)
The Terry Fox Story (TV-1983)
Eleni (1985)
Touch and Go (1986)
Bird (1988)
Glory Enough for All (TV-1988)
The Neon Empire (TV-1989)

Queens Logic (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Air Time (TV-1992)
Night Canvas (1995)
Within the Rock TV-(1996)
Toxic Remedy (1997)
Mercenary (TV-1997)
Snide and Prejudice (1997)
Stuart Bliss (1998)

Nostradamus (2000)
After Image (2001)
Tornado Warning (TV-2002)
Rats (2003)
Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (VR-2004)

TV Series – Cast:
Crossings (1986, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
The Littlest Hobo (1980, 1984)
In the Heat of the Night (1990)
Bodies of Evidence (1993)
Murder, She Wrote (1993, 1994, 1996)
Millennium (1996)
Chicago Hope (1997)
Profiler (1998)

For the People (2002)
Strong Medicine (2003)
The Inside (2005)
The Dead Zone (2007)

Naked Lunch, movie, poster,
Scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.