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Michael Ontkean is a Actor Canadien born on 24 january 1946 at Vancouver (Canada)

Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean
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Birth name Michael Leonard Ontkean
Nationality Canada
Birth 24 january 1946 (78 years) at Vancouver (Canada)

Michael Leonard Ontkean (born 24 January 1946) is a Canadian actor. He is known for the 1970s crime drama The Rookies, the film Slap Shot (1977), and the cult-favorite TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991).


Married to Jamie Smith Jackson, Ontkean now resides in Hawaii.

Usually with

David Lynch
David Lynch
(1 films)
Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
(1 films)
Anne Wheeler
Anne Wheeler
(1 films)
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Filmography of Michael Ontkean (23 films)

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The Descendants, 1h50
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Children's films
Actors George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Nick Krause
Roles Cousin Milo
Rating72% 3.6473153.6473153.6473153.6473153.647315
Matthew "Matt" King (George Clooney) is a Honolulu-based attorney and the sole trustee of a family trust of 25,000 pristine acres on Kauai island. The land has great monetary value, but is also a family legacy. While Matt has always ably managed his own finances, most of his cousins have squandered their inheritances. With the trust expiring in seven years due to the rule against perpetuities, the King clan is pressuring Matt to sell the land for hundreds of millions of dollars. Amidst these discussions, a boating accident has rendered Matt's wife, Elizabeth, comatose.
Mrs. Ashboro's Cat, 1h32
Directed by Don McBrearty
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Ghost films
Actors Michael Ontkean, Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Shawn Roberts, Lori Hallier, Mark Rendall
Roles Wes Merritt
Rating55% 2.7564652.7564652.7564652.7564652.756465
A widower (Ontkean) and his teen daughter (Page) move into a house that was once owned by the friendly Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. Strange things begin happening, and it soon becomes clear that the ghost of Mrs. Ashboro's cat Margaret, who died on the same day as its owner, is haunting the house.
A Chance of Snow
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors JoBeth Williams, Michael Ontkean, Charles Durning, Dey Young, Barbara Barrie, Dina Merrill
Roles Matthew 'Matt' Parker
Rating54% 2.7221652.7221652.7221652.7221652.722165
The movie revolves around Maddie Parker who is on the verge of divorcing her sportswriter husband Matt Parker after his brief extra-marital affair.
Nico the Unicorn, 1h30
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Origin Canada
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kevin Zegers, Anne Archer, Michael Ontkean, Maggie Castle, Elisha Cuthbert, Pierre Chagnon
Roles Tom Gentry
Rating56% 2.8216052.8216052.8216052.8216052.821605
Billy and his mother moved from Boston to rural Vermont after a car accident which left Billy fatherless and with a gimp leg. Billy has a hard time adjusting to life in Vermont and has trouble making friends. While shopping at the mall after school one day, Billy stumbles upon a ramshackle petting zoo, where the animals are kept in poor conditions. After seeing a small pony with a horn taped to its head and finding out that it is about to be sold for slaughter, Billy instead makes a deal with the zoo keeper and buys the pony. Once Billy takes the pony home, he cleans her up and cares for her. The pony appears to be pregnant and eventually foals, under the watchful eye of Billy and his friend Carolyn. The pony's foal grows a horn and turns out to be a unicorn, who grows at a tremendous rate. Billy names the colt Nico from the letters found in the word "unicorn".
Summer of the Monkeys, 1h41
Directed by Michael Anderson
Origin Canada
Actors Michael Ontkean, Leslie Hope, Corey Sevier, Don Francks, Wilford Brimley

Summer of the Monkeys is set at the end of the nineteenth century. Its hero is a 14-year-old boy, Jay Berry Lee, who had enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Born to Missouri sharecroppers, he moves with his family to Oklahoma after his grandfather offers them free land. Daisy, his twin, has a crippled leg, and her family devotes much effort to gaining enough money to pay for reconstructive surgery. One day, while looking for the family's lost milk cow, Jay Berry discovers monkeys in a nearby river bottom. Visiting his grandfather's store, he learns that the monkeys have escaped from a travelling circus, which has offered a vast reward for their capture: $100 for the chief monkey, "Jimbo", and $2 per monkey for the others. Jay Berry makes multiple attempts to capture the monkeys using traps and a net borrowed from his grandfather, but he gains only scratches and bites from the hostile Jimbo and his minions.
The Stepford Husbands
Directed by Fred Walton
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Donna Mills, Michael Ontkean, Cindy Williams, Sarah Douglas, Louise Fletcher, Caitlin Clarke
Roles Mick Davidson
Rating46% 2.336052.336052.336052.336052.33605
In a prologue, a docile man suddenly kills his wife in a violent method, and then commits suicide.
Family Album, 3h20
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jaclyn Smith, Brian Krause, Michael Ontkean, Joel Gretsch, John Waters, Kristin Minter
Roles Ward Thayer
Rating64% 3.237243.237243.237243.237243.23724
Starting in 1951, Faye Price is a famous Hollywood actress who, while entertaining the troops during the Korean War, falls in love with Ward Thayer, a rich heir. Seven years later, they are married, with four children. Ward loses his job and considers suicide, but Faye offers to start acting again. Originally, this upsets Ward, because he wasn't fond of moving to Fairfax, California. On the set of her new movie, the director and producer fight each other and the director eventually leaves the set. Faye offers to direct the scene herself. At first, nobody thinks she will be able to, but she turns out to direct the scene with a lot of success. She is soon offered directing jobs at television series, including Zane Grey Theater. Meanwhile, her home life is less fortunate. Ward has been depressed since going bankrupt and he has started an affair. When Faye finds out, she immediately kicks him out of the house. However, she soon agrees to give him another chance and they decide to work together on films as director and producer. Their film debut becomes a blockbuster success with positive reviews and she is contracted by Universal.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2h15
Directed by David Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Dana Ashbrook, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton
Rating73% 3.6507353.6507353.6507353.6507353.650735
FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (David Lynch) sends Agents Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak) and Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) to investigate the mysterious murder of Teresa Banks in the town of Deer Meadow. They receive mysterious clues from Lil the dancer, most of which Desmond later explain to Sam. However he declines to explain the blue rose pinned to Lil's red dress. After difficulty with the local sheriff's department, Desmond and Stanley view Teresa's body at the morgue. They realize that her ring is missing and the letter "T" has been placed under her fingernail. The Agents question the town residents about Teresa, but come up with few clues. Stanley leaves Deer Meadow, while Desmond remains behind. Desmond discovers Teresa's missing ring under a trailer. As he reaches out to it, the screen fades to black.
Postcards from the Edge, 1h41
Directed by Mike Nichols
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about television
Actors Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, Rob Reiner, Richard Dreyfuss
Roles Robert Munch
Rating66% 3.3490653.3490653.3490653.3490653.349065
Actress Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) is a recovering drug addict trying to pick up the pieces of her acting career and get on with her life after being discharged from a rehab center to kick a cocaine-acid-Percodan habit; after overdosing while on a date, her mother admitted her to the rehab center from the emergency room. When she is ready to return to work her agent advises her the studio's insurance policy will cover her only if she lives with a "responsible" individual such as her mother Doris Mann (Shirley MacLaine) who was the reigning musical comedy star of the 1950s and '60s. Suzanne is very reluctant to return to the woman she struggled to escape from for years after growing up in her shadow. The situation is not helped by the fact that Doris is loud, competitive, manipulative, self-absorbed and given to offering her daughter unsolicited advice with insinuating value judgments while treating her like a child.
Bye Bye Blues, 1h57
Directed by Anne Wheeler
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Rebecca Jenkins, Michael Ontkean, Wayne Robson, Chad Krowchuk, Tom Alter, Mohan Agashe
Roles Teddy Cooper
Rating71% 3.57183.57183.57183.57183.5718
During World War II, Daisy Cooper (Rebecca Jenkins) joins a jazz band as a singer to provide for her family while her husband Teddy (Michael Ontkean) is serving in the Canadian military. The cast also includes Leslie Yeo, Kate Reid, Wayne Robson, Robyn Stevan, and Stuart Margolin.
Clara's Heart, 1h48
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris, Spalding Gray, Hattie Winston
Roles Bill Hart
Rating60% 3.0450753.0450753.0450753.0450753.045075
The film tells the story of a family in crisis. The mother, Leona (Quinlan), escapes to Jamaica to grieve the loss of her baby daughter, Edith. While there she meets kindly housekeeper Clara Mayfield (Goldberg). Clara pulls Leona out of her depression with a blunt, no-nonsense style. Leona is so taken with her that she brings Clara back to their home in Baltimore to be housekeeper and nanny to young son David (Harris). At first he is resistant and sees her as an intruder, but as the parents are completely wrapped up in their own grief and dissolving marriage, David comes to trust Clara and to depend on her. Clara harbors her own dark secret, which when revealed, serves to firm the bond between these two very different, but loving, characters.
The Allnighter, 1h48
Directed by Tamar Simon_Hoffs
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, Pam Grier, Michael Ontkean, John Terlesky
Roles Mickey
Rating43% 2.167752.167752.167752.167752.16775
Molly (Hoffs), Val (Pfeiffer) and Gina (Cusack) are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she has found. Gina is too busy videotaping everything to really notice. When the final party at Pacifica College kicks off, things do not go exactly as planned.
Maid to Order, 1h33
Directed by Amy Holden Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean, Valerie Perrine, Dick Shawn, Tom Skerritt
Roles Nick McGuire
Rating55% 2.752632.752632.752632.752632.75263
Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) is a spoiled rich girl whose hard partying life style and lack of self-respect as well as a lack of respect for others. When Jessie gets arrested for drunk driving and drug possession, she finally pushes her father Charles (Tom Skerritt) beyond his limits. Beside himself with frustration and disappointment while in the company of Woodrow (Theodore Wilson), he says the one thing he thought he'd never say....he wishes he'd never had a daughter. In pops Stella Winston (Beverly D'Angelo), a fairy godmother that was assigned to the Montgomery family. To keep Jessie from being erased, Stella casts a spell that causes Charles to no longer have a daughter and gets her out of jail. When she goes to her house, her father doesn't recognize her and claims that he has no daughter. Stella then appears and tells her that she's getting what she deserves. She then tells Jessie to find a job and Jessie is then forced to find work as a maid for an eccentric rich couple called The Starkeys (Valerie Perrine and Dick Shawn).