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Michael Riley is a Actor Canadien born on 4 february 1962 at London (Canada)

Michael Riley

Michael Riley
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Nationality Canada
Birth 4 february 1962 (62 years) at London (Canada)

Michael Riley (born February 4, 1962) is a Canadian actor. From 1998 to 2000, he portrayed Brett Parker in Power Play. He has acted in over 40 films and television series, including This Is Wonderland, for which he received a Gemini Award, and the Emmy-nominated BBC / Discovery Channel co-production Supervolcano. He also portrays a leading character in the 2009 CBC Television series Being Erica.

Riley was born in London, Ontario, and graduated from the National Theatre School in Montreal, Canada in 1984. Riley's first screen appearance was in the film No Man's Land (1987).

As a stage actor, he received a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for his performance as Arkady in George F. Walker's Nothing Sacred in 1988.

He has voiced the animated title character of Ace Lightning.

Usually with

Carl Bessai
Carl Bessai
(1 films)
Bruce Ramsay
Bruce Ramsay
(2 films)
Gary Reineke
Gary Reineke
(2 films)
Brett Halsey
Brett Halsey
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Riley (21 films)

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Actor

My Mother's Secret, 1h40
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Nicole de Boer, Yannick Bisson, Barbara Niven, Michael Riley, Thea Gill, Rob Stewart
Roles Garrett Fowler
Rating53% 2.668012.668012.668012.668012.66801
Lauren Colson vit une existence sans histoire en compagnie de son mari, Dennis. Le jour où elle annonce à sa mère qu'elle attend un bébé et que celle-ci lui révèle qu'elle est une enfant adoptée, Lauren est bouleversée. Elle se lance alors à la recherche de ses parents biologiques, mais elle ne se doute pas un instant du drame qui a entouré sa naissance et des conséquences désastreuses que celui-ci a eu sur toute sa famille.
Willed to Kill, 2h
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Sarah Jane Morris, Michael Riley, Dylan Bruce, Ross McCall, Christian Paul
Roles Dr. Aaron Kade
Rating55% 2.7548352.7548352.7548352.7548352.754835
L'inspecteur Karyn Mitchell intervient dans une maison d'un tueur en série. Elle est obligée de l'abattre en état de légitime défense. Comme elle est intervenue toute seule et sans renforts, sa hiérarchie exige d'elle qu'elle suive une thérapie avec le psychologue de la police, car elle a tué trois tueurs en série. Pendant ce temps, un autre tueur en série fait son retour : dans les années 90, les journalistes l'avait surnommé Hadès à cause de la marque qu'il laisse sur les cadavres. Le tueur appelle Karyn pour pouvoir la narguer, ainsi que la police de Boston. L'enquête va devenir une affaire personnelle pour Karyn, car son père était un tueur en série qui a été soupçonné d'être Hadès. Le tueur brouille les pistes en tuant un employé d'une boutique de luxe de Hifi et en déguisant le meurtre en suicide. Il ira jusqu'à tuer le coéquipier et ex-compagnon de Karyn, ainsi qu’un journaliste, en faisant accuser Karyn. En fouillant la maison, Karyn découvre l’identité du tueur et son mobile : il s'agit d'une vengeance contre elle, car les parents du tueur ont été assassinés par le père de Karyn ; or elle était au courant de ce qu'il était réellement mais avait hésité à le dénoncer et il avait commis ces deux meurtres supplémentaires. Le tueur va aussi essayer de la tuer en faisant passer cela pour un suicide.
The Tenth Circle, 2h
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Kelly Preston, Ron Eldard, Jamie Johnston, Britt Robertson, Michael Riley, Jon Cor
Roles Mike Bartholomy
Rating57% 2.8500452.8500452.8500452.8500452.850045
When freshman Trixie Stone (Brittany Robertson) accuses her ex-boyfriend Jason Underhill (Jamie Johnston) of raping her, everyone is quick to take his side when he claims their intercourse was consensual. Trixie's parents, Daniel (Ron Eldard), a mild mannered comic book artist from a harsh background, and Laura (Kelly Preston), a college professor of literature sleeping with one of her students, become involved. After questioning Trixie and conducting a blood test it is revealed that Trixie was drugged, and people begin to believe that she was really raped. Jason, whose life is supposedly ruined, leaps from a bridge. Although first presumed to be suicide, Trixie and her father are later suspected of pushing him off the bridge. After the police call Daniel requesting blood samples from him and Trixie to compare to blood found under Jason's fingernails, he attempts to flee with her in his car but is soon stopped by the police, and he then tells Trixie that he was the one who pushed Jason off the bridge.
Normal
Normal (2007)
, 1h40
Directed by Carl Bessai
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie, Tygh Runyan, Andrew Airlie, Camille Sullivan
Roles Carl
Rating57% 2.8509152.8509152.8509152.8509152.850915
Un accident de voiture mortel bouleverse la vie de trois personnes.
Supervolcano, 1h55
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Documentary, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Volcanisme, Films about volcanoes, Disaster films
Actors Michael Riley, Gary Lewis, Adrian Holmes, Shaun Johnston, Rebecca Jenkins, Tom McBeath
Roles Rick Lieberman
Rating65% 3.295063.295063.295063.295063.29506
The film begins with a group of hooded people in caribou parkas riding through snow on snowmobiles. Arriving at a nearly buried building, inside they find a video recorded journal of a man who appears to be dying. The man in the video reports that the Yellowstone Caldera eruption has affected nearly everything in the United States, burying much of the country under several feet of volcanic ash.
Cube Zero
Cube Zero (2004)
, 1h37
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about mathematics, Psychologie, Lobotomie
Actors Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Michael Riley, David Huband, Martin Roach, Diego Klattenhoff
Roles Jax
Rating56% 2.8012252.8012252.8012252.8012252.801225
The film starts with a man, Ryjkin, trying to escape from the Cube. He enters a cube and is sprayed with liquid that he thinks is only water. However, when he rubs the back of his hand, a piece of flesh falls off. This continues all over his body, and he then melts on the floor and dies.
The Perfect Husband, 1h34
Directed by Douglas Jackson
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Tracy Nelson, Michael Riley, Thomas Calabro, Andrea Roth, Sophie Gendron
Roles Ty Kellington
Rating49% 2.4629052.4629052.4629052.4629052.462905
Lisa Dorian épouse Ty Kellington, un écrivain dont elle est folle amoureuse. Mais rapidement la jalousie de celui-ci devient inquiétante.
Saving Emily
Directed by Douglas Jackson
Genres Drama
Actors Alexandra Paul, Bruce Boxleitner, Sophie Gendron, Corinne Conley, Michael Riley
Roles Kurt
Rating49% 2.476222.476222.476222.476222.47622
Emilie, une petite fille comme une autre, eu une leucémie étant petite. Lors d'une soirée avec ses copines, elle se retrouve soudainement prise de maux de têtes et aux oreilles. L'hôpital annonce aux parents que la maladie a reprise et qu'un don de moelle osseuse est nécessaire à sa survie. Sa mère va tout essayer pour trouver un donneur pour sa fille, y compris le fait de reprendre contact avec son ex-mari, Kurt, qui est compatible.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, 1h44
Directed by Peter Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Makyla Smith, Kelly Lynch, Ellen Page, Aron Tager
Roles Peter
Rating71% 3.5512553.5512553.5512553.5512553.551255
Thora Birch stars as Liz Murray, one of two daughters of an extremely dysfunctional Bronx family. As a young girl, Murray lives with her sister, their drug-addicted, schizophrenic mother and their father, also a drug addict who is intelligent, but has AIDS, lacks social skills, and is not conscientious. She is removed from the home and put into the care system as her father cannot take care of her. At 15 she moves in with her mother, sister and Grandfather who sexually abused her mother. After a run-in with her Grandfather she runs away with a girl from school who is being abused at home. After her mother Jean Murray (1954-1996) dies of AIDS, which she got from sharing needles during her drug abuse, she gets a 'slap in the face' by her mother's death and begins her work to finish high school, which she amazingly completed in two years, rather than the usual four. She becomes a star student and earns a scholarship to Harvard University through an essay contest sponsored by The New York Times.
Ice
Ice (1998)
, 1h33
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
Origin USA
Genres Disaster, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Grant Show, Udo Kier, Eva LaRue, Flex Alexander, Audie England, Michael Riley
Roles Greg
Rating49% 2.460122.460122.460122.460122.46012
A small meteor hits the sun, causing disastrous consequences for the Earth. Los Angeles is, just as the rest of the world, covered with a layer of ice and snow. The government has collapsed and everyone is on their own. Chaos and crime prevails. Together with scientist Dr. Kistler and a small group of survivors, L.A. cop Robert Drake leaves in the direction of Long Beach Harbor to meet with a government ship which will take them to Guam, where it is warmer.
Amistad
Amistad (1997)
, 2h28
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Films about racism, Transport films, Political films
Actors Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Nigel Hawthorne, Stellan Skarsgård
Roles British Officer
Rating72% 3.64783.64783.64783.64783.6478
Amistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans captured in Sierra Leone who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinqué, a leader of the Africans, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. The mutineers spare the lives of two Spanish navigators to help them sail the ship back to Africa. Instead, the navigators deceive the Africans and sail north to the east coast of the United States, where the ship is stopped by the American navy and the 44 living Africans imprisoned as runaway slaves. In an unfamiliar country and not speaking a word of English, it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors. A lawyer named Baldwin, hired by the abolitionist Tappan and his black associate Joadson (a fictional character) decides to take their case, arguing that the Africans had been captured in Africa to be sold in the Americas illegally, and therefore were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. With help from James Covey, who speaks both Mende and English, Baldwin is able to start communicating with Cinque. The judge rules in favor of the Africans, but the case is eventually appealed to the Supreme Court. At this point, former U.S. President John Quincy Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release, and is successful.
Every 9 Seconds, 1h36
Directed by Kenneth Fink
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Gail O'Grady, Amy Pietz, Christopher Meloni, Emily Hampshire, Michael Riley, Scott Speedman
Roles Ray
Rating46% 2.3281952.3281952.3281952.3281952.328195
The films deal with a woman named Carrie (Amy Pietz), a crisis line worker searching for Janet (O'Grady), an abused woman who calls the hotline trying to proclaim revenge against her abusive ex-husband, Richard (Christopher Meloni). Another story deals with another teen who declines help from the crisis center and is attacked not long after by her abusive boyfriend.
Butterbox Babies
Directed by Don McBrearty
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Susan Clark, Peter MacNeill, Stéphanie Morgenstern, Michael Riley, Chris Wiggins, Cedric Smith
Roles Russell Cameron
Rating62% 3.14143.14143.14143.14143.1414
On the surface, Lila Young (Susan Clark) and her husband William (Peter MacNeill) are devout Christians pursuing their calling of helping young, unwed expectant mothers deliver their babies at the Ideal Maternity Home in East Chester, Nova Scotia during the 1930s and 1940s. The medical community, however, is very skeptical about the safety of the procedures being conducted by Lila and the care being given to babies born at the Home. Skepticism soon becomes intense scrutiny when a routine delivery results in the death of a young mother and her baby. Desperate to continue their work and prove they are doing God’s work, the Youngs start selling healthy babies to wealthy, childless couples. The babies that are born premature or unhealthy are poorly cared for and unceremoniously buried in wooden butter boxes if they die. Thankfully, the Youngs are out of business at the end of this shocking true story, but their years of illegally selling and burying babies makes it impossible to determine the extent of their atrocities to this day.