Nicholas Campbell is a Canadian actor and filmmaker, who won three Gemini Awards for acting. He is known for such films as Naked Lunch, Prozac Nation, New Waterford Girl and the television series Da Vinci's Inquest. Campbell was raised in Montreal, he went to Toronto's Upper Canada College and Kingston's Queen's University where he studied pre-Law but switched to English and Drama. He continued his studies in England studying five years at the London Drama Studio and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Campbell spent 40 weeks touring the country with the York Theatre Royal Repertory Company, his debut film role was in The Omen, released in 1976. After he returned from England he divided his time between Toronto, Los Angeles, New York. In the 1990s he moved back to Canada, his starring film and television credits include series leads on The Hitchhiker. Starting his acting career in the movies he had small roles in A Bridge Too Far, The Eagle Has Landed and in the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
Campbell was third-billed in the 1985 movie Certain Fury. Playing Billy Quinn in CBC's Major Crime he won a Gemini Award for best actor for his work, his television credits include the role of Bobby Kennedy in Hoover vs. The Kennedys, Going Home, The Valour and the Horror. Other works include The Sleep Room, Diana Kilmury: The Diary of Evelyn Lau. Campbell has worked extensively with David Cronenberg, appearing in such films as Naked Lunch, The Dead Zone, Fast Company, The Brood. Campbell has made guest appearances on TV shows including Space: 1999, Blue Murder, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Street Legal, Republic of Doyle, Highlander: The Series. In addition to his acting career, Campbell is an accomplished filmmaker, he directed the documentary Stepping Razor. Da Vinci's Inquest was nominated for many Gemini Awards. Of the 11 Geminis the show won, it received three for best writing in a dramatic series and three for best dramatic series. Campbell received the Gemini Award for best performance in a continuing leading dramatic role for his work on the series.
Campbell directed a number of episodes of Da Vinci’s Inquest. In 2005, Da Vinci's Inquest ended its run. In Da Vinci's City Hall, which ran the following season, the character followed his real-life inspiration, Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell, into municipal politics. No more episodes are planned, but there is talk of a series of TV films that would continue the narrative. Nicholas Campbell on IMDb Filmbug Canoe.ca Interview CBC Digital Archives – Nicholas Campbell, Canada Reads advocate
Elliot Harvey Atkin, known as Harvey Atkin, was a Canadian actor and voice actor who worked in feature films and television. Atkin was born 18 December 1942 in Ontario to parents of Russian-Jewish descent, he developed his interest in acting while a student at Northview Heights Secondary School by performing in a high school production of Eugene O'Neill's one-act play The Rope, for which he won an award at the Simpson's Drama Festival. Atkin worked at his father's construction company, he became a real estate agent transitioning to acting in commercials. Atkin played Morty Melnick in the comedy film Meatballs, for which performance he earned a Genie nomination. Atkin had a role in William Fruet's horror film Funeral Home, as well as the role of Sam in The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, played Mario's and Luigi's archenemy King Koopa on DiC Entertainment's cartoon version of Super Mario Bros.. Playing Koopa in all three Mario animated series, he was the only voice actor to appear in all three series as the same character.
He voiced Mr. Mushnik on Little Shop, he played characters in other series such as Beetlejuice, Bad Dog and Ruby Gloom. Atkin appeared on many television series, he did voice-over work in 3,000 television and radio commercials, notably for the Leon's Furniture chain, for which he won three Clio Awards. He appeared in 95 episodes of Lacey as Sergeant Ronald Coleman. Atkin played Judge Alan Ridenour in a recurring role on the television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role he played in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order, was the voice-over in Leon's and "Buy Israel Bonds" commercials in Canada, he made a cameo playing a bus driver in the classic film Atlantic City starring Burt Lancaster, was the voice for Morty in the television series Jacob Two-Two. He made a guest appearance in 2010 as a rabbi on the CBC Television series 18 to Life. Atkin died of brain cancer in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 74. A re-animated version of the Super Mario World episode "Mama Luigi", commissioned and directed by animation artist Andrew Dickman within a year with over 227 animators and artists participating, was dedicated to Atkin alongside Tony Rosato who died on 10 January.
The video was released on 29 August 2017. Harvey Atkin on IMDb
John Marley was an American actor, known for his role as Phil Cavalleri in Love Story and as Jack Woltz— the defiant film mogul who awakens to find the severed head of his prized horse in his bed—in The Godfather. He appeared in The Glitter Dome. Marley was born in Harlem in New York City to Russian-Jewish parents, he dropped out of the City College of New York. Marley served in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II. Marley was a prolific character actor, appearing in nearly 150 films and television series during a career that spanned forty-five years. TV series included The Web, Peter Gunn, Johnny Staccato, Bourbon Street Beat, The Untouchables, Sea Hunt, 77 Sunset Strip, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Dr. Kildare, The Outer Limits, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Twilight Zone, The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, The Name of the Game, The F. B. I. Cannon, McCloud, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii Five-0. In 1960, he portrayed the Oglala Lakota Chief Crazy Horse on the episode "Escort Detail" of NBC's western series, Overland Trail, starring William Bendix and Doug McClure.
In 1961, he guest starred as Josiah Brady in the episode "Hand of Vengeance", along with Denver Pyle, on the syndicated western series, Two Faces West. He was cast as George Campbell in the 1961 episode "Jerkwater" of the ABC western series, The Rebel, starring Nick Adams. In 1962 he played the role of murderer Matthew Owen in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Angry Astronaut." One of Marley's most notable roles, albeit short, was that of film producer Jack Woltz in The Godfather. Marley spoofed that role in an episode of SCTV Network, he played Max Berns, a film producer, a caring father figure to Burt Reynolds in the stuntman tribute, Hooper. In the late 70s, he appeared in the third season of the popular television series, The Incredible Hulk as D. W. Banner, the father of the main character, David Banner, in the "Homecoming" episode. Marley's Broadway credits include The Investigation, Sing Till Tomorrow, The Strong Are Lonely, Skipper Next to God, Johnny Doodle. Elsewhere on stage, Marley appeared in the world premiere production of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry drama, Conversation At Midnight in 1961 in Los Angeles, in an ensemble cast which included James Coburn, Jack Albertson and Eduard Franz.
The production was produced by Worley Thorne and Susan Davis. He directed little theater productions in several cities. Marley was twice married, his first wife, the actress Stanja Lowe bore him three children. Their son, the actor Ben Marley has appeared in many films, including Jaws 2. In 1984, Marley died at age 76 following open-heart surgery, he is interred in Emerson, New Jersey. In 1968, Marley won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his work in Faces. In 1970, he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Love Story but lost to John Mills, who won for Ryan's Daughter, he was nominated for a 1971 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role in Any Motion Picture for his work in Love Story. John Marley on IMDb John Marley at the TCM Movie Database John Marley at AllMovie John Marley at the Internet Broadway Database John Marley at the Internet Off-Broadway Database John Marley at Find a Grave
Gratien Gélinas, was a Canadian author, actor, director and administrator, considered one of the founders of modern Canadian theatre and film. His major works include Tit-Coq, Bousille et les Justes, Hier, les enfants dansaient, he wrote a series of satirical revues known as the Fridolinades. The Fridolinades revues, consisting of comic sketches and monologues, were named for the often-featured character Fridolin. A poor boy from Montreal, he wore a tri-colour Canadiens hockey jersey, knee socks, suspenders. While not quite joual, the French he spoke was reflective of what a person would hear on the streets of Montreal, which made it stand out in sharp contrast to the continental French being spoken in most other theatres. Fridolin's boundless optimism in the face of constant disappointment came to emblemize the Quebec spirit of "survivance", made him one of the first distinctly Canadian heroes of the stage, his success was considerable: Gélinas was declared by an adoring public to be the first playwright "de chez nous".
Gélinas' play Hier, les enfants dansaient takes place in one night. Based in 1966, it revolves around the tumultuous politics in Quebec around that time though its characters are fictitious. Pierre Gravel is debating. Throughout the course of the play, Gravel's sons, André and Larry, admit that they are active members of the separatist party and responsible for the bombs, threatening the city and destroying historical landmarks. Gélinas founded the Comédie-Canadienne, active until 1972. In 1967, Gélinas was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1989. In 1985, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec, he received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada in St-Jean in 1989. He married Huguette Oligny in 1973 and is the grandfather of actor and pop singer Mitsou Gélinas and MusiquePlus veejay and actor Abeille Gélinas. Gratien Gélinas on IMDb Gratien Gélinas at The Canadian Encyclopedia Library and Archives Canada biography
Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian character actor, director and playwright, known for his work in TV, stage. His first roles were in Murder Sees the Light, he had roles in notable films including Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the Academy Award-winning Western Unforgiven. Rubinek's first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011, he is known for his role as Artie Nielsen in the Syfy TV series Warehouse 13. Rubinek was born in Föhrenwald, Germany, the son of Polish Jews and Israel Rubinek, a factory worker, theatre company manager, Yiddish Theatre actor, Talmudic scholar. Rubinek's parents were hidden by Polish farmers for over two years during World War II and moved to Canada in 1948. Early in his career Rubinek gained the attention of Canadian audiences when he starred as detective Benny Cooperman in two TV films, The Suicide Murders and Murder Sees the Light, which are based on books in author Howard Engel's popular series of mystery novels set in the Niagara Region of Canada.
Rubinek starred as the antagonist, in Obsessed. In another TV film, Liberace: Behind the Music, he played Seymour Heller, the long-time friend and manager of Liberace. In 1982, he played Allan in the sexually-themed romantic comedy Soup For One, directed and written by Jonathan Kaufer and produced by Marvin Worth. Rubinek appeared in Taylor Hackford's Against All Odds, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, as a lawyer, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, as a fun-loving rabbi, Brian De Palma's The Bonfire of the Vanities, again as a lawyer, in a lead part as a rabbi in The Quarrel, he is noted for his performance in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven as a pulp fiction writer. He had a notable role in Tony Scott's True Romance as a cocaine-addicted film producer, he co-starred in the 1993 Emmy Award-winning American made-for-television docudrama And the Band Played On as Dr. Jim Curran. Rubinek played the character Kivas Fajo in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Most Toys". Rubinek, an ardent Star Trek fan, abruptly took over the part after David Rappaport, the actor, cast in the role, attempted suicide shortly after filming of the episode had begun.
Another science fiction role portrayed by Rubinek was as a documentary film director named Emmett Bregman, on the seventh season of the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, in a two-part episode called "Heroes, Parts 1 & 2". He played Donny Douglas in several episodes of the American sitcom Frasier, he appeared, in two episodes of the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. He played the role of Louis the Lion on YTV's The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon, he had a cameo appearance as a casino pit boss in the film Rush Hour 2. Rubinek played Alan Mintz opposite Nicolas Cage in the 2000 film The Family Man. In 2000, Rubinek played Detective Saul Panzer in The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, the series pilot for the 2001-02 A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, in which he would subsequently play the recurring role of reporter Lon Cohen. In 2005 he appeared in the short-lived American television series Blind Justice, has appeared from 2006 to 2012 in the supporting role of Hasty Hathaway in the Jesse Stone series of TV films, starring Tom Selleck.
His single-episode guest appearances during the 2000s include two 2004 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the "Adrift" episode in the beginning of Lost's second season in 2005, the 2006 "Invincible" episode of Eureka, the 2007 episode of the TV series Masters of Horror "The Washingtonians", a 2008 episode of the TV series Psych. That same year he guest-starred as Victor Dubenich, the antagonist in the pilot episode of Leverage, reappearing in 2012 for the last two episodes of season 4. In 2013, he guest-starred in two subsequent episodes of the TV series Person of Interest. In 2005, he directed Cruel but Necessary; the following year he appeared in a supporting role in the 2009 Canadian feature comedy The Trotsky. Rubinek starred in the Syfy series Warehouse 13 as Artie Nielsen, a covert agent employed by a secretive council to recover mystical artifacts with his team; the series finale was aired on May 2014 on Syfy. His first play, Terrible Advice premiered in September 2011 at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre in Southwark, starring Scott Bakula, Sharon Horgan, Andy Nyman and Caroline Quentin.
1982 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for role in film Ticket to Heaven. Jerry and Tom Club Land Bleacher Bums aka The Cheap Seats Cruel But Necessary Toronto Star biography of Saul RubinekSaul Rubinek on IMDb
Henry Beckman was a Canadian stage and television actor. Beckman appeared in well over 100 productions in the United States and Canada, including recurring roles as Commander Paul Richards in the 1954 Flash Gordon space opera television series, Bob Mulligan in the ABC sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, George Anderson in the television adaptation of Peyton Place, Captain Clancey in the Western comedy-drama Here Come the Brides, conniving United States Army Colonel Douglas Harrigan in McHale's Navy and Colonel Platt in the movie McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force, he made four guest appearances on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason, including the role of David the murderer in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Flighty Father", as Sydney L. Garth in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Captain's Coins", as Albert King in the 1965 episode "The Case of the Wrongful Writ" and as William March in the 1966 episode "The Case of the Dead Ringer". In the 1980s he appeared in Kane & Abel, played the security guard Alf on the Don Adams sitcom Check It Out!, was a non-celebrity contestant on the TV game show Scrabble.
He continued to act through his late seventies on shows like The Commish and MacGyver, he had a recurring role in The X-Files for several seasons. Beckman won two Canadian Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, in 1975 for Why Rock the Boat? and in 1978 for Blood and Guts. With his first wife, actress Cheryl Maxwell, Beckman founded the Dukes Oak Theater in Cooperstown, New York, served as the theater company's producer, he served with the Canadian Military during World War II, including the D-Day Landings at Juno Beach, Normandy, on 6 June 1944. Beckman was the author of How to Sell your Film Project, a how-to guide on getting independent films produced, Hollywood With its Pants Down, a witty look at some of actors he worked with over the years, he is the father of software engineer Brian Beckman. Beckman died in Spain on 17 June 2008 with his second wife Hillary at his side. Henry Beckman on IMDb How to Sell your Film Project at Google Books Brian Beckman: On Analog Computing, Some Beckman History, Life in the Universe at Channel 9 Clip of Henry Beckman on Scrabble on YouTube Henry Beckman at the Internet Broadway Database
Klondike Fever is a 1980 Canadian adventure film, based on the writings of Jack London. It follows London's journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields of the Yukon Territory, Canada in 1898. Jeff East as Jack London Angie Dickinson as Belinda Rod Steiger as Soapy Lorne Greene as Sam Barry Morse as Thornton Gordon Pinsent as Swiftwater Bill Lisa Langlois as Diamond Tooth Gertie Robin Gammell as Merritt Sloper The film earned 9 Genie Award nominations including a Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Gordon Pinsent. Klondike Fever on IMDb Klondike Fever at AllMovie