Michael Ontkean

Born Jan 24, 1946

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

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1946 Birth Born on January 24, 1946.


1971 25 Years Old Ontkean began in Hollywood by guest starring in The Partridge Family in 1971, and he was a television guest player on such shows as Ironside and Longstreet, but his break and best-known TV role was in the ABC series The Rookies (1972–1976), in which he played Officer Willie Gillis for the first two seasons. … Read More


1979 33 Years Old In 1979 he appeared in the first episode of Tales of the Unexpected. … Read More


1996 50 Years Old Many years later, Ontkean tried to prevent clips from the film from being shown in The Celluloid Closet, a 1996 documentary about LGBT characters in film, but he was unsuccessful. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old Ontkean had a recurring role on Fox's short-lived series North Shore in 2004, and also appeared in the 2008 comedy TV show Sophie.


2011 65 Years Old He also featured in the 2011 film The Descendants, which was his last role before he decided to retire from acting. … Read More
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