Michael Ontkean
Actor
Michael Ontkean
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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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 24-30
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 24: Actor Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid from "The Wizard of Oz") is 97. Singer Ray Stevens is 77. Singer Aaron Neville is 75. Singer Neil Diamond is 75. Actor Michael Ontkean ("Twin Peaks") is 70. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 66. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 65. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 58. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 57. Drummer Keech Rainwater of Lonestar is 53. Singer Sleepy Brown of Society of Soul is 46. Actress Matthew Lillard ("Scooby-Doo," ''She's All That") is 46. Actress Merrilee McCommas ("Friday Night Lights," ''Family Law") is 45. Singer Beth Hart is 44. Actor Ed Helms ("The Office") is 42. Actress Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") is 37. Actor Justin Baldoni ("Jane the Virgin") is 32. Actress Mischa Barton ("The O.C.") is 30.
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Veja novas fotos da dramédia The Descendants, com George Clooney - Cinema Com Rapadura
Google News - over 5 years
Além de Clooney, o elenco conta com Judy Greer (“De Repente 30″), Matthew Lillard (“Scooby-Doo“), Beau Bridges (“Max Payne”), Robert Forster (“Eu, Eu Mesmo e Irene“), Michael Ontkean (da série de TV “Twin Peaks“). A novata Amara Miller e Shailey
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Twin Peaks - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
... Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings), Everett McGill (Big Ed Hurley), Harry Goaz (Andy Brennan), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), James Marshall (James Hurley), Michael Ontkean (Sheriff Harry S. Truman), Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson), Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley)
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Twin Peaks - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
... Harry Goaz (Andy Brennan), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran), James Marshall (James Hurley), Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson), Wendy Robie (Nadine Hurley), Michael Ontkean (Sheriff Harry S. Truman), Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Sheryl Lee (Madeleine Ferguson)
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AMC's Unfortunate Killing - California Literary Review
Google News - over 5 years
FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean) were more interesting apart and together than Holder/Linden. The audience also got the sense of just how important and addicting this case was to both of them
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The Descedants: Alexander Payne zeigt ersten Trailer mit George Clooney - Vip-Chicks.de
Google News - almost 6 years
Auch das Familiengeheimnis macht diese Sache bei der Filmfamilie von George Clooney nicht gerade einfacher und dank solch Kollegen wie Matthew Lillard, Beau Bridges und einem Robert Forster sowie Michael Ontkean scheint es wohl tatsächlich ein
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New trailer for Hawaii-filmed "The Descendants" packed with enticing Island ... - Hawaiimagazine.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The film also features Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Michael Ontkean and Judy Greer. Payne was nominated for an Oscar for directing Sideways, which won the 2005 Oscar and Golden Globe for best screenplay. Check out the new trailer and let us know what
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Veja o primeiro pôster de The Descendants, com George Clooney - Cinema Com Rapadura
Google News - almost 6 years
Além de Clooney, o elenco conta com Judy Greer (“De Repente 30″), Matthew Lillard (“Scooby-Doo“), Beau Bridges (“Max Payne”), Robert Forster (“Eu, Eu Mesmo e Irene“), Michael Ontkean (da série de TV “Twin Peaks“). A novata Amara Miller e Shailey
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La vera storia degli Hanson Brothers: forse non tutti sanno che i protagonisti ... - Blogosfere (Blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Tutto comincia con il film 'Colpo secco' ('Slap Shot' nel titolo originale), interpretato da Paul Newman e Michael Ontkean e diretto da George Roy Hill nel 1977, vera pellicola di 'culto' per tutti gli appassionati dell'hockey ghiaccio mondiale
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TELEVISION/RADIO; When an Ex-Man Loves a Woman
NYTimes - almost 14 years
WATCHING the camera fetishize a candy-pink jello mold during the opening sequence of ''Normal,'' a viewer can easily imagine what's to come: a let's-laugh-at-the-Midwesterners romp. The film, which has its premiere tonight on HBO, seems to be working the ''About Schmidt'' vein, with a streak of ''Six Feet Under'' hyperrealism. The initial scenes
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New Video Releases
NYTimes - about 15 years
Evolution A chunk of space rock found in the Arizona desert contains living alien organisms that evolve quickly, say, 200 million years in a few hours. Amoebas become angry primates and balloon to gigantic figures that terrorize shopping malls. In two months they could take over the country. The Pentagon gets in on this, as do the media and a
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TELEVISION REVIEW;Slip Hubby a Mickey and Voila! Mr. Mom.
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Is your husband distant? Cranky? Does he complain about going to your office Christmas party? Maybe he's suffering from Male Disassociative Personality Disorder, a malady that's rampant in the suburban town of Stepford. It has a name?" asks Jodie (Donna Mills), the Stepford newcomer. "It has a treatment," says her sly best friend, Caroline (Cindy
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For Boomers, The Culture Clock Is Ticking Too
NYTimes - about 21 years
MANY NOTABLE figures in the arts will turn 50 next year. In interviews, six of them speculated on how the maturing of their generation might affect the arts. MARTHA COOLIDGE Film director, "Three Wishes," "Rambling Rose," "Angie" Born: Aug. 17 There's a big bulge in the population, there are artists in that bulge, and they're going to get older.
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Getting Beyond the Gay Ghetto With Gay Films
NYTimes - over 22 years
BACK IN 1982, 20TH CENtury Fox tested the market for gay-themed movies with "Making Love." It starred Harry Hamlin as a homosexual home-wrecker who inserts himself between the happily married Kate Jackson and Michael Ontkean. "Making Love" was a critical and commercial flop. "The picture was ready," Daniel Melnick, the movie's co-producer, says.
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TV Weekend; Dramatizing The Battle To Bring Up Baby Jessica
NYTimes - over 23 years
Always eager to cash in on a headline-generating news story, television entertainment rushes this weekend to embrace, with lots of appropriate weeping, the heartbreaking custody battle for a child called Jessica. "Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica" is on ABC at 9 Sunday evening. The word "battle" is evidently too nerdy for television
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Review/Television; Facing Corruption Close to Home
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Maybe it's the law of averages or maybe it's just Michael Ontkean, but the USA Network has found itself a reasonably decent movie, the kind of moody, hard-boiled urban morality tale that used to star Dan Duryea, with maybe Howard da Silva in a supporting role. USA's "World Premiere Movie" presentations are generally low-budget disaster areas, but
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THE YEAR IN THE ARTS: TELEVISION/1991; A Few of the Usual Suspects Handed Over Some Real Gems
NYTimes - about 25 years
Brand-Name Value -- Three of the best new series carried familiar creative tags: NBC's "I'll Fly Away," from Joshua Brand and John Falsey ("Northern Exposure"); CBS's "Brooklyn Bridge," from Gary David Goldberg ("Family Ties"), and "Civil Wars" from Steven Bochco Productions. Back on the Shelf -- But then so did one of the worst: "Sunday Dinner,"
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TV Weekend; A Dentist With a Murderous Touch
NYTimes - over 25 years
Television has to get it right once in a while. The bulk of made-for-television movies about sociopaths and dysfunctional families on current schedules are, at best, forgettable exploitations. But CBS manages to salvage the genre's reputation this Sunday at 9 P.M. with "In a Child's Name." Based on the Peter Maas book of the same name, the
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Review/ Television; Time to Let Go of Laura Palmer
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: A question concerning commercial television: what do you do after you've broken most of the rules smothering prime-time programming? The answer offered on Sunday evening by David Lynch and Mark Frost in the special two-hour return of ABC 's ''Twin Peaks'': you go on breaking the same rules and hope that your fans, not noticing, will continue
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Review/Film; Down and Out at the Top in Hollywood
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: At first glance the casting of Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep as mother and daughter does not seem entirely plausible. It's not only the generational thing (though, technically anyway, they could be mother and daughter). It's also because the two actresses seem to come from the two different poles of the tiny show-business planet. Miss
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Ontkean
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 65
    He also featured in the 2011 film The Descendants, which was his last role before he decided to retire from acting.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of his retirement, Ontkean his role of Sheriff Harry S. Truman in the 2017 revival of Twin Peaks. Married to Jamie Smith Jackson, Ontkean now resides in Hawaii.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 58
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ontkean appeared as Sheriff Harry S. Truman in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. He filmed scenes for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me but, like many others from the original TV series, his scenes were deleted from the final film. Ontkean subsequently appeared in many film and television productions including Kids Don't Tell (1985) with JoBeth Williams; The Right of the People (1986); In Defense of a Married Man (1990); In a Child's Name (1991) with Valerie Bertinelli; Legacy of Lies (1992); Rapture and Vendetta II: The New Mafia (both 1993); Swann: A Mystery and The Stepford Husbands (both 1996); Summer of the Monkeys and A Chance of Snow (both 1998) (the latter again with JoBeth Williams); Bear with Me (2000), and Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2003).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 33
    In 1979 he appeared in the first episode of Tales of the Unexpected.
    More Details Hide Details Other early movie roles included Voices (1979) with Amy Irving; Willie & Phil (1980) with Margot Kidder; Making Love (1982); The Blood of Others (1984); The Allnighter and Maid to Order (both 1987) (the latter with Ally Sheedy); Clara's Heart (1988) with Whoopi Goldberg, and Bye Bye Blues (1989). Making Love is about a married man who discovers his homosexuality. Ontkean was not the director's first choice for the film: Arthur Hiller had previously approached Tom Berenger, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, William Hurt and Peter Strauss to play the lead, before finally approaching Ontkean. According to Hiller, the reaction of most actors was to tell him not to even consider them for the role. The film reunited Ontkean with Kate Jackson; the two had previously co-starred together in The Rookies.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ontkean's hockey skill played a large role in his landing the role of Ned Braden in Slap Shot (1977), as he performed all of his on-ice shots himself.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 0
    Born on January 24, 1946.
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