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Michael Ontkean

  • Jan 24, 1946 (age 73)
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2014
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
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MovieJul 16, 2014

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Twin Peaks before Twin …
Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in an untold portion of the story's prequel.
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2011
The Descendants
MovieSep 10, 2011

The Descendants

The Descendants is a 2011 American tragicomedy film …
The Descendants is a 2011 American tragicomedy film directed by Alexander Payne. The screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The film stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, and Robert Forster, and was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United States on November 18, 2011 after being screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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2008
Sophie
TV ShowJan 9, 2008

Sophie

Sophie is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC …
Sophie is a Canadian television sitcom that aired on CBC from January 9, 2008 to March 23, 2009. It stars Natalie Brown as Sophie Parker, an unmarried single mother and talent agent. The show is an English-language adaptation of Télévision de Radio-Canada's show Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin.
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2004
Ghost Cat
MovieOct 13, 2004

Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat, also known by the title Mrs. Ashboro’s Cat, is a …
Ghost Cat, also known by the title Mrs. Ashboro’s Cat, is a 2004 film starring Ellen Page and Michael Ontkean. When Wes Merritt and his daughter Natalie find the perfect home, they realize that the previous owner’s pet never left. This wouldn’t be a problem, but the pet is supposed to be deceased. The cat, named Margaret, has come back to protect the new owners of the home and everything that Mrs. Ashboro loved.
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North Shore
TV ShowJun 14, 2004

North Shore

North Shore is an American prime-time soap opera that aired on …
North Shore is an American prime-time soap opera that aired on Fox every Monday at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CST) for seven months in 2004 and 2005. It centered on the staff and guests of the fictional Grand Waimea Hotel and Resort (actually the real-life Turtle Bay Resort located near Kahuku, O'ahu) on Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii.
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2000
Bear with Me
MovieSep 18, 2000

Bear with Me

The family of eleven-year-old Emily searches desperately for her …
The family of eleven-year-old Emily searches desperately for her after she becomes lost in the forest. They do not know that Emily has been reunited with an old friend, Masha, an orphaned bear cub that helps Emily find her way home.
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1999
Just a Little Harmless Sex
MovieJun 11, 1999

Just a Little Harmless Sex

A strictly monogamous man …
A strictly monogamous man stops to help a stranded female with a broken down car. In gratitude she offers oral sex, when he reluctantly accepts. However, just as they get involved, the cops...
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1998
A Chance of Snow
MovieDec 7, 1998

A Chance of Snow

After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her …
After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows ...
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Summer of the Monkeys
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MovieSep 13, 1998

Summer of the Monkeys

Summer Of The Monkeys …
Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four ...
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1996
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
TV ShowSep 28, 1996

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the …
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal /ˈpsaɪ/ is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. In 1996, Christopher Chacon and Peter Aykroyd co-created the show.
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The Stepford Husbands
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MovieMay 14, 1996

The Stepford Husbands

A husband and wife think …
A husband and wife think they have made the move of a lifetime when they buy a house in a quiet leafy town. At first it appears to be perfect because there is no noise, no crime and no ...
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The Man Next Door
MovieJan 18, 1996

The Man Next Door

A community is shocked to learn that their new neighbor is a …
A community is shocked to learn that their new neighbor is a convicted sex offender who has been paroled.
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1995
The Outer Limits
TV ShowMar 26, 1995

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series …
The Outer Limits is a Canadian-American television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The Outer Limits series that aired from 1963–65.
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1994
Family Album
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TV ShowOct 23, 1994

Family Album

Family Album, also known as Danielle Steel's Family …
Family Album, also known as Danielle Steel's Family Album, is a 1994 NBC television miniseries based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Danielle Steel. Directed by Jack Bender, it was broadcast in two parts on October 23 and 24, 1994. The drama centers on the life chronology of a Hollywood actress who becomes a successful film director in an era when directing was dominated by men.
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1993
Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica
MovieSep 26, 1993

Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby …

Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica released.
Rapture
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MovieMar 1, 1993

Rapture

Rapture released.
1992
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
MovieMay 1, 1992

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

This feature film is a prequel …
This feature film is a prequel to the TV series Twin Peaks. It revolves around the murder of a young woman named Teresa Banks, and it chronicles the final week in the life of Laura Palmer, whose murder forms the basis of the TV series' plot. Most the TV series' cast appears in the film, and it was directed by series creator David Lynch.
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1991
In a Child's Name
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TV ShowNov 17, 1991

In a Child's Name

A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's …
A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.
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1990
In Defense of a Married Man
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MovieOct 14, 1990

In Defense of a Married Man

A lawyer's husband is having …
A lawyer's husband is having an affair. When the woman he is having the affair with is found dead. He is the prime suspect. Though he adamantly proclaims his innocence. His wife takes ...
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Postcards from the Edge
MovieSep 14, 1990

Postcards from the Edge

Substance-addicted …
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox center her film company insists, as a condition of continuing to employ her, that she live with her mother, Doris Mann, who was once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for her as she has struggled for years to get out of Doris' shadow, who still treats her like a child. Despite these problems and further ones involving the men in in her life, she can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.
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Twin Peaks
TV ShowApr 8, 1990

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television …
Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch that premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC. The series developed a notably loyal following in 1990, but declining ratings led to its cancellation after its second season in 1991. It nonetheless gained a cult following and has been referenced in a wide variety of media. In subsequent years, Twin Peaks is often listed among the greatest television series of all time.
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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1990

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supp…

Nominated for "Bye Bye Blues".
Genie Award
1989
Cold Front
MovieSep 29, 1989

Cold Front

Cold Front is a 1989 Canadian-American crime-thriller film …
Cold Front is a 1989 Canadian-American crime-thriller film directed by Allan A. Goldstein and starring Martin Sheen, Michael Ontkean and Beverly D'Angelo.
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Bye Bye Blues
MovieSep 9, 1989

Bye Bye Blues

Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band …
Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when...
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1988
Clara's Heart
MovieOct 7, 1988

Clara's Heart

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating …
David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ...
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1987
Maid to Order
MovieJul 31, 1987

Maid to Order

The reckless Jessica Montgomery is the spoiled daughter of the …
The reckless Jessica Montgomery is the spoiled daughter of the wealthy millionaire Charles Montgomery, who dedicates his life to philanthropy. In order to compensate the absence of her mother, her father gave everything money can afford, but Jessie has a total lack of character. When Jessie is arrested for driving in high speed using drugs, her good father regretfully wishes he would have never had a daughter. His wishes are heard by Jessie's godmother Stella Winton and her former existence is erased from Earth. Jessie has to learn how to survive, working as a maid in the mansion of a weird couple. She becomes friend of the household staff and falls for Nick, becoming a better woman.
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Street Justice
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MovieJun 1, 1987

Street Justice

Street Justice is a 1987 American action film directed by …
Street Justice is a 1987 American action film directed by Richard C. Sarafian. The plot involves CIA agent Curt Flynn (Michael Ontkean) who narrowly avoids death in a bombing, escapes from imprisonment by the Soviets, and returns to his New Jersey hometown. There he attempts to protect his wife Catherine (Joanna Kerns) from a corrupt family which controls the town.
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The Allnighter
MovieMay 1, 1987

The Allnighter

Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final …
Molly, Val and Gina 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's found....
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1986
The Right of the People
MovieJan 13, 1986

The Right of the People

The Right of the People is a …
The Right of the People is a 1986 made-for-TV crime drama movie starring Michael Ontkean, Billy Dee Williams, Jane Kaczmarek, Jamie Smith Jackson and Lisa Jakub, with special guest John Randolph. It debuted on ABC on January 13, 1986. The movie, originally intended as a feature film, was written and directed by Jeffrey Bloom. He wrote the script in outrage over the mass murder during the robbery of a Los Angeles Bob's Big Boy restaurant in 1980. At the network's request, Bloom revised his original script to increase anti-gun viewpoints in the story.
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1985
Kids Don't Tell
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MovieMar 5, 1985

Kids Don't Tell

When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child …
When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.
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1984
Just the Way You Are
MovieNov 16, 1984

Just the Way You Are

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but …
Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides...
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The Blood of Others
MovieMay 2, 1984

The Blood of Others

WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the …
WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection.
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1982
Making Love
MovieFeb 12, 1982

Making Love

A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful …
A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ...
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1980
Willie & Phil
MovieAug 15, 1980

Willie & Phil

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a …
Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ...
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1979
Voices
MovieMar 14, 1979

Voices

Voices is a 1979 film directed by Robert Markowitz. It stars …
Voices is a 1979 film directed by Robert Markowitz. It stars Michael Ontkean and Amy Irving. Deaf actress Linda Bove auditioned for the role of Rosemarie Lemon, but was turned down.
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1977
Slap Shot
MovieFeb 25, 1977

Slap Shot

A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously …
A failing ice hockey team finds success with outrageously violent hockey goonery.
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1972
Necromancy
MovieSep 20, 1972

Necromancy

Necromancy (sometimes stylized as Nec′ro-man′cy; re …
Necromancy (sometimes stylized as Nec′ro-man′cy; re-released as The Witching) is a 1972 American supernatural horror film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Orson Welles and Pamela Franklin. It features supporting performances from Lee Purcell and Michael Ontkean. The plot follows an enigmatic cult leader in a small California town who attempts to harness the powers of a local woman to resurrect his dead son.
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Girls on the Road
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MovieJul 1, 1972

Girls on the Road

Two girls on their way to a hippie encounter session pick up a …
Two girls on their way to a hippie encounter session pick up a crazed Vietnam veteran, who might just be the serial killer who is murdering hippies in the area.
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Pickup on 101
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MovieMay 1, 1972

Pickup on 101

An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home …
An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.
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1971
The Peace Killers
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MovieSep 29, 1971

The Peace Killers

Siblings Kristy and Jeffrey are buying supplies at a remote …
Siblings Kristy and Jeffrey are buying supplies at a remote desert gas station when some members of a biker gang come cruising in. The bikers recognize Kristy, who used to be the main ...
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Longstreet
TV ShowSep 16, 1971

Longstreet

Longstreet is an American crime drama series that was …
Longstreet is an American crime drama series that was broadcast on the ABC in the 1971-1972 season (see 1971 in television). A 90-minute pilot movie of the same name aired prior to the debut of the series as an ABC Movie of the Week.
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Frances Ontkean
Marriage1971

Frances Ontkean

Married Frances Ontkean.
1970
The Partridge Family
TV ShowSep 25, 1970

The Partridge Family

The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom …
The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Dan August
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TV ShowSep 23, 1970

Dan August

Dan August is an American crime drama series which aired on …
Dan August is an American crime drama series which aired on ABC from September 23, 1970, to April 8, 1971. Burt Reynolds played the title character. Reruns of the series aired in prime time on CBS from May to October 1973 and from April to June 1975. In 2018, after Reynolds' death, the series was shown on the television network getTV, along with his other cop series of the era, Hawk.
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1967
Ironside
TV ShowSep 14, 1967

Ironside

Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on …
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. The character debuted on March 28, 1967, in a TV movie titled Ironside. When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, from late 1967 onwards, it was broadcast under the title A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1946
Michael Ontkean
Birth1946

Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean was born.
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