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Frederick Reginald Ironside, AKA Michael Ironside, is a Canadian method actor. He is best known for his intense presence and cold stare. Michael frequently plays either villains, or secondary hero types. He is also known for remaining in character throughout filming.

Background

Michael Ironside has been active since 1965, when he wrote a play entitled "The Shelter". He attended the Ontario College of Art, and the Riverdale Collegiate Institute.

At the beginning of his film career, he gained notability in the Sci-Fi genre with his portrayal of Darryl Revok in David Cronenberg's Scanners. He has mostly stuck with Sci-Fi films since.

Terminator Franchise

Michael will portray General Ashdown in the upcoming film, Terminator Salvation.

Filmography

  • Outrageous (1977)
  • Scanners (1981)
  • Visiting Hours (1982)
  • Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
  • V: The Final Battle (1984)
  • V: The Series (1984-1985)
  • Murder in Space (TV Series) (1985)
  • Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Extreme Prejudice (1987)
  • Nowhere to Hide (1987)
  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
  • Watchers (1988)
  • Chaindance (1990)
  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
  • McBain (1991)
  • Guncrazy (1992)
  • Neon City (1992)
  • Free Willy (1993)
  • Tales from the Crypt: The TV Series. Season 5 : Episode 'Came the Dawn' (1993)
  • The Next Karate Kid (1994)
  • Major Payne (1995)
  • seaQuest 2032 (1995)
  • The Arrow (1997)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Ivory Tower (1998)
  • Chicago Cab (aka Hellcab) (1998)
  • The Arrangement (1999)
  • The Omega Code (1999)
  • The Perfect Storm (2000)
  • Borderline Normal (2000)
  • Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) (voice)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (2000) (As the Chairman)
  • Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001)
  • Mindstorm (2001)
  • The Last Chapter (2002)
  • The Machinist (2004)
  • Smallville (TV series) (2004)
  • Andromeda (TV series) (2004)
  • Young Blades (2005)
  • Desperate Housewives (2005)
  • Reeker (2005)
  • Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe (2005)
  • Guy X (2005)
  • Deepwater (2006)
  • Stargate SG-1 (2006)
  • Masters of Horror episode The V Word
  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (2007) ...as Lieutenant General Jack Granger
  • Ice Planet (2007)
  • The Alphabet Killer (2008)
  • Surveillance (2008)
  • Terminator Salvation (2008)

Awards

  • Senior Writing Award Riverdale Collegiate University-1967

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