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Encyclopedia > Michael Ironside
Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside as Seevis in Stargate SG-1
Birth name Frederick Reginald Ironside
Born February 12, 1950 (1950-02-12) (age 57)
Flag of Canada Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Editor, Playwright

Michael Ironside (born Frederick Reginald Ironside[1] on February 12, 1950) is a Canadian character actor. He has also worked as a producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American works. He is best known for playing villains or "tough guy" heroes, though he has also portrayed sympathetic characters. Ironside is a method actor who keeps in character between takes. Image File history File links Seevis_(Crusade). ... In the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, the Ori are a group of ascended beings who use their advanced technology and spiritual knowledge of the universe to trick non-ascended humans into worshiping them as gods. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Look up producer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Look up director in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up editor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Biography

Early life

Ironside was born in Toronto, Ontario to Patricia June Passmore, a homemaker, and Robert Walter Ironside, who worked in maintenance as a street lighting technician and laborer.[1][2] He attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and wrote a play at the age of fifteen, "The Shelter", winning the first prize in a university contest.[3] He also won the Senior writing award for Riverdale Collegiate Institute in 1967. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Ontario College of Art & Design is Ontarios premier school devoted entirely to art and design. ...


Career

One of Ironside's first roles was in Scanners, an early film by David Cronenberg. His breakthrough role was in the television miniseries V: The Final Battle as Ham Tyler. He is also known for his roles in Top Gun and Total Recall. After a brief stint in ER's inaugural season, he was tapped to replace Roy Scheider as captain of the high-tech submarine seaQuest in the third season of seaQuest DSV as Captain Oliver Hudson. However, NBC cancelled the series after only thirteen episodes with Ironside as the star. Scanners is a 1981 Canadian sci-fi horror movie written and directed by David Cronenberg. ... David Cronenberg at Cannes 2002 David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born May 15, 1943[1]) is a Canadian film director and occasional actor. ... V is a science fiction TV franchise created by American producer and director Kenneth Johnson concerning aliens known as The Visitors trying to take over Earth. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ... Roy Richard Scheider (born November 10, 1932 in Orange, New Jersey) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... UEO seaQuest DSV 4600 The UEO seaQuest DSV 4600 and the UEO seaQuest DSV 4600-II are the two titular submarines featured in the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV, which ran for three seasons on NBC from 1993-1996. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


Ironside has also been recognized for his voice acting. He played the voice of iconic comic book villain Darkseid in Superman: The Animated Series and its spinoff, Justice League to great accolade. In one episode of The New Batman Adventures, he voiced Batman in a Dark Knight sequence. Another part he also to happened to play in the DC Comics universe was Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane in one episode in Smallville This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Sam Lane is a fictional character, the father of Lois Lane and Lucy Lane in Superman comics. ... Smallville is an American television series set in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas. ...


He has also worked in video games as the voice of Tom Clancy's character Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell games along with the PSP game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials, and is cast as the Global Defense Initiative's Lieutenant General Jack Granger in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Ironside recently signed a 5 year deal to portray Captain Jonas Trager in the Spaceworks Television scifi series, Ice Planet. For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... An image from the original Splinter Cell Splinter Cell is a series of video games endorsed by American author Tom Clancy. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is prominently featured in the real-time strategy video games of Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, and the first... This page lists the characters of the Global Defense Initiative, one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer series of computer and video games. ...


Ironside was successful as an arm wrestler in his teenage years. It is not known if he still practises the sport. Curiously enough, he has "lost" his left arm in at least two of his films (Starship Troopers and The Machinist) and both arms in a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in the film Total Recall. Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. ... The Machinist (also known as El Maquinista) is an English-language Spanish psychological thriller film that was released in 2004. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ...


Filmography

Actor

Scanners is a 1981 Canadian sci-fi horror movie written and directed by David Cronenberg. ... Visiting Hours is a 1982 horror film starring Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner and Michael J. Reynolds. ... V: The Final Battle is a TV mini-series starring Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside and Marc Singer. ... V is a science fiction TV franchise created by American producer and director Kenneth Johnson concerning aliens known as The Visitors trying to take over Earth. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Total Recall is an American science fiction film released on June 1, 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan OBannon, Jon Povill and Gary Goldman. ... McBain is a 1991 action film written and directed by James Glickenhaus. ... Guncrazy is a 1992 American crime/drama/thriller film. ... Free Willy is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 film starring Hilary Swank and Pat Morita. ... Major Payne was a 1995 film, starring Damon Wayans. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... Four-hour miniseries produced for CBC Television in 1996, starring Dan Aykroyd as Crawford Gordon, experienced wartime production leader during World War II and president of A. V. Roe Canada during its attempt to produce the Avro Arrow supersonic jet interceptor. ... Starship Troopers is a 1997 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, written by Edward Neumeier, and starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards. ... The Arrangement can refer to: The Arrangement (1967 novel), a novel by Elia Kazan The Arrangement (1969 film), Kazans film adapatation of his novel The Arrangement (1999 film), a 1999 Canadian film directed by and starring Michael Ironside unrelated to either of the above other than by coincidence of... The Omega Code is a 1999, Evangelical Christian made film starring Casper Van Dian as the protagoniost, Dr. Gillen Lane, and Michael York as the the antoganist, Alexander Stone. ... The Perfect Storm is a 2000 film adapted from the book of the same title by Sebastian Junger. ... The movie Heavy Metal 2000 is a sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal based on the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. ... Walker, Texas Ranger was an American television western/police dramatic series, created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. ... The Machinist (also known as El Maquinista) is an English-language Spanish psychological thriller film that was released in 2004. ... Smallville is an American television series set in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas. ... Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda is an American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced posthumously by his widow, Majel Roddenberry. ... Young Blades is an historical fantasy television series that aired on PAX (now i) from January to June of 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios, The Walt Disney Companys main television studio, and Cherry Productions. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Deepwater is a 2006 direct-to-video drama/film noir film directed and written (screenplay) by David S. Marfield. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... The V Word is the third episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. ... This page lists the characters of the Global Defense Initiative, one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer series of computer and video games. ...

Voice acting

An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The New Batman Adventures was the successor to the highly acclaimed American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The movie Heavy Metal 2000 is a sequel to the 1981 animated cult film Heavy Metal based on the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... RLH (Run Like Hell: Hunt or Be Hunted) is an action-adventure third person shooter video game set on a space station in the distant future. ... Tom Clancys Splinter Cell is a critically-acclaimed stealth-based video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ... TimeShift is an un-released video game being published by Vivendi Games for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, scheduled for release in 2007. ... For the Australian rules football player, see Samuel Fisher. ...

Director

  • The Arrangement (1999)

Screenwriter

  • The Arrangement (1999)
  • Chaindance (1990)

References

External links


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Michael Ironside: I like to play bad guys, since good guys are always beaten up several times during the movie.
Michael Ironside: I get to bring these misshapen, emotionally unbalanced people to life.
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