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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Claim to Fame
Officer Willie Gillis, The Rookies
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Ontkean has appeared in many film and television roles including Sheriff Harry S. Truman in Twin Peaks (1990), In Defense of a Married Man (1990), In a Child`s Name (1991), Legacy of Lies (1992), Rapture (1993), Vendetta II: The New Mafia (1993), The Man Next Door (1996), The Stepford Husbands (1996), Summer of the Monkeys (1998), A Chance of Snow (1998), Bear with Me (2000) and Mrs. Ashboro`s Cat (2003). Earlier movie roles include Slap Shot (1977), Making Love (1982), and Maid to Order (1987). His best-known early TV role was in the ABC series The Rookies (1972-1976), of which he played for the first two seasons Officer Willie Gillis. In 1979 he appeared in the classic, first ever episode of Tales of the Unexpected (TV series) He portrayed Tommy, an American sailor on leave in the West Indies who is tempted into an unsavoury bet. To win a luxury car, all he needs to do is to make his cigarette lighter ignite ten times in a row. If he loses, however, he has his little finger cut off.
St. Michael`s College School, Toronto
University of New Hampshire NH (1970)
Full Name at Birth
Michael Leonard Ontkean
Michael Leonard Ontkean (born 24 January 1946) is a Canadian actor. He is known for the 1970s crime drama The Rookies, the film Slap Shot (1977), and the cult-favorite TV series Twin Peaks (1990â€“1991).