A renowned character actor with a devoted cult following, Michael Ironside has well over 300 film and television credits to his name. Born in Canada, he studied at the Ontario College of Art, and at the Canadian National Film Board. After working on numerous Canadian film and television productions, both in front of and behind the camera, he came to the forefront in David Cronenberg’s sci-fi hit Scanners , garnering a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the beginning of scores of nominations and awards Ironside has garnered thus far. This paved the way to roles including leads in Top Gun and Total Recall. Some of his other box office hit films include Starship Troopers, The Perfect Storm, Terminator Salvation, The Machinist and X-Men: First Class.
Ironside’s success in TV is just as illustrious and expansive. Ironside has both starred in and had guest starring roles in multiple hit series. Most recently in the Emmy®-nominated hit, “Barry,” and in a recurring guest role in “The Dropout.” He previously appeared in a four episode arc on “The Alienist,” and in a recurring guest role on “This is Us.” Prior to that Michael was well known to audiences for his work on “ER,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Smallville” and his seminal role in “V.”