Don McKellar

Don McKellar

Highest Rated: 100% Highway 61 (1991)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Art of Woo (2001)

Birthday: Aug 17, 1963

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Virtually ubiquitous in Canadian film, actor-director-screenwriter Don McKellar has established recurring creative partnerships with famed fellow countrymen Francois Girard, Atom Egoyan, Bruce McDonald and David Cronenberg. McKellar first gained notice on the big screen with "Roadkill," McDonald's 1989 rowdy road comedy about a woman on the trail of a missing rock band. In addition to writing the dryly humorous screenplay, McKellar played Russel, a thoughtful serial killer who sees crime as a valid career option. He teamed up with McDonald frequently, also penning and appearing in the director's acclaimed "Highway 61" (1992), writing the screenplay of the gemlike drama "Dance Me Outside" (1994) and starring in the short "Elimination Dance" (1998), based on the writings of Michael Ondaatje. McDonald also served as director of McKellar's CBC series "Twitch City" (1998-2000), an understated comedy chronicling a man (McKellar) living just above the poverty level in Toronto's Kensington Market, who rarely leaves his apartment and lives through television. Dourly comical with a realistic edge (including characters whose clothing and belongings had the uncommon flavor of authentic underprivilege), the series won many fans, and scored an order for a second set of episodes in 1999. Additional small screen appearances by McKellar include a guest shot as a bike messenger on the popular CBC sketch comedy series "The Kids In the Hall" and co-starring roles in two Showtime telefilms: 1997's adaptation of Rod Serling's riveting holocaust drama "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" and 1999's biopic "The Passion of Ayn Rand."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% No Score Yet The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Bernard Buckley (Character) - 2020
69% 49% Most Wanted Norm (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Through Black Spruce Director - 2018
89% 96% Meditation Park Gabriel (Character) - 2017
25% 72% Blood Honey Dr. Bert Morrison (Character) - 2017
92% 84% Window Horses Dietmar (Voice) $2.1K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Mother and I Father (Character) - 2016
61% 46% Zoom Horowitz (Character) - 2015
59% 66% The Grand Seduction Director $3.4M 2013
40% 52% The Boy Who Smells Like Fish Richard (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 31% 3 Days in Havana Pepe (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 10% I'm Yours Phil (Character) - 2011
83% 44% This Movie Is Broken Screenwriter - 2010
88% 64% Trigger Brian (Character) - 2010
43% 16% Cooking With Stella Michael Laffont (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Door Ron (Character) - 2008
43% 47% Blindness Thief (Character),
Screenwriter
$3.1M 2008
75% 61% Monkey Warfare Dan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story Clarence Fines (Character) - 2006
78% 42% Childstar Rick (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2004
73% 66% Clean Vernon (Character) $136K 2004
43% 52% The Event Matt (Character) $35.5K 2003
57% No Score Yet Public Domain Unknown (Character) - 2003
50% 29% Rub & Tug Conrad (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Rat Oliver Tapscrew (Character) - 2001
0% No Score Yet The Art of Woo Nathan (Character) - 2001
70% 79% Waydowntown Brad (Character) $111.7K 2000
No Score Yet 48% Sea People Mr. Whittaker (Character) - 1999
83% 58% The Passion of Ayn Rand Alfred (Character) - 1999
74% 69% eXistenZ Yevgeny Nourish (Character) $2.8M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twitch City Curtis (Character),
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elimination Dance Unknown (Character),
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet 94% The Herd Unknown (Character) - 1998
74% 91% The Red Violin Evan Williams (Montréal) (Character),
Writer
$9.5M 1998
84% 85% Last Night Patrick Wheeler (Character),
Director,
Writer
$493.5K 1998
No Score Yet 33% In the Presence of Mine Enemies Paul Heller (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe's So Mean to Josephine Mike (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Jerry (Character) - 1996
50% 81% When Night Is Falling Timothy (Character) $786K 1995
40% 39% Camilla Security Guard (Character) $167.6K 1994
69% 91% Dance Me Outside Writer - 1994
97% 83% Exotica Thomas Pinto (Character) $5M 1994
92% 88% Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould Writer (Screenplay) $1.3M 1993
71% 72% The Adjuster Tyler (Character) - 1991
100% 85% Highway 61 Pokey Jones (Character) $8.7K 1991
No Score Yet 79% Roadkill Russel (Character) - 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Filmmakers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director
2017 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sensitive Skin Al (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director
2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reelside Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Odd Job Jack Unknown (Voice) 2004-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slings and Arrows Unknown (Character) 2005-2006 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twitch City Unknown (Character) 1998-2000

QUOTES FROM Don McKellar CHARACTERS

Barbara Branden says: Can you dance to this?

Richard says: Unless you're Amish.