Michael Ensign

Michael Ensign

Highest Rated: 93% Midnight Express (1978)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 13, 1944

Birthplace: Safford, Arizona, USA

Born in the western United States but raised with an English pedigree, training with some of the best stage actors in Britain, Michael Ensign has carved out a career as a stage and supporting screen actor, with brief-but-crucial roles in Hollywood classics from "Midnight Express" to "Titanic." Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Ensign went on to a decade on the British stage, most notably with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After this he began to work in Hollywood, with an early role as Stanley Daniels in Alan Parker's Turkish prison drama, "Midnight Express." Dozens of brief appearances on TV and in film followed in the 1980s, with memorable turns as the hotel manager in Ivan Reitman's decade-defining comedy, "Ghost Busters," and brief roles on prime-time hits including "MacGyver" and the legal drama "Matlock"; in fact, it seemed as if Ensign's portrayal of dapper professional men could be seen on every memorable show from that era. In 1997 he played his best-known role, that of American businessman Benjamin Guggenheim in James Cameron's disaster blockbuster, "Titanic." Since then, Ensign has carried on with his character work, memorably in Gary Ross's Depression-era racehorse drama, "Seabiscuit." In 2004, Ensign took a rare recurring role, as Judge Paul Resnick on the hit show "Boston Legal."

Highest rated movies

Midnight Express
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Solaris
Buddy Buddy
House
Born Yesterday
Life Stinks
Maxie

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 26% Mr. Fiction Philip (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 44% Ladies of the House Pastor Wesley (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Woman: In the Shadows Yuri Slipchenko (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 38% The Drone Virus Dr. Jamison (Character) - 2004
66% 59% Solaris Friend #1 (Character) $15.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Chambermaid Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 66% The Christmas Box Stephen Hoover (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 0% Fatal Pursuit Pinkrose (Character) - 1994
23% 28% Born Yesterday Phillipe (Character) $17.8M 1993
22% 45% Life Stinks Knowles (Character) $3.8M 1991
57% 46% House Chet Parker (Character) $17.5M 1985
0% 28% Maxie Cleopatra Director (Character) $2.6M 1985
No Score Yet 40% Sunset Limousine Gavrik (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 14% The Man Who Wasn't There Assistant Secretary (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 68% Six Weeks Choreographer (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Billy (Character) - 1982
71% 89% Pink Floyd - The Wall Hotel Manager (Character) - 1982
63% 43% Buddy Buddy Assistant Manager (Character) - 1981
93% 89% Midnight Express Stanley Daniels (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
18% 60% Living Biblically Karl (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Dr. Ishmael Havana (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 79% Hannah Montana Mr. Elderman (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Judge Brenner (Guest Star) 2002-2003 2008
86% 91% Boston Legal Judge Paul Resnick (Guest Star) 2004-2008
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 91% Alias Vogel (Guest Star) 2005
91% 89% Monk Raymond Toliver (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
55% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Dr. Oratt (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Bob Fennel (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
74% 85% The X-Files Dr. Barnes (Guest Star) 1999
79% 94% Friends Dr. Ledbetter (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 82% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 76% Star Trek: Voyager Bard (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Roger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
29% No Score Yet The Monroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Lojal (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 84% The Wonder Years Mr. Finora (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1989-1991
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Minister Krola (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Donald (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 50% Dynasty William Todd (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Pierre Coscare (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Edward Hughes (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Mickey (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Bender (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Principal David Kane (Guest Star) 1981