Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside

Highest Rated: 91% Turbo Kid (2015)

Lowest Rated: 0% Watchers (1988)

Birthday: Feb 12, 1950

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Immediately recognizable to film and television audiences for his piercing gaze and gravelly tones, Michael Ironside was a character actor who essayed powerful, often dangerous figures on both sides of the law in countless films, including "Top Gun" (1986), "Total Recall" (1990) and "Terminator Salvation" (2009). He burst onto the international scene as a malevolent telepath in David Cronenberg's gory "Scanners" (1981) and bounced between heels and anti-heroes for the next decade. His ubiquitous presence in everything from low-budget thrillers to straight drama boosted him to Hollywood features in the late '80s and early '90s, as well as television series like "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Seaquest DSV" (NBC, 1993-96), and continued to divide his time between mainstream and indie product well into the next millennium. His vast body of work and undeniable screen presence made him a favorite among cult movie fans and tough guy aficionados for nearly four decades.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skipping Stones Mr. Travers (Character) - 2021
84% 94% Nobody Eddie Williams (Character) $26.1M 2021
83% 39% Knuckleball Jacob (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alterscape Dr. Julian Loro (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitman Never Dies Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 25% The Convent The Magistrate (Character) - 2018
40% 40% The Harrowing Lt. Logan (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Space Between Nick (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky's Treasure Henry Landis (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stegman Is Dead Don (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 32% Patient Seven Dr. Daniel Marcus (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 29% Element Joe (Character) - 2016
91% 77% Turbo Kid Zeus (Character) $50K 2015
48% 34% Synchronicity Klaus Meisner (Character) $4.3K 2015
No Score Yet 25% 88 Sheriff Knowles (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 25% The Sin Seer Alexander Ratchet (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 0% Desecrated Tom McClain (Character) - 2015
29% 26% Extraterrestrial Travis (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 35% A Fighting Man Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 40% Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Unknown (Voice) - 2014
24% 24% Stay Frank (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 16% Ice Soldiers Col. Desmond Trump (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burden of Evil Senator Pitfield (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Winter Sheriff Hillman (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet All God's Children Peter (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 31% Dark Rising: Summer Strikes Back! Colonel Haggerd (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming Col. Dodd (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transgression Matthew (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 15% Lake Placid 3 Sheriff Tony Willinger (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Level 26: Dark Prophecy Tom Riggins (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eva Alfonse (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 31% The Bannen Way Chief Bannen (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 62% Beneath the Blue Capt. Elias Blaine (Character) - 2010
33% 54% Terminator Salvation Gen. Ashdown (Character) $125.3M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jazzman Bernie Kaddly (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 19% The Beacon Lieutenant Hutton (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Hardwired Hal (Character) - 2009
13% 23% The Alphabet Killer Captain Nathan Norcross (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Jesse Bookman Captain Jones (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 19% Storm Cell James (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 20% The Terrorist Next Door Wade (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 2% Mutants Col. Gauge (Character) - 2008
55% 43% Surveillance Captain Billings (Character) $25.4K 2008
No Score Yet 11% Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Levering (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 39% The Veteran Mark 'Doc' Jordan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 23% Reeker Henry (Character) - 2005
42% 22% Guy X Guy X (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 33% Deepwater Walnut (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 19% Bloodsuckers Muco (Character) - 2005
77% 83% The Machinist Miller (Character) $1.1M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Checkmate Bremer (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 12% Maximum Velocity General Amberson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 25% Fallen Angels Sheriff Ed Rooney (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fairytales and Pornography Justice Coulton (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 5% Ignition Jake Russo (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 23% Children of the Corn: Revelation Priest (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 40% Dead Awake Skay (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Honor Baker (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Manhunt Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 4% Mindstorm Senator Bill Armitage (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 33% Soulkeeper Female Tour Guide (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 48% Jett Jackson: The Movie Dr. Kragg (Character) - 2001
20% 18% Down Gunter Steinberg (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borderline Normal Coach Rehmer (Character) - 2000
21% 58% Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Fred (Character) $26.4K 2000
10% 36% Heavy Metal 2000 Tyler (Voice) - 2000
47% 64% The Perfect Storm Bob Brown (Character) $182.6M 2000
No Score Yet 22% Cause of Death Jonas Phifer (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivory Tower Marshall Wallace (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Question of Privilege Lt. Robert Ingram (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Southern Cross Garrison Carver (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 43% A Twist of Faith Alex Hunt (Character) $2.5K 1999
8% 30% The Omega Code Dominic (Character) $12.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arrangement Det. Francis John "Jack" Connor (Character),
Director
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Light Insp. Frank Schumann (Character) - 1998
37% 47% Desert Blue Agent Frank Bellows (Character) $99.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captive Detective Briscoe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Denver, P.D. Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voyage of Terror McBride (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going to Kansas City Mike Malone (Character) - 1998
56% 65% Chicago Cab Al (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Night Into Dawn Frank Parr (Character) - 1997
65% 70% Starship Troopers Jean Rasczak (Character) $54.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny 2.0 Frank Donahue (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine Mr. Capelli (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Portraits of Innocence Sgt. Ernie Hansen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Way Out Walt (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Run Walt (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 56% Terminal Sterling Rombauer (Character) - 1996
33% 68% Major Payne Lt. Col. Stone (Character) $29.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Fast, Too Young Capt. Floyd Anderson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% Kids of the Round Table Butch Scarsdale (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tokyo Cowboy Lyle (Character) - 1994
7% 24% The Next Karate Kid Colonel Dugan (Character) $8.7M 1994
No Score Yet 17% Red Scorpion 2 Col. West (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay Steiger (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel Run Billy Niles (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% Probable Cause Gary Yanuck (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 53% Red Sun Rising Capt. Meisler (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Forced to Kill Sheriff Wilson (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 43% The Killing Man Mr. Green (Character) - 1994
65% 40% The Glass Shield Baker (Character) $2.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Revenge Luck Hatcher (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Fortunes of War Carl Pimmler (Character) - 1994
10% 34% Father Hood Jerry (Character) $3.3M 1993
No Score Yet 0% Mardi Gras for the Devil Bishop (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 10% Save Me Oliver (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 12% Point of Impact Roberto Largo (Character) - 1993
70% 50% Free Willy Dial (Character) $76.3M 1993
63% 39% Guncrazy Mr. Kincaid (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 17% Killer Image Luther Kane (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% The Vagrant Lt. Ralf Barfuss (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 12% A Passion for Murder Quinn (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 37% McBain Frank Bruce (Character) $294.5K 1991
No Score Yet 0% Payback Sheriff Pete (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop Dead Gorgeous Asylum Interrogator (Character) - 1991
0% 23% Highlander II: The Quickening Gen. Katana (Character) $13.7M 1991
No Score Yet 71% Chaindance J.T. Blake (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Surveillance Fender (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 42% Neon City Harry M. Stark (Character) - 1991
82% 78% Total Recall Richter (Character) $117.8M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mindfield Kellen O'Reilly (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunderground Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Night Det. Carl Madsen (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destiny to Order Kenrick (Character) - 1989
0% 29% Watchers Lem (Character) $457K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Takeover Larry Gaylord (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 38% Nowhere to Hide Ben (Character) $303.8K 1987
59% 37% The Haunting of Hamilton High Bill Nordham (Character) $2.6M 1987
70% 59% Extreme Prejudice Maj. Paul Hackett (Character) $9.9M 1987
57% 83% Top Gun Lt. Cmdr. Rick "Jester" Heatherly (Character) $179.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surrogate George Kyber (Character) - 1984
23% 37% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Overdog (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cross Country Det. Sgt. Roersch (Character) - 1983
14% 24% Visiting Hours Colt Hawker (Character) - 1982
70% 64% Scanners Darryl Revok (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coming Out Alive Gateway (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet I, Maureen Dr. Paul Johnson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 82% Outrageous! Drunk (Character) - 1977

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Bob (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 79% Ransom Frederic Woods (Guest Star) 2017
89% 64% The Flash Lewis Snart (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Unknown (Character) 2010-2014
68% No Score Yet Rake Victor (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transformers Prime Ultra Magnus (Guest Voice) 2013
67% 75% Vegas Porter Gainsley (Guest Star) 2013
88% 88% Community Colonel Archwood (Guest Star) 2012
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
78% 67% Smallville General Sam Lane (Guest Star) 2010 2004
82% 86% Castle Victor Racine (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bannen Way Chief Bannen (Character) 2009-2010
67% 92% Wolverine and the X-Men Unknown (Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
63% 89% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2006
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Curtis Monroe (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Blades Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Chan Dragon Scout Leader (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andromeda Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuremberg Col. Burton C. Andrus (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Squad Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 82% ER Dr. William 'Wild Willy' Swift (Guest Star) 1998 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet seaQuest DSV Unknown (Character) 1993-1996
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1995 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Acton (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ford: The Man and the Machine Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1986
71% 86% V Ham Tyler (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet V: The Final Battle Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Schrader (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979

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