Michael Ironside - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael Ironside

Highest Rated:   89% Turbo Kid (2015)
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Birthplace:   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian actor Michael Ironside has specialized in tough, steel-fisted villainous film roles. Ironside played the ruthless brain-splitting cult leader in Scanners (1981), the unethical cop in Cross Country (1983), and the megalomaniacal cyborg in Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1984), among other wicked characterizations. He was also seen as Dick Wetherly in Top Gun, 1986's biggest hit, and as General Katana in Highlander II: The Quickening (1991). He'd go on to appear in films like The Machinist and Terminator Salvation, as well as TV series like ER, SeaQuest DSV: 2032, and Desperate Housewives.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Synchronicity
  • Klaus Meisner
$4.8k 2016
No Score Yet Lucky's Treasure
  • Henry Landis
2016
No Score Yet Patient Seven
  • Dr. Daniel Marcus
2016
No Score Yet Element
  • Joe
2016
89% Turbo Kid
  • Zeus
2015
No Score Yet The Sin Seer
  • Alexander Rachet
2015
No Score Yet Desecrated
  • Actor
2015
31% Extraterrestrial
  • Travis
2014
82% Ivory Tower
  • Marshall Wallace
$100.1k 2014
25% Stay
  • Frank
2014
No Score Yet Stan Lee's Mighty 7
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Fighting Man
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Ice Soldiers
  • Col. Desmond Trump
2013
No Score Yet California Winter
  • Sheriff Hillman
2013
86% X-Men: First Class
  • Captain
$145.3M 2011
No Score Yet Transgression
  • Matthew
2011
No Score Yet Level 26: Dark Prophecy
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Lake Placid 3
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Beneath The Blue
  • Blaine
2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Bannen Way
  • The Chief
2010
No Score Yet Hardwired
  • Hal
2009
54% Surveillance
  • Captain Billings
2009
33% Terminator Salvation
  • General Ashdown
$125.3M 2009
No Score Yet 1st Bite
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Jazzman
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Beacon
  • Lt. Ned Hutton
2009
No Score Yet Mutants
  • Colonel Gauge
2008
No Score Yet Storm Cell
  • James Laswell
2008
No Score Yet The Butcher
  • Terry MacMahon
2008
14% The Alphabet Killer
  • Capt. Nathan Norcross
2008
No Score Yet The Veteran
  • Doc Jordan
2007
No Score Yet Night Trap
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York
  • Levering
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Mr. Chaney
2006
No Score Yet Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Deepwater
  • Walnut
2005
36% Guy X
  • Guy X
2005
54% Reekers: L'Odeur de la mort
  • Henry Tuckey
2005
77% The Machinist
  • Miller
$1M 2004
No Score Yet Hostile Takeover (The Devastator) (The Office Party)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Maximum Velocity
  • Gen. Amberson
2003
No Score Yet Cause of Death
  • Jonas Phifer
2002
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Extreme Honor
  • Baker
2001
No Score Yet Children of the Corn: Revelation
  • Priest
2001
20% Down (The Shaft)
  • Steinberg
2001
No Score Yet Jett Jackson: The Movie
  • Dr. Kragg
2001
No Score Yet Mindstorm
  • Sen. William Armitage
2001
No Score Yet Ignition (Kingdom Come)
  • Russo
2001
No Score Yet Soulkeeper
  • Shopkeeper
2001
No Score Yet Dead Awake
  • Skay
2001
No Score Yet Special Unit AT 13
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Nuremberg
  • Col. Burton C. Andrus
2000
10% Heavy Metal 2000
  • Tyler
2000
47% The Perfect Storm
  • Bob Brown
2000
No Score Yet Marked for Murder
  • Bats O'Bannion
2000
21% Crime & Punishment in Suburbia
  • Fred Skolnik
2000
No Score Yet Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  • Actor
2000
8% The Omega Code
  • Dominic
1999
No Score Yet Southern Cross
  • Garrison Carver
1999
37% Desert Blue
  • Bellows
1999
No Score Yet Blood Money
  • Director
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Tokyo Cowboy
  • Lyle
1998
No Score Yet Going to Kansas City
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Voyage of Terror (Die Schreckensfahrt der Orion Star)(The Fourth Horseman)
  • McBride
1998
50% Chicago Cab
  • Al
1998
No Score Yet Black Light
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Captive
  • Actor
1998
63% Starship Troopers
  • Jean Rasczak
1997
No Score Yet Cold Night Into Dawn
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Kids of the Round Table
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Beyond Redemption
  • Alex
1997
No Score Yet Johnny 2.0
  • Frank Donahue
1997
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal'
  • Sterling Rombauer
1996
No Score Yet The Destiny of Marty Fine
  • Capelli
1996
No Score Yet Portraits of a Killer
  • Hansen
1996
No Score Yet One Way Out
  • Walt
1996
No Score Yet Red Sun Rising
  • Capt. Meisler
1995
No Score Yet Kids of the Round Table
  • Butch
1995
64% The Glass Shield
  • Baker
1994
No Score Yet Rebel Run
  • Billy
1994
7% The Next Karate Kid
  • Dugan
1994
33% Major Payne
  • Lt. Colonel Stone
1994
No Score Yet Red Scorpion 2
  • Col. West
1994
No Score Yet Probable Cause
  • Yanuck
  • Executive Producer
1994
No Score Yet The Killing Man
  • Green
1994
11% Father Hood
  • Jerry
1993
57% Free Willy
  • Dial
1993
No Score Yet Night Trap (Mardi Gras for the Devil)
  • Bishop
1993
No Score Yet Point of Impact
  • Roberto Largo
1993
68% Save Me
  • Oliver
1993
No Score Yet Fortunes of War
  • Carl Pimmler
1993
No Score Yet Dead Man's Revenge
  • Luck Hatcher
1993
No Score Yet Forced to Kill
  • Sheriff Wilson
1993
No Score Yet Sweet Killing
  • Inspector Garcia
1993
No Score Yet McBain
  • Frank Bruce
1992
No Score Yet The Vagrant
  • Lieutenant Ralf Barfuss
1992
No Score Yet Killer Image
  • Luther Kane
1992
63% Guncrazy
  • Mr. Kincaid
1992
No Score Yet Black Ice
  • Quinn
1992
No Score Yet Victim of Beauty
  • "Special Appearance"
1991
0% Highlander 2: The Quickening
  • Gen. Katana
1991
No Score Yet Deadly Surveillance
  • Fender
1991
No Score Yet Common Bonds
  • Screenwriter
  • J.T. Blake
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Cafe Romeo
  • Natino
1991
No Score Yet Neon City
  • Harry M. Stark
1991
No Score Yet Payback
  • Sheriff Pete
1990
82% Total Recall
  • Richter
1990
No Score Yet Mindfield
  • Kellen O'Reilly
1989
No Score Yet Murder by Night
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Watchers
  • Lem
1988
No Score Yet Hostile Takeover
  • Larry Gaylord
1988
30% Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
  • Bill Nordham
1987
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Major Paul Hackett
1987
No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide
  • Ben
1987
No Score Yet Ford: The Man and the Machine
  • Harry Bennett
1987
56% Top Gun
  • Lt. Cdr. Heatherly `Jester'
1986
55% Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
  • Detective Lawrence
1986
84% The Falcon and the Snowman
  • FBI Agent
1985
No Score Yet Murder in Space
  • Captain Neal Braddock
1985
No Score Yet Best Revenge (Misdeal)
  • Dealer
1984
No Score Yet Coming Out Alive
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Surrogate
  • George Kyber
1984
18% Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
  • Overdog McNabb
1983
No Score Yet Cross Country
  • Det. Sgt. Roersch
1983
15% Visiting Hours
  • Colt Hawker
1982
No Score Yet The Sins of Dorian Gray
  • Actor
1982
80% Scanners
  • Revok
1981
No Score Yet Surfacing
  • Wayne
1981
No Score Yet Suzanne
  • Jimmy
1980
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll)
  • Butch
1978
No Score Yet Outrageous
  • Drunk
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
47% Ransom
2017
  • Frederic Woods Freddie Woods
  • 2017
94% The Flash
2014
  • Lewis Snart
  • 2015
66% Rake
2014
  • Victor
  • 2014
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Porter Gainsely Porter Gainsley
  • 2013
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Sarno
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • General Lane Gen. Sam Lane
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Murillo
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Man (John)
  • 2008
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Curt Monroe
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. William Swift Swift William Swift
  • 1998
  • 1995
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice

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