- At age 15, he wrote a play called The Shelter that won first prize in an all-Canada university contest, and used the prize money to produce it.
- Worked in the construction industry as a roofer before his career in movies and television took off.
- Breakthrough role was in David Cronenberg's Scanners.
- Best-known films are Top Gun, Total Recall, The Perfect Storm, Terminator Salvation, Free Willy.
- Voices Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell video games.
- 1982, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Karen Dimwiddie — Wife
- Findlay Ironside — Daughter
- Robert Ironside — Father
- Patricia Ironside — Mother
- Adrienne Lynne Ironside — Daughter
- Attended Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Attended National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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- Birth Name: Frederick Reginald Ironside
- Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: February 12, 1950, Aquarius
- Profession: Actor, Director, Writer
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