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Michael Ontkean Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Leonard Ontkean
Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Played hockey at a young age
  • Was raised in a family of actors
  • Made his debut in television in 1955
  • Earned a scholarship to the University of New Hampshire
  • Played in the Division One Zx hockey team
  • After graduating from college, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor


  • 1990Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Sadie Sapphire Ontkean -- Daughter
  • Frances E. Knight -- Ex-wife
  • Leonard Ontkean -- Father
  • Muriel Ontkean -- Mother
  • Jenna Millman -- Stepdaughter
  • Jamie Smith-Jackson -- Wife