Michael Ontkean

Michael Ontkean


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 24-01-1946
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Also Known As:

    Michael Leonard Ontkean

  • Popularity: 6.67
  • Homepage: N/A


Michael Leonard Ontkean (born 24 January 1946) is a Canadian retired actor. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontkean relocated to the United States to attend the University of New Hampshire on a hockey scholarship before pursuing a career in acting in the early 1970s. He initially came to prominence portraying Officer Willie Gillis on the crime drama series The Rookies from 1972 to 1974, followed by lead roles in the hockey sports comedy film Slap Shot (1977) and the romantic comedy Willie & Phil (1980). In 1982, he had a starring role opposite Harry Hamlin and Kate Jackson in the drama Making Love, in which he portrayed a married man who comes to terms with his homosexuality. Ontkean continued to appear in films, such as Clara's Heart (1988) and Postcards from the Edge (1990) before being cast as Sheriff Harry S. Truman on David Lynch's Twin Peaks (1990–1991), the role for which he is best known.




Year Movie Character
1982 Making Love as Zach
1980 Willie and Phil as Willie Kaufman
1998 Summer of the Monkeys as John Lee
1987 Street Justice as Curt Flynn
1979 Voices as Drew Rothman
1989 Bye Bye Blues as Teddy Cooper
1993 Rapture as Jeff Lisker
1984 The Blood of Others as Jean
1993 Vendetta II: The New Mafia as Hank Parnell
2000 Bear with Me as Greg Bradley
1988 Clara's Heart as Peter Epstein
1984 Just the Way You Are as Peter Nichols
1972 Hot Summer Week as Will
1990 Cold Front as Derek McKenzie
1998 A Chance of Snow as Matthew 'Matt' Parker
1996 The Stepford Husbands as Mick Davidson
1992 Legacy of Lies
1986 The Right of the People as Christopher Wells
1996 The Man Next Door as Eli Cooley
1987 Maid to Order as Nick McGuire
1977 Slap Shot as Ned Braden
2002 A Killing Spring as Tom Keaton
1990 Twin Peaks as Sheriff Harry S. Truman
1990 In Defense of a Married Man as Robert
1971 The Peace Killers as Jeff
1972 Necromancy as Frank Brandon
1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica as Jan DeBoer
1987 The Allnighter as Mickey
1972 Pickup on 101 as Chuck
2000 Green Sails as John Scott
1998 Nico the Unicorn as Tom Gentry
1971 The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou
2003 Mrs. Ashboro's Cat as Wes Merritt
1999 Just a Little Harmless Sex as Jeff
2011 The Descendants as Cousin Milo
1990 Postcards From the Edge as Robert Munch
2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces as Sheriff Harry S. Truman

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