Michael Ironside
Michael Ironside
Birth Name Frederick Reginald Ironside
Date of Birth February 12, 1950
Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
Occupation(s) Actor
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Michael Ironside (born Frederick Reginald Ironside; February 12, 1950) is a Canadian actor.


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Outrageous! Drunk
1978 High-Ballin' Butch
1979 Summer's Children Pimp
1979 Stone Cold Dead Murdered Police Detective
1979 The Family Man Bartender
1980 Deadly Companion Edgar
1980 Suzanne Jimmy
1980 Coming Out Alive Gateway
1981 Scanners Darryl Revok
1981 Surfacing Wayne
1982 Best Revenge Dealer
1982 Visiting Hours Colt Hawker
1983 American Nightmare Sgt. Skylar
1983 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Overdog
1983 Cross Country Det. Sgt. Roersch
1984 The Cap
1984 The Surrogate George Kyber
1985 The Falcon and the Snowman Lead FBI Agent
1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Det. Lawrence
1986 Top Gun Lt. Cmdr. Rick "Jester" Heatherly
1987 Extreme Prejudice Major Paul Hackett
1987 Nowhere to Hide Ben
1987 Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Principal Billy "Bill" Nordham
1988 Hostile Takeover Larry Gaylord
1988 Watchers Lem Johnson
1989 Mindfield Kellen O'Reilly
1989 Thunderground
1990 Chaindance J.T. Blake Also screenwriter
1990 Total Recall Richter
1991 Highlander II: The Quickening Gen. Katana
1991 Payback Sheriff Pete
1991 McBain Frank Bruce
1992 Guncrazy Mr. Kincaid
1992 Neon City Harry M. Stark
1992 Killer Image Luther Kane
1992 The Vagrant Lt. Ralf Barfuss
1992 Cafe Romeo Natino
1992 Black Ice Quinn
1993 Night Trap Bishop
1993 Sweet Killing Insp. Garcia
1993 Free Willy Dial
1993 Father Hood Jerry
1993 Point of Impact Roberto Largo aka Spanish Rose
1994 The Killing Machine Mr. Green aka The Killing Man
1994 Bolt Billy Niles
1994 Tokyo Cowboy Lyle
1994 Save Me Oliver
1994 Fortunes of War Carl Pimmler
1994 Forced to Kill Sheriff Wilson
1994 Red Scorpion 2 Col. West
1994 The Next Karate Kid Col. Dugan
1994 Red Sun Rising Capt. Meisler
1995 Major Payne Lt. Col. Stone
1995 The Glass Shield Detective Gene Baker
1996 The Destiny of Marty Fine Mr. Capelli
1996 Too Fast Too Young Capt. Floyd Anderson
1996 Portraits of a Killer Sgt. Ernie Hansen
1996 One Way Out Walt
1997 Kids of the Round Table Butch Scarsdale
1997 One of Our Own Det. Jack Cooper
1997 Cold Night Into Dawn Frank Parr
1997 Starship Troopers Lt. Jean Rasczak
1998 Captive Detective Briscoe
1998 Black Light Insp. Frank Schumann
1998 Ivory Tower Marshall Wallace
1998 Death Row the Tournament Judge Short film
1998 Going to Kansas City Mike Malone
1998 Desert Blue Agent Frank Bellows
1998 Chicago Cab Al aka Hellcab
1999 The Arrangement Det. Francis John 'Jack' Connor Also director and screenwriter; aka Blood Money
1999 Question of Privilege Lt. Robert Ingram
1999 Southern Cross Garrison Carver
1999 A Twist of Faith Alex Hunt
1999 The Omega Code Dominic
2000 Cause of Death Jonas Phifer
2000 The Perfect Storm Bob Brown
2000 Borderline Normal Coach Rehmer
2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Fred Skolnick
2000 Nuremberg Col. Burton C. Andrus
2001 Down Gunter Steinberg aka The Shaft
2001 Children of the Corn: Revelation Priest
2001 Ignition Jake Russo
2001 Mindstorm Senator Bill Armitage
2001 Dead Awake Skay
2001 Extreme Honor Baker
2002 Fallen Angels Sheriff Ed Rooney
2002 Fairytales and Pornography Justice Coulton
2003 The Failures Depressor
2003 Maximum Velocity General Amberson
2004 The Machinist Miller
2005 Reeker Henry
2005 Bloodsuckers Muco aka Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe
2005 Guy X Guy X
2006 Deepwater Walnut
2006 1st Bite Theo
2006 The Veteran Mark 'Doc' Jordan
2008 The Alphabet Killer Captain Nathan Norcross
2008 Surveillance Captain Billings
2008 Mutants Colonal Gauge
2009 Terminator Salvation General Ashdown
2009 The Butcher Teddy Carmichael
2009 Level 26: Dark Origins Tom Riggins Short film
2009 The Jazzman Bernie
2009 Hardwired Hal
2009 The Beacon Officer Ned Hutton
2009 Abduction of Jesse Bookman Captain Jones
2010 The Bannen Way Chief Bannen
2010 Eva Alfonse
2010 Beneath the Blue Blaine
2011 X-Men: First Class Captain of the 7th fleet
2012 All God's Children Peter
2013 Ice Soldiers Col. Desmond Trump
2014 Extraterrestrial Travis
2014 A Fighting Man Max Wynn
2014 Synchronicity Klaus Meisner Completed
2015 Desecrated Tom McClain Completed
2015 Element Joe Post-production
2015 88 Sheriff Knowles
2015 The Sin Seer Alexander Rachet Post-production
2015 Turbo Kid Zeus

Year Title Role Notes
1978 For the Record Policeman Episode: "A Matter of Choice"
1979 The Littlest Hobo Bill Episode: "Silent Witness"
1983 The A-Team Miler Crane Episode: "The Taxicab Wars"
1983 Hill Street Blues Schrader Episode: "Midway to What?"
1984 V: The Final Battle Ham Tyler Mini-series
1984 Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Wade Bennett Episode: "Warpath"
1984–1985 V: The Series Ham Tyler 13 episodes
1985 The Hitchhiker Sheriff Lee Episode: "Dead Man's Curve"
1987 Race for the Bomb Werner Heisenberg Mini-series
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lt. Rick Muldoon Episode: "Man on the Edge"
1987 Danger Bay Charles Fuller Episode: "Pilot Error"
1988 The Ray Bradbury Theater Acton Episode: "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl"
1990 Tales from the Crypt Burrows / Jerry 2 episodes
1995–2002 ER Dr. William 'Wild Willy' Swift 7 episodes
1995–1996 seaQuest 2032 Captain Oliver Hudson 13 episodes
1997 F/X: The Series Montree Episode: "Get Fast"
1998 Witness to Yesterday Vladimir Lenin Episode: "Vladimir Lenin"
1999 Cold Squad Chief Magnus Mulray Episode: "Deadly Games: Part 1"
1999 The Outer Limits Ambassador Prosser Episode: "Summit"
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Nolan 'The Chairman' Pierce 4 episodes
2001 The Outer Limits General Quince Episode: "Rule of Law"
2002 The Last Chapter Bob Durelle Mini-series
2002 The District Dmitri Putin 2 episodes
2003 The Last Chapter II: The War Continues Bob Durelle Mini-series
2003, 2004 Andromeda The Patriarch 2 episodes
2004, 2010 Smallville General Sam Lane 3 episodes
2004 Medical Investigation Ben Graybridge Episode: "Price of Pleasure"
2005 Young Blades Cardinal Mazarin 13 episodes
2005, 2006 Desperate Housewives Curtis Monroe 2 episodes
2006 Stargate SG-1 Seevis Episode: "Crusade"
2006 Masters of Horror Mr. Chaney Episode: "The V Word"
2008 Criminal Minds John Episode: "Elephant's Memory"
2009 Cold Case Commandant Murillo 3 episodes
2010 Castle Victor Racine Episode: "Den of Thieves"
2010 Burn Notice Gregory Hart Episode: "Friends and Enemies"
2012 Justified Sarno Episode: "Measures"
2012 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Margolin 2 episodes
2012 Community Lieutenant Colonel Norbert Archwood Episode: "Basic Lupine Urology"
2013 Vegas Porter Gainsley 4 episodes
2014 Rake Victor Episode: "Three Strikes"
2015 The Flash Captain Cold's father

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Clown White Max
1983 The Sins of Dorian Gray Alan Campbell
1985 Murder in Space Captain Neil Braddock
1987 Ford: The Man and the Machine Harry Bennett
1989 Murder by Night Det. Carl Madsen
1991 Drop Dead Gorgeous Asylum Interrogator Uncredited
1991 Deadly Surveillance Fender
1993 Marked for Murder Bats O'Bannion
1994 Dead Man's Revenge Luck Hatcher
1994 Probable Cause Gary Yanuck
1995 Asian Connection: Road to Mandalay Steiger
1996 Terminal Sterling Rombauer
1997 The Arrow CIA Director
1998 Voyage of Terror McBride
1998 Johnny 2.0 Frank Donahue
2001 The Red Phone: Manhunt Bremer
2001 Jett Jackson: The Movie Dr. Kragg
2001 Mindstorm Senator William Armitage
2003 Hemingway vs. Callaghan Harry
2003 The Red Phone: Checkmate Bohr
2006 Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Levering
2008 Storm Cell James
2010 Lake Placid 3 Sheriff Tony Willinger
2012 Burden of Evil Senator Pitfield
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7 Xanar

Year Title Voice Notes
1997–2000 Superman: The Animated Series Darkseid TV series (7 episodes)
1998 The New Batman Adventures The Dark Knight Returns Batman TV series (1 episode: "Legends of the Dark Knight")
2000 Heavy Metal 2000 Tyler
2003–2006 Justice League / Justice League Unlimited Darkseid TV series (4 episodes)
2008–2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Colonel Moss / Dr. Brooks TV series (6 episodes)
2013 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus TV film