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Michael Ontkean (Michael Leonard Ontkean)

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Biography

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Ontkean, the Cando-American actor best known for playing the minor league hockey player Ned Braden in the cult classic Slap Shot (1977), was born on January 24, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents Leonard and Muriel (née Cooper) Ontkean were actors. Michael appeared on the Canadian TV series Hudson's Bay (1959), which ran for one season in 1959-60, but did not appear again professionally as an actor until an episode of Ironside (1967) was broadcast in 1970.

Like many a Canadian lad, Ontkean grew up playing hockey. Read more...

Actor

Character: Cousin Milo

The Descendants 2011

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Character: Ned Braden

Slap Shot 1977

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Character: Wes Merritt

Mrs. Ashboro's Cat 2004

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Character: Ward Thayer

Family Album 1994

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Character: Hank Parnell

Vendetta II: The New Mafia 1993

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Character: Jeff Lisker

Rapture 1993

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Character: Zach Resnick

Legacy of Lies 1992

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Character: Robert Munch

Postcards from the Edge 1990

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Character: Derek McKenzie

Cold Front 1989

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Character: Mick Davison

The Stepford Husbands 1996

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Character: Eli Cooley

The Man Next Door 1996

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Character: Tom Gentry

Nico the Unicorn 1998

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Character: Matthew 'Matt' Parker

A Chance of Snow 1998

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Character: Gordy Matthews

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Character: Gordy Matthews

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