Michael Ontkean

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Birthday
24, 1946
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Well known as Sheriff Harry S. Truman on the cult TV show Twin Peaks, he was previously known in another law enforcement role as Office Willie Gillis in The Rookies. His most notable film role was as Ned Braden in Slap Shot.

Before Fame

As a child actor, he appeared on a Canadian television program called Hudson's Bay. He grew up playing hockey and was the leading goal scorer his junior year at the University of New Hampshire.

Trivia

He played a supporting role in the 2011 Oscar-winning film The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney.

Family Life

He married Jamie Smith Jackson. His father was boxer and actor Leonard Ontkean and his mother was actress Muriel Ontkean.

Associated With

He and Kyle MacLachlan frequently shared the screen while attempting to solve the murder of Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks.

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