Michael Ironside had to do all the grocery shopping growing up, can rock on anything but a lute and he wants you to see “Confession” time for a Beyond the Mic Shortcut.
We’re joined on the Starline by one of the most underrated actors around. You’ve known him as Darkseid, Captain Oliver Hudson, Ham Tyler, Jester all the way back to Soldier on Train. He wants to be shown the evidence. He plays the hard-nosed investigator in the film “Confession”. We welcome Michael Ironside.
Michael, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’ve been a voice actor, director, and probably have your choice of roles. Why was this movie one you liked?
That’s not the typical role for you. You normally play the villain. Cause you only get hit once at the end.
Why are villainous roles tasty for an actor?
Which role of yours didn’t get the love that you thought it deserved?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Do you remember the place where you met your wife and what caught your eye about her?
2. Oldest of 5 kids, what did your parents not allow you to get away with but let your siblings slide on?
3. Favorite course at Ontario College of Art?
4. If someone today was going to play Michael Ironside in a movie of your life, who would you cast?
5. Last television series you watched?
6. If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?
7. Best cartoon of all time?
8. Last thing you gave away?
One Big Question:
Your sister battled cancer, you’ve survived many formed of cancer. How do you enjoy life differently today?
He had to do all the grocery shopping growing up, can rock on anything but a lute and he wants you to see “Confession” Michael Ironside thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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Michael Ironside Bio:
A renowned character actor with a devoted cult following, Michael Ironside has well over 300 Film and Television credits to his name. Born in Canada, he studied at the Ontario College of Art, and at the Canadian National Film Board. After working on numerous Canadian film and television productions, both in front of and behind the camera, he came to the forefront in David Cronenberg’s sci-fi hit Scanners (1981), garnering a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor. This was the beginning of scores of nominations and awards Michael has garnered thus far. This paved the way to roles including leads in Top Gun and Total Recall. Some of his other box office hit films include Starship Troopers, The Perfect Storm, Terminator Salvation, The Machinist and X-Men: First Class.
Michael’s success in TV is just as illustrious and expansive. Michael has both starred in and had guest starring roles in multiple hit series. Most recently in the Emmy nominated hit, Barry, and in a recurring guest role in The Dropout. Previously he appeared in a 4 episode arc on The Alienist, and in a recurring guest on This is Us. Prior to that Michael was well known to audiences for his work on ER, Desperate Housewives, Smallville and his seminal role in V.