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Gordon Pinsent

1930-07-12 Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Image of Gordon Pinsent


Gordon Edward Pinsent CC FRSC (July 12, 1930 – February 25, 2023) was a Canadian actor, writer, director, and singer. He began his career in the 1940s, delving into radio dramas before serving in the Canadian Army. His extensive four-decade-long career spans stage, TV, and film, starring in notable works like "Quentin Durgens MP," "The Rowdyman," and "Power Play." He's received numerous awards, including ACTRA, GENIE, and GEMINI Awards, and earned honoraries from several universities. Pinsent's skills extend to writing; his novels inspired feature films, and he penned his memoirs, "By the Way." He shared a close friendship with Marlon Brando, often enjoying drive-in movies with Brando's family.


Back Home Again Jack Rabbit (voice) 2021-10-28
Age of Dysphoria Fred 2020-02-14
The River of My Dreams 2017-01-27
Two Lovers and a Bear Bear (voice) 2016-10-02
Pirate's Passage Harry the Barber (voice) 2015-01-04
Big News From Grand Rock 2015-02-27
The Grand Seduction Simon 2014-05-30
Sex After Kids Dr. Keaton 2013-01-26
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Elder Stephen Leacock / Narrator 2012-02-12
Life Doesn't Frighten Me Francis Weary 2012-05-22
Flight of the Butterflies Dr Fred Urquhart 2012-10-01
An Unlikely Obsession Narrator (voice) 2011-01-17
Still Rowdy After All These Years Self 2011-09-09
The Spine Dan Rutherford 2009-06-08
At Home by Myself... with You Narrator (voice) 2009-10-06
The Red Green Story: We're All in This Together Hap Shaughnessy 2008-12-01
Mysteries of the Great Lakes Narrator 2008-01-01
Away from Her Grant 2007-05-04
The Sparky Book Goldfish 2006-01-01
Heyday! Monroe Gillette 2006-03-27
Ambulance Girl Pete 2005-09-12
Saint Ralph 2005-08-05
The Good Shepherd Cardinal Ledesna 2004-03-21
Nothing Man In Suit 2003-09-09
Fallen Angel Warren Wentworth 2003-03-23
Hemingway vs. Callaghan Morley Callaghan 2003-03-31
Stranded Yanks: A Diary Between Friends Narrator 2002-01-01
Blind Terror Martin Howell 2001-04-23
The Shipping News Billy Pretty 2001-12-18
Старик и море Old Man (voice) 1999-07-03
Pippi Longstocking Capt. Efraim Longstocking (voice) 1997-08-20
Pale Saints Gus 1997-01-01
A Holiday for Love Cal Marsdon 1996-12-10
A Vow to Kill Frank Waring 1995-02-01
Due South Fraser Sr. 1994-04-23
Bonds of Love Leon 1993-01-24
A Passage from Burnt Islands Narrator (voice) 1992-03-01
In the Eyes of a Stranger Lt. Ted Burk 1992-04-07
Blood Clan Judge William McKay 1990-08-30
Babar: The Movie King Babar 1989-07-28
John and the Missus John Munn 1987-10-23
A Case of Libel Dennis Corcoran 1983-10-17
The Life and Times of Edwin Alonzo Boyd Edwin Boyd 1982-09-18
The Devil At Your Heels Narrator (Voice) 1981-03-13
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper Ambassador Ken Taylor 1981-05-17
Silence of the North John Frederickson 1981-10-23
Klondike Fever Swiftwater Bill 1980-01-12
The Suicide's Wife Allan Crane 1977-11-07
Who Has Seen the Wind Gerald O'Connal 1977-04-20
Blackwood Narrator 1976-01-01
Horse Latitudes Donald Crowhurst 1975-01-01
The Time of the Tar Sands 1975-08-01
The Heat Wave Lasted Four Days Cliff Reynolds 1975-04-28
Newman's Law Jack Eastman 1974-08-21
Only God Knows 1974-09-13
Incident on a Dark Street Joe - Mayor 1973-01-13
The Rowdyman Will Cole 1972-05-18
Blacula Lt. John "Jack" Peters 1972-08-25
Chandler John Melchior 1971-12-01
Colossus: The Forbin Project The President 1970-04-08
Quarantined Dr. Bud Bedford 1970-02-24
The Thomas Crown Affair Jamie McDonald 1968-06-26
Newfoundland Scene Himself 1951-01-02