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Robinson, Michael 1959–

Robinson, Michael 1959–


Full name, Michael John Huntly Robinson; born January 13, 1959, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Education: University of British Columbia, B.F.A., acting, 1983.

Career: Actor. Appeared with the Vancouver Theatre-sports League, c. late 1980s; The Court Jesters (an improvisational group), Christchurch, New Zealand, founder, 1990–?; World Theatresports Champion, 1988,1990, 1995; taught improvisation for The Improv Bandits, Auckland, New Zealand, and National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, Australia; Queenstown Shakespeare Festival, New Zealand, artistic director; BBC, London, director, 1998–2001.

Awards, Honors: Leo Award, lifestyle series—best direction, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 2003, for The Shopping Bags; Television Award, television directing, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2005; Prix Jeunesse, Children's Jury Prize, 2006, for Serious Arctic.


Film Appearances:

Rainbow War, Pyramid Media, 1985.

Marine guard number one, The Last Tattoo, 1994.

Deputy, The Frighteners (also known as Robert Zemeckis Presents: "The Frighteners"), Universal, 1996.

Neils Deighton, Wild Blue, 2000.

Phil, A Simple Curve, Film Movement, 2005.

Speaker, Postal (also known as Postal: Der Film and Postal: The Movie), Vivendi Visual Entertainment, 2007.

Mayor Holden, BloodRayne II: Deliverance (also known as Bloodrayne 2: Deliverance), Visual Entertainment, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mad scientist, Oi, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Sailor, After the Promise, CBS, 1987.

(Uncredited) Dog, The Return of the Shaggy Dog, ABC, 1987.

(Uncredited) Alan Beaven, Flight 93, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Promise of the Land, PBS, 1987.

Zoo, PBS, 1990.

Second camera operator, The Incredible Discovery Noah's Ark, CBS, 1993.

The Human Language, PBS, 1995.

Norman, Floored by Love, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hugh, "The Leopard's Spots," Danger Bay, CBC and The Disney Channel, 1986.

Courier, "Getting to Know You," Danger Bay, CBC and The Disney Channel, 1989.

Robot assassin, "Halloween Knights," MacGyver, ABC, 1989.

Boss, "Suspicions," Neon Ride, syndicated, 1990.

Waiter, "To Die in Bettendorf," Wiseguy, CBS, 1990.

Rob Hayward, South Beach, NBC, 1993.

Captain of the guard, "Promises," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1996.

Bill "Kostakovich" Bright, "Curious George," Dead Like Me, 2003.

Councilman number one, "Revisions," Stargate SG–1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci–Fi Channel, 2003.

Reporter, Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2003.

Trader, "The Cost of Living," Lost, ABC, 2006.

Cop number two, "Wanted Man," Burn Notice, USA Network, 2007.

Male mourner, Reaper, The CW, 2007.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, Oi, 1993.

Assistant producer, Serious Arctic, BBC, 2005.

Television Work; Specials:

Director, Flatmates, BBC, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

Tomorrow's World Plus, BBC, 1989.

Melody Rules, TV3, 1993.

Oi, 1993.

Tomorrow's World, BBC, 2001.

The Shopping Bags, 2001.

Dream Lives, 2001.

Serious Arctic, BBC, 2005.

Smart Cookies, 2008.

Also directed episodes of Tomorrow's World.


Television Specials:

Flatmates, BBC, 1998.

Television Episodes:

Tomorrow's World Plus, BBC, 1998.

Tomorrow's World, BBC, 2001.

The Shopping Bags, 2001.

Dream Lives, 2001.

Also wrote Tomorrow's World, BBC.

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