Michael Ontkean

1946 - Today

Michael Ontkean

Michael Leonard Ontkean (born January 24, 1946) is a Canadian retired actor. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontkean relocated to the United States to attend the University of New Hampshire on a hockey scholarship before pursuing a career in acting in the early 1970s. He initially came to prominence portraying Officer Willie Gillis on the crime drama series The Rookies from 1972 to 1974, followed by lead roles in the hockey sports comedy film Slap Shot (1977) and the romantic comedy Willie & Phil (1980). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ontkean has received more than 1,207,672 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,047th most popular actor.

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  • 46.46

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Ontkean ranks 3,006 out of 8,832Before him are Danièle Delorme, Sam Wanamaker, Bruno Kirby, Billy Gilbert, Patrick J. Adams, and Hugh Bonneville. After him are Om Puri, Stephen Tobolowsky, Richard Davalos, Kim Tae-hee, Alain Chabat, and Bae Yong-joon.

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Among people born in 1946, Michael Ontkean ranks 325Before him are Ricardo Maduro, Eduardo Camaño, Jürgen Croy, Carl Wilson, Rabah Saâdane, and Ian McDonald. After him are Ratomir Dujković, Zhang Gaoli, Sue Townsend, Daouda Malam Wanké, Yaroslav Yevdokimov, and Alexander Kaidanovsky.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Michael Ontkean ranks 257 out of 840Before him are Percy Williams (1908), Shyla Stylez (1982), Brian Orser (1961), Grant Allen (1848), Catherine O'Hara (1954), and Patrick J. Adams (1981). After him are Neil Peart (1952), Barry Pepper (1970), Jessalyn Gilsig (1971), Michael Wincott (1958), Steven Erikson (1959), and Michael Ignatieff (1947).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Michael Ontkean ranks 78Before him are Tricia Helfer (1974), Elisha Cuthbert (1982), Deborah Kara Unger (1966), Lothaire Bluteau (1957), Catherine O'Hara (1954), and Patrick J. Adams (1981). After him are Barry Pepper (1970), Jessalyn Gilsig (1971), Michael Wincott (1958), Alexander Knox (1907), Stephen Amell (1981), and Kenneth Welsh (1942).