6 January 1964 |
Sucker Creek, Alberta, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, Film Director|
Cardinal is a rugby union enthusiast. He played for the Edmonton Druids RFC and then the Strathcona Druids, becoming the first Aboriginal person to play for the team. He can be seen wearing Prairie Fire rugby team merchandise on Corner Gas.
He currently lives on the coast of British Columbia with his partner, producer, writer and comedian Monique Hurteau. His brother Lewis, a business consultant and human rights activist in Edmonton, was a New Democratic Party candidate in the 2011 federal election.
Of Cree descent, he is also noted for playing First Nations roles in many productions, including Tecumseh in Canada: A People's History and an aboriginal elder in Tkaronto. He also appeared on many episodes of North of 60. Currently, Cardinal can be heard as the voice of Jacob Morin on the APTN stop motion animated series Wapos Bay: The Series.
Cardinal is working on a documentary film The Making of King Lear (working title) with producers Jeff Dorn and Monique Hurteau for an anticipated 2014 release. The Making of King Lear is about the National Arts Centre theatre production of King Lear, with an all-Aboriginal cast which included August Schellenberg as Lear, Billy Merasty, Jani Lauzon, Tantoo Cardinal, Kevin Loring and Craig Lauzon, with Cardinal doing double-duty as both assistant director and the role of Duke of Albany.
|1994||Lonesome Dove||Indian Brave||Episodes: "O Western Wind: Part 1" and "Down Come Rain: Part 2"|
|1994||Hawkeye||Episode: "The Furlough"|
|1995-1997||North of 60||Gambler
|Appeared in six episodes|
|1995-1996||Jake and the Kid||Moses Lefthand||Episodes: "We All Live in Crocus" and "Full Circle"|
|1999||Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science||Frank Roy||Episode: "Killer in a Box"|
|1999||The City||Gabriel||Appeared in four episodes|
|2001||The Associates||Preston Stanley||Episode: "Encumbered"|
|2001-2002||Blackfly||Chief Smack-Your-Face-In||Appeared in eight episodes|
|2002||Relic Hunter||Sheriff Dark Feather||Episode: "Fire in the Sky"|
|2004-2009||Corner Gas||Davis Quinton||Appeared in 107 episodes|
|2004-2008||renegadepress.com||Wayne Sinclair||Appeared in six episodes and directed two|
|2005-Present||Wapos Bay: The Series||Jacob||Voice role|
Episode: "Hide and Seek"
|2007||Monsters We Met||Himself||Episode: "Eternal Frontier (America, 11,000 years ago)"|
Episode: "The Weetigo"
|2008||Winnipeg Comedy Festival||Himself||Host
Episode: "Hardly Working"
|2010||Great Canadian Books||Himself||Episode: "Three Day Road"|
|2012||Arctic Air||Zachary Ward||Recurring role|
|2012||Primeval: New World||Raymond||Episode: "Sisiutl"|
|2014||Fargo||Ray Almond||Episode: "A Rabbit, A Fox and a Cabbage"|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Gemini Award||Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series||Corner Gas||Won||Shared with the cast of Corner Gas for the episode "Gopher It."|
|Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series||Corner Gas||Nominated||Shared with the cast of Corner Gas for the episode "Face Off."|
|2006||Gemini Award||Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series||Corner Gas||Nominated||Shared with the cast of Corner Gas for the episode "Merry Gasmas."|
|2008||Gemini Award||Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series||Wapos Bay: The Series||Nominated||Shared with the cast of Wapos Bay: The Series for the episode "The Guardians."|
|2009||Leo Award||Best Performance in a Music, Comedy, or Variety Program or Series||Wolf Canyon||Nominated|
- "Corner Gas Online :: Who's Who". Lorne Cardinal as Davis Quinton. Pants Online Inc. 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
- "Split personalities: Actors stretch their thespian legs by switching roles nightly in Canadian dramedy". Winnipeg Free Press, March 31, 2011.
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