Glen Gould

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Glen Gould
Born (1971-06-06) June 6, 1971 (age 51)

Glen Gould (born June 6, 1971) is an Indigenous Canadian actor, director and producer of Miꞌkmaq and Italian[1] descent. Between 2016 and 2020, he played the role of detective Jerry Commanda on the television series Cardinal.[2]


Gould began performing professionally in Tomson Highway's theatrical troupe, Native Earth Performing Arts[3] (to which Billy Merasty had referred him),[4] and in Theatre New Brunswick;[5] however, his career went on hiatus in 1992 when his parents were killed in a car accident.[5]

Gould resumed performing in 1994,[5] and has subsequently appeared in many Canadian television programs, including Cashing In,[6] Blackstone,[7] North of 60, Cardinal and Tribal, and films, including The Colony, File Under Miscellaneous, Rhymes for Young Ghouls,[1] North Mountain, Monkey Beach, Girl and Bones of Crows.

In 2011, Gould won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Atlantic Film Festival for his role in the film Charlie Zone.[4]


Gould's uncle was Donald Marshall Jr., whose wrongful conviction for murder occurred the day before Gould's birth: Gould's pregnant mother was so shocked by the verdict that she went into labour with him.[4] His first acting role was a minor part in the 1989 film adaptation of Michael Harris's 1986 book Justice Denied, which explored the events leading to Marshall's conviction.[1]

Gould's grandfather was Donald Marshall Sr.[8] His daughter is actress Na'ku'set Gould.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Hot Karl Deetz Direct-to-video
Lola Cafe Owner
2002 The People Dance Man
Yellowknife George
Shattered Souls Tom Direct-to-video
2003 The Hot Karl II Deetz Direct-to-video
2004 The Reawakening David Hill
2007 The Colony Maytag Short film
2008 Older than America Steve Klamath Credited as Glenn Gould
Also known as American Evil
2010 File Under Miscellaneous Indian Man Short film
2011 Charlie Zone Avery Paul
2013 Rhymes for Young Ghouls Joseph
2014 Wolves Dart Player
2015 North Mountain Crane Producer
2018 Through Black Spruce Joe
2019 Cold Pursuit War Dog
2020 The Ghost Witch Man Short film
Monkey Beach Josh
Girl Barkeep
2021 8:37 Rebirth Jared Producer
2022 Bones of Crows Matthew Spears
TBA Untitled Pet Sematary Project Mi'kmaq Chief Post-production
Junction Row Archie Post-production
The Birds Who Fear Death Faddy Filming
The S Word: Surviving Suicide Documentary
Jeffrey's Turn Writer


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Justice Denied Uncredited
1994 E.N.G. Donald Mackenzie Season 5, episode 9: "Power Politics"
1995 Forever Knight Young Gary Season 3, episode 4: "Blackwing"
1997 North of 60 Alvin Bran Season 5, episode 13: "The Higher Law"
1999 Cold Squad Freeman Season 2, episode 15: "Nancy Seniuk"
First Wave Dealer Season 2, episode 7: "Prayer for the White Man"
1999-2003 Yvon of the Yukon Bill Tukyuk / CD Local /
Old Man / Additional voices
16 episodes
2001 Crossfire Trail Bear Killer TV movie
Dark Angel Prisoner Season 1, episode 18: "Pollo Loco"
So Weird Thomas Morning Sun / Coyote Season 3, episode 25: "Annie's Song"
2002 Relic Hunter Native Dark Feather Man Season 3, episode 13: "Fire in the Sky"
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Additional voices Voice
2 episodes
Stargate Infinity Additional voice Episode 1: "Decision"
2002-2003 Da Vinci's Inquest Rob Walker 3 episodes
2003 Black Sash Thug Episode 2: "Jump Start"
2004 The Chris Isaak Show Sam Season 3, episode 1: "The Family of Man"
Traffic Dispatcher Miniseries
The Life Crack Addict #2 TV movie
Temps Dur Roy Craig 5 episodes
2005 The 4400 Eric Papequash Season 2, episode 4: "Weight of the World"
Johnny Tootall Bill's Narration Voice
TV movie
2005-2006 Da Vinci's City Hall Clarke Messner 6 episodes
2007 Elijah Phil Fontaine TV movie
2009 Diamonds Archibald Nighthorse TV movie
2009-2014 Cashing In John Eagle 22 episodes
2010-2017 Mohawk Girls Sose / Steve 18 episodes
2014-2015 Blackstone Smokey Stoney 7 episodes
2015 Murdoch Mysteries Migizi Pimise Season 8, episode 11: "All That Glitters"
Hard Rock Medical Doug Season 2, episode 3: "Prison Confidential"
2015-2017 Dominion Creek Chief Isaac 8 episodes
2016 Cold Lorne Rouselee Episode 4: "Starlight Tour"
2017 The Strain Ben 4 episodes
2017-2020 Cardinal Det. Jerry Commanda 21 episodes
2020 FBI: Most Wanted Leonard Waters Season 1, episode 7: "Ghosts"
Tribal Gordon Thundercloud 2 episodes
2021 The Secret History of: The Wild West Jerry Potts Episode 1: "Louder than Words"
Unsettled Edward 3 episodes
2022 Diggstown Season 4, episode 3: "Donald Kitpu Christmas"
Tulsa King Jimmy "The Creek" 2 episodes
2023 Bones of Crows: The Series Miniseries


  1. ^ a b c New CTV series features Membertou actor Glen Gould, by David Jala, in the Cape Breton Post; published January 17, 2017; retrieved March 4, 2017
  2. ^ "Glen Gould reflects on playing a detective in 'Cardinal'".
  3. ^ Actor Glen Gould kicks off Aboriginal Film Festival, by Sandra Thayer, at; published November 20, 2013; retrieved March 4, 2017
  4. ^ a b c Native actor Glen Gould’s left hook has a distinguished pedigree, by Jane Taber, in the Globe and Mail; published February 28, 2013; retrieved March 4, 2017
  5. ^ a b c Charlie Zone role linked to life, by Andrea Nemetz; published February 28, 2013; retrieved March 4, 2017
  6. ^ "APTN casino drama holding a solid hand". Winnipeg Free Press, March 2, 2010.
  7. ^ Jennifer Podemski, Jessica Matten Board 'Blackstone' for Fourth Season, by Etan Vlessing, at the Hollywood Reporter; published April 1, 201, 2014
  8. ^ GLEN GOULD KEEPS IT REAL: PART TWO, by Jamaias DaCosta; in Muskrat Magazine; published January 14, 2015; retrieved March 4, 2017
  9. ^ "NativeCelebs: Glen Gould writes: My daughter Na'ku'set's (aka Nikki Gould) debut on Degrassi as "Grace" aired last night, while she was at the wrap party! I am so proud of her!". Facebook. November 9, 2013. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. Retrieved September 12, 2021.

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