Glen Gould

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Glen Gould
Born (1971-06-06) 6 June 1971 (age 50)

Glen Gould (born June 6, 1971) is an Aboriginal Canadian actor, director and producer of Mi'kmaq 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 and Girl.

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]


  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
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  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. Retrieved September 12, 2021.

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