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|Born||6 January 1964|
Sucker Creek, Alberta, Canada
|Residence||Squamish, British Columbia, Canada|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer, voice artist, dramaturg|
|Known for||Corner Gas|
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 in Corner Gas.
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 has completed a documentary film titled Chasing Lear with producer Monique Hurteau which premiered on APTN in 2016. Chasing 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 and Kevin Loring, with Cardinal doing double-duty as both assistant director and the role of Duke of Albany.
He has recently taken on the lead role in the award winning satirical short film 'No Reservations'. The film looks at pipeline politics and was created as a part of the Crazy8's film competition.
Cardinal currently resides 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.
He also has 8 other siblings who currently live all over Canada.
|1999||The Strange Case of Bunny Weequod||Short|
|I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind||Short|
|2008||Cafe Utopia: Cinéma Trip Tych||Performer #1||Video short|
|Reserved for Hollywood||Himself||Short|
|2012||Higher Ground||Jacob/Father||Video short|
|Path of Souls||Dave Courchene|
|2013||The Shape of Rex||Stanley|
|If I Had Wings||Coleman|
|2014||Corner Gas: The Movie||Davis Quinton||Reprise of role from 2004-2009 TV series|
|Into the Forest||Jerry|
|Open Season: Scared Silly||Sheriff Gordy||Voice|
Released in theatres in Turkey while direct-to-video in North America
|No Reservations||Joseph Stillwater||Short|
|Never Steady, Never Still||Lenny|
|Kayak to Klemtu||Don|
|Good Girls Don't||Larry|
|Unintentional Mother||Anna's Father||Short|
|2018||The Humanity Bureau||Border Ranger|
|1994||Lonesome Dove||Indian Brave||Episodes: "O Western Wind: Part 1" and "Down Come Rain: Part 2"|
|Hawkeye||Brother of the North Wind||Episode: "The Furlough"|
|1995||Tecumseh: The Last Warrior||Loud Noise||TV movie|
|1995-1997||North of 60||Gambler
|Appeared in six episodes|
|1995-1999||Jake and the Kid||Moses Lefthand||21 episodes|
|1996||Crazy Horse||Young Man Afraid||TV movie|
|1997||Out of Nowhere||TV movie|
|1998||"Big Bear"||Little Bad Man||Mini-series|
Episodes: "#1.1 and "#1.2"
|1999||Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science||Frank Roy||Episode: "Killer in a Box"|
|The City||Gabriel||Appeared in four episodes|
|In the Blue Ground||Daniel Dééla|
|2000||Thin Air||Bobby Horse||TV movie|
|2000-2001||Canada: A People's History||Harold Cardinal/Mike Mountainhorse/Poundmaker/Tecumseh/Huron Warrior||Five episodes|
|2000-2002||"Wumpa’s World"||Wumpa the Walrus (voice)||Appeared in all 26 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"|
|2003||Monsters We Met||Clovis man||Episode: "Eternal Frontier (America, 11,000 years ago)"|
|Another Country||Daniel Deela||TV movie|
|Ice Bound||TV movie|
|Fallen Angel||Clerk||TV movie|
|2004-2008||renegadepress.com||Wayne Sinclair||Appeared in six episodes and directed two|
|2004-2009||Corner Gas||Davis Quinton||Appeared in 107 episodes|
|2005||Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery||Daniel Deela||TV movie|
|2005-Present||Wapos Bay: The Series||Jacob||Voice role|
Episode: "Hide and Seek"
|2006||The Road to Christmas||Chaba|
Episode: "The Weetigo"
|Elijah||Chief Archie||TV movie|
|2008||Winnipeg Comedy Festival||Himself||Host|
Episode: "Hardly Working"
|Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman||Lorne Red Deer||TV movie|
|Moccasin Flats: Redemption||Detective #1||TV movie|
|2009||The Time Traveler||Himself||Producer|
|Wolf Canyon||Rancher Heavyfeather|
|It's Been a Gas||Himself/Sgt. Davis Quinton||TV documentary|
|Memories, Milestones and Moving Forward||Himself||Host|
|2010||Great Canadian Books||Himself||Episode: "Three Day Road"|
|2011||Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes||Jacob||TV movie/special|
|Level Up||Principal Storm||TV movie|
|2012||Arctic Air||Zachary Ward||Four episodes|
|Primeval: New World||Raymond||Episode: "Sisiutl"|
|2012-2013||Level Up||Principal Storm|
|2013||If I Had Wings||Angus Coleman|
|2014||Far from Home||Roger Calhoun||TV movie|
|Fargo||Ray Almond||Episode: "A Fox, A Rabbit and a Cabbage"|
|2016||Unser Traum von Kanada||Harry||TV mini-series|
Episodes: "Sowas wie Familie" and "Alles auf Anfang"
|Going for Broke||Tour Commissioner Fraser|
|Shut Eye||Pete - Gardener||Episode: "The Fool"|
|2017||Royal Canadian Air Farce||Episode: "Air Farce Canada 150"|
|Tin Star||Officer Lightfoot||Season 1 episode 7: "Exposure"|
|The Great Northern Candy Drop||Johnny May||TV movie|
|2018–present||Corner Gas Animated||Sqt. Davis Quinton||Voice|
|2018||The Bad Seed||Brian||TV movie|
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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