Michael Mahonen

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Michael Mahonen
Born (1964-04-27) 27 April 1964 (age 52)
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter
Years active 1991 – present

Michael Mahonen (born 27 April 1964) is a Canadian actor, director and screen writer.


After graduating from the Theatre Arts Program at George Brown College in 1989, Michael Mahonen auditioned for a young company formed for The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. His first job as a professional actor involved the role of James Keller in "The Miracle Worker," as well as the roles of Lucius and Popilious Lena in "Julius Caesar."

In 1990 he was chosen for the role of Gus Pike for the CBC television program Road to Avonlea. He garnered three Gemini Award nominations in 1993, 1994 and 1995 for his work on this Television series. In 1992 he starred as a jazz trumpet player with Billy Dee Williams in the film Giant Steps. He then played Lee Colgan in the CBC miniseries Conspiracy of Silence directed by Frances Mankiewicz.

In 1994 he co-starred with Michael Riley in the television special "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios". Michael played the character of Paul, a young man dying of the AIDS virus after contracting it from a blood transfusion a few years earlier.

In the summer of 1994 he played the role of Jacob Mercer in "Salt Water Moon". This was part of David French's Mercer family saga set in Newfoundland.

He also guest starred in numerous American and Canadian television projects including an episode of Star Trek: Voyager entitled "Nemesis", in which he played a humanoid named "Brone." In 1997, Michael Mahonen starred in Judith Thompson's "Sled" at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre. He then returned to film, co-starring in the 1998 film "Captured". He went on to make several more films including "Blindness" (2008).

In 2003, Michael began work on his first feature film "Sandstorm". The film involved a fact-based drama about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. He wrote, directed and produced the entire film for under $5,000. The cast was made of volunteers. The film received 29 awards including Best Feature Film, Best Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay.[1][2]


Year Title Role Notes
1990-1996 Road to Avonlea Gus Pike 28 episodes
1991 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop Norman Baker Episode: "Abused Child"
1991 Conspiracy of Silence Lee Colgan TV movie
1992 Top Cops Keith Gordon Episode: "Robert Ruh"
1992 Personal Effects Philip Short film
1992 Giant Steps Arvo Leek
1992 By Way of the Stars Ben Davis TV mini-series
1992 Secret Service Chandler Episode: "Social Insecurity/Inside Job"
1993 Collateral Damage Nick Short film
1997 Star Trek: Voyager Brone Episode: "Nemesis"
1997 Viper Dirk Hanley Episode: "Wilderness Run"
1998 Captured Joey Breed Video
2000 Canada: A People's History John Jewitt Episode: "When the World Began..."
2000 Strong Medicine Anonymous / Joe Episode: "Second Look"
2001 An Intrigue of Manners Dorimant
2003 A Taste of Shakespeare Malcolm Episode: "Macbeth"
2004 This Is Wonderland Patrick Bellamy Episode: "1.5"
2007 All Hat Steve Allman
2008 Blindness Sergeant
2009 Crangle's Collision Sydney Short film
Director & writer
Year Title Notes
2004 Sandstorm 2005 - Won - Humanitarian Film Award
2004 - Won - Grand Jury Prize - Best Feature Film


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