Stephen McHattie Smith
February 3, 1946
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Stephen McHattie Smith (born February 3, 1946) is a Canadian actor. Since beginning his professional career in 1970, he has amassed over 200 film and television credits. He won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Rocket, and a Gemini Award for Life with Billy.
Life and career
McHattie was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on February 3, 1946 (the year of his birth has also been cited as 1945, 1947, and 1948). An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he has appeared in many films and television shows including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Highlander: The Series, and American Playhouse's Life Under Water (1989). His roles include 300, A History of Violence, The Fountain, Secretary, Shoot 'Em Up, Life with Billy, One Dead Indian, Beverly Hills Cop III. In Canada, he appeared in Canada: A People's History as Canadian hero Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, and in The Rocket as coach Dick Irvin.
He portrayed an extraordinary USMC sniper (based on real life sniper Carlos Hathcock) in the JAG season one episode "High Ground". In 1976, he played iconic American actor James Dean in the television movie James Dean, a television adaptation of the biography written by James Dean's friend and writer Bill Bast. McHattie appeared in several mini-series, including Centennial and Roughnecks.
McHattie appeared in several episodes of Seinfeld (beginning with "The Pitch") as Dr. Reston, Elaine Benes's manipulative psychiatrist boyfriend; he also appeared in two episodes of The X-Files. From 1998 to 2000, he had a recurring role in the Canadian-made TV series Emily of New Moon, based upon the 1923 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. From 1999 to 2001, he portrayed Sgt. Frank Coscarella in the Canadian police procedural drama, Cold Squad. Since 2005, he has appeared as Captain Healy, Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division Commander, in the first eight of the Jesse Stone series TV movies, which are based on the novels of Robert B. Parker. He did not appear in the ninth instalment however. He appeared in the pilot of Sabbatical, voiced the villain The Shade in Justice League, and portrayed Hollis Mason, the first Nite Owl, in the film adaptation of Watchmen.
McHattie had a memorable and well-received appearance in the acclaimed sixth-season episode "In the Pale Moonlight" of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as the acerbic and skeptical Romulan Senator Vreenak who is the target of a Federation false flag operation to deceive the neutral Romulan Empire into declaring war on the Dominion. The episode has often been cited as one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever produced, and McHattie's outraged, hissing reading of the line "It’s a Fake!," upon the discovery of a forged data rod, has been ranked amongst the greatest moments in Star Trek and spawned a popular and enduring online meme.
In 2009, McHattie appeared in the Canadian IFC film Pontypool and in the Canadian thriller Summer's Blood as Gant Hoxey, alongside Twilight actress Ashley Greene, who portrays Summer. He co-starred with Felicia Day and Kavan Smith in the Gothic adaptation of Red Riding Hood, Red: Werewolf Hunter. In 2015, he appeared in the supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost.
|1970||The People Next Door||Artie Mason|
|1971||Von Richthofen and Brown||Werner Voss|
|1975||The Ultimate Warrior||Robert|
|1976||Moving Violation||Eddie Moore|
|1978||Tomorrow Never Comes||Frank|
|Gray Lady Down||Murphy|
|1986||Belizaire the Cajun||James Willoughby|
|1987||Salvation!||Revered Edward Randall|
|1989||Bloodhounds of Broadway||Red Henry|
|One Man Out||Erik|
|1993||The Dark||Gary 'Hunter' Henderson|
|Geronimo: An American Legend||Schoonover|
|1994||Beverly Hills Cop III||Steve Fulbright|
|Life with Billy||Billy Stafford|
|Art Deco Detective||Hyena|
|1996||My Friend Joe||Curt|
|1997||Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills||Dr. Egbert Drum|
|1998||The Climb||Jack McLaskin|
|2000||The Highwayman||Frank Drake|
|2005||The Lazarus Child||Chief Prosecutor Warner|
|A History of Violence||Leland|
|The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard||Dick Irvin|
|2006||The Fountain||Grand Inquisitor Silecio|
|The Covenant||William Danvers III|
|Poor Boy's Game||Uncle Joe|
|All Hat||Earl Stanton|
|Shoot 'Em Up||Hammerson|
|2009||You Might as Well Live||Fred Steinke|
|Summer's Blood||Gant Hoxey|
|2010||This Movie Is Broken||Bouncer|
|Score: A Hockey Musical||Walt Acorn|
|Red: Werewolf Hunter||Gabriel|
|A Beginner's Guide to Endings||Fitz|
|2011||The Maiden Danced to Death||Ernie|
|The Entitled||Clifford Jones|
|Exit Humanity||Medic Johnson|
|Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy||Jim Buist|
|2012||The Tall Man||Lt. Dodd|
|A Little Bit Zombie||Max|
|2013||Haunter||The Pale Man|
|Meetings with a Young Poet||Samuel Beckett|
|Big Muddy||Stan Barlow|
|Dr. Cabbie||Pete Donaldson|
|2015||Born to Be Blue||Chesney Baker Sr.|
|Pay the Ghost||The Blind Man|
|Awakening the Zodiac||Zodiac|
|2018||Death Wish||Chief of Detectives|
|Crown and Anchor||Gus|
|2019||Come to Daddy||Gordon|
|Dreamland||The Maestro / Johnny Deadeyes|
|2020||Most Wanted||Frank Cooper|
|1974||Adam-12||Skip||Episode: "Roll Call"|
|The Lady's Not for Burning||Nicholas||TV movie|
|Kojak||Paul Nelson||Episode: "Slay Ride"|
|1975||Search for the Gods||Willie Longfellow||TV movie|
|Starsky and Hutch||William Michael "Billy" Desmond||Episode: "Terror on the Docks"|
|1976||James Dean||James Dean||TV movie|
|Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby||Adrian/Andrew||TV movie|
|1977||Kojak||Blaine||Episode: "The Summer of '69: Part 1"|
Episode: "The Summer of '69: Part 2"
|1978–1979||Centennial||Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel||11 episodes|
|1979||Highcliffe Manor||Rev. Ian Glenville||6 episodes|
|Lou Grant||Curtis Folger||Episode: "Frame-Up"|
|Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith||Judah||TV movie|
|1980||Roughnecks||Roy Bethke||TV movie|
|1981||Hill Street Blues||Off. Jerry Nash||Episode: "Cranky Streets"|
Episode: "Chipped Beef"
|1985||The Hitchhiker||Joe Caldwell
|Episode: "A Time for Rifles"|
|1986||The Equalizer||Eddie Washburn||Episode: "Out of the Past"|
|Spenser: For Hire||Corbett||Episode: "Brother to Dragons"|
|Guiding Light||Gerhart||TV series|
|Crime Story||Carlo Mastrangelo||Episode: "The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob"|
|1988||Tales from the Darkside||Robert Perry||Episode: "Family Reunion"|
|1989||Life Under Water||TV movie|
|Miami Vice||Atty. Sam Boyle||Episode: "Fruit of the Poison Tree"|
|The Twilight Zone||Death||Episode: "Rendezvous in a Dark Place"|
|1989–1990||Beauty and the Beast||Gabriel||8 episodes|
|1991||Law & Order||Joe Pilefsky||Episode: "The Torrents of Greed: Part 1"|
Episode: "The Torrents of Greed: Part 2"
|Counterstrike||Nick||Episode: "Going Home"|
|1991–1992||Scene of the Crime||Various||TV series|
|1992||Terror on Track 9||Randolph Darnell||TV movie|
|Seinfeld||Dr. Reston||4 episodes|
|1993||Secret Service||Sweet||Episode: "The High Cost of Living/Impostors"|
|L.A. Law||Gordon Reeve||Episode: "Hello and Goodbye"|
|Quantum Leap||Stawpah||Episode: "Mirror Image"|
|The Hidden Room||Jack||Episode: "Love Crimes"|
|1994||Life with Billy||Billy Stafford||TV movie|
|Northern Exposure||Turk Tortelli||Episode: "Fish Story"|
|Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence||Lt. Durant||TV movie|
|Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Diablo the Deceiver||Episode: "Magic Trick"|
|Highlander||Michael Kent||Episode: "The Samurai"|
|1995||Nonnie & Alex||Alex's Dad||Short film|
|M.A.N.T.I.S.||Gerald Ravens||Episode: "Switches"|
|Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14||Jack Claremont||TV movie|
|Convict Cowboy||Jagges||TV movie|
|Deadly Love||Sean O'Connor||TV movie|
|Remember Me||Chief Nat Coogan||TV movie|
|Visitors of the Night||Bryan English||TV movie|
|The X-Files||Red-Haired Man||Episode: "Nisei"|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Dr. Sherrick||Episode: "Beyond the Veil"|
|The Lazarus Man||Mac||Episode: "Purgatory"|
|JAG||Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett||Episode: "High Ground"|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Karl Mayes||Episode: "Redemption"|
|1998||American Whiskey Bar||A||TV movie|
|The Hunger||Strike||Episode: "The Face of Helene Bournouw"|
|The Magnificent Seven||Cletus Fowler||Episode: "Nemesis"|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Senator Vreenak||Episode: "In the Pale Moonlight"|
|Midnight Flight||Lt. Jack Kelly||TV movie|
|Poltergeist: The Legacy||Leigh Noir||Episode: "The Prodigy"|
|Lexx||E.J. Moss||Episode: "Lyekka"|
|1998–2000||Emily of New Moon||Jimmy Murray||43 episodes|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Thomas Openshaw||Episode: "In Harm's Way: Part 1"|
Episode: "In Harm's Way: Part 2"
|1999–2001||Cold Squad||Sgt. Frank Coscarella||33 episodes|
|2000||Canada: A People's History||General Issac Brock||TV series|
|La Femme Nikita||Willie Kane||Episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"|
|2002||Lexx||E.J. Moss||Episode: "Prime Ridge"|
|Monk||Lt. Adam Kirk||Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival"|
|Mutant X||Aaron Gaumont||Episode: "Power Play"|
|Birds of Prey||Al Hawke||Episode: "Sins of the Mother"|
|2002–2003||Justice League||The Shade (voice)||5 episodes|
|2003||Blue Murder||Supt. Frank Simmons||Episode: "Ambush"|
|Wall of Secrets||Hugh||TV movie|
|Star Trek: Enterprise||Alien Foreman||Episode: "The Xindi"|
|2005||Jesse Stone: Stone Cold||Captain Healy||TV movie|
|The 4400||Dravitt||Episode: "Voices Carry"|
|2006||One Dead Indian||Police Field Commander||TV movie|
|Jesse Stone: Night Passage||Captain Healy||TV movie|
|Puppets Who Kill||Mr. Swain||Episode: "The Rival House"|
|Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||Captain Healy||TV movie|
|Solar Attack||Admiral Lawrence||TV movie|
|Absolution||Mike Lloyd||TV movie|
|2007||The Dark Room||Duncan Allbright||TV movie|
|Killer Wave||Edgard Powell||Episode: "1.1"|
|Jesse Stone: Sea Change||Captain Healy||TV movie|
|Cursing Hanley||The Astounding Lew||Short film|
|Sabbatical||Police Chief Gil Brewer||TV series|
|2008||The Trojan Horse||Jack Shea||TV miniseries|
|Would Be Kings||TV miniseries|
|XIII: The Conspiracy||General Carrington||TV miniseries|
|The Summit||Tate||Episode: "Night One"|
Episode: "Night Two"
|Murdoch Mysteries||Harry Murdoch||Episode: "Let Loose the Dogs"|
|2009||Murdoch Mysteries||Harry Murdoch||Episode: "Anything You Can Do"|
|The Deaths of Chet Baker||Chet Baker||Short film|
|Diamonds||Llewellyn Anderson||TV miniseries|
|Jesse Stone: Thin Ice||Captain Healy||TV movie|
|Under the Hood||Hollis Mason / Nite Owl||Video|
|The Listener||Arthur Stebbes||Episode: "Missing"|
|Guns (miniseries)||Inspector Clay||TV miniseries|
|Fringe||Col. Raymond Gordon||Episode: "Fracture"|
|2010||Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures||Dr. Standish||Episode: "Code Clock"|
|Who Is Clark Rockefeller?||Mark Sutton||TV movie|
|Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story||Eddie Shore||Episode: "Part 1"|
|Jesse Stone: No Remorse||Commander Healy||TV movie|
|Happy Town||Carl Bravin||4 episodes|
|Haven||Rev. Ed Driscoll||Episode: "Butterfly"|
Recurring cast member, season 2
|Red: Werewolf Hunter||Gabriel||TV movie|
|2011||Moby Dick||Rachel Captain||Episode: "Part 1"|
Episode: "Part 2"
|Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost||Commander Healy||TV movie|
|XIII: The Series||President Carrington||9+ episodes|
|2012||Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt||Commander Healy||TV movie|
|The Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II||Eddie Shore||TV miniseries|
|2014||Lizzie Borden Took an Ax||Andrew Borden||TV movie|
|The Strain||Vaun||TV series|
|2015||Beauty and the Beast||Mr. Zalman||Episode:Heart of the Matter|
|2016||Tokyo Trial (miniseries)||Edward Stuart McDougall||TV miniseries|
|2017||Orphan Black||P. T. Westmorland/"Percival"/John||Recurring role, Season 5|
|2020||October Faction||Samuel Allen||Recurring role|
Awards and recognition
- 1995: Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Life with Billy.
- 2006: Genie Award for Actor in a Supporting Role for Maurice Richard (The Rocket).
- Other sources cite 1945, 1947, and 1948.
- Profile, nytimes.com; accessed February 4, 2018.
- Stephen McHattie at IMDb
- Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen! - Superhero Hype!, superherohype.com; accessed February 4, 2018.
- "The 10 Most Important Romulans In The Star Trek Universe". ScreenRant. 2019-07-04. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- "'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' — The 20 Greatest Episodes". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- Yglesias, Matthew (2013-05-15). "Star Trek Movies, Series, and Characters Ranked". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- Howell, Elizabeth (20 September 2017). "The 10 Best 'Star Trek' Episodes Ever". Space.com. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- "The top 35 moments in Star Trek history". Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- Shrewsbury (20 July 2011). "It's a Fake!". Know Your Meme. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- Red: Werewolf Hunter, imdb.com; accessed February 4, 2018.
- Lucas, Ralph (2020-03-25). "Stephen McHattie". Northernstars.ca. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
- Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official site, retrieved February 4, 2008. Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine