April 29, 1946|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Died||April 4, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Years active||1971 - 2011|
|Spouse(s)||Lynn Woodman (1985-2011; his death; 2 children)|
Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, stage and film actor known for playing the part of Mike Hamar, an ex-convict and sometime thief, on the Canadian sitcom The Red Green Show from 1993 to 2006, as well as in the 2002 film Duct Tape Forever.
Robson was born in Vancouver. He began his acting career on stage there, but moved with his family to Toronto, where he continued his stage acting career and appeared in Canadian television commercials in the 1970s. After receiving several small character roles in films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) and Popeye (1980), Robson starred in the 1984 film The Grey Fox for which he was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Robson voiced Bloom in the cartoon Pippi Longstocking and Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. He also voiced Professor Cuthbert Calculus on The Adventures of Tintin (TV series) between 1991-1992, and voiced Melvin Fish in the animated series Bob and Margaret. Robson played minor characters in such films as Finders Keepers (1984), One Magic Christmas (1985), Parents (1989), Frank on The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Two If by Sea (1996), Cube (1997), Wrong Turn (2003), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Survival of the Dead (2009).
He appeared as Christie in the TV movie The Diviners (1993) based on the Governor General's Award-winning novel by Margaret Laurence, and as Holly Hunter's ailing father, Tug Jones, in the TV movie Harlan County War (2000). Robson was nominated and won several Gemini Awards. He appeared in the TV series and miniseries The Good Germany, Puppets Who Kill, Relic Hunter, and Lexx.
Robson died at his home on April 4, 2011 from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife Lynn, daughter Ivy, and son Lou.
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