Cardinal

Synopsis

CARDINAL picks up several months after the events of Cycle 1. It’s early summer in Algonquin Bay and the blackflies aren’t the only ones out for blood. Detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) find themselves with a strange case on their hands involving a young woman with a gunshot wound to the head. The investigation quickly takes a turn as Cardinal and Delorme uncover a series of disturbing, ritualistic killings that may be connected to their young victim. Cardinal must work to identify the young woman before her attacker strikes again.

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Season 2 - Episode 1

"Red"

Detective Jerry Commanda (Glen Gould, Rhymes for Young Ghouls) finds a confused young woman, alone at a roadside bar. The red-haired woman has no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who shot her. Even after the bullet is removed, “Red” can’t remember anything. Commanda turns the case over to Detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE), who must protect Red while trying to uncover her identity and find her shooter. While on the trail of a stolen gun that may be the murder weapon, Cardinal and Delorme discover another victim who has been ritually murdered and left in a gruesome tableau.

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"Kevin"

Detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) identify the latest body as a local gun thief, their only suspect, and learn he was murdered almost two weeks before Red’s (Alex Paxton-Beesley, PURE) shooting. Tracking the victim’s final days leads them to the local Northern Raiders biker gang, so they enlist the help of an expert, Staff Sergeant Alan Clegg (Kevin Hanchard, ORPHAN BLACK) from the Ontario Police Department (OPD). With Clegg’s help, they identify a new suspect, a Raiders chief enforcer, and track him to a Northern Raiders stash house. When the detectives arrive, they discover that the house has been scrubbed of blood and drugs, which leads Cardinal and Delorme to believe that their suspect was taken.

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"Terri"

Detective Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Detective Delorme (Karine Vannasse, REVENGE) retrieve security footage of Red (Alex Paxton-Beesley,PURE) that helps identify her as Terri Tait, a student from Vancouver, BC. Terri claims she still can’t remember anything, but after she sends them on a wild goose chase, the detectives realize she’s lying. When they return to the hospital to confront her about her lie, Terri has fled. The hunt to find her is on, but Cardinal and Delorme aren’t the only ones looking – Terri’s shooter is looking to finish the job.

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Season 2 - Episode 4

"Toof"

Having tracked down Terri (Alex Paxton-Beesley, PURE), Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) gains her trust. Terri’s recovered memories give he and Delorme new information to work with and they make progress tracking Terri’s shooter – and her brother, Kevin (Jonathan Keltz, REIGN). But is Kevin an innocent victim, or part of the plot to kill her? Meanwhile, Cardinal’s personal life draws his attention away from the case and Delorme gets tragic news – and an unexpected lead.

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Season 2 - Episode 5

"Northwind"

During the investigation of a new murder, Detectives John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) uncover a connection between the victim, Terri’s (Alex Paxton-Beesley, PURE) brother, an ex-con, and Ojibwe drug dealer named Ray Northwind (Bruce Ramsay, 19-2). But when Detective Jerry Commanda (Glen Gould, Rhymes for Young Ghouls) digs into Northwind’s story, he discovers a scam designed to steal the heroin trade away from the Northern Raiders biker gang. As Cardinal and Delorme close in on the killers, they don’t realize an insider is feeding Northwind information.

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Season 2 - Episode 6

"El Brujo”

While Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) and Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) uncover all they can about the killers, Terri’s (Alex Paxton-Beesley, PURE) shooter abducts her. It’s a race against time as the police try to find Ray Northwind (Bruce Ramsay, 19-2) before the new moon, when he is likely to kill again. Cardinal gets a lead on their location, but before he can get there, he faces a deadly threat from an unexpected source. Delorme and Detective Jerry Commanda (Glen Gould, Rhymes for Young Ghouls) race to find Cardinal before it’s too late.

Cast Info

JOHN CARDINAL Played by BILLY CAMPBELL
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JOHN CARDINAL Played by BILLY CAMPBELL

JOHN CARDINAL

Smart and tenacious, Detective John Cardinal has a dry sense of humour and a private quality that veers towards aloofness. That’s both his nature and a result of his circumstance. Unlike so many of his fictional contemporaries, Cardinal is not a misfit or maverick, not a drunk or a drug-user. He is sensitive to the pain caused by the crimes he investigates and maintains his humanity even when confronting corruption, madness, and absolute evil. The police investigation into him is closed and his wife Catherine is home enjoying a respite from her ongoing battle with mental illness. But Catherine’s past makes it hard for Cardinal to trust the current state of peace. In spite, or perhaps because of this, he throws himself into his work, determined to protect the innocent and find “Red’s” shooter.

 

PLAYED BY BILLY CAMPBELL

With a career spanning over thirty years, Billy Campbell is known for many feature film and television roles. Perhaps best known for his lead role opposite Sela Ward (CSI: NY) in the beloved television drama series ONCE AND AGAIN, which earned him a 1999 Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, as well as a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series.

 

Campbell’s feature film credits include starring roles in Disney cult classic The Rocketeer, Enough opposite Jennifer Lopez (SHADES OF BLUE), Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Bling Ring), Ghost Town opposite Ricky Gervais (THE OFFICE) and Tea Leoni (MADAM SECRETARY), and Matthew Lillard’s (BOSCH) directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

In television, Campbell stars as Detective John Cardinal on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL. He previously starred in the critically acclaimed series THE KILLING, and in the docu-drama KILLING LINCOLN in the title role. His additional credits include the television series THE 4400, CRIME STORY, MOON OVER MIAMI, and the miniseries TALES OF THE CITY.

 A Permanent Resident of Canada, Campbell has roots in both western and eastern parts of the country. In addition to shooting THE KILLING in Vancouver, he starred in the Canadian feature The Disappeared, shot on location in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. After filming additional productions in Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and B.C., Billy purchased a home in Vancouver, where he resides periodically throughout the year.

Campbell’s stage credits include The Winter’s Tale at the Old Globe Theatre, a starring role in Fortinbras, for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award, as well as Backbone of America, Hamlet, Guys & Dolls, and The Best Man.

Campbell grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts and the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago and Howard Fine in Los Angeles.

Campbell is also an avid and accomplished sailor, and currently owns a 50-foot sailing vessel docked in Nova Scotia. From 2005 to 2006, he served as part of the crew on the 179-foot tall ship, the Halifax-based Picton Castle, to circumnavigate the globe. Sailing over 50,000 miles to more than 20 countries around the world, during this trip, he and the crew delivered supplies and educational materials to islands in the South Pacific. Campbell also served on the stunning Norwegian full-rigger, the Sorlandet, on voyages all around the North Sea and Europe.

LISE DELORME Played By KARINE VANASSE
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LISE DELORME Played By KARINE VANASSE

LISE DELORME

Detective Lise Delorme is a gifted investigator – shrewd, imaginative, and incisive. A native of Algonquin Bay’s French Canadian community, this workaholic cop cut her teeth in the Financial Crimes Section, busting dirty councilors and real estate frauds. A precise, black-and-white thinker, she excelled at the work, cutting through bureaucratic accounting jargon to sort the good guys from the bad. Her success was noticed, and she was promoted to the Homicide division to partner with Cardinal. They have grown to respect and admire each other  but when a training opportunity with the National Intelligence Service comes up that would take her away from Algonquin Bay, Delorme jumps at it – without telling Cardinal she’s planning on leaving the precinct.

 

PLAYED BY KARINE VANASSE

Award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse has been recognized for her dazzling performances on both TV and film.

Recently Vanasse completed work on the highly anticipated Québécois films De père en flic 2 and Lea Pool’s Et au pire, on se mariera, and also starred opposite David Cronenberg in the BravoFACT short film Tomorrow’s Shadows.

Vanasse starred in Season 4 of the hit drama, REVENGE, portraying French heiress Margaux LeMarchal. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed series PAN AM, which followed the glamorous lives of pilots and stewardesses employed by the iconic airline in the 1960s. Vanasse currently stars as Detective Lise Delorme on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL.

Perhaps best known for her starring role as Valerie in Denis Villeneuve’s, Polytechnique, Vanasse also co-produced the film which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The film went on to win nine Genie Awards including Best Picture, and a nod to Vanasse for Best Female Performance.

Vanasse’s other film roles include the lead role in Buddha’s Little Finger, set during the failed coup against Russian President Mikhail Gorbachov, and starring roles in dramas En Solitaire, and Switch, comedy French Immersion, and romantic-dramedy I’m Yours alongside Rossif Sutherland. Vanasse also appeared in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, and Quebec thriller Angle mort. Additional film credits include Rhonda’s Party, Andre Mathieu, Ma Fille, Mon Ange, Sans Elle, Head in the Clouds, Un Homme et Son Peche, Du Pic Au cœur, and Emporte-Moi. As the lead in Emporte-Moi, Vanasse received much critical acclaim, and received the Chlotrudis Award, the Gala des Jutra Award, the Festival du film Francophone de Namur Award and the Filmcan Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance.

No stranger to television, Vanasse currently stars in the highly successful Quebecois series BLUE MOON. She also starred in Quebecois series 2 FÈRES, TV mini-series KILLER WAVE, OCTOBER 1970, and the TV movie MARIE-ANTOINETTE.

In 2017, Vanasse was named ambassador to Telefilm’s Talent Fund, a private donation fund that supports Canada’s emerging film talent. She is also currently the face of Marcelle skin care line in Canada, and divides her time between Montreal and Los Angeles.

NOELLE DYSON Played By KRISTEN THOMSON
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NOELLE DYSON Played By KRISTEN THOMSON

STAFF SERGEANT NOELLE DYSON

 World-weary, highly competent and quick to anger, Dyson is a political thinker and a pragmatist. She often clashes with Cardinal, whose sprawling investigative demands run roughshod over her budgets. But she respects Cardinal’s talents as a detective, and though she won’t admit it, she’d rather contend with his over-eagerness than the indifference that more commonly pervades police work. Dyson has made tremendous personal sacrifices to rise to her position, a female staff sergeant in a struggling mining town.

 

PLAYED BY KRISTEN THOMSON

Kristen Thomson’s notable career in theatre as an actor and playwright, extends to lauded performances in film and television as well.

Thomson’s award-winning first play, I, Claudia, toured internationally, and garnered a Gemini Award, Canadian Comedy Award, and an ACTRA award for its performances.  The play went on to be adapted for television in collaboration with Sienna Films.

Her performance in Away From Her, earned Thomson a Genie Award, and working again with Sarah Polley on her short film I Shout Love garnered her an ACTRA award. She was also recognized with a Leo Award for her work in Keith Behrman’s Flower and Garnet. Other select appearances include The Republic of Love, The Matthew Shepard Story, Downsizing, CTV’s FLASHPOINT, and most recently on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL.

 Thomson is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

MALCOM MUSGRAVE Played By DAVID RICHMOND-PECK
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MALCOM MUSGRAVE Played By DAVID RICHMOND-PECK

SERGEANT MALCOLM MUSGRAVE

Perceptive and persistent, Sergeant Musgrove has been unable to catch a dangerous local crime boss, and he wears that failure in every line on his face. Musgrove believes Cardinal is a dirty cop, responsible for tanking Musgrove’s efforts.

 

PLAYED BY DAVID RICHMOND-PECK

Multiple award-winning film and stage actor David Richmond-Peck is one of Canada’s most visible and versatile actors. From his lead role in Paul Gross’ (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE) award-winning Canadian feature Hyena Road  and The Day The Earth Stood Still opposite Keanu Reeves (The Bad Batch), and his portrayal of Olivier Duval (the man with the tail) in Space’s ORPHAN BLACK, he has made a career of transforming his appearance for the camera. Building upon his over a hundred film and television credits, Richmond-Peck continues to shift between the big and small screen, working opposite Chris Cooper (August: Osage County), Viola Davis (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER), Keanu Reeves, and countless seasoned directors, to become one of Canada’s busiest performers. Richmond-Peck currently plays Staff Sergeant Malcolm Musgrave on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL.

Born into a medical family and raised in Oakville, Ont., Richmond-Peck now lives in Toronto with his wife, award-winning actor Alisen Down (12 MONKEYS), and their sons Lucas and Elijah. As he juggles time between work and family he continues to be an avid kiteboarder and can be seen on the water anywhere between British Colombia, Ontario, or Hatteras, North Carolina.

CATHERINE CARDINAL Played By DEBORAH HAY
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CATHERINE CARDINAL Played By DEBORAH HAY

CATHERINE CARDINAL

Intelligent and creative, Detective John Cardinal’s wife, Catherine, suffers from bipolar disorder, an affliction that usually takes the form of deep depression. But she is also subject to manic episodes that spin her into irrational anger and delusions, playing havoc on her home life and her career. Throughout the ups and down of her disorder, Cardinal struggles to ease her pain and help her heal, while Catherine reckons with the terrible guilt of believing she’s a burden to her husband and daughter.

 

PLAYED BY DEBORAH HAY

 

Originally from Montreal, Deborah Hay is a Canadian actress who now makes her home in Stratford, Ont.

 

Hay has performed extensively as a lead for North America’s two largest repertory theatres, the Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival. In 2015, she played Katherina in Stratford’s production of The Taming of The Shrew, to great critical acclaim opposite her husband Ben Carlson (Much Ado About Nothing). She also played both Marina and Thaisa in the Festival’s production of Pericles, which was filmed and released in movie theatres across Canada as part of Stratford’s HD series. Hay’s other leading roles at Stratford include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Emilia in Othello, and The Jailor’s Daughter in The Two Noble Kinsmen among many others.

 

Hay starred as the incomparable Sally Bowles in the Shaw Festival’s 2014 production of Cabaret, again to rave reviews, and as Dorothea in the rarely performed Tennessee Williams play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur. Her other leading roles at Shaw include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, Hesione Hushabye in Heartbreak House and  Molly in One Touch of Venus, among others.

 

Hay has also starred in productions for major theatres across North America, including the Dora Award-winning London Road for the Canadian Stage; Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s The School for Lies ; and Acting Up Stage’s Caroline or Change.

 

Hay starred in the Canadian indie film The Anniversary, which earned her a Best Actress Award at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. Her television credits include CTV’s SAVING HOPE, REMEDY, and THE MYSTERY OF MAZO DE LA ROCHE.

DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA Played By GLEN GOULD
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DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA Played By GLEN GOULD

DETECTIVE JERRY COMMANDA

A detective with the Ontario Police Department serving the local Nipissing First Nation, Jerry Commanda is an accomplished detective with a spotless record. He grew up at this reserve, so knows everybody there and everybody knows him. This doesn’t always make the job easier. But Commanda navigates the tricky political and social waters with calmness and humour. For all the injustices that Indigenous people have endured at the hands of white institutions like the police, Commanda believes his badge puts him in a position to do good.

 PLAYED BY GLEN GOULD

Based in Toronto, actor/director/musician Glen Gould was born and raised in Nova Scotia. At 19 years old, he left to pursue a career in acting and forged a very successful career, appearing in numerous theatre, TV, and film productions.

Gould recently wrapped production on the revenge thriller Hard Powder, a Hollywood remake of the Norweigean film, In Order of Disappearance, playing opposite Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern, and Raoul Trujillo (FRONTIER).

In addition to his role as Det. Jerry Commanda on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL, his notable television appearances include Guillermo Del Toro’s THE STRAIN, NORTH OF 60, FIRST WAVE, SO WEIRD, DARK ANGEL, THE RELIC HUNTER, THE CHRIS ISAAK SHOW, THE 4400, and CASHING IN. He also had a recurring role on DAVINCI’S INQUEST, which earned him a Leo Award nomination for Best Performance by a Supporting Male in a Dramatic Series, and recurring roles on DAVINCI’S CITY HALL, and the miniseries DIAMONDS.

Gould recently appeared in the award-winning series BLACKSTONE and MOHAWK GIRLS. His recent work also includes a guest role on HARD ROCK MEDICAL, the miniseries DOMINION CREEK, and had a guest-starring role on hit series MURDOCH MYSTERIES.

Gould’s performance in the award-winning Rhymes For Young Ghouls, earned him a Best Actor win at the 2014 American Indian Motion Picture Awards, and a Best Actor Nomination at the 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. He also starred in the award-winning Charlie Zone, which earned him the prestigious David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor at the Atlantic Film Festival, and the Best Actor Award at the Dreamspeakers Film Festival.

In addition to theater, television and film, Gould is known for his rich voice, providing voice overs and narration for numerous television series, documentaries, and animation. He has also embarked on a career as a musician, performing under the stage name Donna’s Boy. Gould recently released his debut album titled On the Road featuring the single “Billy the Kid”, currently available on iTunes and Amazon.

KELLY CARDINAL Played By ALANNA BALE
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KELLY CARDINAL Played By ALANNA BALE

KELLY CARDINAL

 When Cardinal and Catherine moved from Toronto, ON to Algonquin Bay, precocious and independent Kelly was just entering junior high. The family agreed it wasn’t fair to uproot her, so she stayed in the city at boarding school. With her mother in and out of hospital, Kelly grew very close to her father, the steady parent.

 

PLAYED BY ALANA BALE

Alanna Bale was born in Ottawa, but as the daughter of a diplomat, had the privilege of living in different countries around the world. Moving every three years, she spent her earliest years in the Philippines, followed by successive postings in Lima, Ottawa, Cairo, and Warsaw. She currently lives in Toronto.

At 13 years old, Bale landed her first professional acting job in Poland after responding to an audition notice for the film Thr3e that was posted at the American school she was attending. Bale left a lasting impression on the director; so much so, that when production company returned a year later to shoot the film House, they offered her a more substantial role alongside Bill Moseley (Halloween) and Michael Madsen (The Hateful Eight).

Upon her return to Ottawa, Bale landed a lead role in PRIME RADICALS, which ran for two seasons. She sought more substantial training and at the age of 17 was accepted into Ryerson University’s prestigious Performance Theatre program in Toronto where she discovered her affinity for classical theatre. Shortly after completing her BFA, Bale booked roles in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Hamlet with various Toronto-based theatre companies. She was then offered a role in Tucaret with Odyssey Theatre, for which she was awarded the Prix Rideau Award for Emerging Artist in 2015.

While her love of theatre remains, Bale switched her focus back to film and television and has since appeared in PYOTR495, NEXT STOP, REIGN, WARRIOR, and most recently on CTV’s hit serialized drama CARDINAL.

TERRI TAIT/RED Played By ALEX PAXTON-BEESLEY
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TERRI TAIT/RED Played By ALEX PAXTON-BEESLEY

TERRI TAIT/RED

 Terri took on the role of mother to younger brother Kevin when their parents died. After the funeral in Algonquin Bay, Terri and Kevin were sent to live with disinterested relatives in Vancouver. The two kids felt they had no one else in the world looking out for them except each other. Terri managed to get herself and Kevin through high school, but Kevin’s addiction has been a constant obstacle for both of them. Terri now works as a barista while putting herself through business college in Vancouver, but once again, she has dropped everything to try to help her brother. A few weeks ago, Terri sensed Kevin was going off the rails again. She flew to Algonquin Bay, intending to bring Kevin back to Vancouver with her. She had no idea just how dire Kevin’s situation was until she discovered the source of the smell coming from Ray’s private shed at the abandoned summer camp where he and his ‘boys’ are based.

 

PLAYED BY ALEX PAXTON-BEESLEY

Alex Paxton-Beesley is an accomplished Toronto-born actor whose versatility can be seen on both stage and screen. She most recently starred in the CBC series PURE opposite Ryan Robbins (ARROW) and will next appear in the Canadian indie drama Space & Time.

 Known for her roles in the award-winning and ever-popular drama MURDOCH MYSTERIES and AMERICA’S COPPER, Paxton-Beesley has had a constant presence in the Canadian film and television landscape. Her credits include TV series and films such as PRIVATE EYES, SUITS, ROOKIE BLUE, CTV’s THE LISTENER, THE FIRM, REMEDY, MINORITY REPORT, WYNONNA EARP, WAREHOUSE 13, ALPHAS, HAVEN, THE GOOD WITCH, THE STRAIN,  The Colony, Dirty Singles, and TV movies CHRISTMAS WITH HOLLY, GUILTY AT 17, and THE PERFECT SOULMATE.

On stage Paxton-Beesley has performed in the Canadian Premieres of Dora-nominated Festen with The Company Theatre and Rock ‘n’ Roll with Canadian Stage/Citadel Theatre, as well as the World Premiere of Theatre Aquarius’ The Woman in White. In 2016, she co-wrote and starred in the stage production of Slip for which she won the Outstanding Actress at the My Entertainment Awards. The show was remounted this past spring at the Tarragon Theatre.

Alex has also appeared in a number of short films including Your Place Or Mine, Burnt, Grass (TIFF ShortCuts, 2014), Dredger (TIFF ShortCuts, 2015), and as the lead in Phillip Barker’s short film Malody (TIFF ShortCuts 2012), which won best film at Bratislava International Film Festival and was selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 in 2012.

Paxton-Beesley is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School and the Canadian Film Centres’ Actors Conservatory.

DETECTIVE STAFF SERGEANT ALAN CLEGG Played By KEVIN HANCHARD
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DETECTIVE STAFF SERGEANT ALAN CLEGG Played By KEVIN HANCHARD

DETECTIVE STAFF SERGEANT ALAN CLEGG

Senior to Detective Jerry Commanda at the Ontario Police Department, Alan Clegg is a decorated officer with an impressive career serving the public. In recent years, Clegg has been running the undercover operation targeting the Northern Raiders motorcycle gang, led by Scott Lasalle. With every charge Lasalle has managed to sidestep thanks to his team of lawyers, Clegg has grown increasingly bitter and resentful. Clegg believes Lasalle is a poison to the Algonquin Bay community and will stop at nothing to bring him down – even if it means making a deal with the devil.

 

PLAYED BY KEVIN HANCHARD

 Kevin Hanchard is a veteran Canadian actor best known for his role as Detective Arthur “Art” Bell on Space’s critically acclaimed award-winning series ORPHAN BLACK. Born in Yallahs, Jamaica, Hanchard and his family came to Canada when he was just over a year old. After attending his local arts high school, he continued to pursue his passion for acting and graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.

Since then, Hanchard has been recognized with a Canadian Screen Award in 2017 for his stand out work on Orphan Black. He also boasts three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, the most recent for his extraordinary portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his final hours in the critically acclaimed play The Mountaintop. He also received a Betty Mitchell nomination for a second production of the same show.

Hanchard can currently be seen as Carl in the film Wish Upon, Special Agent Nate Lowry on ROGUE, and as Inspector Sematimba in Space’s THE EXPANSE. In recent years he made cameo in the mega-hit Suicide Squad, starred opposite Kimberly Elise in the film Apple Mortgage Cake, played jazz legend Dizzie Gillespie opposite Ethan Hawke’s haunting Chet Baker in Born To Be Blue, and has made appearances on the television series HEMLOCK GROVE, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, and THE STRAIN, to name a few. He also appears in the film It’s Not My Fault and I Don’t Care Anyway starring the late Alan Thicke.

Kevin can be seen in CTV’s upcoming detective series THE DETAIL, WYNONA EARP, TIN STAR, the film Claram, and is currently filming the second seasons of the hit comedy PEOPLE OF EARTH and BURDEN OF PROOF.

SCOTT LASALLE Played By KRIS HOLDEN-RIED
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SCOTT LASALLE Played By KRIS HOLDEN-RIED

SCOTT LASALLE

 Lasalle’s father was a senior member of the Northern Raiders bike gang; Scott grew up in the brotherhood with his best friend Wombat and has never known any other life. Lasalle is arrogant, entitled and ruthless. Now, he faces a brutal threat he never anticipated.

 

PLAYED BY KRIS HOLDEN-RIED

Kris Holden-Ried studied at Montreal’s Concordia University School of Business. At his first audition, he landed the leading role in the 12th century drama, Young Ivanhoe. He was a champion competitor in riding and fencing, is a former member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team, and has a silver medal from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships. He trained with Uta Hagen and Janine Manatis of the Actor’s Studio New York.

His career to date spans two decades and he has had the privilege of working with many of the industry’s greats. In 2007, he portrayed William Compton in the first seven episodes of the Showtime series THE TUDORS. In 2010, he was cast as the male lead, Dyson, in the hit television series LOST GIRL. He played Quint Lane, the mutated lycan, in the film Underworld: Awakening (2012). In 2013, he voiced Captain Canuck in the animated web series of the same name.  Lately, Holden-Ried provided the voice for the character Crawford Starrick, the main antagonist; on the hit video game Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Expanding his role in the industry, Holden-Ried has moved behind the camera with his directorial debut, The Epitaph, and is developing a TV series based on the Internationally Acclaimed trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay, THE FIONAVAR TAPESTRY.

Holden-Ried also recently completed filming in Ireland on the award-winning TV series VIKINGS.

RAYMOND NORTHWIND Played By BRUCE RAMSAY
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RAYMOND NORTHWIND Played By BRUCE RAMSAY

RAYMOND NORTHWIND

Ray Northwind aka Ray Bedford earned the nickname “El Brujo” (the witch) for his heinous ritualistic murders in Miami’s Cuban community, Ray is a serial killer who has co-opted a version of the Afro-Caribbean religious practice of Palo Mayombe and perverted it to feed his own sadistic appetites. Falsely impersonating an Ojibwa spiritual leader, Ray arrived in Algonquin Bay in early spring and began recruiting a small group of low level drug dealers to help him with his ambitious project: taking over the heroin trade from the resident motorcycle gang the Northern Raiders.

 

PLAYED BY BRUCE RAMSAY

Born and raised in Montreal, Bruce Ramsay has appeared in over 100 productions in ?lm, TV, stage, and radio.  Ramsay made his directorial debut in 2011 with an adaptation of Hamlet in which he also starred. Ramsay is also a co-founder of the underground improv group, Monkeys Need Therapy Too. Most recently, Ramsay played Commander Gendron on CTV’s award-winning television series 19-2, as well as on THE ART OF MORE, and 21 THUNDER.

KEVIN TAIT Played By JONATHAN KELTZ
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KEVIN TAIT Played By JONATHAN KELTZ

KEVIN TAIT

 Kevin is a bright, sensitive young man. Unfortunately, whatever momentum he started to gain in university ended with his addiction to heroin. Kevin tried and failed to get clean, ending up in prison on drug trafficking charges. While there, Kevin got clean, but he also met Leon Rutkowski. Now back in Algonquin Bay, where he lived briefly as a child before his parents died in a car accident, Kevin has been struggling to stay out of trouble. When Leon introduced Kevin to Ray Northwind, Kevin was skeptical, but the chance to live rent-free for the summer in a remote cabin by the lake was too good to pass up. Working for Ray means making enough money to pay his sister Terri back. But Ray is far more dangerous than Kevin ever imagined.

 

PLAYED BY JONATHAN KELTZ

 Jonathan Keltz most recently starred on the CW series REIGN playing Leith, a kitchen boy turned war hero who is the loyal protector of Francis II, King of France. Keltz is currently producing and starring in Acquainted, an independent film about the unpredictability of modern relationships. This is Keltz’s first feature film producing venture through his production company, Fired Up Studios.

Keltz was inspired to pursue acting by his first drama teacher, Victoria Silvestri, Kenneth Branagh’s performance in Hamlet, and a Master Class with Alan Arkin. He got his start in films in Toronto, ON; appearing opposite Heather Graham in Cake and playing Chris Cooper’s son in Breach. Notable roles include playing Ari Gold’s loyal assistant, Jake Steinberg on HBO’s ENTOURAGE, and a co-starring role in Disney’s feature film, Prom. Keltz’s other television credits include a recurring role on the final season of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS and guest star roles on MAN SEEKING WOMAN, FLASHPOINT, LEVERAGE, and BREAKOUT KINGS.

Keltz currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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