|Born||6 January 1964|
Sucker Creek, Alberta, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
|Known for||Corner Gas|
Cardinal was born on a reserve of the Sucker Creek First Nation at Lesser Slave Lake. He attended local schools as a child. He obtained a B.F.A. degree in acting from the University of Alberta in 1993, and was also the first Indigenous student to do so.
Cardinal is also a rugby union enthusiast. He played for the Edmonton Druids RFC and then the Strathcona Druids, and was the first Indigenous person to play for the latter team. In his role in Corner Gas, he is shown wearing Saskatchewan Prairie Fire rugby team merchandise.
Of Cree descent, he is noted for playing First Nations roles in many productions, including Tecumseh in Canada: A People's History, an aboriginal elder in Tkaronto, and Davis Quinton, a Cree man, on Corner Gas. He also appeared on many episodes of North of 60. Cardinal can be heard as the voice of Jacob Morin on the APTN stop motion animated series Wapos Bay: The Series.
Cardinal completed a documentary film titled Chasing Lear (2016) with producer Monique Hurteau; it premiered on APTN. Chasing Lear explores the National Arts Centre theatre production of King Lear, that had an all-Aboriginal cast. Actors included August Schellenberg as Lear, Billy Merasty, Jani Lauzon, Tantoo Cardinal, and Kevin Loring. Lorne Cardinal did double-duty, serving as assistant director and also carrying the role of Duke of Albany.
He recently starred 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. As of 2020 Cardinal has a recurring role in the network TV drama FBI: Most Wanted.
Cardinal lives on the coast of British Columbia in Squamish with his wife Monique Hurteau, a producer, writer, and comedian. His brother Lewis, a business consultant and human rights activist in Edmonton, was a New Democratic Party candidate in the 2011 federal election.
Cardinal has eight other siblings who live in several areas of 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 to 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
|The Adventure Club||Curtis|
|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|
|2021||Run Woman Run||Len|
|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|
|2018–2021||Corner Gas Animated||Sgt. Davis Quinton||Voice|
|2018||The Bad Seed||Brian||TV movie|
|2019-present||Molly of Denali||Grandpa Nat||Voice|
|2020–present||FBI: Most Wanted||Nelson Skye||Recurring role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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|
|2021||Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series||Corner Gas Animated||Won|
- "Corner Gas Online :: Who's Who". Lorne Cardinal as Davis Quinton. Pants Online Inc. 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2009.
- "Split personalities: Actors stretch their thespian legs by switching roles nightly in Canadian dramedy". Winnipeg Free Press, March 31, 2011.
- "Lorne Cardinal".