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Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, stage,[1] voice and film actor[2] known for playing the part of Mike Hamar, an ex-convict and sometime thief, on the Canadian sitcom The Red Green Show[1] from 1993 to 2006, as well as in the 2002 film Duct Tape Forever.[1]

Wayne Robson
Born(1946-04-29)April 29, 1946
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
DiedApril 4, 2011(2011-04-04) (aged 64)
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1971–2011
Spouse(s)
Lynn Woodman (m. 1985)
Children2

Robson was also known as the escape artist character Rennes, "the Wren", from the 1997 science fiction film Cube.[2]

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BackgroundEdit

Robson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He began his acting career on stage there, but moved with his family to Toronto, Ontario, where he continued stage acting and appeared in Canadian television commercials in the 1970s. After receiving several small character roles in films such as McCabe & Mrs. Miller[3] (1971) and Popeye[3] (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[3] and Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series. He also voiced Professor Cuthbert Calculus on The Adventures of Tintin between 1991 and 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[3] (1995), Two If by Sea[3] (1996), Cube (1997),[2] Wrong Turn[3] (2003), Welcome to Mooseport[3] (2004), The Incredible Hulk[3] (2008), and Survival of the Dead (2009).

He appeared as Christie in the TV movie The Diviners[3] (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 TV series and miniseries The New Twilight Zone, The Good Germany, Puppets Who Kill, Relic Hunter, and Lexx.

DeathEdit

Robson died while in rehearsals for The Grapes of Wrath at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada on April 4, 2011 from a heart attack, a few weeks before his 65th birthday.[1]

His son, Louis McKeen Robson (b. 1991), who did a part on The Red Green Show, with his father, died on December 25, 2016.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Red Green regular Wayne Robson dies". Cbc.ca. April 6, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Gates, Anita (11 September 1998). "Cube (1997) FILM REVIEW; No Maps, Compasses Or Faith". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Wayne Robson Filmography". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "OBITUARY Louis McKeen Robson". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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