Wayne Robson

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Wayne Robson (born April 29, 1946 in Vancouver , British Columbia , † April 4, 2011 in Stratford , Ontario ) was a Canadian actor .


Robson began his acting career in 1966 when he first appeared on a theater stage at the age of 20. He made his film debut in 1971 in Robert Altman's Vancouver anti-western McCabe & Mrs. Miller , when he appeared in a minor supporting role as a bartender alongside Warren Beatty and Julie Christie . In the 1970s he mainly played in smaller, local productions. It was not until 1980 that he appeared again in a major film production, namely in the film comedy Popeye - The Sailor with the Hard Blow with Robin Williams in the title role, which was filmed in Malta . In 1982 Robson had a major supporting role alongside Richard Farnsworth as Shorty Dunn in Pillip Borsos ' western The Gray Fox , for which he received a nomination for the Genie Award . In 1984 he starred in Richard Lester's comedy The Chaos Express and a year later in the Disney production If Dreams Were True . In 1988, Robson was honored with the Gemini Award for his portrayal in the Canadian television production ... and dead are you . From 1989 he also worked as a voice actor . He was first heard in thirteen episodes of the animated series Babar , and the following year he played the role of Frank in the Disney production Bernard and Bianca in Kangaroo Land . Between 1991 and 1992, he spoke in the animated series The Adventures of Tintin to Professor Baldwin Calculus . His feature film appearances in the 1990s included the Stephen King adaptation Dolores and the horror film Cube . He came to great popularity in his Canadian homeland through his role as Mike Hamar in the sitcom The Red Green Show , which he played in 56 episodes between 1994 and 2005.


Robson died of a heart attack on April 4, 2011 while rehearsing for The Grapes of Wrath at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada , just twenty-five days before his 65th birthday. He is survived by his wife Lynn, son Louis, and daughter Ivy.

His son Louis McKeen Robson , who was involved in the Red Green Show with his father, died on December 25, 2016.

Filmography (selection)


  • 1983: Genie Award nomination for The Gray Fox
  • 1988: Gemini Award for ... and you're dead
  • 1990: Gemini Award nomination for ENG
  • 1990: Genie Award nomination for Bye Bye Blues
  • 1994: Gemini Award for The Diviners
  • 2000: Gemini Award nomination for The Red Green Show
  • 2001: Gemini Award nomination for The Red Green Show
  • 2006: Gemini Award nomination for The Red Green Show

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Theatermania.com