Greg Spottiswood

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Writer • Actor • Producer

Canadian-born actor Greg Spottiswood began working when he was 17, and apparently had keen powers of observation. By the time he was 50, Spottiswood had amassed enough insight and experience to land himself on both sides of the camera lens and had gained enough skills to direct, write, produce, and create television shows and movies as well.

Born on 14 September 1964 in Toronto, Canada, Spottiswood's first television part was a walk-on on a 1986 episode of "Walt Disney" (ABC 1985-88). The following year he had another walk-on in a made-for-television movie about the Beatles' arrival in Canada, "Concrete Angels" (1987). He went on to appear in two episodes of the Canadian courtroom drama, "Street Legal" (CBC 1987-1994). He also had a starring role in a television movie that garnered a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Actor, "Looking for Miracles"(1989), based on the memoir by American author A.E. Hotchner. He also appeared on the American-Canadian horror series that borrowed its name of the genre-defining movie franchise, "Friday the 13th" (Syndicated 1987-1990), and also had a starring role on an episode of an anthology series that migrated from HBO to the USA cable network, "The Hitchhiker" (USA 1989-1991). In 1990 he appeared on a single episode of the Canadian newsroom drama "E.N.G." (CTV 1989-1994), and as the voice of several characters on the animated series "Piggsburg Pigs!" (FOX Kids, 1990-91). In 1992 Spottiswood appeared on an American comedy-drama that starred critic's favorite Michael Chiklis in the role of a suburban police commissioner, "The Commish"(ABC 1991-96). That year the actor also appeared on one episode of a Canadian-made detective series built around a vampire protagonist, "Forever Knight" (CBS 1992-96). He appeared in a single episode of "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues" (PTEN 1993-97) in 1994, and on the television series based on the Paul Verhoeven movie of the same name, "RoboCop" (CTV 1994).

After a long period of one-off guest roles, Spottiswood finally landed a recurring role between as Glenn Overby on the Keith Carradine-starring racetrack drama "Fast Track" (Showtime 1997-98). Spottiswood appeared on 14 of the show's 23 episodes. His next recurring role came on four episodes of the Canadian ensemble comedy series about a sports agent, "Power Play" (CTV 1998-2000), which had a very brief airing in the US on UPN before the network pulled the show. He also voiced several characters on a Canadian-made animated series that was part of the CBS Saturday morning lineup for a short time, "Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend" (CBS 1998-2000).

In 2000 the actor turned auteur, co-writing, producing and directing the short film "Learning to Swim." In 2001, he penned an episode of the family sci-fi program "The Zack Files"(FOX Family/ABC Family 2000-02). In 2005, he put his director hat back on for "Noise" (2005), another short film he wrote and produced. Spottiswood then wrote a Canadian made-for-television movie about a mother whose son goes missing in the wilds of northern British Columbia, "Eight Days to Live" (CTV 2006). By 2008 he had co-written a made-for-television drama, "The Call" (Muse Entertainment 2006).

In 2010 Spottiswood settled in as co-producer and for a crime drama whose protagonist is plagued with Multiple Personality Disorder, "Shattered" (Showcase Global 2010). On the heels of this project, Spottiswood switched professional hats once again in 2011 as co-creator, executive producer and writer of the crime drama "King" (Showcase 2011-2012). The show had a two season run in Canada, and then went on to air in France, Australia, the UK and the Netherlands, and premiered in Germany as one of the most highly rated shows in its time slot.

Credits

All RiseStream

Creator
Series
2019

All RiseStream

Executive Producer
Series
2019

All RiseStream

Writer
Series
2019

Remedy

Writer
Show
2014

King

Executive Producer
Show
2011

FlashpointStream

Guest Star
Lorne Wilkes
Series
2008

Eight Days to Live

Screenwriter
Movie
2006

Tripping the Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery

Writer
Movie
2005

Ice Men

Actor
Jon
Movie
2004

The Snow Walker

Actor
Mr. Moss
Movie
2003

Roughing It

Actor
Show
2002

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story

Actor
Show
2000

The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl

Actor
Steve Letourneau
Movie
2000

The Moving of Sophia Myles

Actor
Arthur
Movie
2000

Family of Cops III

Actor
Evan Chandler
Movie
1999

Wind at My Back

Guest Star
Series
1996

The CommishStream

Guest Star
Walter Doyle
Series
1991

Buscando Milagros

Actor
Movie
1989

Looking for Miracles

Actor
Ryan Delaney
Movie
1989

My Secret Identity

Guest Star
Series
1988

Friday the 13th: The Series

Guest Star
Series
1987

The Hitchhiker

Actor
Show
1983

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