Michael Ironside - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 16, 2022

Michael Ironside
Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 12, 1950 (age 73)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Frederick Reginald Ironside
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Robert Walter Ironside
Mother's Name: Patricia June Ironside
Siblings: 4

Winnifred Ironside (younger sister)
Beverly Ironside (younger sister)
William Ironside (younger brother)
Robert Ironside (younger brother)

High School: Ontario College of Art
University: Riverdale Collegiate Institute
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Irish, Scottish)
Nationality: Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 30, 1986
Wife's Name: Karen Marls Dinwiddie
Children: 2

Adrienne Ironside (daughter)
Findlay Ironside 

Body Measurements

Height: 1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Michael Ironside?

Michael Ironside is an actor, producer, director, screenwriter by profession, and Canadian by nationality. He is best known for starring in the films Terminator Salvation, and series V: The Series, Young Blades, The Dropout.

Michael Ironside (Image: Pinterest)

Michael Ironside – Age, Parents, Siblings

Michael Ironside’s birth took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 12, 1950. His mother Patricia June Ironside, who was a housewife, and his father Robert Walter Ironside, a street lighting technician and laborer named him Frederick Reginald Ironside.

 His parents raised him alongside his four younger siblings- sisters Winnifred Ironside, Beverly Ironside, and brothers William Ironside, Robert Ironside.

Education, Ethnicity

After high school graduation, Michael Ironside went to Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He later attended Riverdale Collegiate Institute. He won writing awards in both academic institutions.

His ethnicity includes English, Irish and Scottish.

Michael Ironside – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Michael Ironside has a daughter named Adrienne Ironside from his first marriage and the name of his first wife and the year of their divorce is not known.

He went on to date Karen Marls Dinwiddie and marry his girlfriend on 30 September 1986. They share a daughter together - Findlay Ironside.

Michael Ironside – Career

Early Days

Ironside began his career as an actor in 1977. His debut role was in the film Outrageous! (1977). In the next ten years, he starred in the films Summer's Children (1979), Deadly Companion (1980), Surfacing (1981), Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983), Terror in the Aisles (1984), Top Gun (1986), Nowhere to Hide (1987), to name a few. He was a series regular in the science fiction TV series V: The Series (1984-1985) as Ham Tyler.

Michael Ironside in V: The Series (Image: IMDb)

Films, Series

With Michael Ironside’s career spanning more than four decades, he has appeared in dozens of TV series as well as starred in over a hundred films. He is mostly known for playing villains and tough guys.

Some the famous films in which he has starred include Father Hood (1993), Chicago Cab (1997), Nuremberg (2000), The Machinist (2004), Deepwater (2006), Terminator Salvation (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), Extraterrestrial (2014), The Convent (2018), Nobody (2021).

Ironside’s appearances in the series Tales from the Crypt (1990-1994), Smallville (2004-2010), Tokyo Trial (2016), The Dropout (2022), and TV films Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987), Lake Placid 3 (2010), Stan Lee's Mighty 7 (2014), is a tip of an iceberg to his overall work. Moreover, he has lent his voice in numerous video games as well as animated TV series.


On the set of The Dropout, Michael Ironside has worked with Ebon Moss-Bachrach, James Hiroyuki Liao, Michel Gill, Kevin Sussman, Hart Matthew Bochner.

Michael Ironside in The Dropout (Image: Spotern)

Michael Ironside – Awards, Nominations

Ironside was nominated for the 1982 Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

Michael Ironside – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth estimate of Michael Ironside is at $6 million. His annual income figure is under review.

Michael Ironside – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Ironside is active on Instagram but seems to be absent from Twitter, and Facebook.

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