Michael Zelniker

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Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Seymour and Dorothy Zelniker. After graduating from Dawson College's Conservatory Acting School (Dome Theatre), Zelniker re-located to Toronto where he began working in many of Canada's finest theaters, including the National Arts Centre, the St. Lawrence Centre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Neptune Theatre, ... See full bio »


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Bird Red Rodney
Naked Lunch Martin
Stuart Bliss Stuart Bliss
Falling... Director


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 2007 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
- Switch (2007) ... Philip
 2005 The Inside (TV Series)
James Havens
- Pre-Filer (2005) ... James Havens
 2005 Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (Video)
 2003 Veritas: The Quest (TV Series)
- The Name of God (2003) ... Isaac
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Janovitch
- Vaccinations (2003) ... Dr. Janovitch
 2003 Killer Rats
 2002 Tornado Warning (TV Movie)
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
Dr. Bushnell
- Our Own (2002) ... Dr. Bushnell
 2001 After Image
 2000/I Nostradamus
John Doe
 1998 Stuart Bliss
Stuart Bliss
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Robert Carter
- Dying to Live (1998) ... Robert Carter
 1997 Toxic Remedy (Short)
Dr. Daniel Copeland
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Gerry Clanahan
- Guns 'n' Roses (1997) ... Gerry Clanahan
 1997 Snide and Prejudice
Joseph Goebbels
 1996 Millennium (TV Series)
Galen Calloway
- Kingdom Come (1996) ... Galen Calloway
 1996 Mercenary (Video)
Alan Bailey
 1996 Within the Rock (TV Movie)
 1993-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Harley Foote / Leonard Ambler / Henry Phelps
- Track of a Soldier (1996) ... Harley Foote
- Murder on the Thirtieth Floor (1994) ... Leonard Ambler
- Threshold of Fear (1993) ... Henry Phelps
 1995 Night Canvas
William Bannister
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Ozzie Hanson
- Trial by Fire (1993) ... Ozzie Hanson
 1992 Air Time (TV Movie)
 1991 Naked Lunch
 1991 Queens Logic
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Paul Borden
- Bubba's Baby (1990) ... Paul Borden
 1989 The Neon Empire (TV Movie)
Burt Stone
 1988 Glory Enough for All (TV Movie)
James Collip
 1988 Bird
Red Rodney
 1986 Touch and Go
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- A Case of Libel (1986)
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series)
Jean-Jacques Metzger
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Jean-Jacques Metzger
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Jean-Jacques Metzger
 1985 Eleni
Sidney Cohn
 1980-1984 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
- Applejack (1984)
- The Hero (1981)
- Ghost Rig (1980)
 1983 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
 1983 The Terry Fox Story (TV Movie)
Doug Alward
 1981 Ticket to Heaven
Danny (as Michael Zelnicker)
 1981 Heartaches
 1980 Pick-up Summer
 1980 Hog Wild
Pete Crenshaw
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The film Zelniker wrote, produced and directed, Falling (2012), won the "Best of Festival Award" at the 2012 Indie Fest USA International Film Festival.

In August 2018, Zelniker joined the Leadership Corps of Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles chapter.

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