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Also Known As: Stephen Mchattie Smith, Steve Mchattie Died:
Born: February 3, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA Profession: actor

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Good-looking, with thin lips and searing eyes, Stephen McHattie alternated between leads on stage, supporting roles in films, and character parts, generally as petty criminals, on television. A familiar face due to his numerous guest shots on TV series, the Canadian-born actor began his career on the stage in the Broadway production of "The American Dream" (1968). While he made his TV debut in an episode of the CBS limited series "Benjamin Franklin" (1975), it was his portrayal of the iconic movie star "James Dean" in the 1976 NBC biopic which was supposed to be his breakthrough. Despite a valiant try, McHattie failed to find stardom. He was also well-cast as the grown-up son of the devil in the small screen sequel "What Ever Happened to Rosemary's Baby?" (ABC, 1976) and as a French-Canadian trapper in the NBC miniseries "Centennial" (1978-79). He tried his hand at regular roles on two series ("Highcliff Manor" NBC, 1979; "Mariah" ABC, 1987) but neither caught on with viewers.

Good-looking, with thin lips and searing eyes, Stephen McHattie alternated between leads on stage, supporting roles in films, and character parts, generally as petty criminals, on television. A familiar face due to his numerous guest shots on TV series, the Canadian-born actor began his career on the stage in the Broadway production of "The American Dream" (1968). While he made his TV debut in an episode of the CBS limited series "Benjamin Franklin" (1975), it was his portrayal of the iconic movie star "James Dean" in the 1976 NBC biopic which was supposed to be his breakthrough. Despite a valiant try, McHattie failed to find stardom. He was also well-cast as the grown-up son of the devil in the small screen sequel "What Ever Happened to Rosemary's Baby?" (ABC, 1976) and as a French-Canadian trapper in the NBC miniseries "Centennial" (1978-79). He tried his hand at regular roles on two series ("Highcliff Manor" NBC, 1979; "Mariah" ABC, 1987) but neither caught on with viewers.

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 Black Marks, The (2014)
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 Septic Man (2014)
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 Big Muddy (2014)
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 Wolves (2014)
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 Torment (2014)
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 Haunter (2013)
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1968:
Broadway debut, "The American Dream"
1970:
Made film debut in "The People Next Door"
1975:
Made TV debut in an episode of the limited CBS series, "Benjamin Franklin"
1976:
Played the title role in the TV biopic, "James Dean" (NBC)
1977:
Co-starred in "Gray Lady Down"
1978:
Portrayed Jacques Pasquinel in the NBC miniseries, "Centennial"
1979:
Series regular debut, "Highcliff Manor" (NBC)
1983:
Appeared in the Old Globe Theatre productions of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Henry IV"
1983:
Cast in an acclaimed Circle in the Square production of "Heartbreak Hotel"
1987:
Returned to series TV as a regular on the short-lived ABC drama, "Mariah"
1989:
Co-starred in the film, "Bloodhounds of Broadway"
1995:
Starred in the CBS TV-movie, "Mary Higgins Clark's: Remember Me"
1998:
Narrated the comedy "BASEketball"; starring the creators of "South Park"
2002:
Co-starred as Maggie Gyllenhaal's father in the independent film, "Secretary"
2004:
Played the Senator in "Twist," an update of "Oliver Twist" set in the hustler district of modern-day Montreal
2005:
Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"
2006:
Appeared in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain"
2007:
Co-starred with Clive Owen in "Shoot 'Em Up"
2009:
Cast as Hollis Mason, the first Nite Owl, in the film adaptation of "Watchmen"
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Education

Acadia University: -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

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