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Born: February 12, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lac la Hache, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, semi-pro hockey player

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After appearances in dozens of TV movies and small roles in feature films, actor Lochlyn Munro made his big screen breakthrough as Cliff, a maniacal undergraduate whose death-courting antics made him an attractive candidate to share a suite with two slacker students (Tom Everett Scott and Mark Paul Gosselaar) looking for a suicidal roommate to score them both the legendary automatic 4.0 GPA in the 1998 feature "Dead Man on Campus." Blonde and rugged looking with a scratchy voice, Munro bore a passing resemblance to a young Gary Busey or Nick Nolte and brought an awe-inspiring frenetic energy to his portrayal. A former semi-professional hockey player and gold medal winning water-skier, the Canadian import had a compact muscular build that helped him to land roles like the sociopathic frat guy Cliff and Craig, the high intensity physical trainer hired to buff up the bumbling Bubati brothers, in the "Saturday Night Live" sketch feature adaptation "A Night at the Roxbury" (also 1998).Munro made his film debut playing a college fraternity brother in the action thriller "Run" (1991) and went on to make appearances in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Western "Unforgiven" (1992) and the following year's big screen...

After appearances in dozens of TV movies and small roles in feature films, actor Lochlyn Munro made his big screen breakthrough as Cliff, a maniacal undergraduate whose death-courting antics made him an attractive candidate to share a suite with two slacker students (Tom Everett Scott and Mark Paul Gosselaar) looking for a suicidal roommate to score them both the legendary automatic 4.0 GPA in the 1998 feature "Dead Man on Campus." Blonde and rugged looking with a scratchy voice, Munro bore a passing resemblance to a young Gary Busey or Nick Nolte and brought an awe-inspiring frenetic energy to his portrayal. A former semi-professional hockey player and gold medal winning water-skier, the Canadian import had a compact muscular build that helped him to land roles like the sociopathic frat guy Cliff and Craig, the high intensity physical trainer hired to buff up the bumbling Bubati brothers, in the "Saturday Night Live" sketch feature adaptation "A Night at the Roxbury" (also 1998).

Munro made his film debut playing a college fraternity brother in the action thriller "Run" (1991) and went on to make appearances in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Western "Unforgiven" (1992) and the following year's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "Needful Things." 1994 saw the actor in the comedy "Wagons East!" and the horror sequels "Trancers 4: Jack of Swords" and "Trancers 5: Sudden Deth." A featured role in the little seen comedy "Downhill Willie" followed in 1996, before the greater visibility of the MTV produced and promoted "Dead Man on Campus" made him a more familiar film presence. In 2000, Munro racked up a host of big screen appearances, with supporting turns in the Norm Macdonald starrer "Fool Proof" as well as the karaoke themed Bruce Paltrow film "Duets" (starring Gwyneth Paltrow). Higher profile roles came that year with Keenen Ivory Wayans' teen horror send-up "Scary Movie," and Munro made his starring debut that year in "Camouflage," playing a failed actor who pursues a career as a private investigator under the tutelage of Leslie Nielsen's veteran detective.

While films brought Munro his greatest exposure, television was the actor's springboard, offering him numerous roles and valuable experience. He was particularly prolific in the genre of movies made for television, frequently playing a loutish jock type in dramas with teen protagonists (e.g., 1994's "Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges" and 1996's "Stand Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie") or, in later years, a young police officer in telepics like "Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge." In the mid-90s, Munro was a seemingly ubiquitous in NBC's intense "Moment of Truth" dramas of which he acted in no fewer than six. Besides the exposure afforded by his dozens of television movie appearances, and recurring roles on "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1990) "JAG" (CBS, 1999) and "Charmed" (The WB, 1999), Munro was often recognized in North America for his 1991-1993 regular stint on the teen drama "Northwood," aired in his native Canada.

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 When Sparks Fly (2014)
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 Merry Ex-Mas (2014)
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 Poker Night (2014)
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 Out of Reach (2013)
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Raised in British Columbia, Canada
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Left home at age 15 to play semi-professional hockey with WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds
1990:
Had a recurring role on the CBS crime drama series "Wiseguy"
1991:
Made big screen debut with a small part in the actioner "Run"
1991:
Starred on the Canadian teen TV series "Northwood"
1991:
Featured in the TV movies "The Girl From Mars" (Family Channel) and "Posing: Inspired By Three Real Stories" (CBS)
1992:
Acted in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed Oscar-winning Western "Unforgiven"
1992:
Featured in the TV-movies "Shame" (Lifetime) and "Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster" (HBO)
1993:
Acted in the ABC TV-movie "A Stranger in the Mirror"
1993:
Appeared in the feature adaptation of Stephen King's "Needful Things"
1994:
Featured in the films "Wagons East!" and "Trancers 5: Sudden Deth"
1994:
Played a college fraternity brother in the NBC TV-movie "Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges"
1995:
Co-starred in the NBC movie of the week "Justice for Annie: A Moment of Truth Movie"
1996:
Added to his numerous TV credits with the NBC TV-movies "A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie", "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?", "Abduction of Innocence: A Moment of Truth Movie" and "Stand Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie"
1996:
Appeared in the little seen feature comedy "Downhill Willie"
1996:
Was featured on the syndicated series "Hawkeye"
1998:
Starred in the ABC TV-movies "I Know What You Did" and "One Hot Summer Night: A Crimes of Passion Movie", NBC's "Silencing Mary" and "A Champions Fight: A Moment of Truth Movie", as well as HBO's "High Voltage"
1998:
Had a breakthrough role as a hard-partying, death-defying college student in "Dead Man on Campus"
1998:
Featured in the comedy "A Night at the Roxbury", a film based on a "Saturday Night Live" sketch following two misfit clubhopping brothers
1999:
Was featured in the Cinemax TV movie "A Murder of Crows" as well as ABC's fact-based drama "Our Guys: Outrage in Glen Ridge"
1999:
Had recurring roles on the series "JAG" (CBS) and "Charmed" (The WB)
2000:
Featured in "Fool Proof", a comedy starring Norm MacDonald and David Chappelle
2000:
Appeared in the feature "Duets", Bruce Paltrow's look at karaoke hustlers starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Scott Speedman
2000:
Co-starred in "Scary Movie", Keenen Ivory Wayans' spoof of the popular teen horror genre
2000:
Starred in the black comedy "Camouflage", playing a failed actor turned private investigator mentored by a veteran PI (Leslie Nielsen)
2003:
Played Julia Stiles' psychotic ex-boyfriend in the comedy "A Guy Thing"
2003:
Cast as Deputy Scott Stubbs in the horror film "Freddy Vs. Jason"
2004:
Played Agent Jake Harper opposite Shawn and Marlon Wayans in "White Chicks"
2005:
Cast opposite Jenny McCarthy in John Mallory Asher's "Dirty Love"
2007:
Co-starred with Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the comedy "Daddy Day Camp"
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Notes

Munro competed in Canada's BC games and won a gold medal for waterskiing

"Dead Man on Campus" director Alan Cohen on Munro's reading for the part of Cliff in the 1998 comedy: "It was a really scary audition. Lochlyn shotgunned two beers, started foaming at the mouth and bouncing around the room. He delivered the lines and then just left. We were dumbfounded. I told the casting people I'd only see him again if it was an act." --quoted in the CALGARY SUN, September 1, 1998

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