Louis Negin

A regular presence on the Canadian stage and screen since the 1950s, actor Louis Negin achieved international recognition in his later years as the muse of experimental auteur Guy Maddin. Born in London, Negin relocated ... Read more »
Born: in London, UK

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

Marv / Smithy / Mars / Organizer / Mr. Lanyon (Actor)

The Big Deal 2014 (Movie)

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Keyhole 2012 (Movie)

Calypso/Camille (Actor)

My Winnipeg 2008 (Movie)

Mayor Cornish (Actor)

Left Behind: World at War 2004 (Movie)

Moishe (Actor)

The Saddest Music in the World 2004 (Movie)

Blind Seer (Actor)

54 1998 (Movie)

Truman Capote (Actor)

Circleman 1988 (Movie)

Cyril (Actor)

City of Shadows 1988 (Movie)

Bamji (Actor)

Keeping Track 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabid 1977 (Movie)

Maxim (Actor)

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own 1974 (Movie)

Hugo Cretin (Actor)

Ooh... You Are Awful 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

In Like Flynn (TV Show)

Actor

Mousey (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A regular presence on the Canadian stage and screen since the 1950s, actor Louis Negin achieved international recognition in his later years as the muse of experimental auteur Guy Maddin. Born in London, Negin relocated to Toronto in his teens and made his debut in front of the camera on drama series "Folio" (CBC, 1954-59) in 1955. Negin spent most of his early career treading the boards, most notably becoming the first actor to appear nude on the London stage in a production of "Fortune and Men's Eyes."  He also occasionally ventured into the film world, playing Ernie's friend in mental illness study "The Ernie Game" (1967), producer Peter in X-rated musical "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?" (1969) and Emilio Ferruchi in Dick Emery spin-off "Ooh... You Are Awful" (1972). Roles in David Cronenberg's zombie horror "Rabid" (1977), action comedy "Highpoint" (1982) and sci-fi "Overdrawn at the Memory Bank" (1983) then followed, before Negin landed his first recurring role as food journalist Marlon on mystery drama "Seeing Things" (CBC, 1981-87). After playing Soviet scientist Otto Schmidt in TV movie "Charlie Grant's War" (1984), Truman Capote in '70s disco film "54" (1998) and Witness Moishe in post-apocalyptic drama "Tribulation Force" (2002), Negin was cast as Dr. Fusi in dreamlike tale "Cowards Bend the Knee" (2002). Negin went onto work with its director Guy Maddin on several other features, playing a fortune teller in absurdist musical "The Saddest Music in the World" (2003), Mayor Cornish in surreal mockumentary "My Winnipeg" (2007) and the ghostly narrator in gangster noir "Keyhole" (2011). Negin also added Bruce McDonald's cult horror "Pontypool" (2008) and cross-generational romance "Gerontophilia" (2013) to his extensive filmography before reuniting with Maddin to play multiple characters in experimental anthology "The Forbidden Room" (2015).

Relationships

Charles Dunlop Art Director

Husband

Milestones

2015

Nabbed a supporting part in Guy Maddin's "The Forbidden Room"

2007

Appeared in Guy Maddin's "My Winnipeg"

1985

Landed a supporting role in "Big Deal"

1977

Appeared in "Rabid"

1955

Landed his first screen role on the TV series "Folio"

Bonus Trivia

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Negin has appeared in several of the Canadian director Guy Maddin's films.

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Negin's acting career spanned several decades, beginning in the mid-1950s with his roles on numerous Canadian television shows.

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Negin's stage credits included "Tamburlaine," "Molly Wood," "The Duchess," "Tru," and the self-penned "Love and Maple Syrup" and "The Glass Eye."

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Negin's filmography also included guest appearances on "The Littlest Hobo" (CTV, 1979-1985), "Night Heat" (CTV, 1985-89) and "Slings and Arrows" (The Movie Network, 2003-06), the short films "Sissy Boy-Slap-Party" (1995) "Glorious" (2008) and "Mynarski Death Plummet" (2014) and TV movies "A Matter of Cunning" (1983), "In Like Flynn" (1985) and "The Devil's Arithmetic" (1999). 

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