Michael Mahonen was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. He also was featured in the miniseries "Conspiracy of Silence" (1991-92). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Avonlea" (Disney, 1989-1997). He also appeared in the TV special "By Way of the Stars" (Disney, 1994-95). He also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Secret Service" (NBC, 1992-93) and "Strong Medicine" (Lifetime, 1999-2005). He also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the Nick Mancuso thriller "Captured" (1999) and "Blindness" (2008). Mahonen most recently directed "Sandstorm" (2009) with Rong Tian.