For over thirty years, Mel Ivarson has run Arctic Air the only way he knows how: his way. An old-school, rugged bush pilot at heart, Mel would rather stay ten thousand feet above the fools, bureaucrats and balance books that plague his days. But he has a soft spot for certain members of his Arctic Air family, even though he'd rather die than admit it.
Over the years, Mel has enjoyed being a big fish in a small pond. But that pond is growing, and with growth comes change - including the return of Mel's late partner's son, Bobby, a business savvy smooth-talker from Vancouver. But despite their differences, Mel has been a bit of a surrogate father to Bobby since Silas's death and, though he'd never tell him so, he is glad to have Bobby home.
Kevin McNulty Mel IvarsonKevin McNulty grew up in Rossland, BC, studied music and acting at Washington State University and graduated from the prestigious acting program at Studio 58, Langara College in Vancouver. He spent two years at the Stratford Festival ('84-'85) and played many of Western Canada's stages in the late eighties. Since then, McNulty has focused his career on film and television, and has become a familiar face to North American audiences. An accomplished musician he has done the musical score for various theatrical productions.
His latest projects include Watchmen with Director Zach Snyder, Excited with longtime collaborator Bruce Sweeney, Sight Unseen with Director David Golden. Dreamworks SKG Production of A Tale of Two Sisters opposite David Strathairn, directed by Charles and Thomas Guard; Nightwatching directed by Peter Greenaway (selected for main competition at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and as a "Special Presentation" in the masters series at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival); Jimmy the Doorman in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four 2, The Composer in The Score, and roles in the recent features, Snakes on a Plane, American Venus, The Invisible and John Tucker Must Die.
McNulty has also recently guest starred in The Killing, Endgame, The Good Wife, Battlestar Galactica, Psych, Kyle XY, Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, The Collector and Supervolcano. And his recurring roles include Stanley Wasserman in Robson Arms, James Dubro in DaVinci's City Hall, Anson's lisping father in The Chris Isaak Show, Dr. Warner in Stargate SG-1, and Agent Fuller in The X-Files.