Award-winning actor Peter MacNeill has had a successful career in both film and television. Feature film credits include David Cronenberg’s film A History of Violence opposite Viggo Mortensen, Kevin Costner’s feature Open Range, with Costner, Robert Duvall and Annette Bening, The Stone Angel with Ellen Burstyn and Cinderella Man with Russell Crowe.
In 1997 he was presented with a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Whiskey Mac in Thom Fitzgerald’s The Hanging Garden. Other big screen credits include The Caveman’s Valentine, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Kit Kitteridge: American Girl with Abigail Breslin, Frequency with Dennis Quaid, Simon Birch, based on the John Irving novel and David Cronenberg’s Crash.
In television, MacNeill is currently shooting a recurring role on Rogue for Direct TV and can be seen as the patriarch of the Fitz empire in the fourth season of HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz alongside Jason Priestley, for which he was nominated for a Canadian Screen award for Best Supporting Actor. Other credits include The Kennedys, a mini-series for The History Channel starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, Good Witch for Hallmark, The Canada-Germany mini-series Sea Wolf as Fat Louis alongside Neve Campbell and Tim Roth, and is also a recurring character on the Global/ABC series Rookie Blue, co- created by Tassie Cameron and produced by eOne Entertainment. He appeared in and won a Gemini Award for the CBC biopic Victor, based on the life of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis. Other credits include the biopic Celine, based on the life of Celine Dion, Defiance, Suits and Haven, Queer as Folk, Framed with Rob Lowe and Sam Neill, My Own Country with Marisa Tomei, Storm of the Century based on the novel by Steven King, as well as roles in Being Erica, Traders and PSI Factor among others. In 2003 MacNeill was presented with a Gemini Award for his work on The Eleventh Hour.