Ken Pogue, Canadian actor, Died at 81


Kenneth Pogue was born on July 26, 1934, and died on December 15, 2015, he was a Canadian actor.

His first motion picture role in 1973 was in The Neptune Factor. He almost drowned in scuba gear.

Kenneth worked on stage at the Crest Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and Guthrie Theater in the 1960s through 1980s before moving to television and film.

His other film credits include The Silent Partner (1978), Lost and Found (1979), Virus (1980), Suzanne (1980), The Grey Fox (1982), The Dead Zone (1983, as the vice president), Dead of Winter (1987), Crazy Moon (1987), and The Hitman (1991), starring Chuck Norris.

Kenneth was also Father Dominic in the 2006 film The Mermaid Chair.

One of his memorable roles is Gerrard in CTV’s pilot of Due South in 1994.

It aired on CBS in the United States.

Kenneth reprised his character in the Season 2 episode “Bird in the Hand” where Constable Benton Fraser (Paul Gross) is forced to choose duty or vengeance.

He was married to the actress Diana Barrington.

Kenneth Pogue passed away due to cancer in 2015.