Stephen McHattie

Stephen McHattie Smith (born February 3, 1946),[2] known professionally as Stephen McHattie, is a Canadian actor.[3] Since beginning his professional career in 1970, he has amassed over 200 film and television credits. He won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Rocket, and a Gemini Award for Life With Billy.

Stephen McHattie
Stephen McHattie Smith

(1946-02-03) February 3, 1946[1]
Other namesSteven McHattie, Steve McHattie
Years active1970–present

Life and career

McHattie was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on February 3, 1946, although his year of birth has also been cited as 1945, 1947, and 1948, depending on varying sources. An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he has appeared in many films and television shows including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Highlander: The Series, and American Playhouse's Life Under Water (1989). His roles include 300, A History of Violence, The Fountain, Secretary, Shoot 'Em Up, Life with Billy, One Dead Indian, Beverly Hills Cop III. In Canada, he appeared in Canada: A People's History as Canadian hero Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, and in The Rocket as coach Dick Irvin.[4]

He portrayed an extraordinary USMC sniper (based on real life sniper Carlos Hathcock) in the JAG season one episode "High Ground". In 1976, he played iconic American actor James Dean in the television movie James Dean, a television adaptation of the biography written by James Dean's friend and writer Bill Bast.[4] McHattie appeared in several mini-series, including Centennial and Roughnecks.[4]

McHattie appeared in several episodes of Seinfeld (beginning with "The Pitch") as Dr. Reston, Elaine Benes's manipulative psychiatrist boyfriend; he also appeared in two episodes of The X-Files. From 1998 to 2000, he had a recurring role in the Canadian-made TV series Emily of New Moon, based upon the 1923 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. From 1999-2001, he portrayed Sgt. Frank Coscarella in the Canadian police procedural drama, Cold Squad. Since 2005, he has appeared as Captain Healy, Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division Commander, in the first eight of the Jesse Stone series TV movies, which are based on the novels of Robert B. Parker. He did not appear in the latest installment however.[4] He appeared in the pilot of Sabbatical, voiced the villain The Shade in Justice League, and portrayed Hollis Mason, the first Nite Owl, in the film adaptation of Watchmen.[5]

In 2009, McHattie appeared in the Canadian IFC film Pontypool and in the Canadian thriller Summer's Blood as Gant Hoxey, alongside Twilight actress Ashley Greene, who portrays Summer. He co-starred with Felicia Day and Kavan Smith in the Gothic adaptation of Red Riding Hood, Red: Werewolf Hunter.[6] In 2015, he appeared in the supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost.[4]

Personal life

McHattie is married to actress Lisa Houle, with whom he has three children. He was previously married to actress Meg Foster.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 The People Next Door Artie Mason
1971 Von Richthofen and Brown Werner Voss
1975 The Ultimate Warrior Robert
1976 Moving Violation Eddie Moore
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes Frank
1978 Gray Lady Down Murphy
1982 Death Valley Hal
1984 Best Revenge Brett
1986 Belizaire the Cajun James Willoughby
1987 Salvation! Revered Edward Randall
1987 Caribe Whitehale
1988 Sticky Fingers Eddie
1988 Call Me Jellybean
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway Red Henry
1989 One Man Out Erik
1993 The Dark Gary 'Hunter' Henderson
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Schoonover
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Steve Fulbright
1994 Life with Billy Billy Stafford
1994 Art Deco Detective Hyena
1996 My Friend Joe Curt
1997 Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Dr. Egbert Drum
1998 The Climb Jack McLaskin
1998 BASEketball Narrator (voice)
2000 The Highwayman Frank Drake
2002 Secretary Burt Holloway
2003 Twist The Senator
2005 The Lazarus Child Chief Prosecutor Warner
2005 A History of Violence Leland
2005 The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard Dick Irvin
2006 The Fountain Grand Inquisitor Silecio
2006 The Covenant William Danvers III
2006 300 Loyalist
2007 KAW Clyde
2007 Poor Boy's Game Uncle Joe
2007 All Hat Earl Stanton
2007 Shoot 'Em Up Hammerson
2008 Pontypool Grant Mazzy
2009 You Might as Well Live Fred Steinke
2009 Watchmen Hollis Mason
2009 The Timekeeper Fisk
2009 Summer's Blood Gant Hoxey
2009 2012 Captain Michaels
2010 This Movie Is Broken Bouncer
2010 Die Jonah Odessa
2010 Score: A Hockey Musical Walt Acorn
2010 Red: Werewolf Hunter Gabriel
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings Fitz
2011 The Maiden Danced to Death Ernie
2011 The Entitled Clifford Jones
2011 Exit Humanity Medic Johnson
2011 Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy Jim Buist
2011 Eddie Ronny
2011 Immortals Cassander
2012 The Tall Man Lt. Dodd
2012 A Little Bit Zombie Max
2013 Haunter The Pale Man
2013 Septic Man Mayor
2013 Torment Officer Hawkings
2013 Meetings with a Young Poet Samuel Beckett
2014 Wolves John Tollerman
2014 Big Muddy Stan Barlow
2014 Dr. Cabbie Pete Donaldson
2014 Hellmouth Charlie Baker
2015 Born to Be Blue Chesney Baker Sr.
2015 Pay the Ghost The Blind Man
2016 Weirdos Priest
2017 Mother! Zealot
2017 Awakening the Zodiac Zodiac
2017 The Sound Earl
2017 Juggernaut Hank Sr.
2018 Death Wish Chief of Detectives
2018 Crown and Anchor Gus


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Adam-12 Skip Episode: "Roll Call"
1974 The Lady's Not for Burning Nicholas TV movie
1974 Kojak Paul Nelson Episode: "Slay Ride"
1975 Search for the Gods Willie Longfellow TV movie
1975 Starsky and Hutch William Michael "Billy" Desmond Episode: "Terror on the Docks"
1976 James Dean James Dean TV movie
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Adrian/Andrew TV movie
1977 Kojak Blaine Episode: "The Summer of '69: Part 1"
Episode: "The Summer of '69: Part 2"
1978–1979 Centennial Jacques 'Jake' Pasquinel 11 episodes
1979 Highcliffe Manor Rev. Ian Glenville 6 episodes
1979 Lou Grant Curtis Folger Episode: "Frame-Up"
1979 Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Judah TV movie
1980 Roughnecks Roy Bethke TV movie
1981 Hill Street Blues Off. Jerry Nash Episode: "Cranky Streets"
Episode: "Chipped Beef"
1985 The Hitchhiker Joe Caldwell
Episode: "A Time for Rifles"
Episode: "Nightshift"
1986 The Equalizer Eddie Washburn Episode: "Out of the Past"
1986 Spenser: For Hire Corbett Episode: "Brother to Dragons"
1986 Guiding Light Gerhart TV series
1987 Mariah Rick Episode: "Equations"
1987 Crime Story Carlo Mastrangelo Episode: "The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob"
1988 Tales from the Darkside Robert Perry Episode: "Family Reunion"
1989 Life Under Water TV movie
1989 Miami Vice Atty. Sam Boyle Episode: "Fruit of the Poison Tree"
1989 The Twilight Zone Death Episode: "Rendezvous in a Dark Place"
1989–1990 Beauty and the Beast Gabriel 8 episodes
1991 Law & Order Joe Pilefsky Episode: "The Torrents of Greed: Part 1"
Episode: "The Torrents of Greed: Part 2"
1991 Counterstrike Nick Episode: "Going Home"
1991–1992 Scene of the Crime Various TV series
1992 Terror on Track 9 Randolph Darnell TV movie
1992 Seinfeld Dr. Reston 4 episodes
1993 Secret Service Sweet Episode: "The High Cost of Living/Impostors"
1993 L.A. Law Gordon Reeve Episode: "Hello and Goodbye"
1993 Quantum Leap Stawpah Episode: "Mirror Image"
1993 The Hidden Room Jack Episode: "Love Crimes"
1994 Life with Billy Billy Stafford TV movie
1994 Northern Exposure Turk Tortelli Episode: "Fish Story"
1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence Lt. Durant TV movie
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Diablo the Deceiver Episode: "Magic Trick"
1994 Highlander Michael Kent Episode: "The Samurai"
1995 Nonnie & Alex Alex's Dad Short film
1995 M.A.N.T.I.S. Gerald Ravens Episode: "Switches"
1995 Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 Jack Claremont TV movie
1995 Convict Cowboy Jagges TV movie
1995 Deadly Love Sean O'Connor TV movie
1995 Remember Me Chief Nat Coogan TV movie
1995 Visitors of the Night Bryan English TV movie
1995 The X-Files Red-Haired Man Episode: "Nisei"
Episode: "731"
1995 Theodore Rex Edge Video
1996 The Outer Limits Dr. Sherrick Episode: "Beyond the Veil"
1996 The Lazarus Man Mac Episode: "Purgatory"
1996 JAG Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett Episode: "High Ground"
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Karl Mayes Episode: "Redemption"
1998 American Whiskey Bar A TV movie
1998 The Hunger Strike Episode: "The Face of Helene Bournouw"
1998 The Magnificent Seven Cletus Fowler Episode: "Nemesis"
1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Senator Vreenak Episode: "In the Pale Moonlight"
1998 Alptraum im Airport Lt. Jack Kelly TV movie
1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Leigh Noir Episode: "The Prodigy"
1998 Lexx E.J. Moss Episode: "Lyekka"
1998–2000 Emily of New Moon Jimmy Murray 43 episodes
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Thomas Openshaw Episode: "In Harm's Way: Part 1"
Episode: "In Harm's Way: Part 2"
1999–2001 Cold Squad Sgt. Frank Coscarella 33 episodes
2000 Canada: A People's History General Issac Brock TV series
2000 La Femme Nikita Willie Kane Episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"
2000 Hustle Pierce TV movie
2002 Lexx E.J. Moss Episode: "Prime Ridge"
Episode: "Moss"
2002 Monk Lt. Adam Kirk Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival"
2002 Mutant X Aaron Gaumont Episode: "Power Play"
2002 Birds of Prey Al Hawke Episode: "Sins of the Mother"
2002–2003 Justice League Richard Swift (voice) 5 episodes
2003 Blue Murder Supt. Frank Simmons Episode: "Ambush"
2003 Wall of Secrets Hugh TV movie
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Alien Foreman Episode: "The Xindi"
2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold Captain Healy TV movie
2005 The 4400 Dravitt Episode: "Voices Carry"
2006 One Dead Indian Police Field Commander TV movie
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Captain Healy TV movie
2006 Puppets Who Kill Mr. Swain Episode: "The Rival House"
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Captain Healy TV movie
2006 Solar Attack Admiral Lawrence TV movie
2006 Absolution Mike Lloyd TV movie
2007 The Dark Room Duncan Allbright TV movie
2007 Killer Wave Edgard Powell Episode: "1.1"
Episode: "1.2"
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change Captain Healy TV movie
2007 Cursing Hanley The Astounding Lew Short film
2007 Sabbatical Police Chief Gil Brewer TV series
2008 The Trojan Horse Jack Shea TV miniseries
2008 Would Be Kings TV miniseries
2008 XIII: The Conspiracy General Carrington TV miniseries
2008 The Summit Tate Episode: "Night One"
Episode: "Night Two"
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Harry Murdoch Episode: "Let Loose the Dogs"
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Harry Murdoch Episode: "Anything You Can Do"
2009 The Deaths of Chet Baker Chet Baker Short film
2009 Diamonds Llewellyn Anderson TV miniseries
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Captain Healy TV movie
2009 Under the Hood Hollis Mason / Nite Owl Video
2009 Reaper Sheriff Episode: "Underbelly"
2009 The Listener Arthur Stebbes Episode: "Missing"
2009 Guns (miniseries) Inspector Clay TV miniseries
2009 Fringe Col. Raymond Gordon Episode: "Fracture"
2010 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures Dr. Standish Episode: "Code Clock"
2010 Who Is Clark Rockefeller? Mark Sutton TV movie
2010 Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story Eddie Shore Episode: "Part 1"
2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse Commander Healy TV movie
2010 Happy Town Carl Bravin 4 episodes
2010 Haven Rev. Ed Driscoll Episode: "Butterfly"
Episode: "Spiral"
Recurring cast member, season 2
2010 Red: Werewolf Hunter Gabriel TV movie
2011 Moby Dick Rachel Captain Episode: "Part 1"
Episode: "Part 2"
2011 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost Commander Healy TV movie
2011 XIII: The Series President Carrington 9+ episodes
2012 Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt Commander Healy TV movie
2012 The Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II Eddie Shore TV miniseries
2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Andrew Borden TV movie
2014 The Strain Vaun TV series
2015 Beauty and the Beast Mr. Zalman Episode:Heart of the Matter
2016 Tokyo Trial (miniseries) Edward Stuart McDougall TV miniseries
2017 Orphan Black P.T. Westmorland/"Percival"/John Recurring role, Season 5

Awards and recognition



  1. Other sources cite 1945, 1946, and 1947.
  2. Other sources cite 1945, 1947, and 1948.
  3. Profile,; accessed February 4, 2018.
  4. Stephen McHattie on IMDb
  5. Zack Snyder Talks Watchmen! - Superhero Hype!,; accessed February 4, 2018.
  6. Red: Werewolf Hunter,; accessed February 4, 2018.
  7. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official site, retrieved February 4, 2008. Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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