David Hemblen

Born in England, actor David Hemblen made his name working mostly in Canada in theater, television, and motion pictures. He is probably best known for his work in two notable science fiction programs and for his work for acclaimed director Atom Egoyan. Hemblen trained at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and landed many notable roles in various stage productions. He worked sporadically in television in the 1970s, but it was his role in Egoyan's 1988 film "Family Viewing," playing a troubled man who yearns to have an authentic family life but who obsessively videotapes sexual acts over home videos. The role garnered Hemblen a Genie nomination for best actor. He later co-starred in other provocative films from Egoyan, including "The Adjuster," the made-for-television drama "Gross Misconduct," and the critically acclaimed drama about the aftermath of a school bus accident, "The Sweet Hereafter." Many fans, though, will know Hemblen best from his role in the Gene Roddenberry-created science fiction program "Earth: Final Conflict," where he played businessman Jonathan Doors. In the animated program "X-Men," Hemblem voices the character of Magneto. He has also guest starred in the popular action series "La Femme Nikita" and had a recurring role in the detective series "A Nero Wolfe Mystery."