While many actors prefer to earn the stardom as a hero, Canadian actor Michael Eklund is contrary to it—he loves to portray the 'creepy' character. He is mostly praised for playing the role of the villain or antihero in Hollywood, include a serial killer Barton Mathis in the superhero TV series Arrow (2013).
He is also best known for his recurring roles on the television shows Bates Motel, Intelligence, and Shattered. Similarly, he is also notable for his appearances in films like Primary, Walk All Over Me, Poker Night, and See No Evil 2, amongst others.
Michael Eklund stands at the height of 6 feet (1. 82 meters).
Born on 31 July 1962, he hails from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He embraces Sweedish ethnicity, and his birth sign is Leo.
Married To Wife, Divorce?
Michael was married to actress, Megan Bennett. The couple shared a marriage vows on 28 June 2003.
They met at a movie theater where his wife had applied for the job. At the time, it was love at first sight for Michael. He asked for her name, and in return, she said, “Megan.” Five days after their first encounter, Megan started working at the theater, and Interestingly, ten days later, the pair started dating.
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Further, 40 days later, he dropped out of art school, whereas Meghan was also studying acting at the University of Saskatchewan. She was the one who proved to him that it was not impossible to be an actor, and neither was it unrealistic. Later, they saved about two thousand bucks and rented a U-haul in Vancouver and started to live their lives as artists.
Michael Eklund with his ex-wife Megan Bennett during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto in 2015 (Photo: zimbio.com)
Unfortunately, after eight years of their married relationship, they ended up with divorce in 2011. But, even after their separation, the ex-partners still maintain an amicable relationship. Michael and Megan also had stepped in together at the premiere of movie Mr. Right during the 40th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto in 2015.
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Other than Michael's relationship with Megan, Michael has dated a girl while attending high school. She even influenced him to pursue a career as a graphic artist. Although he wanted to become an actor, he took her suggestion and kept his acting dream away. He moved to Calgary, where he went to art school, and his girlfriend went to Ottawa to attend school. But a month later, she cheated him, and he was left heartbroken.
His Career- Movies & TV Shows
Michael Eklund is an actor and also a producer, who has 132 acting credits (movies and television credits) under his name. Some of his films credits are The Other Side of being Blackwoods, Mr. Right, Living with the dead, Stark Raving Mad, House of the dead, The Final experiment, Eight days to live, and cold Pursuit.
Similarly, his television series are Continuum, Altered carbon, Wynonna Earp, The Twilight Zone, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, True Justice, and Flashpoint and a bunch of others.
As of now, Michael is working on his upcoming projects entitled The color Rose, Bright Hill Road, Motel 13, and The Farm.