Michael Eklund is one of Canada's busiest actors who has come to be known for disappearing into every role and radically transforming his look for each new character.
Last year Michael terrified audiences with his performance in The Call which he stared opposite Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. Directed by Brad Anderson The Call is a thriller in which a 911 operator has to confront a killer (Eklund) from her past. Also recently in theatres Michael starred in Errors of the Human Body, a psychological thriller/drama set and shot in Dresden Germany, written and directed by Eron Sheean. Michael was awarded the best actor award a the LEOS and at the SXSW festival in Texas for his amazing performance.
Michael can be seen in The Divide directed by Xavier Gens with a brilliant cast including Michael Biehn and Rosanna Arquette. Michael also starred in The Day, an apocalyptic siege warfare film spanning 24 hrs during which a small group of survivors are pit against insurmountable odds. Doug Aarniokoski directs. Another recent release is Ferocious in which he is reunited with Director/Writer Robert Cuffley.
Michael's films have had international acclaim. The Making of Plus One debuted at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Eklund garnered a 2008 Leo award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his work on Walk All Over Me, written and directed by Robert Cuffley, which had is premiere at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival. Other feature credits include 88 Minutes with Al Pacino, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassu, Gunless and The Entrance.
He recently completed shooting the title role in the Untitled Eadweard Muybridge movie. Prior to that he shot Poker Night, another thriller, this one directed by Greg Francis and also starring Ron Perlman, Titius Welliver and Giancarlo Esposito.
Television appearances include guest starring or recurring roles on Bates Motel, Almost Human, Alcatraz, Fringe, Intelligence, The Bridge, Caprica, Flashpoint, Battlestar Galactica, and Movie Television's critically acclaimed Terminal City.
Michael is currently in Chicago filming a lead role in the feature Dead Draw.