August Schellenberg

August Werner Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 – August 15, 2013) was a Canadian actor. He played Randolph in the first three installments of the Free Willy film series (1993–1997) as well as characters in Black Robe (1991), The New World (2005), and dozens of other films and television shows. During his career, Schellenberg won a Gemini Award in 1986 and a Genie Award in 1991, as well as being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007.

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Black Robe (1991)

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Lothaire Bluteau  •  Aden Young  •  Sandrine Holt  •  August Schellenberg

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Lothaire Bluteau  •  Aden Young  •  Sandrine Holt  •  August Schellenberg

Eight Below (2006)

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In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Moon Bloodgood  •  Jason Biggs

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Marshall
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Moon Bloodgood  •  Jason Biggs

Free Willy (1993)

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Lori Petty  •  August Schellenberg  •  Michael Madsen

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Lori Petty  •  August Schellenberg  •  Michael Madsen

Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  August Schellenberg  •  Annie Corley  •  Vincent Berry

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Pillsbury
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  August Schellenberg  •  Annie Corley  •  Vincent Berry

Going the Distance (2004)

Nick is a successful young man whose comfortable West Coast life couldn't be better. However, when his girlfriend falls under the influence of lecherous music producer Lenny Swackhammer, Nick impulsively decides to travel to Toronto to intervene. Nick's buddies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Griffiths
CAST:  Christopher Jacot  •  Joanne Kelly  •  Shawn Roberts  •  Mayko Nguyen

Nick is a successful young man whose comfortable West Coast life couldn't be better. However, when his girlfriend falls under the influence of lecherous music producer Lenny Swackhammer, Nick impulsively decides to travel to Toronto to intervene. Nick's buddies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Griffiths
CAST:  Christopher Jacot  •  Joanne Kelly  •  Shawn Roberts  •  Mayko Nguyen

Heavy Metal (1981)

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Potterton
CAST:  Rodger Bumpass  •  Jackie Burroughs  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Harold Ramis

The embodiment of ultimate evil, a glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with bizarre stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Potterton
CAST:  Rodger Bumpass  •  Jackie Burroughs  •  Joe Flaherty  •  Harold Ramis

Iron Will (1994)

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Mackenzie Astin  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Brian Cox  •  David Ogden Stiers

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Mackenzie Astin  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Brian Cox  •  David Ogden Stiers

The New World (2005)

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Q'orianka Kilcher  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Christian Bale

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S.S. Wilson
CAST:  Michael Gross  •  Sara Botsford  •  Billy Drago  •  Brent Roam

This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  S.S. Wilson
CAST:  Michael Gross  •  Sara Botsford  •  Billy Drago  •  Brent Roam

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Michael Madsen  •  Jayne Atkinson  •  August Schellenberg

Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Jason James Richter  •  Michael Madsen  •  Jayne Atkinson  •  August Schellenberg

Death Hunt (1981)

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Lee Marvin  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Carl Weathers

Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter R. Hunt
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Lee Marvin  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Carl Weathers

The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)

A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a U.S. Marshall. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Randy Quaid  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Darren E. Burrows

A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a U.S. Marshall. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Young
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Randy Quaid  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Darren E. Burrows

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)

Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Simoneau
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Chevez Ezaneh  •  August Schellenberg  •  Duane Howard

Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of assimilation, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Simoneau
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Chevez Ezaneh  •  August Schellenberg  •  Duane Howard

Cross Country (1983)

After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along a beautiful girl he met in a bar and a drifter he picked up along the way. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Richard Beymer  •  Nina Axelrod  •  Michael Ironside  •  Brent Carver

After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along a beautiful girl he met in a bar and a drifter he picked up along the way. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Richard Beymer  •  Nina Axelrod  •  Michael Ironside  •  Brent Carver

The Ruffian (1983)

The adventures of a group of friends who plan to recover crates full of gold from a fall in Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Giovanni
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Pierre Frag

The adventures of a group of friends who plan to recover crates full of gold from a fall in Canada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Giovanni
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Bernard Giraudeau  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Pierre Frag

Covergirl (1984)

Young girl enters the modeling industry wanting to becoming "the face of the '80s."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Claude Lord
CAST:  Jeff Conaway  •  Irena Ferris  •  Cathie Shirriff  •  Roberta Leighton

Young girl enters the modeling industry wanting to becoming "the face of the '80s."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Claude Lord
CAST:  Jeff Conaway  •  Irena Ferris  •  Cathie Shirriff  •  Roberta Leighton

The Painted Door (1984)

The Painted Door is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Bruce Pittman and released in 1984. Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, the film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Atlantis Films of Toronto. It follows a housewife who struggles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Eric Peterson  •  August Schellenberg  •  Linda Goranson

The Painted Door is a Canadian short drama film, directed by Bruce Pittman and released in 1984. Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, the film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Atlantis Films of Toronto. It follows a housewife who struggles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Eric Peterson  •  August Schellenberg  •  Linda Goranson

The Unsaid (2001)

A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Andy García  •  Trevor Blumas  •  Chelsea Field  •  Teri Polo

A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Andy García  •  Trevor Blumas  •  Chelsea Field  •  Teri Polo

Grand Avenue (1996)

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up her belongings and her children and move to northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Eloy Casados  •  Alexis Cruz

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up her belongings and her children and move to northern ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Tantoo Cardinal  •  Eloy Casados  •  Alexis Cruz

Our Spirits Don't Speak English (2008)

Told from the Native American perspective, this documentary will uncover the dark history of the U.S. government and will give a voice to the countless Indian children forced through the system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chip Richie
CAST:  Gaylen Ross  •  August Schellenberg

Told from the Native American perspective, this documentary will uncover the dark history of the U.S. government and will give a voice to the countless Indian children forced through the system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chip Richie
CAST:  Gaylen Ross  •  August Schellenberg
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