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    Winston Rekert

    6/10/1949

    Winston Rekert

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    Winston Houghton Rekert (June 10, 1949 – September 14, 2012) was a Canadian actor. He was best known for starring in the television series Adderly and Neon Rider. In 1985, he played the role of Detective Langevin in the American film Agnes of God. In the same year, he received a Genie Award nomination for Best Actor at the 6th Genie Awards for his performance in the film Walls. From 1986 to 1988, he starred as the lead character in the Canadian television series Adderly, a comedy drama that was a spoof of the spy genre. In 1987, he won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Continuing Dramatic Role for his work on the series. Following Adderly's cancellation, Rekert's childhood friend, Danny Virtue, pitched him an idea for a television series that eventually became Neon Rider. The series ran from 1990 to 1995 and starred Rekert as Michael Terry, a therapist who ran a ranch for troubled adolescents. He also worked on the series as a writer, director and producer. Through the show, he became involved with a variety of youth groups and was named the national spokesman for Youth at Risk. In 2003, he won his second Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for his appearance on the television series Blue Murder. In April 2012, he was awarded with the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award—an annual award that "recognizes professional performers displaying humanity, artistic integrity and encouragement of new talent." He died on September 14, 2012, at the age of 63 after a three-year battle with cancer. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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