In March, Art Hindle will be saluted by his peers in the acting communuty with the Award of Excellence at the 20th anniversary of the ACTRA Awards.
It is a well deserved salute to a much-admired actor and crusading guild member with close to 200 IMDb credits and at least as many stories to go with them.
Over the years, I always sought out Art at industry functions just to hear again about his days on Dallas, E.N.G., "Porkys" and Paradise Falls and -- best of all -- his hair-raising adventures competing on Battle of the Network Stars.
We went overtime on this podcast episode just to get all these great career highlights in, including a previous high honour he received -- having his caricature drawn by the legendary Mort Drucker in the pages of Mad magazine.
Hear also about a part or two that got away, including a US network sitcom he was cast in with Kim Cattrall -- until some witch stole it from both of them!
All this plus his early feature film break as a hockey player doubled on ice by former Toronto Maple Leaf Jim McKenny. Art Hindle: living the Canadian acting dream.