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Michael McManus (Canadian actor)

Michael McManus
Born (1962-04-15) April 15, 1962
London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor

Michael McManus (born April 15, 1962) is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of the ex-assassin Kai in the sci-fi series Lexx.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • Award nominations 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Michael McManus was born in London, Ontario, Canada. He studied acting at the University of Alberta in Canada before embarking on an acting career.


He has appeared in various television and film roles including Forever Knight, A Taste of Shakespeare, and the 1994 film Paint Cans, opposite Neve Campbell.


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Speaking Parts Lance
1994 Paint Cans Jeff
1998 Dog Park Derrick, the Waiter
2004 Alle Lieben Ihre Kinder Hitman Germany 2004
2009 Blissestrasse Pastor William Produced and written by Paul Donovan
Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Killing Ground Randell Television movie
The Squamish Five Brent Taylor Television movie
1990 Inside Stories Terry Dempsey Television movie
1992 Forever Knight Father Pierre Rochefort Episode: "For I Have Sinned"
1993 Family Pictures Philip O'Casey Television movie
1993 Sound and the Silence, the Story of Alexander Graham Bell Bert Grosevenor Canadian Television miniseries
1997 Lexx: The Dark Zone Kai 4 episodes
1997–2002 Lexx Kai 61 episodes
1998 Nothing Sacred Viktor Television movie
Hard to Forget John Gilman Television movie
2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Sir Nigel Hartwell Episode: "The Book of Knowledge"
2001 A Taste of Shakespeare Edmund 1 episode

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1990 Genie Award Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Speaking Parts

External links

  • Fans site

Some woman purchased Michael McManus's domain name,, and built a webpage dedicated to Kai. "It's a little weird," said McManus. "I think she's pretty energetic."

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