Frederick Reginald "Michael" Ironside (born February 12, 1950) is a Canadian actor who is mostly known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes, though he has also portrayed sympathetic characters. Ironside is a method actor, who stays in character between takes. In film and television, he is best known for playing roles such as Darryl Revok in Scanners, Ham Tyler on V, Lt. Cmdr. Rick "Jester" Heatherly in Top Gun, Richter in Total Recall, Gen. Katana in Highlander II: The Quickening, Captain Oliver Hudson in seaQuest 2032, Lt. Jean Rasczak in Starship Troopers, General Sam Lane in Smallville, Lewis Snart in The Flash, and many other roles.
In voice acting, he voiced Tyler in Heavy Metal 2000, Darkseid in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League (alongside Clancy Brown), Colonel Moss in Wolverine and the X-Men, Sam Fisher in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series up until Splinter Cell: Conviction, The Dark Knight Returns version of Batman in The New Batman Adventures and the Triceraton Emperor Zanramon in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.