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Michael Ironside, who played Jester in the 1986 film 'Top Gun,' later starred in films such as 'Total Recall' in 1990 and 'Free Willy' in 1993. In 1995, he reunited with fellow 'Top Gun' cast member Anthony Edwards by playing the recurring role of Dr. William 'Wild Willy' Swift on the medical drama 'ER.'
Ironside portrayed Jean Rasczak in the 1997 movie 'Starship Troopers' and Bob Brown in the 2000 film 'The Perfect Storm.' During the next few years, Ironside appeared on shows such as 'Walker, Texas Range,' 'Andromed,' 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Cold Case.' In 2004 and 2010, he played General Sam Lane on the WB Superman-themed drama series 'Smallville.'
Ironside has a daughter Adrienne, who is an actress and colleague of tattoo artist and reality star Kat Von D, was born in 1974.
Ironside married Karen Marls Dimwiddie in 1986. Their daughter Findlay was born in 1988.
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