Date of Birth 12 July 1930, Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Birth Name Gordon Edward Pinsent Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Biography Son of the late Stephen Arthur and Flossie (Cooper) Pinsent, Gordon served with the Royal Canadian Regiment from 1948-51. Gordon received an L.L.D. from the University P.E.I. in 1975, an Honorary doctorate from Queen's University in 1988, as well as from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island. Gordon is a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has a daughter Leah as well as a son and daughter from an earlier marriage (Barry and Beverly Kennedy). He has a brother named Harry. Gordon left Newfoundland at the age of 17 and began his career on stage. His first theatrical experiences were in Winnipeg, Manitoba. While there he was involved in the first live radio drama out of Winnipeg. He then moved east, working in Toronto and Stratford, Ontario. In addition to acting, he has written a number of stage plays including 'Corner Green' for the Newfoundland amateur drama festival. The play was staged in St. John's, Newfoundland in April of 1997, and was was based upon life his hometown of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Gordon is very active in charities.