The Rycroft Actor You’ve Been Watching For Years

He’s been on TV since 1971, appearing in iconic shows like The Beachcombers, Danger Bay, Perry Mason, Mom P.I., Neon Rider, The X Files and Poltergeist: The Legacy.  He made an appearance in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan and Ernest Rides Again, not to mention many TV movies.  Much of his work is Canadian-made.

But did you know that Alex Diakun was born just down the road from Spirit River in Rycroft, Alberta?

In 2001, this local actor had a role in Valentine, starring Denise Richards and David Boreanaz.  He showed up in The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, Agent Cody Banks, Andromeda and Supernatural.  Diakun was in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood with Martin Short in 2004.

Alex Diakun is Chick Savoy on Da Vinci’s Inquest, a role written just for him.

So next time you turn on that TV, keep an eye out for Alex Diakun, our local star!  For a full list of his appearances (it’s a long list), click here : IMDb

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