J. C. MacKenzie (born October 17) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his roles as "Arnold Spivak" in Steven Bochco's ABC award winning television series "Murder One" (1995-1997), Reagan "Normal" Ronald in James Cameron's "Dark Angel" television series (FOX 2000-2002) and "Ludlow " in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" (2004).
MacKenzie was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada to Bill and Mary MacKenzie, a pharmacist and a nurse. He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario with three brothers. Attended Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, England.
He spent several years working in theatres across Canada until he was hand picked by Neil Simon to do the national tour of Simon's play" Biloxi Blues, which ran over 600 performances over the course of a year and a half.
His first television success came as "Arnold Spivak " in Steven Bochco's Emmy award winning television series,"Murder One," which ran for two seasons on ABC. He was cast as Reagan "Normal "Ronald in James Cameron's "Dark Angel" television series, which won the People Choice Award and ran for two seasons on FOX from 2000-2002. He has made over 150 appearances in episodic television and has been cast by the legendary director, Martin Scorsese three times in: "The Aviator"," "The Departed," and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
He currently lives in Los Angeles and New York with his partner, screenwriter, Erin Cressida Wilson and their nine year old son, Liam.