Lorne originally planned to become a teacher but had a change of heart in 1989 when he enroled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta. Shortly before his graduation in 1993 he landed a role in Twelfth Night at Toronto's Shakespeare in the…more
Lorne Cardinal now makes his home in Hamilton, Ontario.
Cardinal is a rugby enthusiast. He played for the Strathcona Druids, in Alberta, becoming the first Aboriginal person to play for the team.
Lorne, along with the rest of his Corner Gas co-stars, was nominated for a 2007 Gemini Award in the category of "Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series for the episode "Gopher It".
Lorne, along with the rest of his Corner Gas co-stars, was nominated for a 2006 Gemini Award in the category of "Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series.
Lorne attended the University of Alberta and received his BFA in Acting in 1993.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Jessie Richardson Awards in 1998 and 1999.
Lorne Cardinal, along with the rest of the Corner Gas cast, appeared in a comedy benefit held in O'Hanlan's Pub in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 25, 2006. The night of comedy was held to support the Rachel Davis Foundation, a charity started by Corner Gas co-star, Janet Wright.
(comparing his Corner Gas character to the character he plays in Death of a Chief)
Lorne Cardinal: I love playing Davis, he's fun to do, but on the other hand, it is a two-dimensional character. As an actor, I need to, for myself, just to play with three-dimensional characters and go in a different emotional range, which is why I love Shakespeare, 'cause the language is so rich and there's so much there in the writing.