Duncan, ilana and Baby KJ in NYC with Duncan Regehr.

February 18, 2007

While very pleasant, Duncan seemed a little "out of it" when baby KJ and I arrived at his table.  Could have been jet lag as we arrived early in the day.

As you can see from the picture, Duncan has an amazing stature.  It's no wonder his character in "V" was so compelling!  At a stunning 6'5, when I mentioned "V" might be brought back, he said he would be happy to reprise his role as Charles.  Of course, anything is possible in the sci-fi world, but we did witness him shrivel up into a burnt piece of cardboard after drinking the deadly wedding drink with Diana.

I asked him how come there were no "V" pictures on his table and he said that the convention people asked him to keep it strictly comic book style and to display his artwork.  I haven't seen any mention that he's done other conventions, so I politely advised him that next time he may want to keep some "secret" pictures under the table in case fans of his acting work show up.

Duncan was there with his biggest fan (Kate?), a nice lady who started out with one piece of Duncan's artwork, and quickly purchased an enormous collection.  She was acting as his volunteer assistant to collect the money for the autographs and any artwork he sold.

When talking about his family, Duncan seemed to be very much still in love with his wife, Catherine.

Background information from IMDB:

Duncan Peter Regehr was born in Alberta and raised in Victoria, Canada. In his youth he distinguished himself as a champion figure skater, then had his own radio program at age 16. Regehr was also an Olympic boxing contender, and a classically trained Shakespearean stage performer in his native Canada before tackling Hollywood in 1980, where he began to develop his work in film. From 1986 to the present Duncan Regehr has continued to paint, write, and film throughout the world.

Less known about Duncan Regehr is that he is also a highly accomplished and internationally exhibited artist. As a child he was encouraged by his father, artist Peter Regehr, to develop his talents. He later studied painting with Dutch Surrealist, Henry Poesiat, as well as literature, psychology and sociology at Camosun College on Vancouver Island.

Regehr first exhibited in 1974 at the Stratford festival in Ontario. The following year he showed at the Yorkville Art Center in Toronto. Since then, numerous exhibitions in Canada, the USA, Britain and Europe have attracted the attention of museums, critics and the public. His work is found in important collections worldwide, among them are the Smithsonian Institute (West Coast Archives USA), The Jilin Collection (China), The Kunsthallen (Copenhagen), Focus on the Masters Archives for the Getty Museum (USA), and the Syllavethy Collection of Scotland (GB).

Regehr's automonograph, "The Dragon's Eye: An Artist's View," received international acclaim and was lauded by art critics and literary reviewers as a book of visual and poetic excellence. In 1996 he won the American Vision
Award of Distinction in the Arts, and was granted the lifetime appellation, 'Royal Canadian Artist' with honours in the year 2000 by the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the Queen's Governor General for his outstanding artistic achievements.

Regehr lives and works out of studios in the United States and Canada. His art may be viewed on his only official website.