Earl Pastko is an American-Canadian film and television actor. He was born in Chicago and moved to Canada in 1985.
Pastko is a founding member of Chicago's Remains Theater Company. He has worked extensively in theatre with noted directors Ken McDougall, Paul Bettis, Alexander Hausvater, Brian Quirt, Vikki Anderson and Morris Panych, among others. Pastko received a Dora nomination for his performance in 'La Ronde' and a Jessie nomination for 'The Ends of The Earth'. His most recent stage appearances were as Lars in The Company Theatre's highly praised production of 'Festen' and as Alexander Stern in 'The Rant', presented by Chicago's Mary Arrcher Theatre Co.
His best known film roles are as Satan in Bruce McDonald's 'Highway 61'; as Harley Otis in Atom Egoyan's 'The Sweet Hereafter'; as the artist in Jeremy Podeswa's 'Eclipse'; and the hotel detective in David Weaver's 'Century Hotel'. Pastko has also worked with George A. Romero (Land of the Dead); Eugene Levy (Sodbusters); and Roger Christian (Masterminds and Battlefield Earth).
Pastko's television appearances include Street Justice, Highlander, Street Legal, Kung Fu, Lonesome Dove, Poltergeist, Lexx, Stargate, La Femme Nikita, Once A Thief, The Eleventh Hour, This Is Wonderland, Zixx, Living in Your Car, and The Murdoch Mysteries.