Photo: Johnny Issaluk


film, performance

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

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Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet), NU


Johnny Issaluk is an actor, athlete, performer and cultural educator from the hamlet of Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet), NU. He is now based in Iqaluit, NU. He is best known for his roles in AMC’s The Terror (2018) and the film Indian Horse (2017). He is also a deeply engaged volunteer and has won several awards for his contribution to society and volunteerism with youth and promoting Inuit culture and traditional games.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Featured Fellow: Johnny Issaluk January 2, 2019
Celebrated Inuit tells Brighton students to challenge themselves November 10, 2017 John Campbell
President Kotierk Congratulates Issaluk on Being Selected Cultural Ambassador During Canada 150 February 15, 2017 NTI


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Name Year Gallery
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Vancouver Olympic Games 2010


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012 Governor General of Canada


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
The Breathing Hole 2017 Actor - Nukilik/Totalik


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Sila 2018 Actor
Falls Around Her 2018 Actor - Albert
The Terror 2018 Actor