Art Hindle is the nephew of the actor Michael Kane. Inspired by his uncle, Hindle performed in local theater as a teenager, before ultimately taking a job as a stockbroker. However, brokering proved unsatisfying, so he quit to pursue acting professionally. He took a workshop with Eli Rill, where he learned about method acting, and took the skills to numerous auditions, often for television commercials. In 1971, Hindle booked his first film role, in "The Proud Rider," a motorcycle drama hoping to capitalize on the popularity of "Easy Rider." The producers were excited about their new star, though they entreated Hindle to choose a name that would better suit the matinee idol they hoped he'd become. He chose "Jeremy Kane" based on the suggestions of some surveyed schoolgirls and his inspiration, Uncle Michael. However, when Hindle told his uncle about his new moniker, Kane told him bluntly to keep his own name. Though credited as "Jeremy Kane" on "The Proud Rider," Hindle returned to his birth name immediately thereafter. Next he starred in "Winter Comes Early" (also known as "Face-Off"), a hockey drama that holds the distinction of being the first Canadian film production to have a budget that exceeded the million dollar mark. Shortly after this, Hindle followed work to Los Angeles, where he went on to build a career that has already included over 110 appearances in television and film including work on the Canadian television drama "Paradise Falls " as an actor and a director.