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John Pyper-Ferguson is an Australian-born Canadian actor. He has appeared in a wide range of films and television shows. His notable works include playing Sonny Hamilton on Hamilton's Quest, Peter Hutter on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and Joe Whedon on Brothers & Sisters. He also portrayed Tomas Vergis on the science fiction drama television series Caprica.
John Pyper-Ferguson was born in Mordialloc, Australia, the son of Olympic swimmer Kathleen (née MacNamee) and Richard Ferguson. After a brief period in his birth place, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he was raised by his parents. He went to high school at Handsworth Secondary School, and later graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance.
Pyper-Ferguson began his acting career on the prime time drama Hamilton's Quest (1986) as Sonny Hamilton. This brought about Hollywood film roles in movies such as Prom Night II (1987), Pin (1988), Ski School (1990), Bird on a Wire (1990), Stay Tuned (1992), a brief appearance in Unforgiven (1992), and Killer Image (1992).
He concurrently continued his television career with several guest appearances, including shows like Night Heat (1987), 21 Jump Street (1990) as Joshua, Bordertown (1990-1991) as August Fox and Lonny Gibbons, Neon Rider (1990-1991) as Zak and Det. Miller, MacGyver (1991), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992), and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).
From 1993 to 1994, John played a recurring character on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as Pete Hutter. A significant moment in his career was his portrayal of Brian Cullen on Highlander (1994), for which he earned a Gemini Award-nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series.
Subsequent television guest roles consist of his appearances on Children of the Dust (1995), Legend (1995), Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995), recurrences on The X-Files (1995-1997) as Paul and Det. John Kresge, Nash Bridges (1996-1998) as Zack Spears, and The Outer Limits (1996) as Brian Chason (Episode: "Falling Star"). His subsequent credits include The Sentinel (1997), Millennium (1997-1998) as Jim Gilroy, Jake Waterston and Ben Fisher, Poltergeist: The Legacy (1997-1998), The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998-1999), Harsh Realm (1999), and finally Jack & Jill (1999) as Kevin (Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars").
Filling out the rest of the decade, he appears in several feature films like Frank & Jesse (1995) as Clell Miller, Hard Core Logo (1996), Drive (1997), For Richer or Poorer (1997), and I'll Take You There (1999).
He started appearing on the television series Arli$$ (2000), ER (2000), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2010) as Husband and Dr. William Byrne, a recurring role on The Huntress (2000-2001) as Jake Blumenthal, The Outer Limits (2001) as Dr. Kenneth Vaughn (Episode: "Mind Reacher"), Jack & Jill (2000-2001) as Kevin (Episodes: "When You Wish Upon a Car", "Starstruck", and "California Dreamin'"), The Guardian (2001), 24 (2003), a recurring role as Gabriel Sims on Jeremiah (2003-2004), Smallville (2005), CSI: Miami (2005), Into the West (2005) as Josiah Bell, The Closer (2005), and Night Stalker (2005-2006) as Agent Bernard Fain.
In 2006, John Pyper-Ferguson joined the main cast of Brothers & Sisters as a series regular, playing the character Joe Whedon.
From 2007 to 2011, his television credits are Everest (2007) as Roger Marshall, Cane (2007) as Hudson, The L Word (2008), Cold Case (2008) as Pete Doyle, Fear Itself (2008) as Rowdy Edlund, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009), Bones (2009), Mental (2009), Lie to Me (2009), Flashpoint (2009), Criminal Minds (2010), Lost (2010), White Collar (2010), Dark Blue (2010), Castle (2010), Hellcats (2011), Alphas (2011), and a performance on the science fiction series Fringe (2011), as two alternate versions of the character named John McClennan.
His film career moved on to notable movies like Pearl Harbor (2001), Black Dawn (2005), She's the Man (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Tekken (2010), Score: A Hockey Musical (2010), A Night for Dying Tigers (2010), Conviction (2010), Born to Race (2011), and Drive (2011).
From 2005 to 2013, Pyper-Ferguson has been cast in an abundance of TV shows set in the re-imagined BSG-universe. On the space opera thriller series Battlestar Galactica (2005-2006) he played Captain Cole 'Stinger' Taylor. On its science fiction drama prequel Caprica (2010), he portrayed Tomas Vergis, the Tauron billionaire and adversary of Daniel Graystone, with whom he - on multiple occasions - goes head-to-head. He played Xander Toth in the military science fiction television pilot entitled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
He plays Jack Jones in the 2013 film Three Days in Havana.
|1987||Prom Night II||Eddie Wood|
|1989||Bye Bye Blues||Duncan|
|1990||Ski School||Erich Blor|
|Bird on a Wire||Jamie|
|1991||Showdown at Williams Creek||Vowell|
|1992||Killer Image||Max Oliver|
|Stay Tuned||30 Something to Life|
|1993||Love, Cheat & Steal||Collins|
|The Road Killers||Hauser|
|1995||Frank & Jesse||Clell Miller|
|1996||Hard Core Logo||John Oxenberger|
|Somebody Is Waiting||Davis|
|1997||At the Hands of Another||Tab Michales||Short film|
|Space Marines||Col. Fraser|
|McHale's Navy||Interrupting Henchman|
|For Richer or Poorer||Henner Lapp|
|1999||I'll Take You There||Ray|
|Pearl Harbor||Naval Officer in Hospital|
|2003||The Wind Effect||Jake Porter||Short film|
|Betraying Reason||Reason Boles/Black Bart|
|2005||Vancouver||Constable #1||Short film|
|Fishbowl||Homeless Guy||Short film|
|Black Dawn||James Donovan||Direct-to-video|
|2006||She's the Man||Roger|
|X-Men: The Last Stand||Minivan Father|
|Score: A Hockey Musical||Coach Donker|
|A Night for Dying Tigers||Russell|
|2011||Born to Race||Frank Krueger|
|TBA||Three Days in Havana||Jack Jones|
|1979||The Littlest Hobo||n/a||Episode: "Little Girl Lost"|
|1986||Hamilton's Quest||Sonny Hamilton||Series regular|
|1987||American Harvest||Ricky||TV movie|
|Night Heat||John Edwards||Episode: "The Cost of Doing Business"|
|1988||Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop||n/a||Episode: "Boy Meets Dog"|
|1990||21 Jump Street||Dealer/Joshua|| Episodes:|
"Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom"
|1990-1991||Bordertown||August Fox/Lonny Gibbons|| Episodes:|
"Hand to Hand"
"The Road Chosen"
|1990-1991||Neon Rider||Zak/Det. Miller|| Episodes:|
"Twist in the Wind"
|1991||Mom P.I.||n/a||Episode: "Repo Ride"|
|MacGyver||Scott Bartlett||Episode: "The Wasteland"|
|1992||Home Movie||Bernard||TV movie|
|The Commish||Cory McBride||Episode: "Judgement Day"|
|Lightning Force||Malcolm||Episode: "Ice"|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Eli Hollander||Episode: "A Fistful of Datas"|
|Shadow of a Stranger||Robert Logan||TV movie|
|1993||Miracle on Interstate 880||Greg Helm||TV movie|
|Bodies of Evidence||Bruce Johnson||Episode: "Blindside"|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Critter||Episode: "An Innocent Man"|
|1993-1994||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Peter Hutter||7 episodes|
|1994-1998||Viper||Ray Bollo/Agent Harper|| Episode:|
|1994||Highlander||Brian Cullen||Episode: "Courage"|
|1995||The Watcher||n/a||Episode: "Heartburned"|
|University Hospital||Cal Chaney||Episode: "The Right Thing"|
|Children of the Dust||Sonny Boy||TV miniseries|
|Vanishing Son||n/a||Episode: "Jersey Girl"|
|Legend||Jack McCall||Episode: "The Life, Death, and Life of Wild Bill Hickock"|
|Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Earl Hastings||Episode: "Fear"|
|The Client||Hawkins||Episode: "Dear Harris"|
|1995-1997||The X-Files||Paul/Det. John Kresge|| Episodes:|
|1996-1998||Nash Bridges||Zack Spears|| Episodes:|
|1996-2001||The Outer Limits||Brian Chason/Dr. Kenneth Vaughn|| Episodes:|
|1997||The Sentinel||Dawson Quinn||Episode: "Survival"|
|1997-1998||Millennium||Jim Gilroy/Jake Waterston/Ben Fisher|| Episodes:|
"The Wild and the Innocent"
|1997-1998||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Baron de Rais/Nicholas Oldman|| Episodes:|
"Let Sleeping Demons Lie"
|1998||The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy||Heenoc Xian||TV movie|
|The Tempest||Gator Man||TV movie|
|1998-1999||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Top Dollar/Jason Danko|| Episodes:|
"Give Me Death"
|1999||Harsh Realm||John Cabot||Episode: "Leviathan"|
|1999-2001||Jack & Jill||Kevin|| Episodes:|
"Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars"
"When You Wish Upon a Car"
|2000||Arli$$||Aaron||Episode: "It's Who You Know"|
|ER||Tom Coggins||Episode: "Flight of Fancy"|
|2000-2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Husband/Dr. William Byrne|| Episodes:|
|2000-2001||The Huntress||Jake Blumenthal|| Episodes:|
"Run Ricky Run"
"Now You See Him"
|2001||The Waiting Game||Carl||TV movie|
|Gideon's Crossing||Tim Palmer||Episode: "Clinical Enigma"|
|The Guardian||Jerry||Episode: "Paternity"|
|Judging Amy||Paul Granson||Episode: "Imbroglio"|
|2002||Family Law||James Shaw||Episode: "Celano v. Foster"|
|Mentors||Butch Cassidy||Episode: "Dusty Trails"|
|Cabin Pressure||Gabriel Wingfield||TV movie|
|2003||Tom Stone||Maurice Washington||Episode: "Pants on Fire"|
|24||Inmate #1||Episode: "Day 3: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m."|
|2003-2004||Jeremiah||Gabriel Sims||6 episodes|
|2004||The Handler||Carl||Episode: "Bleak House"|
|The Division||Bob Pringle||Episode: "The Kids Are Alright"|
|Angel in the Family||Alex||TV movie|
|2005||Smallville||Dr. William McBride||Episode: "Unsafe"|
|CSI: Miami||Eddie Michaelson||Episode: "One Night Stand"|
|Into the West||Josiah Bell||TV miniseries|
|The Closer||Attorney Andy Osterman||Episode: "The Big Picture"|
|Killer Instinct||Detective Sean Landry||Episode: "Five Easy Pieces"|
|2005-2006||Battlestar Galactica||Captain Cole 'Stinger' Taylor|| Episodes:|
"Resurrection Ship: Part 1"
|2005-2006||Night Stalker||Agent Bernard Fain|| Episodes:|
|2006||For the Love of a Child||Richard||TV movie|
|In Justice||Michael Solletti||Episode: "Badge of Honor"|
|2006-2007||Brothers & Sisters||Joe Whedon||Series regular|
|2007||Everest||Roger Marshall|| Episodes:|
|2008||The L Word||Michael Angelo||Episode: "Lady of the Lake"|
|Cold Case||Pete Doyle||Episode: "Bad Reputation"|
|Fear Itself||Rowdy Edlund||Episode: "Skin and Bones"|
|2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||George McCarthy||Episode: "Desert Cantos"|
|Bones||Landis Collar||Episode: "The Science in the Physicist"|
|Mental||Andy Foito||Episode: "Roles of Engagement"|
|Lie to Me||Jamie Cowley||Episode: "Truth or Consequences"|
|Flashpoint||Charles Stewart||Episode: "The Farm"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Wilson Summers||Episode: "Risky Business"|
|Lost||Oceanic Delivery Man||Episode: "The End"|
|Rookie Blue||Dean||Episode: "Signals Crossed"|
|White Collar||Edgar Halbridge/Steve Price||Episode: "Unfinished Business"|
|Dark Blue||Kyle Erikson||Episode: "Brother's Keeper"|
|Caprica||Tomas Vergis||6 episodes|
|Castle||Dean Donegal||Episode: "Murder Most Fowl"|
|2011||Hellcats||Rex Perkins||Episode: "I'm Sick Y'all"|
|Fringe||John McClennan||Episode: "One Night in October"|
|2011–2012||Alphas||Stanton Parish||10 episodes|
|2012||Hannah's Law||McMurphy||TV movie|
|Less Than Kind||Jack||Episode: "Play It Again, Sam"|
|Grimm||Hayden Walker||Episode: "Bad Moon Rising"|
|Longmire||Leland||Episode: "An Incredibly Beautiful Thing"|
|Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome||Xander Toth||TV movie|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||Kurt Flynn||Episode: "Welcome to Storybrooke"|
|Deception||Wyatt Scott|| Episodes:|
"Stay With Me"
"Good Luck With Your Death"
"You're the Bad Guy"
"I'll Start with the Hillbilly"
|Motive||Charles Stanwyck||Episode: "Undertow"|