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Charles William David Mesure is an English-born-Australian actor best known for his role as Kees Van Dam in the legal drama series Street Legal.

Biography[]

Mesure was born on August 12, 1970, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. The names of Mesure's parents are not known, as is why he wanted to be an actor. What is known is that Mesure graduated from both the University of Sydney and the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Mesure got his first on-screen role in 1995, when he was cast as an unknown character for at least one episode of the dramatic adventure series Mirror, Mirror. Mesure got his first major role a year later, when he was first cast as Ryan Waters, a gay bartender who has a crush on a man named Damon South, for all 26 episodes of the dramatic soap opera series City Life. Mesure has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as V, Once Upon a Time, Castle, The Mentalist, Occupation, Outrageous Fortune, Kaitangata Twitch, This Is Not My Life, Street Legal, Without a Trace, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, Marple, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Mesure portrayed Edgar Solomon, an international gangster and torturer hired to abduct and torture Derek Morgan, in the Season Eleven episode "Derek".

Filmography[]

  • The Magicians - 10 episodes (2015-2020) - The Beast
  • Occupation (2018) - Arnold
  • Once Upon a Time - 6 episodes (2014-2018) as Black Beard
  • Dead of Summer - 5 episodes (2016) - Sheriff Heelan
  • Blue Bloods (2016) - Garda Commissioner Farrelly
  • Criminal Minds - "Derek" (2016) TV episode - Edgar Solomon
  • Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce - 5 episodes (2014-2016) - Ralf
  • Castle (2015) - Liam Hollister
  • Mis-drop (2014) - Sergeant Vaughn
  • The Mentalist (2014) - Edwin MacKaye
  • Burn Notice (2013) - Jack Frakes
  • Marple (2013) - Greg Dyson
  • Desperate Housewives - 15 episodes (2011-2012) - Ben Faulkner
  • V - 18 episodes (2010-2011) - Kyle Hobbes
  • This Is Not My Life - 13 episodes (2010) - Alec Ross
  • Kaitangata Twitch - 13 episodes (2010) - Carey Gallagher
  • Outrageous Fortune - 14 episodes (2009-2010) - Detective Sergeant Zane Gerard
  • Las Vegas (2007) - Paul Grant
  • Ghost Whisperer (2007) - The Messenger
  • Crossing Jordan - 12 episodes (2005-2007) - J.D. Pollack
  • Cold Case (2006) - Tom McCree
  • Bones (2006) - Pete Sanders
  • Briar & Graves (2005) - Father Malachi Briar
  • Without a Trace - 2 episodes (2005) - Emil Dornvald
  • Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005) - Watkins
  • Stacked - 2 episodes (2005) - Eddie
  • Boogeyman (2005) - Tim's Father
  • Lost (2005) - Bryan
  • Skin & Bone (2003) - Clean
  • Street Legal - 51 episodes (2000-2003) - Kees van Dam
  • Superfire (2002) - Trent Holbrook
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - 7 episodes (1997-2001) - Michael
  • The Life & Times of Te Tutu (1999) - Derek
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - 2 episodes (1998-1999) - Archangel Michael
  • A Twist in the Tale (1999) - Nick Martinelli
  • Tiger Country (1998) - Constable Barry Gardener
  • City Life - 26 episodes (1996-1998) - Ryan Waters
  • Duggan (1997) - Billy Jamieson
  • Mirror, Mirror (1995) - Unknown Character

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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