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John Pyper-Ferguson is an Australian-born Canadian actor best known for his roles in Hamilton's Quest, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Highlander, and Brothers & Sisters.

Biography[]

Pyper-Ferguson was born in Mordialloc, Australia, on February 27, 1964. His parents were Richard and Kathleen Ferguson. After a brief period of being raised in his birthplace, he moved with the rest of his family to Vancouver, Canada, where he spent the remainder of his early life. Pyper-Ferguson attended Handsworth Secondary School, and later graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. He began his acting career on the prime-time drama series Hamilton's Quest. The success of this role helped him land Hollywood film roles in movies such as Prom Night II, Pin, Ski School, Bird on a Wire, Stay Tuned, and Killer Image, along with a brief appearance in Unforgiven. He concurrently continued his television career with several guest-star appearances in shows like Night Heat, 21 Jump Street, Bordertown, Neon Rider, MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Walker, Texas Ranger.

From 1993 to 1994, Pyper-Ferguson portrayed a recurring character named Pete Hutter on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.. He also portrayed Brian Cullen on Highlander, later earning from the performance a nomination for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series. He made subsequent guest-star roles on Children of the Dust, Legend, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, The X-Files, Nash Bridges, The Outer Limits, The Sentinel, Millennium, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Harsh Realm, and Jack & Jill. By the end of the decade, Pyper-Ferguson also appeared in several feature films like Frank & Jesse, Hard Core Logo, Drive, For Richer or Poorer, and I'll Take You There.

At the start of the 21st century, he started making more major appearances on the TV shows Arli$$, ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Huntress (in which he had a recurring role), The Outer Limits, Jack & Jill, The Guardian, 24, Jeremiah (in which he had a recurring role), Smallville, CSI: Miami, Into the West, The Closer, and Night Stalker. In 2006, Pyper-Ferguson became a series regular of Brothers & Sisters, portraying the role of Joe Whedon. Afterwards, from 2007 to 2011, he appeared in the shows Everest, Cane, The L Word, Cold Case, Fear Itself, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Bones, Mental, Lie to Me, Flashpoint, Criminal Minds (as an unsub), Lost, White Collar, Dark Blue, Castle, Hellcats, and Alphas. In 2011, Pyper-Ferguson made a performance on the sci-fi series Fringe, in which he portrayed two alternate versions of John McClennan.

Pyper-Ferguson's career in feature films also skyrocketed during the 21st century. He was able to land notable appearances in movies like Pearl Harbor, Black Dawn, She's the Man, X-Men: The Last Stand, Tekken, Score: A Hockey Musical, A Night for Dying Tigers, Conviction, Born to Race, and Drive. From 2005 to 2013, he was cast in several TV shows set in the re-imagined BSG universe. On the space-opera thriller series Battlestar Galactica, Pyper-Ferguson portrayed Captain Cole "Stinger" Taylor. On its sci-fi drama prequel Caprica, he portrayed Tomas Vergis, the Tauron billionaire and adversary of Daniel Graystone. He went on to portray Xander Toth in the military sci-fi TV pilot entitled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.

On Criminal Minds[]

Pyper-Ferguson portrayed Münchausen Syndrome by proxy-afflicted killer and serial killer by proxy Will Summers, who appeared in the Season Five episode "Risky Business".

Filmography[]

  • Hexengeddon (2020) - Reverend Tanner
  • The 100 - 10 episodes (2017-2020) - Bill Cadogan
  • The Blacklist (2019) - Daniel Hutton
  • Burning Kentucky (2019) - Jaxon
  • The Last Ship - 26 episodes (2014-2018) - Tex Nolan
  • Suits - 13 episodes (2015-2018) - Jack Soloff
  • The Detectives (2018) - Detective Mike Eastham
  • Queen of the South - 4 episodes (2017) - Finnerman
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 3 episodes (2017) - Tucker Shockley
  • American Horror Story (2016) - Mr. Cage
  • Wolves (2014) - Wild Joe
  • The Remaining (2014) - Pastor Shay
  • Burn Notice - 6 episodes (2013) - James Kendrick
  • Motive (2013) - Charles Stanwyck
  • Deception - 5 episodes (2013) - Wyatt Scott
  • Once Upon a Time (2013) - Kurt Flynn
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) - Xander Toth
  • Alphas - 10 episodes (2011-2012) - Stanton Parish
  • Grimm (2012) - Hayden Walker
  • Longmire (2012) - Leland (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Hannah's Law (2012) - Frank McMurphy
  • The Firm (2012) - Jim Thorne (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Less Than Kind - 3 episodes (2012) - Jack
  • Born to Race (2011) - Frank Krueger
  • Fringe (2011) - John McClennan
  • Drive (2011) - Bearded Redneck
  • Hellcats (2011) - Rex Perkins
  • Castle (2010) - Dean Donegal
  • Caprica - 6 episodes (2010) - Tomas Vergis
  • Conviction (2010) - Aidan
  • A Night for Dying Tigers (2010) - Russell (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Score: A Hockey Musical (2010) - Coach Donker
  • Dark Blue (2010) - Kyle Erikson
  • White Collar (2010) - Steve Price
  • Rookie Blue (2010) - Dean
  • Die (2010) - Jacob Odessa
  • Lost (2010) - Arnie Bocklin
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 2 episodes (2000-2010) - Doctor William Burke/Husband
  • Tekken (2010) - Bonner
  • Criminal Minds - "Risky Business" (2010) TV episode - Wilson Summers
  • Flashpoint (2009) - Charles Stewart
  • Lie to Me (2009) - Jamie Cowley
  • Hungry Hills (2009) - Ray Kane
  • Mental (2009) - Andy Foito
  • Bones (2009) - Landis Collar
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2009) - George McCarthy
  • Fear Itself (2008) - Rowdy Edlund
  • Cold Case (2008) - Pete Doyle
  • The L Word (2008) - Michael Angelo
  • Everest - 4 episodes (2007) - Roger Marshall
  • Cane - 3 episodes (2007) - Hudson
  • Brothers & Sisters - 28 episodes (2006-2007) - Joe Whedon
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) - Minivan Father
  • In Justice (2006) - Michael Solletti (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • She's the Man (2006) - Roger (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Night Stalker - 3 episodes (2005-2006) - Agent Bernard Fain
  • For the Love of a Child (2006) - Richard
  • Battlestar Galactica - 2 episodes (2005-2006) - Captain Cole 'Stinger' Taylor
  • Black Dawn (2005) - James Donovan
  • Fishbowl (2005) - Homeless Guy
  • Killer Instinct (2005) - Detective Sean Landry (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Vancouver (2005) - Constable #1
  • The Closer (2005) - Attorney Andy Osterman (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Into the West (2005) - Josiah Bell
  • CSI: Miami (2005) - Eddie Michaelson
  • Smallville (2005) - Doctor William McBride
  • The Handler - 2 episodes (2004) - Carl
  • Angel in the Family (2004) - Alex
  • The Division (2004) - Bob Pringle
  • Jeremiah - 6 episodes (2003-2004) - Gabriel Sims
  • 24 (2003) - Inmate #1
  • Betraying Reason (2003) - Reason Boles/Black Bart
  • The Wind Effect (2003) - Jake Porter
  • Tom Stone (2003) - Maurice Washington
  • Cabin Pressure (2002) - Gabriel Wingfield (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Mentors (2002) - Butch Cassidy
  • Family Law (2002) - James Shaw
  • Judging Amy (2001) - Paul Granson
  • The Guardian (2001) - Jerry
  • The Outer Limits - 2 episodes (1996-2001) - Doctor Kenneth Vaughn/Brian Chason
  • The Huntress - 3 episodes (2000-2001) - Jake Blumenthal
  • Pearl Harbor (2001) - Naval Officer in Hospital (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Lonesome (2001) - Tom Lawless
  • Jack & Jill - 4 episodes (1999-2001) - Kevin
  • Gideon's Crossing (2000) - Tim Palmer
  • ER (2000) - Tom Coggins
  • Arli$$ (2000) - Aaron
  • Harsh Realm (1999) - John Cabot (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • I'll Take You There (1999) - Ray
  • The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 4 episodes (1998-1999) - Top Dollar/Jason Danko
  • The Tempest (1998) - Gator Man
  • Viper - 2 episodes (1994-1998) - Agent Harper/Ray Bollo
  • The Waiting Game (1998) - Carl
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy - 2 episodes (1997-1998) - Nicholas Oldman/Baron de Rais
  • Millennium - 2 episodes (1997-1998) - Ben Fisher/Jake Waterston
  • Nash Bridges - 2 episodes (1996-1998) - Zack Spears
  • The Osiris Chronicles (1998) - Heenoc Xian
  • At the Hands of Another (1997) - Tab Michales
  • The X-Files - 3 episodes (1995-1997) - Detective John Kresge/Paul
  • For Richer or Poorer (1997) - Henner Lapp
  • Drive (1997) - Vic Madison
  • The Sentinel (1997) - Dawson Quinn
  • McHale's Navy (1997) - Interrupting Henchman
  • Somebody Is Waiting (1996) - Davis Korsack (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Downdraft (1996) - Spike
  • Space Marines (1996) - Colonel Fraser
  • Hard Core Logo (1996) - John Oxenberger
  • The Client (1995) - Hawkins
  • Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) - Earl Hastings
  • Legend (1995) - Jack McCall
  • Vanishing Son (1995) - Keith
  • Children of the Dust - 2 episodes (1995) - Sonny Boy (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • University Hospital (1995) - Cal Chaney
  • The Watcher (1995) - Stefan
  • Highlander (1994) - Brian Cullen (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Frank & Jesse (1994) - Clell Miller
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - 7 episodes (1993-1994) - Peter Hutter
  • The Road Killers (1994) - Hauser
  • Every Breath (1994) - Hal
  • Love, Cheat & Steal (1993) - Collins
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) - Critter
  • Bodies of Evidence (1993) - Bruce Johnson
  • Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993) - Greg Helm
  • Home Movie (1992) - Bernard
  • Shadow of a Stranger (1992) - Robert Logan
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992) - Eli Hollander
  • Conan: The Adventurer - 2 episodes (1992) - Unknown Character (voice, credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Stay Tuned (1992) - 30 Something to Life (credited as John Pyper Ferguson)
  • Unforgiven (1992) - Charley Hecker
  • Lightning Force (1992) - Malcolm
  • The Commish (1992) - Cory McBride
  • Killer Image (1992) - Max Oliver
  • Mom P.I. (1991) - Unknown Character
  • Neon Rider (1990-1991) - Detective Miller/Zak
  • Showdown at Williams Creek (1991) - Vowell
  • Bordertown - 2 episodes (1990-1991) - Lonny Gibbons/August Fox
  • MacGyver (1991) - Scott Bartlett
  • Ski School (1990) - Erich Blor
  • 21 Jump Street - 2 episodes (1990) - Joshua/Dealer
  • Bird on a Wire (1990) - Jamie
  • The Campbells (1990) - Harry Thorpe (credited as John Ferguson)
  • Bye Bye Blues (1989) - Duncan (credited as John Ferguson)
  • War of the Worlds (1989) - Alien Mutant #2 (credited as John Ferguson)
  • Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (1998) - Unknown Character
  • Pin (1988) - Stan Fraker (credited as John Ferguson)
  • Night Heat (1987) - John Edwards (credited as John Ferguson)
  • Prom Night II (1987) - Eddie Wood (credited as John Ferguson)
  • American Harvest (1987) - Ricky (credited as John Ferguson)
  • Hamilton's Quest (1986) - Sonny Hamilton
  • The Littlest Hobo (1979) - Unknown Character (credited as John Ferguson)

External Links[]

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

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