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Gil Bellows (1967)

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Gil Bellows is a Canadian film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption, Billy Thomas in the television series Ally McBeal and as CIA agent Matt Callan in the television series The Agency.


 early life
Bellows was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Magee Secondary School with fellow future actress Carrie-Anne Moss. After graduation he pursued a career in acting, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Bellows is known for his first motion picture role as Tommy in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption. Also in 1994 he played the lead role Watty Watt in the film "Love and a .45" with Renee Zellweger, as CIA agent Matt Callan in the television series The Agency and as Billy Thomas in the television series Ally McBeal. Bellows also appeared in the psychological thriller Chasing Sleep as Detective Derm, opposite star Jeff Daniels. He appeared in The Weather Man as a perverted rehabilitation counsellor. He is in the film Black Day Blue Night and Stars in Snow White: A Tale Of Terror as Will. He plays in a French film Un amour de sorcière as Michael Firth .
He has even more recently appeared on the Hallmark Channel original film Final Days of Planet Earth and the Canadian television series Terminal City.

In 2007, he completed filming for Kill Kill Faster Faster, which is a contemporary film noir inspired by the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Joel Rose.

Bellows also played a State Department Officer in '', a television film prequel to the seventh season of 24''.

He starred in the Super Channel Science-Fiction adventure thriller film Infected.

Bellows has also appeared as Maxwell Lord in Smallville in the Season 9 episodes "Charade" and "Hostage".

In 2010, Bellows had a recurring role in FlashForward as Timothy, a window-washer who becomes a born again Christian and evangelist after a near-death experience. Bellows also co-starred in the movie Unthinkable that same year.

He co-starred with Steve Austin and Eric Roberts in the 2010 action film Hunt to Kill, and in 2011 co-starred with Macha Grenon and Julia Stone in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom. He will star in the upcoming feature film The Samaritan.

 personal life
Gil Bellows is married to Rya Kihlstedt and has two children.

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