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John Pyper-Ferguson (1964)

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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 recently portrayed Tomas Vergis on the science fiction drama television series Caprica.

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 early life
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 country of birth, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he was raised by his parents. Pyper-Ferguson went to high school at Handsworth Secondary School. He later graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance.

 personal life
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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 1986-1999
Pyper-Ferguson began his acting career on the prime time drama Hamilton's Quest as Sonny Hamilton. This brought about Hollywood film roles in movies such as Prom Night II , Pin , Ski School , Bird on a Wire , Stay Tuned , a brief appearance in Unforgiven , and Killer Image .

He concurrently continued his television career with several guest appearances, including shows like Night Heat , 21 Jump Street as Joshua, Bordertown (1990-1991) as August Fox and Lonny Gibbons, Neon Rider (1990-1991) as Zak and Det. Miller, MacGyver , Star Trek: The Next Generation , and Walker, Texas Ranger .

From 1993 to 1994, John played a recurring character on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. as Peter Hutter. A significant moment in his career was his portrayal of Brian Cullen on Highlander , for which he earned a Gemini Award-nomination; Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series.

A continuous overview of subsequent television guest roles consist of his appearances on Children of the Dust , Legend , Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years , recurrences on The X-Files (1995-1997) as Paul and Det. John Kresge, Nash Bridges (1996-1998) as Zack Spears, and The Outer Limits as Brian Chason (Episode: "Falling Star"). The following credits are The Sentinel , 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 , and finally Jack & Jill as Kevin (Episode: "Pseudos, Sex and Sidebars").

Filling out the rest of the decade, he appears in several feature films like Frank & Jesse as Clell Miller, Hard Core Logo , Drive , For Richer or Poorer , and I'll Take You There .

 2000-present
The new millennium began with a plethora of roles, as he started appearing on the television series Arli$$ , ER , 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 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 , 24 , a recurring role as Gabriel Sims on Jeremiah (2003-2004), Smallville , CSI: Miami , Into the West as Josiah Bell, The Closer , 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 as Roger Marshall, Cane as Hudson, The L Word , Cold Case as Pete Doyle, Fear Itself as Rowdy Edlund, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles , Bones , Mental , Lie to Me , Flashpoint , Criminal Minds , Lost , White Collar , Dark Blue , Castle , Hellcats , Alphas , and an exceptional performance on the science fiction series Fringe , as two alternate versions of the character named John McClennan.

The continuation of his film career moved on to notable 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 and onwards, Pyper-Ferguson have been cast in an abundance of TV-shows set in the reimagined 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 , he portrayed Tomas Vergis, the Tauron billionaire and adversary of Daniel Graystone, with whom he - on multiple occasions - goes head-to-head.

He is set to play Xander Toth in the upcoming military science fiction television pilot entitled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. He is playing a character named Jack Jones in the 2012-film, Three Days in Havana.

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