John Dunsworth



Born on April 12, 1946 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, John Dunsworth is a theater actor best known for his appearance in Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion. The second of ten kids, he took on acting at the University of Guelph but eventually dropped out in his fourth year. He still bagged gigs in several CBC radio dramas, including productions at the Neptune Theater in Halifax.

In 1970, Dunsworth leased an abandoned building on Halifax’s waterfront, to convert it to what would become the city’s first and most successful alternative theater production house. In 1987, he founded Filmworks Casting where he worked with some of the best people in the biz, including director Mike Clattenburg, whom he met in the mid-1990s.

Dunsworth’s other screen credits include Pit Pony, The Shippine News, The Christmas Shoes, A Bug and a Bag of Weed and Stuck in 2007. In 2010, he was cast as Dave Teagues on the SyFy series Haven, about a small town in Maine where people with supernatural powers go to live.


2011: Cloudburst - Arnold
2010: Haven (TV series) - Dave Teagues
2010: The Gospel According to the Blues (TV movie) - Manager
2009: Guess Who's Knocking (short) - Joseph
2009: Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns (short) - Greg
2009: Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - Jim Lahey
2008: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (TV movie) -
Jim Lahey
2001-2007: Trailer Park Boys (TV series) - Jim Lahey
2007: Stuck - Cabbie
2006: The Conclave - Cardinal Calandrini
2006: Trailer Park Boys: The Movie - Mr. Lahey
2006: A Bug and a Bag of Weed - Geoff
2005: Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (TV movie) - ?mery Beaulieu
2005: The Hunt for the BTK Killer (TV movie) - Pastor
2005: Ambulance Girl (TV movie)
2005: Serious Miracles (short) - Mr. Garrety
2005: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (TV movie) - Samuels
2005: Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (TV movie) - Jim Burns
2005: Funpak (TV series) - Nero
2004: The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special (TV movie) - Jim Lahey
2004: The Riverman (TV movie) - Haney
2004: Sleep Murder (TV movie) - Lance
2004: Reversible Errors (TV movie) - Ike
2004: A Hole in One - Pastor
2003: Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (TV movie) - Naval Officer McNabb
2003: Blessings (TV movie) - Deputy
2002: Lift-Off (short)
2002: A Family's Decision (TV movie) - Manager
1997-2002: Lexx (TV series) - Berf/Divine Predeccessor/Divine Predecessor/…
2002: Trudeau (TV movie) - Delegate
2002: Virginia's Run - Cop
2002: This Boy (short) - Uncle Will
2001: The Shipping News - Guy Quoyle
2001: Three Days (TV movie) - Mayor
2001: A Glimpse of Hell (TV movie) - Earl Hartwig
2000: Deeply - Voice of Urban (voice)
1999-2000: Pit Pony (TV series) - Jack Doyle/MacIsaac Smith
1999: New Waterford Girl - Roddy
1999: Trailer Park Boys - Mr. Lahey
1998: The Real Howard Spitz - Clown - Amusement Park
1998: One Last Shot (short) - Jim Lahey
1997: Pit Pony (TV movie) - MacIsaac Smith
1997: Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (TV mini-series) - Divine Predecessor
1996: Sweet Angel Mine - Billy Lee
1997: Life with Billy (TV movie) - Ray Fiske
1994: Mary Silliman's War (TV movie) - Rapist
1992: Buried on Sunday - Reporter 2
1990: The Little Kidnappers (TV movie) - Fr. Fraser
1989: The Jim Henson Hour (TV series) - Sam
1987: Deep Sea Conspiracy - Mark

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