John Pyper-Ferguson

 

Date Of Birth

February 27, 1964
 

Biography

Actor John Pyper-Ferguson was born on February 27, 1964 in Melbourne, Australia. Raised in Canada, most of his acting roles are in Canadian and American projects. He made his television debut in 1986, when he appeared in the Canadian drama series Hamilton’s Quest. This was followed by a role in the television movie American Harvest, which aired the following year. Also in 1987, he made his film debut, playing a minor role in the slasher thriller Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II.

After numerous guest roles on television—with appearances in shows such as 21 Jump Street, Star Trek: The Next Generation, MacGyver and Lightning Force—Pyper-Ferguson got a recurring role in the modern Western series The Adventures of brisco County, Jr. He played comic foil Pete Hutter, a mean but unfortunate gunslinger who “dies” in the first episode but returns several times in the series. The show ran for one season before being cancelled. Throughout the 1990s, he appeared in numerous films—Space Marines, At the Hands of Another, I’ll Take You There, McHale’s Navy—and also had notable television guest roles, including a two-episode story arc in The X Files.

The same trend happened in the following decade: he had recurring roles in Jeremiah, Night Stalker, Jack & Jill, Battlestar Galactica and the short-lived The Huntress. He also had a variety of roles in several major film releases, including Pearl Harbor and X-Men: The Last Stand. In 2006, he took a regular role in the drama series Brothers & Sisters, where he played stay-at-home guitar instructor Joe Whedon. The husband of Sarah Walker (Rachel Griffiths), he goes through a strained marriage because of allegations of an affair. He separates from his wife (at the same time his character was dropped to recurring status from the second season), and after an initial improvement with their relationship, he demands for a divorce and full custody of their children.
 

Place of Birth

Melbourne, Australia
 

Birth Name

John Pyper-Ferguson
 

Gender

Male
 

Filmography

2011: Born to Race - Frank Krueger
2010: Castle (TV series) - Dean Donegal
2010: Caprica (TV series) - Tomas Vergis
2010: Conviction - Aidan
2010: A Night for Dying Tigers - Russell
2010: Score: A Hockey Musical - Coach Donker
2010: Dark Blue (TV series) - Kyle Erikson
2010: White Collar (TV series) - Edgar Halbridge/Steve Price
2010: Die - Jacob
2010: Rookie Blue (TV series) - Dean
2010: Lost (TV series) - Oceanic Delivery Man
2000-2010: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Dr. William Byrne/Husband
2010: Criminal Minds (TV series) - Wilson Summers
2010: Tekken - Bonne
2009: Flashpoint (TV series) - Charles Stewart
2009: Lie to Me (TV series) - Jamie Cowley
2009: Hungry Hills - Kane
2009: Mental (TV series) - Andy Foito
2009: Bones (TV series) - Landis Collar
2009: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV series) - George McCarthy
2008: Fear Itself (TV series) - Rowdy Edlund
2008: Cold Case (TV series) - Pete Doyle
2008: The L Word (TV series) - Michael Angelo
2007: Everest (TV mini-series) - Roger Marshall
2007: Cane (TV series) - Hudson
2006-2007: Brothers & Sisters (TV series) - Joe Whedon/Jed Traylor
2006: X-Men: The Last Stand - Minivan Father
2006: She's the Man - Roger
2006: In Justice (TV series) - Michael Solletti
2005-2006: Night Stalker (TV series) - Agent Bernard Fain/Agent Fain
2006: For the Love of a Child (TV movie) - Richard
2005-2006: Battlestar Galactica (TV series) - Captain Cole 'Stinger' Taylor
2005: The Foreigner: Black Dawn (video) - James Donovan
2005: Fishbowl (short) - Homeless Guy
2005: Killer Instinct (TV series) - Detective Sean Landry
2005: Vancouver (short) - Constable #1
2005: The Closer (TV series) - Attorney Andy Osterman
2005: Into the West (TV mini-series) - Josiah Bell
2005: CSI: Miami (TV series) - Eddie Michaelson
2005: Smallville (TV series) - Dr. William McBride
2004: Angel in the Family (TV movie) - Alex
2004: The Division (TV series) - Bob Pringle
2003-2004: Jeremiah (TV series) - Sims/Gabriel Sims
2004: The Handler (TV series) - Carl
2003: 24 (TV series) - Inmate
2003: Betraying Reason - Reason Boles/Black Bart
2003: The Wind Effect (short) - Jake Porter
2003: Tom Stone (TV series) - Maurice Washington
2002: Cabin Pressure (TV movie) - Gabriel Wingfield
2002: Mentors (TV series) - Butch Cassidy
2002: Family Law (TV series) - James Shaw
2001: Judging Amy (TV series) - Paul Granson
2001: The Guardian (TV series) - Jerry
1996-2001: The Outer Limits (TV series) - Brian Chason/Dr. Kenneth Vaughn
2000-2001: The Huntress (TV series) - Jake Blumenthal
2001: Gideon's Crossing (TV series) - Tim Palmer
2001: Pearl Harbor - Naval Officer in Hospital
2001: Lonesome - Tom Lawless
1999-2001: Jack & Jill (TV series) - Kevin/Kevin, Mikey's Boss
2000: ER (TV series) - Tom Coggins
2000: Arli$$ (TV series) - Aaron
1999: Harsh Realm (TV mini-series) - John Cabot
1999: I'll Take You There - Ray
1998-1999: The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (TV series) - Jason Danko/Top Dollar
1998: The Tempest (TV movie) - Gator Man
1998: Viper (TV series) - Agent Harper
1997-1998: Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV series) - Baron de Rais/Nicholas Oldman
1997-1998: Millennium (TV series) - Ben Fisher/Jake Waterston/Jim Gilroy
1996-1998: Nash Bridges (TV series) - Zack Spears
1998: The Osiris Chronicles (TV movie) - Heenoc Xian
1998: The Waiting Game (TV movie) - Carl
1995-1997: The X Files (TV series) - Det. John Kresge/Paul
1997: For Richer or Poorer - Henner Lapp
1997: Drive - Vic Madison
1997: The Sentinel (TV series) - Dawson Quinn
1997: McHale's Navy - Interrupting Henchman
1997: At the Hands of Another (short) - Tab Michales
1996: Somebody Is Waiting - Davis (Truck Driver)
1996: Downdraft (TV movie) - Spike
1996: Hard Core Logo - John Oxenberger
1996: Space Marines - Col. Fraser
1995: The Client (TV series) - Hawkins
1995: Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV series) - Earl Hastings
1995: Legend (TV series) - Jack McCall
1995: Vanishing Son (TV series)
1995: Frank & Jesse - Clell Miller
1995: Children of the Dust (TV movie) - Sonny Boy
1995: University Hospital (TV series) - Cal Chaney
1995: The Watcher (TV series)
1994: Highlander (TV series) - Brian Cullen
1993-1994: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV series) - Peter Hutter
1994: The Road Killers - Hauser
1994: Every Breath - Hal
1994: Viper (TV series) - Ray Bollo
1993: Love, Cheat & Steal - Collins
1993: Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series) - Critter
1993: Bodies of Evidence (TV series) - Bruce Johnson
1993: Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV movie) - Greg Helm
1992: Shadow of a Stranger (TV movie) - Robert Logan
1992: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series) - Eli Hollander
1992: Stay Tuned - 30 Something to Life
1992: Unforgiven - Charley Hecker
1992: Lightning Force (TV series) - Malcolm
1992: The Commish (TV series)
1992: Killer Image - Max Oliver
1992: Home Movie (TV movie) - Bernard
1991: Showdown at Williams Creek - Vowell
1991: Bordertown (TV series) - Lonny Gibbons
1991: MacGyver (TV series) - Scott Bartlett
1990-1991: Neon Rider (TV series) - Det. Miller/Zak
1991: Mom P.I. (TV series)
1990: 21 Jump Street (TV series) - Dealer/Joshua, group leader
1990: Bird on a Wire - Jamie
1990: Ski School - Erich Blor
1990: Bye Bye Blues - Duncan
1988: Katts and Dog (TV series)
1988: Pin - Stan Fraker
1987: Night Heat (TV series) - John Edwards
1987: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II - Eddie Wood
1987: American Harvest (TV movie) - Ricky
1986: Hamilton's Quest (TV series) - Sonny Hamilton
1979: The Littlest Hobo (TV series)

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