Vancouver-based actor Paul McGillion was born on January 5, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland. His family moved out of Scotland when he was two years old, and spent some time in Ireland before going to Canada. He has numerous TV stints under his belt, such as Smallville
, The X-Files, The Twilight Zone and Stargate SG-1
. His film appearances are in The Replicant, The Crying Freeman and See Grace Fly. Aside from his acting, he also had a teaching job at the Vancouver Film School in 1988.
Dr. Carson Beckett is played by Paul McGillion on the Sci-Fi Channel series Stargate Atlantis. Beckett is the chief medical doctor of the Atlantis team.