Born on October 13, 1959 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Wayne Pygram is an actor known for his portrayal of the character Scorpius in the popular science fiction series Farscape. Pygram was raised in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, whose teenage years were spent as a drummer in a dance group. He studied art at Riverina College, but changed his mind and shifted his majors to primary school education. He soon developed an interest in theater, so he signed up for the school’s theatre troupe, The Riverina Trucking Company.
Wayne Pygram was a regular on the Australian theatre circuit, before he chose to appear on film and television. In 1985, he landed his first motion picture role, playing Wombat in Warming Up. He soon got roles on various shows like A Country Practice and the series The Last Resort. He was in films like The First Kangaroos and Farewell to the King during the late 1980s. In 1991, he earned a role in Return to the Blue Lagoon, and was in the 1993 drama The Custodian with Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia. From 1995 to 1996, he was cast as Senior Station Officer Jacobsen in the series Fire. He starred in the Australian series Water Rats with Farscape co-star Gigi Edgley in 1999. Pygram then took on the role of the ambitious and emotionally-scarred Scorpius for around 60 episodes of Farscape. In 2005, he returned to the fantasy scene and made a brief cameo in the blockbuster Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, playing a young Grand Moff Tarkin. Pygram was next seen on yet another science fiction drama series, playing Isaac on Lost in 2006. He was also seen on a couple of episodes of the drama series All Saints, an episode of White Collar Blue and as Ray Grainger on Snobs.