Fast Facts

  • Is half-Norwegian, half-Scottish; his father came to Canada from Norway in the 1950s.
  • Explorer Thor Heyerdahl is his father's cousin.
  • Grew up in a house on Vancouver's Hollyburn Mountain with no running water.
  • Considered becoming a psychologist before turning to acting.
  • Spent two years acting with the Stratford Theatre Festival.
  • For five months in 2011, he flew back and forth between the Vancouver set of Sanctuary and the Calgary set of Hell on Wheels.
  • Wife is a high-school teacher.
  • The facial tattoo he sported in Stargate: Atlantis was inspired by KISS guitarist Ace Frehley.
  • Is fluent in French.

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  • Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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