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John Barrowman


Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "Matador," "Rope," and "Hair" at London's West End. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Arrow
Arrow Malcolm Merlyn
(2012-2017)
Torchwood
Torchwood Captain Jack Harkness / Captain Jack
(2006-2011)
Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
Arrow: Year One
Arrow: Year One Malcolm Merlyn / Narrator
(2013)

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 2012-2017 Arrow (TV Series)
Malcolm Merlyn
- Lian Yu (2017) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Missing (2017) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Kapiushon (2017) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Invasion! (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Schism (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
 2015-2017 The Flash (TV Series)
Malcolm Merlyn / Cutter Moran
- Duet (2017) ... Malcolm Merlyn / Cutter Moran
 2016 Reign (TV Series)
Munro
- Intruders (2016) ... Munro
- Clans (2016) ... (uncredited)
 2016 Tale of a Timelord (Short)
Captain Jack Harkness (voice)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Jack Harkness (voice)
 2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Short)
Dark Archer
 2013 Scandal (TV Series)
The Fixer
- Any Questions? (2013) ... The Fixer
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
Julius Ashford Lily
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty
Jeremy
 2012 Hustle (TV Series)
Dr. Dean Deville
- Eat Yourself Slender (2012) ... Dr. Dean Deville
 2011 Animals at Work (TV Series)
Presenter
- Blaze Alpaca Security Guard (2011) ... Presenter
- Mocha Lama Golf Caddy (2011) ... Presenter
- Layla Public Relations Sloth (2011) ... Presenter
- Snowball Dancing Cockatoo (2011) ... Presenter
 2011 The Super Hero Squad Show (TV Series)
Stranger
 2009 My Family (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Guru (2009) ... The Doctor
 2008 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Simon
- Episode #3.6 (2008) ... Simon
 2005 The Producers
Lead Tenor
 2004 Method
Timothy Stevens
 2004 De-Lovely
Jack / Musical Performer - "Night and Day"
 2002 Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (Video)
Ben Carpenter
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie)
The Young Man
 1995-1996 C.P.W. (TV Series)
Peter Fairchild
- You Belong to Me! (1996) ... Peter Fairchild (credit only)
- Everything Has Its Price (1996) ... Peter Fairchild (credit only)
 1987 The Untouchables
Street Person (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played Cal in the London production of "The Fix" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Remember that I have a family. Remember that I have teenage nieces and nephews--and younger--who do surf the Internet for stuff about their uncle. And I would appreciate if you don't make up rumors and things about me. If you want the facts, go to my Web site. I'm truthful. I'm honest about the way I talk. If you want the truth, come to me. (on what he thinks of what is written about him on the ... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Light Entertainment and to Charity. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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