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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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Torchwood
Torchwood Captain Jack Harkness
(2006-2011)
Arrow
Arrow Malcolm Merlyn
(2012-2016)
Zero Dark Thirty
(2012)
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
(2002)

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 2016 Reign (TV Series)
Munro
- Intruders (2016) ... Munro
- Clans (2016)
 2012-2016 Arrow (TV Series)
Malcolm Merlyn
- Schism (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Genesis (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Canary Cry (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
 2015 The Flash (TV Series)
Malcolm Merlyn
 2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Short)
Dark Archer
 2013 Arrow: Year One (TV Movie)
Malcolm Merlyn / Narrator (voice)
 2013 Scandal (TV Series)
The Fixer
- Any Questions? (2013) ... The Fixer
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
Julius Ashford Lily
 2012 The Nerdist: Comic Con (TV Movie)
 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
 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)
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Other Works:

Played Chris in Miss Saigon for a few days when it first was shown in London because Simon Bowman was ill. He played Chris alongside Lea Salonga during those performances. See more »

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

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Chris (Christopher Eccleston) was always grumpy. You don't always have to be intense. There comes a point when intensity makes you miserable - I think that was the case with Chris. I much prefer working with David (David Tennant) - he likes to have a bit more fun, he's more charismatic as a person. Chris might have been a great Doc but he was darker and had a chip on his shoulder, he was not as ... See more »

Trivia:

Although he predominantly speaks with an American accent, he says he always speaks with his parents in his natural Scottish Accent. See more »

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