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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 Captain Jack Harkness
Arrow Malcolm Merlyn
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 2016 Reign (TV Series)
- Intruders (2016) ... Munro
- Clans (2016)
 2012-2016 Arrow (TV Series)
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- Schism (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Genesis (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn
- Canary Cry (2016) ... Malcolm Merlyn (credit only)
 2015 The Flash (TV Series)
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 2015 Superhero Fight Club (TV Short)
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 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)
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 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)
- 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)
 2009 My Family (TV Series)
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- The Guru (2009) ... The Doctor
 2008 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (2008) ... Simon
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie)
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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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There's a lot of me in Captain Jack and there's a lot of Captain Jack in me. And there is no pun intended. (on his role as Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood (2006)) See more »


Announced he will return to one of his best-known roles on British television when a new Torchwood audio drama is released later this year. See more »

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