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John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, not far from the sea where he now spends most of his time on his yacht when he's not working.  John is one of Halifax's most venerable and revered actors.  He has appeared in countless CBC radio dramas and has held leading roles in over 25 Neptune Theatre productions.  In 1970, long before the ... See full bio »

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 2016 Weirdos
Drunk Driver
 2016 Garage Talks (TV Series)
Mr. Lahey
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Mr. Lahey
 2013-2015 Forgive Me (TV Series)
- Mother of God (2015) ... Prelate
- Holy Mary (2015) ... Prelate
- Jesus (2015) ... Prelate
 2014 Swearnet Live
Jim Lahey
 2014/I Lure
 2014 Swearnet: The Movie
John Dunsworth
 2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (TV Movie)
Dr. Bowen
 2012 Call Me Fitz (TV Series)
Cranky Guard
- And Baby Makes... FUCK!: Part 1 (2012) ... Cranky Guard
 2012 Titanic: The Aftermath (TV Movie)
Fredrick Hamilton
 2012 Beat Down
 2011 Cloudburst
 2011 Take This Waltz
 2011 The Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour (TV Series)
Papa Karlson
- Maury Chaykin Fucked Us (2011) ... Papa Karlson
 2010 Backbencher (TV Series)
Earl Higgins
 2010 The Gospel According to the Blues (TV Movie)
 2009 Guess Who's Knocking (Short)
 2009 Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns (Short)
 2008 Treevenge (Short)
Tree Voice (voice)
 2007 Coffee Mishap (Short)
The Professor (voice)
 2007 Stuck
 2006 The Conclave
Cardinal Calandrini
 2005 Trudeau II: Maverick in the Making (TV Movie)
Émery Beaulieu
 2005 The Hunt for the BTK Killer (TV Movie)
 2005 Ambulance Girl (TV Movie)
Chief Vince Melmac
 2005 Serious Miracles (Short)
Mr. Garrety
 2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (TV Movie)
Jim Burns
 2005 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (TV Movie)
 2005 Funpak (TV Series)
Nero (voice)
 2004 The Riverman (TV Movie)
 2004 Sleep Murder (TV Movie)
 2004 Reversible Errors (TV Movie)
 2004 A Hole in One
 2003 Blessings (TV Movie)
 2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (TV Series)
Naval Officer McNabb
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Naval Officer McNabb
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Naval Officer McNabb
 2002 The Christmas Shoes (TV Movie)
Dr. Julian
 2002 Lift-Off (Short)
 2002 Too Young to Be a Dad (TV Movie)
 1997-2002 Lexx (TV Series)
Reporter / His Shadow / White Rook #1 / ...
- Lyekka vs. Japan (2002) ... Reporter
- The Game (2002) ... His Shadow / White Rook #1 / White Rook #2 (voice)
- P4X (2001) ... Guard
- Texx Lexx (2001) ... Old Cracker / Voice of Pilot #2
- Brigadoom (1999) ... Lett
 2002 Trudeau (TV Movie)
 2002 Virginia's Run
 2002 This Boy (Short)
Uncle Will
 2001 The Shipping News
Guy Quoyle
 2001 Three Days (TV Movie)
 2001 A Glimpse of Hell (TV Movie)
Earl Hartwig
 2000 Deeply
Voice of Urban (voice)
 1999-2000 Pit Pony (TV Series)
Jack Doyle / MacIsaac Smith
- Lost (1999) ... Jack Doyle
 1999 New Waterford Girl
 1998 The Real Howard Spitz
Clown - Amusement Park
 1998 One Last Shot (Short)
Jim Lahey
 1997 Pit Pony (TV Movie)
MacIsaac Smith
 1997 Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (TV Mini-Series)
Divine Predecessor
- Giga Shadow (1997) ... Divine Predecessor (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Sweet Angel Mine
Billy Lee
 1994 Mary Silliman's War (TV Movie)
 1993 Life with Billy (TV Movie)
Ray Fiske
 1990 The Little Kidnappers (TV Movie)
Mr. Fraser
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
- Aquatic Life (1989) ... Sam
 1987 Deep Sea Conspiracy
 1978 So Long to Run (Short)
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Went to the University of Guelph. Majored in Theatre but dropped out in his 4th year when he was forced to take philosophy in a summer semester. See more »

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