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Craig Horner is the Australian actor who portrays the Count of Monte Cristo on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Horner was born on January 24, 1983 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1] He discovered a love for acting after appearing in school productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Maids. In addition to performing, Horner's other creative talents include playing the guitar and writing music. Horner to St Peters Lutheran College in Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Australia. After graduating, he pursued acting.

Horner was a member of the band "Earth For Now" (called "Unstable Conditions" in 2011) who played their first show in Hollywood, California, starting the set with "Howl at the Moon". Horner and bandmate Steve Matsumura announced their departure from the band on February 2, 2012. He published two songs on iTunes, "Avoid" and "Say What You Mean" under the name "Ithaca".

Horner has appeared in various TV programs since 2001: as Jackson in Cybergirl; as Jesse Spencer's brother in Swimming Upstream, as a reporter on Totally Wild, and starred as Caleb in the USA's Monarch Cove. In 2008, Horner joined the cast of the Australian children's drama television series Blue Water High, portraying surfer Garry Miller and then Ash Dove in the series H2O: Just Add Water.

He is best known for his role as Richard Cypher in Legend of the Seeker, the syndicated television adaptation of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth book series. In 2015, he played the role of Sean Reeves on VH1's Hindsight, which was cancelled after one season.


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