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John Pyper-Ferguson is the Canadian actor who portrays Kurt Flynn on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


John Pyper-Ferguson was born on February 27, 1964 in the suburb of Mordialloc in Victoria.[1] His parents are Olympic swimmer Kathleen MacNamee and Richard Ferguson.[2] After a brief period in Australia, he moved to Vancouver and grew up there. He attended Handsworth Secondary School and later graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance.[3]

John has worked extensively in theatre, film and on television. He has appeared in more than thirty-six films. His credits include Brett Ratner’s X-Men 3, Andy Fickman’s film She’s The Man, Bird on a Wire starring Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, Frank and Jessie starring Bill Paxton, Somebody is Waiting starring Gabriel Byrne and Nastassja Kinski, For Richer or Poorer alongside Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley, Adrienne Shelley’s I’ll Take You There and in Bruce MacDonald’s cult hit Hard Core Logo.[3]

He has guest starred on The L Word, Battlestar Galactica, Cold Case, Fear Itself, The Handler, Family Law, Judging Amy, The Guardian, ER, Gideon’s Crossing and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has also appeared in Chris Carter’s The X-Files, Harsh Realm and Millennium. Other credits include Arli$$, The Outer Limits, Walker: Texas Ranger, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Nash Bridges, MacGyver and 21 Jump Street. He was nominated for a Gemini Award for his work on the series The Highlander. John starred in the mini-series The Tempest opposite Peter Fonda and was the Warlord in the television movie The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy.[3]

Never one to shy away from a challenge, he climbed mountains in the television movie Everest and road horses and chuck wagons in the mini-series Into the West. He has been a series regular in Brothers and Sisters and the popular The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and held recurring roles in Cane, Night Stalker, Killer Instinct and Jeremiah.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Prom Night II Eddie Wood Movie
1988 Pin Stan Fraker Movie
1989 Bye Bye Blues Duncan Movie
1990 Ski School Erich Blor Movie
1990 Bird on a Wire Jamie Movie
1991 Showdown at Williams Creek Vowell Movie
1992 Killer Image Max Oliver Movie
1992 Unforgiven Charley Hecker Movie
1992 Stay Tuned Imate #2 Movie
1993 Love, Cheat & Steal Collins Movie
1994 Every Breath Hal Movie
1994 The Road Killers Hauser Movie
1995 Frank & Jesse Clell Miller Movie
1996 Hard Core Logo John Oxenberger Movie
1996 Somebody Is Waiting Davis Movie
1997 At the Hands of Another Tab Michales Short film
1997 Space Marines Col. Fraser Movie
1997 McHale's Navy Interrupting Henchman Movie
1997 For Richer or Poorer Henner Lapp Movie
1997 Drive Vic Madison Movie
1999 I'll Take You There Ray Movie
2001 Lonesome Tom Lawless Movie
2001 Pearl Harbor Naval Officer in Hospital Movie
2003 The Wind Effect Jake Porter Short film
2003 Betraying Reason Reason Boles / Black Bart Movie
2005 Vancouver Constable #1 Short film
2005 Fishbowl Homeless Guy Short film
2005 Black Dawn James Donovan Video
2006 She's the Man Roger Movie
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Minivan Father Movie
2009 Hungry Hills Kane Movie
2010 Tekken Bonner Movie
2010 Die Jacob Odessa Movie
2010 Score: A Hockey Musical Coach Donker Movie
2010 A Night for Dying Tigers Russell Movie
2010 Conviction Aidan Movie
2011 Born to Race Frank Krueger Movie
2011 Drive Bearded Redneck Movie
2012 Three Days in Havana Jack Jones Movie
2013 Wolves Wild Joe Post-production
2014 The Remaining Pastor Shay Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Littlest Hobo 1 episode
1986 Hamilton's Quest Sonny Hamilton
1987 American Harvest Ricky TV movie
1987 Night Heat John Edwards 1 episode
1988 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop 1 episode
1990 21 Jump Street Dealer / Joshua 2 episodes
1990-1991 Bordertown August Fox / Lonny Gibbons 2 episodes
1990-1991 Neon Rider Zak / Det. Miller 2 episodes
1991 Mom P.I. 1 episode
1991 MacGyver Scott Bartlett 1 episode
1992 Home Movie Bernard TV movie
1992 The Commish Cory McBride 1 episode
1992 Lightning Force Malcolm 1 episode
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Eli Hollander 1 episode
1992 Shadow of a Stranger Robert Logan TV movie
1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 Greg Helm TV movie
1993 Bodies of Evidence Bruce Johnson 1 episode
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger Critter 1 episode
1993-1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Peter Hutter 7 episodes
1994-1998 Viper Ray Bollo / Agent Harper 2 episodes
1994 Highlander Brian Cullen 1 episode
1995 The Watcher 1 episode
1995 University Hospital Cal Chaney 1 episode
1995 Children of the Dust Sonny Boy TV movie
1995 Vanishing Son 1 episode
1995 Legend Jack McCall 1 episode
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Earl Hastings 1 episode
1995 The Client Hawkins 1 episodes
1995-1997 The X-Files Paul / Det. John Kresge 3 episodes
1996 Downdraft Spike TV movie
1996-1998 Nash Bridges Zack Spears 2 episodes
1996-2001 The Outer Limits Brian Chason / Dr. Kenneth Vaughn 2 episodes
1997 The Sentinel Dawson Quinn 1 episode
1997-1998 Millennium Jim Gilroy / Jake Waterston / Ben Fisher 2 episodes
1997-1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Baron de Rais / Nicholas Oldman 2 episodes
1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy Heenoc Xian TV movie
1998 The Tempest Gator Man TV movie
1998-1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Top Dollar / Jason Danko 2 episodes
1999 Harsh Realm John Cabot 1 episode
1999-2001 Jack & Jill Kevin 4 episodes
2000 Arli$$ Aaron 1 episode
2000 ER Tom Coggins 1 episode
2000-2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Husband / Dr. William Byrne 2 episodes
2000-2001 The Huntress Jake Blumenthal 3 episodes
2001 The Waiting Game Carl TV movie
2001 Gideon's Crossing Tim Palmer 1 episode
2001 The Guardian Jerry 1 episode
2001 Judging Amy Paul Granson 1 episode
2002 Family Law James Shaw 1 episode
2002 Mentors Butch Cassidy 1 episode
2001 Cabin Pressure Gabriel Wingfield TV movie
2002 Tom Stone Maurice Washington 1 episode
2002 24 Inmate #1 1 episode
2003-2004 Jeremiah Gabriel Sims 6 episodes
2004 The Handler Carl 1 episode
2004 The Division Bob Pringle 1 episode
2004 Angel in the Family Alex TV movie
2005 Smallville Dr. William McBride 1 episode
2005 CSI: Miami Eddie Michaelson 1 episode
2005 Into the West Josiah Bell TV miniseries - 1 episode
2005 The Closer Attorney Andy Osterman 1 episode
2005 Killer Instinct Detective Sean Landry 1 episode
2005-2006 Battlestar Galactica Captain Cole "Stinger" Taylor 2 episodes
2005-2006 Night Stalker Agent Bernard Fain 3 episodes
2006 For the Love of a Child Richard TV movie
2006 In Justice Michael Solletti 1 episode
2006-2007 Brothers & Sisters Joe Whedon 28 episodes
2007 Everest '82 Roger Marshall TV miniseries - 4 episodes
2007 Cane Hudson 3 episodes
2008 The L Word Michael Angelo 1 episode
2008 Cold Case Pete Doyle 1 episode
2008 Fear Itself Rowdy Edlund 1 episode
2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles George McCarthy 1 episode
2009 Bones Landis Collar 1 episode
2009 Mental Andy Foito 1 episode
2009 Lie to Me Jamie Cowley 1 episode
2009 Flashpoint Charles Stewart 1 episode
2010 Criminal Minds Wilson Summers 1 episode
2010 Lost Oceanic Delivery Man 1 episode
2010 Rookie Blue Dean 1 episode
2010 White Collar Edgar Halbridge / Steve Price 1 episode
2010 Dark Blue Kyle Erikson 1 episode
2010 Caprica Tomas Vergis 6 episodes
2010 Castle Dean Donegal 1 episode
2011 Hellcats Rex Perkins 1 episode
2011 Fringe John McClennan 1 episode
2011–2012 Alphas Stanton Parish 9 episodes
2012 Hannah's Law McMurphy TV movie
2012 Less Than Kind Jack 1 episode
2012 Grimm Hayden Walker 1 episode
2012 Longmire Leland 1 episode
2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Xander Toth TV movie
2013 Once Upon a Time Kurt Flynn 1 episode
2013 Deception Wyatt Scott 5 episodes
2013 Motive Charles Stanwyck 1 episode
2013 Burn Notice James 4 episodes


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