On stages and screens of all sizes, John Prowse’s unwavering passion for performance has shone through for the better part of his 15 years in the Canadian entertainment industry.

Recognizable for his early television stints on hit Canadian series like Da Vinci’s Inquest and Cold Squad, he also established himself as a reliable performer in sci-fi projects such as the Vin Diesel-led The Chronicles of Riddick, The Dead Zone, and on Stargate SG-1, where he played the recurring role of Colonel Pearson between 2004 and 2006.

In recent years, John Prowse has alternated between big screen projects like 2009’s The Uninvited (starring Elizabeth Banks) and 2010’s The Beast of Bottomless Lake along with television roles on the likes of Fringe, The Troop, and Health Nutz. In addition, his love of the stage has kept him busy performing in Shakespearean plays (Hamlet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night) along with varied fare such as A Christmas Carol and Beggars in the House of Plenty.

As part of his creative evolution, John Prowse was inspired by the surroundings of Vancouver’s Billy Bishop Legion to write and co-direct the 2013 short film, Wendy 1968. The next branch of John Prowse’s career promises to be just as rewarding as he’s currently starring in a production of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art (directed by William B. Davis of The X-Files fame) and set to star alongside Valerie Harper in the 2014 romantic comedy, The Town That Came A-Courtin’.