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James McGowan


B: May 30, 1960 in Montréal, Québec

James Robert McGowan was 18 and in college in Montreal, when he took part in a student theatre production and decided that acting wasn’t for him. He went on to obtain his degree in Communications at Concordia University. After graduating, he joined the Communications Department at McGill University. There, a student director encouraged McGowan to try out for her production. Not only was he cast, he fell in love with theatre. At 33, he decided to give up his day job, move to Toronto and pursue his passion. He is pictured as Major Mike Kessler in a publicity still from the CBC series, The Border.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Best Bad Thing (TV-1997)

Live Through This (TV-2000)
Largo Winch: The Heir (TV-2001)
On Their Knees (2001)
10,000 Black Men Named George (TV-2002)
Touching Wild Horses (2002)
Scent of Danger (TV-2002)
Silent Night (TV-2002)
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV-2003)
Perfect (2003)
The Prince & Me (2004)
My Brother’s Keeper (2004)
The Right Way (2004)
Headhunter (2004)
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (TV-2005)
The Perfect Man (2005)
Savage Planet (TV-2006)
I Am an Apartment Building (TV-2006)
Warriors of Terra (2006)
Lies and Crimes (TV-2007)
Christie’s Revenge (TV-2007)
All the Good Ones are Married (TV-2007)
Unstable (TV-2009)
Another Man’s Son (2009)

The Translator (2010)
The Perfect Teacher (TV-2010)
The Good Witch’s Gift (TV-2010)
Total Recall (2012)
Compulsion (2013)
Stage Fright (2014)
How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2015)
Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word (TV-2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Pyewacket (2017)
A Song for Christmas (TV-2017)

The Toll (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Killer Wave (2006, mini-series)
The Border (2008-2010)
Bomb Girls (2012-2013)
Bitten (2014-2015)
Claddagh (2014)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
La Femme Nikita (2001)
All Souls (2001)
Screech Owls (2001)
Tracker (2002)
Mutant X (2003)
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2003)
Mayday (2004)
Tilt (2005)
G-Spot (2005)
1-800-Missing (2005)
Rent-a-Goalie (2006)

Covert Affairs (2011)
Against the Wall (2011)
Transporter: The Series (2012)
Cracked (2013)
Darknet (2014)
Degrassi (2014)
Republic of Doyle (2014)
Good Witch (2015)
The Girlfriend Experience (2016)
Rogue (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2016)
Murdoch Mysteries (2018, 2019)
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2019)

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town
Hot to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town poster courtesy of Northern Banner.