Benjamin Ayres

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For the Amsterdam-based instrument-maker, see Benjamin Ayres (instrument maker).
Benjamin Ayres
Ayres in September 2010
Born Benjamin James Ayres
(1977-01-19) January 19, 1977 (age 38)
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation actor

Benjamin James Ayres (born January 19, 1977) is an actor, director, photographer[1] best known for his role as Casper Jesperson (aka "Cancer Cowboy"), the chain-smoking sex addict who is morbidly obsessed with death, in the critically acclaimed cult hit CBC Television series jPod, based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same title. He is currently filming the third season of the CTV series Saving Hope and also recurs on the Gemini Award–winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind for which he has nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Selected television[edit]

date title role notes
2002 Jeremiah Guard one episode
2003 Stargate SG-1 Muirios one episode
2004 Still Life Remy one episode
2004 The Collector The Devil one episode
2005 Battlestar Galactica Lt. George (Catman) Birch one episode
2007 Smallville Jason Bartlett 5 episodes
2008 jPod Casper Jasperson (Cancer Cowboy) 13 episodes
2008 Psych Howie Tolkin one episode
2008 Impact Bob Pierce 2 episodes


2008 Diamonds Steve Dyson 2 episodes


2009 Mistresses Carter Blackwell "Pilot"
2009 The Vampire Diaries Mr. William Tanner 3 episodes
2009–2011 Dan for Mayor Mike Norman 26 episodes
2009–2013 Less Than Kind Eric Blake 13 episodes
2011 Combat Hospital Christian Bettany one episode
2011 Flashpoint Decklan Pownell one episode
2012-present Saving Hope Dr. Zach Miller 38 episodes
2014 Bitten Jorge Sorrentino 2 episodes


Year Award Category Film/Series
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series Less Than Kind
2012 Leo Awards Best Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series Less Than Kind
2011 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Performance By an Ensemble—Television Dan for Mayor
2010 Gemini Award Best Comedy Program or Series Dan for Mayor
2008 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series jPod


  1. ^ "triple 3 photography". Benjamin Ayres. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 

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