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
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation actor

Benjamin James Ayres (born January 19, 1977) is an actor best known for his role as Dr. Zach Miller of the CTV series Saving Hope. He also recurred on the Gemini Award–winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind for which he has nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. His first series regular role was 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.

Selected television[edit]

date title role notes
2008 jPod Casper Jasperson (Cancer Cowboy) 13 episodes
Psych Howie Tolkin one episode
Impact Bob Pierce 2 episodes


Diamonds Steve Dyson 2 episodes


2009 Mistresses Carter Blackwell "Pilot"
The Vampire Diaries Mr. William Tanner 3 episodes
Dan for Mayor Mike Norman 26 episodes
Less Than Kind Eric Blake 13 episodes
2011 Combat Hospital Christian Bettany one episode
Flashpoint Decklan Pownell one episode
2012–2017 Saving Hope Dr. Zach Miller 84 episodes
2014 Bitten Jorge Sorrentino 3 episodes
2016 Love By Chance Eric Television film


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


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