Charles Mesure

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Charles Mesure
Charles Mesure by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Charles Mesure at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born Charles William David Mesure
(1970-08-12) 12 August 1970 (age 46)
Somerset, England, UK
Alma mater Newington College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Charles William David Mesure (born 12 August 1970) is an English Australian actor.

Personal life[edit]

When Mesure was five, his family moved to Australia and he grew up in Sydney. Mesure attended Newington College (1982–87) [1] and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia, with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1995.


In 1995, he moved to New Zealand where he soon picked up a few acting roles. Mesure has acted, directed, designed, and written upwards of thirty productions for the Sydney University Drama Society while studying law. In 1998, he was nominated for a Best Actor New Zealand Television Award for his work as Ryan Waters on the New Zealand soap opera, City Life and in 2003 he won the Best Supporting Actor award for his work as Kees Van Damm on the New Zealand drama, Street Legal. Mesure appeared as a supporting character in Season 1 of the American TV series V, and was promoted to a regular series cast member for Season 2.[2]

Mesure is known internationally for his role as Kyle Hobbes in the 2009 re-imagining of V and the archangel Michael in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. He has played guest roles on hit shows such as Lost, Without a Trace, Bones and Stacked. Mesure has also had a recurring role as the reporter JD Pollack on Crossing Jordan. He has previously played movie roles in Boogeyman with Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless, Mee Shee: The Water Giant with Bruce Greenwood, Rena Owen and Joel Tobeck, and Superfire with D. B. Sweeney, Chad Donella and Diane Farr.

In 2009, he played Detective-Sergeant Zane Gerard in the New Zealand drama Outrageous Fortune.[3]

In 2010, he played Alec Ross, the lead character in Television New Zealand's new drama series, This Is Not My Life.

Mesure joined the final season cast of Desperate Housewives as Ben Faulkner, a ruthless self-made contractor who shares a connection with Renee Perry (Vanessa Williams).[4] He made a guest appearance on a 2013 episode of Burn Notice, playing the head of a criminal hacking syndicate.

On 30 March 2014, he played Edwin MacKaye in the episode called "Violets" on The Mentalist. From 2014–15 he guest-starred in four episodes of Once Upon a Time, as the pirate Blackbeard.



Title Year Role Notes
Boogeyman 2005 Mr. Jensen
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant 2005 Watkins
Mis-drop 2013 Sgt. Vaughn Short film


Title Year Role Notes
City Life 1996–98 Ryan Waters Main role
Mirror, Mirror II 1997–98 Matthew / Tobias
Xena: Warrior Princess 1997 Darnelle Episode: "The Dirty Half Dozen"
Xena: Warrior Princess 1997 Mercer Episode: "The Price"
Duggan 1997 Billy Jamieson Episode: "Death in Paradise"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1998 Johnny Pinto Episode: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules"
Tiger Country 1998 Constable Barry Gardener Television film
The Life & Times of Te Tutu 1999
A Twist in the Tale 1999 Nick Martinelli Episode: "The Green Dress"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1999 Archangel Michael Episode: "Revelations"
Xena: Warrior Princess 1999–2001 Archangel Michael 5 episodes
Street Legal 2000–03 DSS Kees Van Damm Main role
Also writer of 7 episodes
Superfire 2002 Trent Holbrook Television film
Skin and Bone 2003 Clean Television film
Briar & Graves 2005 Father Malachi Briar Unaired pilot
Main role
Lost 2005 Bryan Episode: "Hearts and Minds"
Stacked 2005 Eddie 2 episodes
Without a Trace 2005 Emil Dornvald 2 episodes
Crossing Jordan 2005–07 J.D. Pollack 12 episodes
Recurring role
Bones 2006 Pete Sanders Episode: "Aliens in a Spaceship"
Cold Case 2006 Tom McCree Episode: "Forever Blue"
Ghost Whisperer 2007 The Messenger Episode: "The Gathering"
Las Vegas 2007 Paul Grant Episode: "It's Not Easy Being Green"
Outrageous Fortune 2009–10 DS Zane Gerard 14 episodes
Recurring role
V 2010–11 Kyle Hobbes 18 episodes
Recurring role season 1, starring role season 2
Kaitangata Twitch 2010 Carey Gallagher 13 episodes
Starring role
This Is Not My Life 2010 Alec Ross 13 episodes
Main role
Desperate Housewives 2011–12 Ben Faulkner 15 episodes
Main role (Season 8)
Agatha Christie's Marple 2013 Greg Dyson Episode: "A Caribbean Mystery"
Burn Notice 2013 Jack Frakes Episode: "All or Nothing"
The Mentalist 2014 Edwin MacKaye Episode: "Violets"
Once Upon a Time 2014–15 Blackbeard 4 episodes
Guest role
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2014–16 Ralf 5 episodes
Recurring role
Castle 2015 Liam Hollister Episode: "The Nose"
The Magicians 2015–present The Beast 6 episodes
Criminal Minds 2016 Edgar Solomon Episode: "Derek"


  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp. 134.
  2. ^ Mullins, Jenna (24 July 2010). "Comic-Con Scoop: V Returns with Red Skies and Mother Trouble". E! Online. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Charles Mesure". Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Desperate Housewives": "V"'s Charles Mesure Joins as Series Regular, Hollywood Reporter, 8 July 2011

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