Chris Vance (actor)

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Chris Vance
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Chris Vance at San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International
Born George Christopher Vance
(1971-12-30) 30 December 1971 (age 46)
Paddington, London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)

George Christopher Vance (born 30 December 1971) is an English actor. Vance is known for his roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental and James Whistler in Prison Break. He is the second actor after Jason Statham to play Frank Martin (in TNT's Transporter: The Series) and has guest-starred on Burn Notice (as Mason Gilroy) and Dexter. He had a recurring role as the love interest of Angie Harmon's character on Rizzoli & Isles. He also appeared as Non on the CBS show Supergirl.

Early life[edit]

Vance attended St Bede's Secondary School in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. He then attended Newcastle University, graduating with a degree in civil engineering.


Vance appeared in the British television series, The Bill, and in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. He appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.[1]

In June 2008, Vance moved to Colombia in order to film the Fox series Mental, but the show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. He guest–starred in an antagonistic role as Mason Gilroy on the USA series Burn Notice for five episodes toward the end of season 3. Vance also appeared on Showtime series' fifth season of Dexter as Cole, chief of security for a popular motivational speaker who becomes implicated in a series of heinous female torture-murders in Southern Florida.[2] From 2012, he has starred in Transporter: The Series, a French-Canadian production.



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Sexy Thing Dad Short
Macbeth Detective Caithness


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kavanagh QC Yob Episode: "Briefs Trooping Gaily"
2001 Peak Practice John Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
Episode: "Episode No. 12.1"
2002 The Bill Computer Expert Episode: "011"
2003 Doctors John Episode: "As Time Goes By"
Blue Heelers Andrew Purkiss Episode: "Safety Last"
2004 Stingers Sean Hunter 6 Episodes
2005 The Secret Life of Us Piers Episode: "When the Bell Rings"
Episode: "Ill Communication"
Episode: "Glimpses of Perfection"
2005–2007 All Saints Sean Everleigh 54 Episodes
2007–2008 Prison Break James Whistler 14 Episodes
2009 Mental Jack Gallagher 13 Episodes
2010 Burn Notice Mason Gilroy 5 Episodes
Dexter Cole Harmon 2 Episodes
2011–16 Rizzoli & Isles Lt. Colonel Charles 'Casey' Jones Recurring in Seasons 2-4
2011 Fairly Legal Paul Shelton 1 Episode
2012–14 Transporter: The Series Frank Martin 24 Episodes[3]
2013 Crossing Lines Alex Vaughn 1 Episode
2015–2016 Supergirl Non 9 Episodes
2016–18 Hawaii Five-0 Commander Harry Langford; Former MI6 Agent 3 episodes


  1. ^ Perth Sunday Times Retrieved on 29 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Chris Vance Joins Dexter for Multi-Episode Arc". Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ Transporter: The Series#Season 2

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