Chris Vance (actor)
Chris Vance at San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International
George Christopher Vance
30 December 1971
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
Ramona Vance (m. 2017)
George Christopher Vance (born 30 December 1971) is an English actor who is known for his television roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental (2009), and James Whistler in Prison Break (2007–2008). He played Frank Martin (in TNT's Transporter: The Series) and has recurred on Burn Notice (as Mason Gilroy), Dexter, the love interest of Angie Harmon's character on Rizzoli & Isles, Non on the CBS show Supergirl, and as Harry Langford on Hawaii Five-O. He is currently filming a recurring role on Bosch for Amazon.
Vance was born in Paddington, central London, one of four children of Irish parents. He attended St Bede's Secondary School in Lawrence Weston, Bristol, and played youth football for West Bromwich Albion and Bristol Rovers. He then attended Newcastle University, graduating with an honours degree in civil engineering.
Vance began his acting career at the age of 25 appearing in stage productions, initially in repertory theatre before appearing in Patrick Marber's play Closer and David Edgar's play Speer, both at the Royal National Theatre, the latter being directed by Trevor Nunn. He then made guest appearances in British television series including Kavanagh QC, Peak Practice, The Bill and Doctors.
In 2002, Vance moved to Australia and appeared in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. In 2007, he moved to the U.S. and appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.
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. From 2012, he has starred in Transporter: The Series, a French-Canadian production.
|2006||Sexy Thing||Dad||Short film|
|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||3 episodes|
|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|
|2011–2016||Rizzoli & Isles||Lt. Colonel Charles 'Casey' Jones||Recurring in Seasons 2-4|
|2011||Fairly Legal||Paul Shelton||1 episode|
|2012–2014||Transporter: The Series||Frank Martin||24 episodes|
|2013||Crossing Lines||Alex Vaughn||1 episode|
|2016–2018||Hawaii Five-0||Commander Harry Langford; Former MI6 Agent||3 episodes|
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