Christopher Shyer

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Christopher Shyer
Other namesChris Shyer
Years active1994-present

Christopher Shyer (sometimes credited as Chris Shyer) is a Canadian-American actor who has appeared in over 50 film and television roles.


Shyer was born in Downsview, Ontario, Canada.

Acting career[edit]

Shyer has appeared in multiple guest roles on television since 1994, including: Viper, The New Outer Limits, Smallville, Monk, JAG, CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and a critically acclaimed recurring role as the Hannibal Lecter-like character "Lawrence O'Malley" in The Practice. He more recently appeared in a supporting role on ABC-TV's re-imagined V series as "Marcus," second-in-command to the V high commander, Anna (Morena Baccarin).

His varied film roles have included The Falling (1998, as "Lars"), The Invitation (2003, as "Joel Gellman"), The Lazarus Child (2004, as "John Boyd"), Fierce People (2005, as "Dr. Leffler"), and Big Bad Wolf (2006, as "Charlie Cowley").

He has also starred on Broadway as "Sam" in Mamma Mia and "Dean Newhouse" in Going Down Swingin', following successful stints in the Canadian productions of Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Janek: The Silent Betrayal Dancer Television movie
1998 Voyage of Terror Ship's Officer #2 Television movie
1998 The Falling Lars
1999 Little Boy Blues Daniel
2000 Gundam Savior Barkeep Television movie
2000 Cinderella: Single Again Prince Charming
2000 The Operative Albright
2001 A Girl Thing Rick Television movie
2001 The Unprofessionals Marlon Carlson
2001 Along Came a Spider Jim
2001 Kiss My Act Tommy Television movie
2002 Life or Something Like It Mark Laughlin
2003 Before I Say Goodbye Adam Cauliff / Harry Reynolds Television movie
2003 The Invitation Joel Gellman Leo Award for Best Lead Performance – Male
2003 The Core Dave Perry
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Alan Hamel Television movie
2003 See Grace Fly Bathroom Transvestite
2003 Phenomenon II George Malley Television movie
2004 Traffic Home Owner Television movie
2004 The Lazarus Child John Boyd
2005 Fierce People Dr. Leffler
2009 Killer Hair Boyd Radford Television movie
2011 The True Heroines Mayor Fitzgerald
2011 J. Edgar Richard Nixon
2011 Maybe Tomorrow Senator Monty Clemens
2012 Big Time Movie Agent Lane Television movie


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Riverdale Ben MacKenzie Unknown episodes
1998 Viper Elliott Peoples Episode: "Paper Trail"
1998 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Drew Kessler Episode: "Solitude's Revenge"
1998 The New Addams Family Vlad Episode: "Deadbeat Relatives"
1999 The New Addams Family Governor Episode: "The Tale of Long John Addams"
1999 Night Man Pentacost Episode: "Sixty Minute Man"
1999 First Wave Lon Episode: "All About Eddie"
1999 Cold Squad Dr. Ben Walker Episode: "Death, A Love Story"
2000 Higher Ground Bob Episode: "World Apart"
2000 The Outer Limits Harold Zimmer Episode: "Seeds of Destruction"
2000 Nuremberg General Telford Taylor Episode: "#1.1"
2000 Relic Hunter Jason Clark Episode: "Last of the Mochicas"
2001 Seven Days Caesar Gustaf Episode: "Sugar Mountain"
2001 The Chris Isaak Show Brian Bulander Episode: "Wages of Fear"
2002 The Practice Lawrence O'Malley 3 episodes
2002 Monk Carl 2 episodes
2003 Jake 2.0 Abdul Tiranzi Episode: "Training Day"
2003 Smallville Nicholas Convoy Episode: "Slumber"
2004 The Days Scott Eaton 4 episodes
2004 JAG Commander Steve Lundt Episode: "One Big Boat"
2005 The L Word Rod Sebring Episode: "Loyal"
2005 Cold Squad Miles Larson 2 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Larry Musgrave Episode: "Whacked"
2005 NCIS Kyle Boone Episode: "Mind Games"
2006 Without a Trace Ken Robinson Episode: "The Stranger"
2006 Kyle XY Brad Episode: "The Lies That Bind"
2006–2007 Whistler Adrian Varland 26 episodes
2007 Falcon Beach Bobby Tanner Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2008–2014 Canooks Richard Reddick 16 episodes
2009–2011 V Marcus 21 episodes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bill Episode: "Lost & Found"
2011 Lights Out The Dentist Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Endgame Gareth Hart Episode: "Opening Moves"
2011 The Good Wife Dr. Dominic Lawton Episode: "In Sickness"
2011 Combat Hospital Colonel Axelquist Episode: "Reckless"
2012 Good God Tony Cassano 8 episodes
2017 Tin Star Dermot O'Hanrahan Episode: "This Be the Verse"


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