Garwin Sanford

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Garwin Sanford
Born (1955-03-14) March 14, 1955 (age 65)
OccupationActor and artist
Years active1984-present

Garwin Sanford (born March 14, 1955) is a Canadian film and television actor known for his roles on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.


Sanford's most notable roles are Narim in Stargate SG-1 and Simon Wallace in Stargate Atlantis.[1] In 1994–95, he played Captain Taylor Shields in the historical adventure series Hawkeye. Sanford has also made guest appearances on such television series as Smallville, Airwolf, North of 60, MacGyver, Booker, Sliders, Dead Man's Gun, Highlander: The Series, Merlin's Apprentice, The Odyssey, The Outer Limits, Earth: Final Conflict, Dark Angel, The 4400, Eureka, So Weird and Supernatural. He appeared in Another Cinderella Story as Rod Parker, Joey's father. He has also appeared in several Bryan Adams music videos.

In 2005 Sanford appeared in Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (aka Smothered) as Clay McNeil, JJ's Boss. The following year Sanford appeared in Merlin's Apprentice as Lord Weston.

In 2013, Sanford appeared as the Red King in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland[2] and as Vice-President Brubaker in Independence Daysaster. Sanford has also had guest roles on Cedar Cove as Colin McFadden[3] and When Calls the Heart as William Thatcher.[4]

Sanford is also an artist, specializing in pen and ink portraiture, and a sculptor.

In 2015 Sanford was the recipient of the Sam Payne Award, an award given to a B.C. artist who demonstrates humanity, integrity and the encouragement of new talent.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 - 1995 Hawkeye (1994 TV series) Captain Taylor Shields
2001 Smallville
1984 - 1987 Airwolf
1990 North of 60
1990 MacGyver
1990 Booker (TV series)
1995 Sliders
1998 Dead Man's Gun
1999 Highlander: The Series
1998 - 2006 Merlin's Apprentice Lord Weston
1992 - 1994 The Odyssey (TV series)
1995 - 2002 The Outer Limits (1995 TV series)
2002 Earth: Final Conflict
2000 Dark Angel (American TV series)
2006 – 2007 The 4400
2006 Eureka (American TV series)
2001 So Weird
2006 - 2007 Supernatural (American TV series)
2005 Recipe for a Perfect Christmas Clay McNeil Smothered
2008 Another Cinderella Story Rod Parker
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Red King Alice in Wonderland
2013 Independence Daysaster Vice-President Dennis Brubaker
2014 When Calls the Heart William Thatcher
2013 - 2015 Cedar Cove (TV series) Vice-President Brubaker Colin McFadden


  1. ^ "GateWorld - Interviews: Jack of All Tollan (Garwin Sanford - October 2006)". Archived from the original on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove | Full Cast and Credits | 2012". 5 February 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "When Calls the Heart "Trials of the Heart" Review (Season 2, Episode 1)". TV Equals. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Garwin Sanford recognized with 2015 UBCP/ACTRA Sam Payne Award". Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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