James Gallanders

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James Gallanders
Born (1970-02-09) February 9, 1970 (age 48)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater York University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Stacie Mistysyn (2009–present)

James Gallanders (born February 9, 1970) is a Canadian actor. He studied as York University's Faculty of Fine Arts.


Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, Gallanders began appearing on several television series before receiving his first role in the feature film Murder at 1600. In 1998 he appeared in three feature films, Reluctant Angel, the drama Babyface and the horror sequel Bride of Chucky, with Jennifer Tilly. The following year, Gallanders received a small role in the Agnieszka Holland drama The Third Miracle, with Ed Harris and Anne Heche and Prisoner of Love, featuring Naomi Campbell. In 2002, he portrayed 'Greg Sommers' in the direct-to-video sequel The Skulls II. He served as a voice artist in the horror film Saw II in 2005. In 2007, Gallanders portrayed the role of 'Major Brent Beardsly' in Shake Hands with the Devil, an award-winning historical war drama based on the Rwandan Genocide.[1]

Throughout his career, Gallanders has made a number of guest appearances on many television series. In 1996, he made his acting debut in Due South. From 1999 to 2000 he portrayed the role of 'Detective Michael Croft' in the short-lived CTV soap opera The City in which he had a recurring role. Many of Gallanders television credits include Millennium, La Femme Nikita, Mutant X, the American/Canadian version of Queer as Folk and Kevin Hill which only lasted one season. His most recent television work was in the Emmy Award-winning mini-series The Kennedys.

Personal life[edit]

Gallanders married actress Stacie Mistysyn on August 29, 2009.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Due South Mark Ordover Episode: "Body Language"
1997 Millennium Missouri State Trooper Episode: "The Wild and the Innocent"
1997 La Femme Nikita Ornett Episode: "Love"
1997 Murder at 1600 Law Student
1997 F/X: The Series Kahil Bergeron Episode: "House of Horrors"
1997 Major Crime Murray Battaglia Television film
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Bruce Farrell Episode: "Second Sight/Chocolate Soldier"
1998 Reluctant Angel Jason
1998 Babyface Jim
1998 Bride of Chucky Russ
1998 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Palimpsest Episode: "Palimpsest"
1999 The Third Miracle Brother Gregory
1999 Prisoner of Love Vince
1999–2000 The City Detective Michael Croft Recurring role; 12 episodes
2002 Tracker Rod Archer/Cole Episode: "Without a Trace"
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Reese Episode: "Deep Sleep"
2002 The Skulls II Greg Sommers Direct-to-video
2002 Mutant X Jay Minhouse Episode: "Dancing on the Razor"
2002 Heart of a Stranger Television film
2003 Bliss Frank Episode: "Amazon"
2004 Starhunter Episode: "Rivals"
2004 Queer as Folk Shane Episode: season 4, episode 6
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"
2005 Kevin Hill Frank Drake Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto Television film
2005 Missing David Travis Episodes: "Anything for the Baby" (parts 1 & 2)
2005 Saw II Voice
2006 Earthstorm Captain Ben Halberstom Television film
2007 Shake Hands with the Devil Major Brent Beardsley
2007 Charlie & Me Jeffrey Television film
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Father Franks Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"
2008 A Teacher's Crime Dean Ryans Television film
2009 Throwing Stones Jack Television film
2009 Hidden Crimes Max Carver Television film
2011 The Kennedys Peter Lawford Television mini-series; episode: "The Countdown to Tragedy"


  1. ^ "Theatre grad calls Shake Hands with the Devil'such an important movie'". yorku.ca. 22 October 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2011.

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