John Boyd (actor)

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John Boyd
Born John H. Boyd
(1981-10-22) October 22, 1981 (age 36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Bennington College
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Children 3
Parent(s) Guy Boyd
Sissy Boyd
Relatives Pauline Boyd (sister)

John H. Boyd (born October 22, 1981) is an American actor.

He is best known for starring as Arlo Glass in the eighth and final season of the Fox espionage thriller 24 in 2010. He also co-starred in the Academy Award-winning political thriller Argo (2012) and starred from 2014 to 2017 as FBI Special Agent James Aubrey on the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones from the 10th season until the 12th and final season.

Early life[edit]

Boyd was born in New York City, New York on October 22, 1981 to character actor Guy Boyd and actress, choreographer and producer Sissy Boyd. He has a sister, actress Pauline Boyd.[1] He is an alumnus of Bennington College.[2]


Boyd began his acting career in 2005, appearing in short films and various minor roles in films and guest-starring on an episode of the NBC legal drama Law & Order in 2005; Boyd returned to the show in 2006, but as a different character. In 2010, he was cast in his first starring role on television in the eighth and final season of the Fox espionage thriller 24 as Arlo Glass.

Following the cancellation of 24, Boyd guest-starred in USA legal drama Suits and was scheduled to be cast as Todd in the Fox comedy pilot Iceland in 2011, but it was not picked up by the network. Boyd co-starred in the 2012 Academy Award-winning political thriller Argo with Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston. In 2013, he guest-starred on the short-lived Fox thriller Touch, which reunited Boyd with his 24 co-star Kiefer Sutherland.

In 2014, Boyd began starring as FBI Special Agent James Aubrey in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama Bones in the tenth season. He was credited as a special guest star during the season premiere titled "The Conspiracy in the Corpse" and was added to the main cast in the second episode titled "The Lance to the Heart", following the departure of John Francis Daley, who played Dr. Lance Sweets from the show at the end of the season premiere. Boyd remained on the show until it ended with the twelfth season in 2017.

In 2017, in the fifth episode titled "The Tutor in the Tussle," James Aubrey (Boyd) meets with his estranged, criminal father Philip Aubrey. Philip Aubrey is played by Boyd's real-life father Guy Boyd.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Boyd is married with three children; daughters Nola and Sabine and one son. Nola is a childhood cancer survivor.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Stay Louis Short film
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page Jack
2005 Building Girl Colin
2006 Follow Me Grover Short film
2006 Fields of Freedom Private Dooley
2006 Lady in the Water One-eyebrow smoker
2007 Careless Drunk guy
2009 The Greatest Wyatt
2009 Mercy Erik
2010 Jelly Floyd Marks
2012 Argo Lamont
2018 Peppermint Marvin


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order Zack Burns Episode: "Locomotion"
2006 Law & Order Kenny Ellis Episode: "Profiteer"
2008 Fringe Ian Spencer (uncredited) Episode: "In Which We Meet Mr. Jones"
2010 24 Arlo Glass 24 episodes
2011 Suits Gregory Boone Episode: "Errors and Omissions"
2011 Iceland Todd Unsold TV pilot
2013 Touch Kase 4 episodes
2014 The Carrie Diaries Elliot 2 episodes
2014–17 Bones James Aubrey 56 episodes


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
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