Jonathan Scarfe

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Jonathan Scarfe
Born (1975-12-16) December 16, 1975 (age 41)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Suki Kaiser
Parent(s) Alan Scarfe and Sara Botsford
Relatives Barbara March (stepmother)

Jonathan Scarfe (born December 16, 1975) is a Canadian film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Toronto, Ontario,[1] to actors Alan Scarfe and Sara Botsford. He dropped out of high school at age 15, and at the age of 16 he spent a year working at the Stratford Festival, where he learned about acting.[2]



Scarfe's first major role was on Canadian teen drama Madison.[2] He appears in a recurring role as Chase Carter, the drug-abusing cousin of John Carter, on the medical-drama series ER.[2] His television guest appearances include the police procedural series NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami,[2] Cold Case; and the drama series The L Word,[2] as well as the supernatural drama series Grimm.[2]

Scarfe portrays Sheldon Kennedy in the biographical drama television film The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999), which follows the story of Kennedy – a former professional ice-hockey player with the Calgary Flames – who, after years of self blame and secrecy, spoke out against his former coach and mentor Graham James and the sexual abuse Kennedy endured.[1] His other television films include the biographical drama television film Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (2003), portraying Jesus in the biographical drama television film Judas (2004).,[1] costarring with Jennifer Finnigan in 2015 television film Angel of Christmas and Alison Sweeney in the Hallmark Channel movie "Love On The Air" 2015.

His most notable television roles are Charlie Sagansky in the legal drama series Raising the Bar (2008–2009),[3] Sydney Snow in the western period drama series Hell on Wheels,[4][1] Matt McLean on the family drama, Ties That Bind[5] and Axel on the Syfy drama Van Helsing.[2]


He appears as protagonist Nicholas Brady in the science-fiction film Radio Free Albemuth (2009),[6] directed by John Alan Simon and based on the novel of the same name (1985) by Philip K. Dick. Scarfe appears as Mormon prophet Joseph Smith in the historical-fiction drama film The Work and the Glory (2004).[2] Scarfe also appears in 100 Days in the Jungle (2002), and White Lies (1998).[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Suki Kaiser.[8] At one point Scarfe took a break from acting and spent two and half years sailing around the world with his family.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "New faces of the West: Jake Weber, Jonathan Scarfe saddle up for Hell on Wheels". Calgary Herald. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "It's Miller Time - Interview with Van Helsing's Jonathan Scarfe". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Advocate talks to Jonathan Scarfe about his role as a gay law clerk on TNT’s "Raising the Bar"". Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hell on Wheels Q&A – Jonathan Scarfe (Sidney Snow)". AMC. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Convoluted 'Radio Free Albemuth' succumbs to dated sci-fi plot". Los Angeles Times. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "White Lies". Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Database (undated). "Suki Kaiser Biography (1967 – )". Retrieved April 21, 2014.

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