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Pygram at an Australia Day ceremony in Wagga Wagga
13 October 1959
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Wayne Pigram (born 13 October 1959), better known by his stage name Wayne Pygram, is an Australian actor, known for his role as Scorpius in the science fiction series Farscape (2000–2003) and the miniseries that followed, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004).
Pygram was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales and raised in Wagga Wagga, where, as a teen, he was a drummer in a dance group. He initially studied art at Riverina College of Advanced Education, but later changed majors to primary school education. While in college, he became a member of a theatre troupe known as the Riverina Trucking Company. Before acting in films and television, he was a regular on the Australian theatre circuit. In 2005, he made a brief cameo in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as a young Grand Moff Tarkin, because of his striking resemblance to the late Peter Cushing, who portrayed the same character 28 years previously in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Pygram has also played the drums in numerous bands over the past 20 years, the most recent being a band named Signal Room (formerly called Number 96). Along with his Farscape co-star Anthony Simcoe, he teaches the drums at Kildare Catholic College, an Australian Catholic school based in Wagga Wagga.
- Warming Up (1985)
- The First Kangaroos (1988)
- Farewell to the King (1989)
- Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
- Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
- The Custodian (1993)
- Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
- The Day of the Roses (1998)
- Risk (2000)
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- The Last Resort (1988)
- The Girl From Tomorrow (1990)
- Heroes II: The Return (1992)
- Fire (1995)
- Roar (1997)
- Home and Away (2001)
- Farscape (2001–2003)
- Heroes' Mountain (2002)
- Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
- Through My Eyes (2004)
- Lost (2006)
- Underbelly: The Golden Mile (2010)
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