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Geraint Wyn Davies

Born: 20 April 1957 (62 years old)
Gender: Male

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Geraint Wyn Davies is a Welsh-born Canadian actor best known for his television roles as Major Mike Rivers in the final season of Airwolf (1987) and as vampire-turned-police-detective Nick Knight in Forever Knight, from 1992-1996.

Wyn Davies was born in Swansea, Wales. His father is a semi-retired Welsh congregational minister and his mother, a retired teacher, was headmistress of Geraint's first school.

At the age of seven, his family moved to Canada where he attended Upper Canada College then the University of Western Ontario where he briefly studied business and economics before leaving to pursue his acting career.

Geraint was 12 when he was first bitten by the acting bug, appearing in a school production of Lord of the Flies. His professional stage debut was made in 1976 in Quebec City when at 19 he appeared in The Fantasticks, Red Emma, and A Midsummer's Night Dream.

After Quebec, Geraint moved on England where he played the lead in The Last Englishman. He then spent two seasons with Wales' leading theatre company, Theatre Clwyd, touring the United Kingdom in Enemy of the People and Hamlet. It was his performance in Hamlet that led to the Regional Theatre Best Actor Award.

He then spent a season with the Chichester Festival doing Henry VIII. He has performed at the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival of Canada as well as the Mark Taper Forum, Lincoln Center.

He has appeared in such plays as The Music Cure, Candida, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Vortex, Goodnight Disgrace, Henry V and The Three Musketeers, The Boys from Syracuse, Sleuth and The Taming of The Shrew, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, My Fair Lady and King Lear.

In August of '99, Geraint starred in a one man show written by the late Leon Pownall called An Evening with Dylan Thomas at the Atlantic Theatre Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Two more shows were written for Geraint - Dylan Thomas and Shakespeare: In the Envy Of Some Greatness and Stranger in Paradise. Geraint has continued to perform Do Not Go Gentle in Chicago, Stratford and New York.

He also appeared at Washington DC's Shakespeare Theater in Cyrano (Helen Hayes Award winner), Love's Labor's Lost (Helen Hayes Award nominee) and Richard III. He, along with friend Brent Carver, opened in Toronto's CanStage production of The Elephant Man in October 2007.

Geraint's directorial accomplishments include multiple episodes of Forever Knight, Black Harbour, Pit Pony, Power Play and North of 60. In June 2000, he took on the challenge of directing Oliver Mayer's Joy of the Desolate in Highland Park, Illinois.

Geraint's musical talent was first brought to prominence on Forever Knight where he actually played the piano in the loft and co-wrote a song for the Baby Baby episode. As a result he was featured in one of the selections on the first Forever Knight CD.

He is a self-taught musician who produced a CD of his own works Bar Talk which is sold through his fan club with the proceeds going to a variety of charities such as Childrens' Hospital Foundation in Washington D.C. and The Stratford Festival's Shakespeare School (Stratford, Ontario).

Geraint's voice can be enjoyed on two audio books, Great American Suspense: Five Unabridged Classics and Great Classic Hauntings: Six Unabridged Stories.

Geraint is divorced from artist Alana Guinn however they are the proud parents of a son, Galen, and a daughter, Pyper.

He became a U.S. citizen on 13 June, 2006, at a swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He was made a city resident for the run of Love's Labor's Lost to facilitate the process.


Television Roles

Show

Character

James Nathanson

Major Mike Rivers

Captain Tom Reeves

Dr. Sims

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Carleton Riddlemeyer

Carleton Riddlemeyer

Calvin Sullivan

Sheriff Grady Markham

David

Frank Hallstead

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