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Benjamin Ayres

Full / Real Name: Benjamin James Ayres
Born: 19 January 1977 (44 years old)
Gender: Male

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Benjamin Ayres is a Canadian actor, director and photographer best known for his starring role as Casper Jesperson (aka "Cancer Cowboy"), the chain-smoking sex addict who is morbidly obsessed with death, in the critically acclaimed cult television series jPod, based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same title.

He is also known for his recurring role as Dr. Zach Miller, an ER doctor and devout Christian at Hope Zion, in the supernatural medical drama television series Saving Hope.

Benjamin is a leading performer in the film and television industry, well known for slipping seamlessly between genres.

He spent two seasons as a series regular on the CTV series Dan For Mayor and plays Eric Blake on HBO Canada's Gemini Award-winning series Less Than Kind, for which he was nominated for his second Leo.

Benjamin studied at The Lyric School of Acting under the direct mentorship of Michele Lonsdale Smith and later collaborated with as a performer in many theatrical productions; Eric Bogosian's one man play Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Judith Thompson's Lion in the Streets and August Strindberg's Miss Julie.

He became one of Vancouver's most in-demand stage actors and originated the role of Tench in the world premiere of Raul Inglis's In The Eyes of God and again in Inglis's Surveillance.

Originally from Kamloops, British Columbia, Benjamin has appeared in various hit series including The Vampire Diaries, Flashpoint, Combat Hospital, Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, jPod and the ABC miniseries Diamonds and Impact.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Lt. George 'Catman' Birch

Christian Bettany

Decklan Pownell

Guard

Ty Graham

Howie Tolkin

Nate

Geno Jones

Dr. Zachary Miller

Dr. Zachary Miller

Dr. Zachary Miller

Dr. Zachary Miller

Jason Bartlett

Muirios

Homeland Security Man #1

Lorenzo

William Tanner


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