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Benjamin Ayres

Full / Real Name: Benjamin James Ayres
Born: 19 January 1977 (43 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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New on TV today: Sunday 27 September

Wildlife series Dynasties starts on SABC3 and two Battle of Britain docs air on HISTORY.


4th Royalty Soapie Awards - all the winners

Top wins were split between Gomora and The River, with Binnelanders taking Outstanding Soapie.


New on TV today: Saturday 26 September

The 4th Royalty Soapie Awards air live on SABC1 and true story American Soul plays out on SABC2.


A Perfect Lie Teasers - October 2020

Back! A Perfect Lie makes it through the COVID storm to return to Star Life with new episodes and warm-up repeats.


Die Presidentsvrou Teasers - October 2020

Leonardo asks Paloma to marry but she's reluctant.


The Inseparables Teasers - October 2020

Finale alert! The unborn child is threatened but everyone comes to their senses.


New on TV today: Friday 25 September

Nasty C is a Zulu Man in Japan on Netflix and a new season of Lost Gold of WWII starts on HISTORY.


New on TV today: Thursday 24 September

There's a World on Fire on M-Net and another Race Across the World on BBC Earth.


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Oh girls just wanna have fun.


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See who's coming to town from Monday (28th).

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