Grant Bowler is a New Zealand-born Australian actor best known for his recurring role as Connor Owens, the CFO of Meade Publications Connor Owens who romances the series' main villain Wilhelmina Slater, in the comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty, from 2008-2010.
He is also known for his starring role as Joshua Nolan, a former lieutenant in the Earth Military Coalition who fought in the alien conflict who becomes the Chief Lawkeeper of Defiance, in the science fiction television series Defiance.
Bowler appeared in Chiller's 2011 zombie opus, Remains, as well as three other major releases: Atlas Shrugged, The City of Guardians and The Killer Elite alongside Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham.
Other credits include playing Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick.
Bowler is beloved by genre fans for his role as Cooter, the biker werewolf, on HBO's monster mash-up True Blood, as well as a turn on the sci-fi smash Lost as the mysterious Captain Gault.
Prior to basing himself in Los Angeles, Bowler starred in many Australian TV dramas including Blue Heelers, Pacific Drive, All Saints and Something in the Air. He starred in the mini-series Through My Eyes about the disappearance of Azaira Chamberlin's baby.
He's also been seen in the New Zealand crime drama Outrageous Fortune, where he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards.
In addition, Bowler is the host of the reality competition television series The Amazing Race Australia, based on the American show The Amazing Race. He was previously the host of another reality competition, The Mole.
Raised in Brisbane, Grant is a NIDA graduate.