Benjamin Ayres Actor

Benjamin ayres

Benjamin James Ayres (born January 19, 1977) is an actor, director, photographer best known for his role as Casper Jesperson (aka "Cancer Cowboy"), the chain-smoking sex addict who is morbidly obsessed with death, in the critically acclaimed cult hit CBC Television series jPod , based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same name. He is currently filming the CTV/NBC series Saving Hope and also recurs on the Gemini award winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 19th, 1977
Place of birth
Kamloops
Nationality
Canada

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy95.71
Romance55.65
Drama55.5
Crime25.7
Fantasy25.9

1. Cottage Country (2013)

Action, Comedy, Crime
played Dov Rosenberg
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Frank Siracusa
Jeremy Boxen
4 Show list

Cottage Country is a 2013 Canadian action comedy crime film directed by Peter Wellington. It stars Malin Åkerman, Tyler Labine, Dan Petronijevic and Lucy Punch. It was released on March 14, 2013.

Awards

Top cast

Cammie Ryan
Masha
Todd Chipowski
Salinger Chipowski
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Asher Lenz
,
Stephen Skratt
Luc Montpellier
Lea Carlson
English
Canada

2. Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012)

Adventure, Comedy, Horror
played Griffith Galloway
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
,
Tim Doiron
Tim Doiron
11 Show list

Dead Before Dawn 3D is a 2012 Canadian adventure-horror comedy directed by April Mullen, written by Tim Doiron, and starring Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, and Christopher Lloyd. It introduces "zemons", a combination of zombie and demon. It is Canada's first stereoscopic live-action 3D feature film, and Mullen is the first female to direct a live action, fully stereoscopic 3D feature film.

Awards

Top cast

Horus Galloway
Charlotte Baker
Casper Galloway
Patrick Bishop
Professor Reginald Duffy
Dazzle Darlington
Hillbilly Cleitus
Becky Fords
Beverly Galloway
Burt Rumsfeld
Lucy Winthrop
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Daniel Grant
Olivia Sementsova
English
Canada

3. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
played Jack Evans
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Salli Newman
Blake J. Harris
,
Aaron Mendelsohn
,
Janet Brownell
3 Show list

12 Dates of Christmas is a 2011romantic comedy drama TV movie directed by James Hayman.

Awards

Top cast

Kate Stanton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Catherine Ashton
English
United States of America

4. Lullaby for Pi (2010)

Drama
played Sonny
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
,
Jean-Charles Levy
,
Kevin DeWalt
Benoît Philippon
Benoît Philippon
5 Show list $9.2M

Lullaby for Pi is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Benoît Philippon.

Awards

Top cast

The Father
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
George Acogny
,
Laurent Eyquem
Michel Amathieu
Cathy McComb
English
France, Canada

5. Zorg and Andy (2009)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Guy Davis

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Scott's Land (2009)

Short, Comedy, Romance
played Helix
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
25.0
,
Peter Benson
,
Peter Benson
Peter Benson
,
1 Show list

This short film is currently (Sep 2009) in post-production.

Awards

Top cast

Melissa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dave Collette
,
James Ricker
English
Canada

7. A Gun to the Head (2009)

Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Greg Milton
,
Katherine Hazen
,
Oliver Linsley
Blaine Thurier
Blaine Thurier

"Trevor (Tygh Runyan), the hero of Blaine Thurier's A Gun to the Head, is facing one dismal evening. His wife, Grace (Marnie Robinson), is hosting a dinner party with her appallingly obnoxious boss Dwayne (Benjamin Ayres) and his daft wife, Audrey (Sarah Lind). An unexpected call from Trevor's long-lost hustler cousin Darren (Paul Anthony) brightens things up. Given an opportunity to slip out (ostensibly to pick up some wine), Trevor arranges to meet Darren for a beer at a cavernous Vancouver strip joint known as the Penthouse. After a brief hello, inveterate schemer Darren bluntly hits his cousin up for five grand to help build his “empire.” Trevor is supremely disappointed by this request, but his night is about to get much, much worse. With his debut film, Low Self-Esteem Girl,and his follow-up, Male Fantasy, writer-director Thurier demonstrated his unique deadpan gifts and penchant for angst-fuelled moments of hilariously awkward comedy. A Gun to the Head deftly mixes genres with a touch more gravitas than the neurotics-at-play universe of Thurier's earlier works. Equal parts domestic sex comedy and male buddy movie, the film is also, and perhaps most importantly, a twisted version of film noir so low-rent and scattered that even Edgar G. Ulmer would have felt comfortable here. Because of Darren's egregious screw-ups and poorly conceived, off-the-cuff scams, Trevor is dragged into an underworld of weird house parties and even weirder drug dealers. Trevor isn't entirely unfamiliar with this world (he and his cousin share a checkered past), but it's much stranger and more volatile than the one he remembers. With their odd quirks and bizarre mood swings between avuncular and homicidal, the drug-dealing “kingpin” Sam (Hrothgar Mathews) and his cronies seem to have crawled out of a David Lynch movie, had he grown up in West Vancouver. Indeed, A Gun to the Head is very much a Vancouver film, capturing the city's distinctive variation on the post-seventies retro-hippie enclave, combining a kind of pot-addled grace and hard-drug menace. It's a wild, unexpected ride, wilder because it's utterly plausible and scarily recognizable.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Brendan Ryan
Craig Trudeau
English
Canada

8. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Groomsman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
, ,
Barry Katz
,
Mike Karz
25 Show list $25M

Good Luck Chuck is a 2007 romantic comedy film starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. In the film, women find their "one true love" after having sex with a dentist named Chuck. Chuck meets a girl named Cam and tries to become her true love. The film opened in theaters on September 21, 2007, and was heavily panned by critics. One of Good Luck Chuck's theatrical posters parodied the well-known Rolling Stone cover photographed by Annie Leibovitz featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono in similar poses.

Awards

Top cast

Lila, Lila
Female Wedding Guest
Cam's Wedding Friend
Charlie
Howard
Boy in Penguin Habitat
Goth Girl
Bride
Charlie
Woman on Plane
Girl in Penguin Habitat, Girl in Penguin Habitat
Matthew, Megan
McTitty
Woman in Car
Lara
Airport Security Guard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Trish Keating
Good Luck Chuck
English
United States of America, Canada

9. Soulstice (2006)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Brian Nolin

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Canada

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Scott's Land
Short,Comedy,Romance
2009
Peter Benson
Peter Benson
Peter Benson

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Scott's Land
Short,Comedy,Romance
2009
Peter Benson
Peter Benson
Peter Benson

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Scott's Land
Short,Comedy,Romance
2009
Peter Benson
Peter Benson
Peter Benson

Starring TV roles

1. Saving Hope

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CTV Television Network
NBC
Malcolm MacRury
Morwyn Brebner
June 7th, 2012 3 English

2. Dan for Mayor

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Mike
CTV Television Network
The Comedy Network
March 1st, 2010 August 28th, 2011 3
Laurie Murdoch
Mary Ashton
Paul Bates
Paul O'Sullivan
English

3. Diamonds (US)

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
May 24th, 2009 1
Fiona Ramsey
Louise Rose
English

4. Impact

Action, Adventure, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Super Channel
June 21st, 2009 1
Natasha Calis

5. jPod

Comedy, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Casper Jesperson
CBC Television
January 8th, 2008 April 4th, 2008 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Battlestar Galactica

Program genre

Psychological thriller
Political drama
Space opera
Drama
Action
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Adventure Film
Military science fiction

Official site

External resources

Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced by Moore and David Eick as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series created by Glen A. Larson. The series first aired as a three-hour miniseries in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel, and ran for four seasons thereafter, ending its run on March 20, 2009. The series features Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, and garnered a wide range of critical acclaim, which included a Peabody Award, the Television Critics Association's Program of the Year Award, a placement inside Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME, and Emmy nominations for its writing, directing, costume design, visual effects, sound mixing, and sound editing, with Emmy wins for both visual effects and sound editing.nThe story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 August 19th, 2005 , ,

Da Vinci's Inquest

Program genre

Legal
Drama

Official site

External resources

Da Vinci's Inquest is a Canadian dramatic television series that aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2005. While never a ratings blockbuster, seven seasons of thirteen episodes each were filmed for a total of ninety-one episodes.nThe show, set and filmed in Vancouver, stars Nicholas Campbell as Dominic Da Vinci, once an undercover officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but now a crusading coroner who seeks justice in the cases he investigates.nThe cast also includes Gwynyth Walsh as Da Vinci's ex-wife and chief pathologist Patricia Da Vinci, Donnelly Rhodes as detective Leo Shannon, and Ian Tracey as detective Mick Leary.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E07 November 23rd, 2004 Bartender

Psych

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Detective fiction
Comedy-drama
Crime Fiction
Crime
Mystery
Comedy

Official site

External resources

Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline Television's Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose heightened observational skills and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 July 25th, 2008 Howie Tolkin

Smallville

Program genre

Supernatural
Mystery
Drama
Superhero movie
Action
Fantasy
Adventure Film
Science Fiction
Action/Adventure

Official site

External resources

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The television series was initially broadcast by The WB Television Network, premiering on October 16, 2001. After Smallville's fifth season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which became the broadcaster for the show in the United States. It ended its tenth and final season on May 13, 2011. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes known as Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventures into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.nThe concept for Smallville was created after a potential series chronicling a young Bruce Wayne's journey toward becoming Batman failed to generate interest. After meeting with the president of Warner Bros.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 May 10th, 2007 Bartlett
Mat Beck

Stargate SG-1

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Military science fiction
Adventure Film
Action

Official site

External resources

Stargate SG-1 is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is based on the 1994 feature film Stargate by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The television series was filmed in and around the city of Vancouver, Canada. The series premiered on Showtime on July 27, 1997; the final episode first aired on Sky1 on March 13, 2007. With 214 episodes over 10 seasons, Stargate SG-1 had surpassed The X-Files as the longest-running North American science fiction television series, a record it holds until today, regarding the time span it was running. Although, regarding the number of episodes, it has since been surpassed by the series Smallville with its 218 episodes.nThe story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E08 August 1st, 2003 Muirios

Supernatural

Program genre

Drama
Fantasy
Thriller
Mystery
Action Film
Horror

Official site

External resources

Supernatural is an American television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the world. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. The current executive producers are McG, Robert Singer, Jeremy Carver, Phil Sgriccia, and Adam Glass. Former executive producer Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season.nThe series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, and the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons but later expanded it to five.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 4th, 2005
Robert Singer

The Collector

Program genre

Horror
Supernatural
Fantasy
Fantasy television
Supernatural drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

The Collector is a Canadian supernatural drama television series about a man attempting to help save people who have bargained their souls with the Devil.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 July 7th, 2004 The Devil

The Vampire Diaries

Program genre

Drama
Romance Film
Thriller
Horror
Mystery
Fantasy
Supernatural drama

Official site

External resources

The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.nThe series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted and surrounded by supernatural beings. The series narrative follows the protagonist Elena Gilbert as she falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore and is drawn into the supernatural world as a result. As the series progresses, Elena finds herself drawn to Stefan's brother Damon Salvatore resulting in a love triangle. As the narrative develops in the course of the series, the focal point shifts on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena's malevolent doppelgänger Katerina Petrova. Katerina was the love of both Damon and Stefan Salvatore many years ago. Her return, along with the family of Original Vampires, have all led to many plots against Elena and Mystic Falls.nThe pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 10th, 2009 ,
Julie Plec

Whistler

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Whistler is a Canadian television drama centring on the aftermath of the mysterious death of a local snowboard legend. The series was set in the ski resort of the same name and aired for two seasons from 2006 to 2008. It was created by Kelly Senecal and developed by Patrick Banister, John Barbisan, Mindy Heslin, and Susan James.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 June 25th, 2006
S01-E02 July 2nd, 2006 Joe

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