Chris Vance (actor)

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Chris Vance

Chris Vance at San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International
BornGeorge Christopher Vance
(1971-12-30) 30 December 1971 (age 41)
Paddington, London, England
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present
 
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Chris Vance

Chris Vance at San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International
BornGeorge Christopher Vance
(1971-12-30) 30 December 1971 (age 41)
Paddington, London, England
OccupationActor
Years active1998–present

Chris Vance (born 30 December 1971) is a British actor. Vance is known for his roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental and James Whistler in Prison Break. He is the second actor after Jason Statham to play Frank Martin in the Transporter franchise and has guest-starred on Burn Notice and Dexter.

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Early life

Vance attended St Bedes Secondary School in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. He then attended Newcastle University, graduating with a degree in civil engineering.

Career

Vance appeared in the British television series, The Bill, and in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. He appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.[1]

In June 2008, Vance moved to Colombia in order to film the Fox series Mental, but the show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. He guest–starred in an antagonistic role as Mason Gilroy on the USA series Burn Notice for five episodes toward the end of season 3. Vance also appeared on Showtime series' fifth season of Dexter as Cole, chief of security for a popular motivational speaker who becomes implicated in a series of heinous female torture-murders in Southern Florida.[2]

Personal life

Vance met his wife in London. They married in Australia in 2003, separating in 2007.[3]

His sister, Dawn Vance, teaches English in England.

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2006Sexy ThingDad
MacbethDetective Caithness
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Kavanagh QCYobEpisode: "Briefs Trooping Gaily"
2001Peak PracticeJohnEpisode: "Flesh and Blood"
Episode: "Episode #12.1"
2002The BillComputer ExpertEpisode: "011"
2003DoctorsJohnEpisode: "As Time Goes By"
Blue HeelersAndrew PurkissEpisode: "Safety Last"
2004StingersSean Hunter6 Episodes
2005The Secret Life of UsPiersEpisode: "When the Bell Rings"
Episode: "Ill Communication"
Episode: "Glimpses of Perfection"
2005–2007All SaintsSean Everleigh54 Episodes
2007–2008Prison BreakJames Whistler14 Episodes
2009MentalJack Gallagher13 Episodes
2010Burn NoticeMason Gilroy5 Episodes
DexterCole Harmon2 Episodes
2011-Rizzoli & IslesLt. Colonel Charles 'Casey' Jones4 Episodes
2011Fairly LegalPaul Shelton1 Episode
2012Transporter: The SeriesFrank Martin12 episodes

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