John Reardon

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John Reardon
BornJohn Henry Reardon
(1975-07-30) July 30, 1975 (age 38)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
OccupationActor, football player
Spouse(s)Meghan Ory (2008-present)
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For the baseball umpire, see Beans Reardon, for the singer, see John Reardon (baritone).
John Reardon
BornJohn Henry Reardon
(1975-07-30) July 30, 1975 (age 38)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
OccupationActor, football player
Spouse(s)Meghan Ory (2008-present)
Website
web site

John Reardon (born July 30, 1975 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian actor and former Canadian football player. Reardon currently plays Blake Laviolette on the CBC Television series Arctic Air and has a recurring role as Greg Cameron on the Showcase series Continuum.

Life and career[edit]

Reardon studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London as well as improv comedy at The Second City in Los Angeles and Toronto. While at Mount Allison University, Reardon considered pursuing a career in medicine, but growing up, his dream was to become a professional athlete. He was a Canadian former all-star college football player for Mount Allison from 1993 to 1997.

He started acting in 2001 and has appeared in several TV shows and movies, such as Tru Calling as Randall Thompson, White Chicks as Heath, Scary Movie 4 as Jeremiah and Merlin's Apprentice as Jack. Starting in 2013, he has roles on both CBC's Arctic Air and Showcase's Continuum.

On Arctic Air, John Reardon plays Blake Laviolette, a young, good-looking "Top Gun-type" pilot who was secretly involved with his coworker and fellow pilot Krista Ivarson. According to Reardon his character is "a fascinating duality because Blake is a bit of a cocky hotshot pilot who, I think, just found himself in the north and Yellowknife as a bit of a stepping stone to moving to what he probably considered his dream job. However, once he gets there, he starts to realize that there’s something about that part of the country that gets to people. In fact, it starts to get to him and he begins to fall in love with the north, followed by Krista [Pascale Hutton]. The priorities he had before all this end up changing and Blake becomes almost a prouder Yellowknifer than anyone else." [1]

On Continuum, Reardon plays Greg Cameron, the husband of the main character, Kiera Cameron. According to Reardon, "Greg on the surface appears to be a clean-cut family man who is a respectable law-abiding member of society. The memory of Greg, along with their son Sam, is an anchor for Kiera when she is transported back in time and taken away from her family. However, as season one progresses, it appears that Greg may not be what he seems."[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, he married his girlfriend, Meghan Ory; the two worked together on Merlin's Apprentice.

Filmography[edit]

TitleNoteYearCharacter
The Chris Isaak Show: "Our Place"TV Episode2001John Henry Reardon
Edgemont: "The Cold Light of Dawn", "Are You with Me or Not?", "This One's for You", "Showdown", "Goodbye Cruel World", "Squaring the Circle", "Out and About", "True Colours", "Do You Mean What You Say?", "Moving On" and "Never Play Poker with a Man Named Doc"TV Episodes2002-2003, 2005Josh Wyatt
The Twilight Zone: "Dream Lover"TV Episode2002Sam
The Real World Movie: The Lost Season(TV)2002Adam
Andromeda: "Answers Given to Questions Never Asked"TV Episode2003Luck
1st to Die(TV)2003John Henry Reardon
White Chicks2004Heath
Tru Calling: "D.O.A.", "Two Weddings and a Funeral" and "Rear Window"TV Episodes2004Randall Thompson
The Thing BelowTV20041st Officer Taylor
Severed2005Greg
Fallen2005The Man
Scary Movie 42006Jeremiah
Merlin's ApprenticeTV2006Jack
The L Word: "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way", "Labia Majora"TV Episodes2006Resident, Young Dad
Painkiller Jane: "Catch Me If You Can"TV Episode2007Brian
Blue SmokeTV2007Josh
A Valentine CarolTV2007Matt
7 Things to Do Before I'm 30TV2008Danny
Make It HappenFilm2008Joel Kirk
Son of the DragonTV Movie2008D.B.
Tron: LegacyFilm2010Clu 2 (Body Double)
Super Hybrid(Film)2010David
Arctic AirMain Cast2012Blake Laviolette
Supernatural: "Remember the Titans"TV Episode2013Shane/Prometheus
ContinuumTV Series (Recurring Character)2012–presentGreg Cameron

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/interviews/flying-high-interview-with-arctic-airs-john-reardon/
  2. ^ http://www.craveonline.com/lifestyle/interviews/203905-speaking-with-john-reardon-of-qarctic-airq

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