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Award winning actor Christopher Heyerdahl returns to his role of the sinister John Druitt on the third season of the hit sci fi series Sanctuary. As one of The Five, a secretive group of friends who tested the limits of science in the 19th century, Druitt is an “abnormal” with the ability to teleport at will...with a secret identity as the notorious Jack the Ripper.
Heyerdahl has the extra challenge of playing two roles in Sanctuary. He is unrecognizable when he transforms himself into a wise and fiercely loyal Bigfoot – sometimes referred to by his colleagues at the Sanctuary as “The Big Guy”. A trusted member of the Sanctuary team, “The Big Guy” displays both his physical and inner strength when defending his dearest friends, and the Abnormal community at large.
Born in British Columbia, Canada, Heyerdahl is known for his powerful performances in film, television and theatre, both in Canada and internationally. The talented actor has remained active in the industry while on Sanctuary starring as Marcus in the wildly popular feature film New Moon, the sequel to the blockbuster hit Twilight and has already been slated to be back for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and 2 in 2011/12.
His previous film credits include roles in Blade: Trinity, H.P.Lovecraft in the Gemini Award winning Out Of Mind: The Stories of H.P.Lovecraft, The Ghosts of Dickens’ Past in which he starred as Charles Dickens, The Education Of Little Tree, Le Dernier Tunnel, and Cadavres.
Heyerdahl also has an impressive list of television credits to his name. He has had recurring guest roles on such television hits as Supernatural, Caprica, Smallville, Human Target, Stargate Atlantis, as well as the award winning children’s series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Steven Spielberg’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning mini-series Into The West. At the 2006 Leo Awards, Heyerdahl won Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance in The Collector.
On stage, Heyerdahl has a long list of theatre credits including Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, The Last Comedy and Savage / Love, to name a few.
In 2009, Christopher received a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance in Sanctuary. And in 2010, up against his Sanctuary acting colleague Ryan Robbins, he won the award in this category. Most recently, he has been nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series.