John Stead

John Stead has also worked extensively in the theatre as a director and fight director. He is Head of Stage Combat for the Stratford Festival of Canada, a master instructor with the Academy of Dramatic Combat, Stage Combat Coordinator for The National Theatre School and a member of the Society of Canadian Fight Directors. He has over 500 professional theatre credits as a fight director, including 23 seasons as the fight director for the Stratford Festival and 17 seasons with the Shaw Festival. He has worked across Canada and the U.S.

Known For


Cast Credits

Reign (2013)
Guest starring as Bruno
Covert Affairs (2010)
Guest starring as Stunt Compadre #2
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Guest starring as Bill McCann
Slings & Arrows (2003)
Guest starring as John
Guest starring as Macduff (4 episodes)

Crew Credits

Designated Survivor (2016)
Show crew as Second Unit Director
Dark Matter (2015)
Show crew as Second Unit Director (16 episodes)
Episode crew as Director (3 episodes)
Bitten (2014)
Episode crew as Director