James McGowan

James Robert McGowan was born on May 30, 1960, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. James is the youngest of three sons of Johnny McGowan, a former light heavyweight boxer from Northern England. James grew up on the West Island in Montreal. He graduated from Concordia University with a B.A. in Communications. After graduation he took a job as a copy writer at an advertising agency. He then worked in the audio-visual department of McGill University.

While at McGill, James got in touch with a friend who was directing plays, expecting to pursue acting as a hobby. He loved it so much he decided to pursue it as a profession. He got guest spots in television shows and minor roles in movies. He also worked in television ads.

One of his first big parts was a role in the TV movie 10,000 Black Men Named George. He then landed a starring role in the CBC drama The Border.

Known For


Cast Credits

Bitten (2014)
Guest starring as James William / Malcolm Danvers (9 episodes)
  • Episode 2x08: Dark Arts (Mar 28, 2015)
  • Episode 2x03: Hell's Teeth (Feb 21, 2015)
  • Episode 2x02: Scare Tactics (Feb 14, 2015)
  • Episode 1x13: Ready (Apr 5, 2014)
  • Episode 1x12: Caged (Mar 29, 2014)
  • Episode 1x11: Settling (Mar 22, 2014)
  • Episode 1x05: Bitten (Feb 8, 2014)
  • Episode 1x03: Trespass (Jan 25, 2014)
  • Episode 1x01: Summons (Jan 11, 2014)
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Cracked (2013)
Guest starring as Detective Sam Parkes
Transporter: The Series (2013)
Guest starring as Ian O'Sullivan
  • Episode 1x06: Hot Ice (Feb 1, 2013)
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Guest starring as Colonel Fuller
Switched at Birth (2011)
Guest starring as Fake Emmett
Covert Affairs (2010)
Guest starring as Alo Morozov
Republic of Doyle (2010)
Guest starring as Damon Rhodes (2 episodes)
The Border (2008)
Starring as Mike Kessler
Air Crash Investigation (2003)
Guest starring as Ed Gannaway - Captain
Mutant X (2001)
Guest starring as Dr. Richard Haines