John Tench

John Tench was born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and grew up in Canada, where he began working in theater and film in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. He began his career on stage in Toronto with Ken Gass at the Factory Theatre Lab in the 70's and quickly moved on to study and work in New York City, London, England, Paris, France and then throughout Continental Europe, before returning to Canada. He founded the influential Theatre Company Theatre Kathartic in 1980, performing and touring shows internationally, including works by Sam Shepard, Dario Fo and Bertoldt Brecht. John moved on to Vancouver, B.C. and from there down to Hollywood and Los Angeles in the early 90's. Along with his many film and television appearances he's worked with such great directors as Ang Lee, Antoine Fuqua, Zac Snyder, Arthur Hiller and many others.

As well as performing John has produced, written and directed several short films. He has been nominated for numerous awards in the Best Actor Category. He is a master of accents and dialects and has voiced a great many cartoons and foreign language films. John has written a number of screenplays and is a published poet. He also teaches and coaches Actors throughout Canada and the U.S.

Among John's other many interests are painting, music, his family and farm. He is a talented musician and sings as well as playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, tuba and other instruments. John is an avid outdoors-man, fisherman and canoeist. He divides his time and work between Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles and Europe.

Known For


Cast Credits

Darken: Before the Dark (2018)
Starring as Lucien (4 episodes)
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Guest starring as Lyle Walsh
Alias Grace (2017)
Guest starring as Keeper #1 (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x06: Part 6 (Oct 30, 2017)
  • Episode 1x04: Part 4 (Oct 16, 2017)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Oct 2, 2017)
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American Gods (2017)
Guest starring as Viking Leader
Designated Survivor (2016)
Guest starring as Owner
Killjoys (2015)
Guest starring as Mole Foreman
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Guest starring as Green (3 episodes)
Cracked (2013)
Guest starring as PTSD Support Group Member
Endgame (2011)
Guest starring as Kelly
Lost Girl (2010)
Guest starring as The Pharmacist / Sherrif
Sanctuary (2008)
Guest starring as Warehouse Worker Garvin
Fringe (2008)
Guest starring as Patrick Hickey
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Guest starring as Alexander Graham Bell (3 episodes)
Psych (2006)
Guest starring as Deputy Sheriff Tripsy
Supernatural (2005)
Guest starring as Ellsworth
Missing (2003)
Guest starring as Mal Oswald
  • Episode 2x09: Puzzle Box (Sep 25, 2004) [Co-Star]
Andromeda (2000)
Guest starring as Gerentex (3 episodes)
Relic Hunter (1999)
Guest starring as Kane
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998)
Guest starring as T-Bird (2 episodes)
First Wave (1998)
Guest starring as Jim
Cold Squad (1998)
Guest starring as Mike Morrison (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Andre (2 episodes)
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Guest starring as Lizan
  • Episode 10x17: Talion (Jun 1, 2007) [Co-Star]
The Sentinel (1996)
Guest starring as Jack
The Outer Limits (1995)
Guest starring as Alex
Guest starring as Collins
Guest starring as Scarred Man
The X-Files (1993)
Guest starring as Steve