C. Ernst Harth
C. Ernst Harth
Character Burly Man/Ogre
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
Date of Birth February 2, 1970
Origin Galt, Ontario, Canada
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C. Ernst Harth is one of the semi-recurring actors of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Burly Man/Ogre in Season 1, and Abraham in Season 2.



Cary Ernst Harth was born on February 2, 1970, in Galt, Ontario, Canada. Harth got his first taste of acting in grade school, when the drama club cast the school's largest child to play Santa in their Christmas pageant. He was just in kindergarten at the time.

Involved in community theater and improvisational comedy during high school, it wasn't until he relocated to Vancouver in 1989 that he seriously pursued acting full-time. He is married to fellow actress Lea Harth.


Prior to landing his first professional gig in a TV commercial for the BC Chicken Growers in 1990, Harth toured the semi-pro wrestling circuit in Canada's small towns and provinces as The Bible Thumper, adorned in black robes with a cross shaved on his head.

In 1994, he made his American acting debut as Giant in Green Dolphin Beat, an Aaron Spelling-produced TV movie for FOX. Since then, Ernst has become a busy character actor known for dozens of roles, such as The Great Child in Thirteen Ghosts, Miner 49er in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Lowell Lee Andrews in Capote, and as Baby Boy Tremor in Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball.

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