John Pyper-Ferguson
John Pyper-Ferguson
Character Kurt Flynn
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7
Date of Birth February 27, 1964
Origin Mordiallic, Victoria, Australia
IMDb profile

John Pyper-Ferguson is an episodic actor on Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Kurt Flynn in "Welcome to Storybrooke".


Early Life

John Pyper-Ferguson was born in Mordialloc, Australia, the son of Olympic swimmer Kathleen (née MacNamee) and Richard Ferguson. After a brief period in his birth place, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he was raised by his parents. He went to high school at Handsworth Secondary School, and later graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance.



Pyper-Ferguson began his acting career on the prime time drama Hamilton's Quest (1986) as Sonny Hamilton. This brought about Hollywood film roles in movies such as Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987), Pin (1988), Ski School (1990), Bird on a Wire (1990), Stay Tuned (1992), a brief appearance in Unforgiven (1992), and Killer Image (1992).

He concurrently continued his television career with several guest appearances, including shows like Night Heat (1987), 21 Jump Street (1990) as Joshua, Bordertown (1990-1991), Neon Rider (1990-1991), MacGyver (1991), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992), and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993).

From 1993 to 1994, John played a recurring character on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as Pete Hutter. A significant moment in his career was his portrayal of Brian Cullen on Highlander: The Series (1994), for which he earned a Gemini Award-nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series.

Subsequent television guest roles consist of his appearances on Children of the Dust (1995), Legend (1995), Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995), recurrences on The X-Files (1995-1997), Nash Bridges (1996-1998) as Zack Spears, and The Outer Limits (1996) as Brian Chason.

Filling out the rest of the decade, he appears in several feature films like Frank & Jesse (1995) as Clell Miller, Hard Core Logo (1996), For Richer or Poorer (1997), and I'll Take You There (1999).


He started appearing on the television series Arli$$ (2000), ER (2000), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2010), a recurring role on The Huntress (2000-2001) as Jake Blumenthal, The Guardian (2001), 24 (2003), a recurring role as Gabriel Sims on Jeremiah (2003-2004), Smallville (2005), The Closer, and Night Stalker (2005-2006) as Agent Bernard Fain.

In 2006, John Pyper-Ferguson joined the main cast of Brothers & Sisters as a series regular, playing the character of Joe Whedon.

His film career moved on to notable movies like Pearl Harbor (film) (2001), Black Dawn (2005), She's the Man (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Tekken (2010), Score: A Hockey Musical (2010), and Drive (2011).


Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.

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