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Bruce Harwood (born April 29, 1963) is a Canadian character actor best known for his role of John Fitzgerald Byers, one of The Lone Gunmen on the television series The X-Files. In addition to The X-Files, Harwood portrayed Byers in the spin-off series The Lone Gunmen, which aired thirteen episodes in 2001. He has also played other roles with a strong similarity to Byers, such as Willis, a technician from the Phoenix Foundation in MacGyver, and government-scientist-turned-conspiracy-theorist Dr. Avery Strong in The Outer Limits. He was a founding member of the Vancouver summer Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach. He also starred in the 1988 movie Earth Star Voyager.

Bruce Harwood
Born (1963-04-29) April 29, 1963 (age 56)
Years active1988-present
Spouse(s)Heather Harwood (1989-present)[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Fly II Technician
1991 Bingo Network Executive
1995 Beauty's Revenge Cameraman Television movie
1995 Bye Bye Birdie Reporter #1 Television movie
1998 The X-Files Byers
2000 The Guilty Miles
2001 Death Train to the Pacific CP Railway Director Television movie
2006 The Psychic Life of Plants Doctor Short film
2007 The Last Mimzy Scientist
2008 Personal Effects Record Man
2010 Daydream Nation My. Myers
2011 Christmas Comes to Canaan Maitre D' Television movie


Year Title Role Notes
1987 MacGyver Juice Episode: "Blow Out"
1988 21 Jump Street Bruce Episode: "Hell Week"
1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Dr. Eugene Episode: "Earth Star Voyager: Part 1"
1988 Danger Bay Joe Episode: "The Return of Sugar Ray"
1989 The Beachcombers Xavier Episode: "Club Laundromat"
1989 Wiseguy Messenger Episode: "Day Seven"
1990–1991 MacGyver Willis 4 episodes
1990 21 Jump Street Engineer Episode: "Research and Destroy"
1994–2002 The X-Files John Fitzgerald Byers 36 episodes
1995 The Outer Limits Technician Episode: "Valerie 23"
1996 The Outer Limits Dr. Norris Episode: "Trial by Fire"
1997 The Sentinel Barry Episode: "Warriors"
1997 The Outer Limits Dr. Avery Strong Episode: "A Special Edition"
1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Mr. Lincoln Episode: "Honey, It's No Fun Being an Illegal Alien"
1999 The Outer Limits Miles Pendergast Episode: "What Will the Neighbors Think?"
2001 The Lone Gunmen John Fitzgerald Byers 13 episodes
2001 Andromeda Philip Kim Episode: "All Too Human"
2002 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Osbourne Episode: "Frozen"
2004 The L Word Hotel Manager Episode: "Lies, Lies, Lies"
2004 Smallville Ben Powell Episode: "Resurrection"
2004 Alienated Professor #2 Episode: "Human Gas"
2004 Kingdom Hospital Fred Beagle Episode: "Shoulda' Stood in Bed"
2007 Whistler Graeme 2 episodes
2011 Endgame Lester Episode: "Gorillas in Our Midst"
2012 Emily Owens, M.D. Anesthesiologist Episode: "Emily and...The Good and the Bad"
2014–2015 When Calls the Heart Mayor Silas Ramsey 4 episodes
2014 Psych Health Inspector Episode: "Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up"
2014 The Flash Dexter Myles Episode: "Going Rogue"
2016 The X-Files John Fitzgerald Byers Episode: "Babylon"


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