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Chris Vance (actor)

George Christopher Vance (born 30 December 1971) is an English actor who is known for his television roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental (2009), and James Whistler in Prison Break (2007–2008). He played Frank Martin (in TNT's Transporter: The Series) and has recurred on Burn Notice (as Mason Gilroy), Dexter, the love interest of Angie Harmon's character on Rizzoli & Isles, Non on the CBS show Supergirl, and as Harry Langford on Hawaii Five-O. He is currently filming a recurring role on Bosch for Amazon.

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Chris Vance at San Diego 2010 Comic-Con International
George Christopher Vance

(1971-12-30) 30 December 1971 (age 47)
Years active1997–present
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Ramona Vance (m. 2017)

Early lifeEdit

Vance was born in Paddington, central London, one of four children of Irish parents. He attended St Bede's Secondary School in Lawrence Weston, Bristol, and played youth football for West Bromwich Albion and Bristol Rovers. He then attended Newcastle University, graduating with an honours degree in civil engineering.


Vance began his acting career at the age of 25 appearing in stage productions, initially in repertory theatre before appearing in Patrick Marber's play Closer and David Edgar's play Albert Speer, both at the Royal National Theatre, the latter being directed by Trevor Nunn. He then made guest appearances in British television series including Kavanagh QC, Peak Practice, The Bill and Doctors.

In 2002, Vance moved to Australia and appeared in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. In 2007, he moved to the U.S. and appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.[1]

In June 2008, Vance moved to Colombia in order to film the Fox series Mental, but the show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. He guest–starred in an antagonistic role as Mason Gilroy on the USA series Burn Notice for five episodes toward the end of season 3. Vance also appeared on Showtime series' fifth season of Dexter as Cole, chief of security for a popular motivational speaker who becomes implicated in a series of heinous female torture-murders in Southern Florida.[2] From 2012, he has starred in Transporter: The Series, a French-Canadian production.



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Sexy Thing Dad Short film
Macbeth Detective Caithness


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Kavanagh QC Yob Episode: "Briefs Trooping Gaily"
2001 Peak Practice John Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
Episode: "Episode No. 12.1"
2002 The Bill Computer Expert Episode: "011"
2003 Doctors John Episode: "As Time Goes By"
Blue Heelers Andrew Purkiss Episode: "Safety Last"
2004 Stingers Sean Hunter 6 episodes
2005 The Secret Life of Us Piers 3 episodes
2005–2007 All Saints Sean Everleigh 54 episodes
2007–2008 Prison Break James Whistler 14 episodes
2009 Mental Jack Gallagher 13 episodes
2010 Burn Notice Mason Gilroy 5 episodes
Dexter Cole Harmon 2 episodes
2011–2016 Rizzoli & Isles Lt. Colonel Charles 'Casey' Jones Recurring in Seasons 2-4
2011 Fairly Legal Paul Shelton 1 episode
2012–2014 Transporter: The Series Frank Martin 24 episodes[3]
2013 Crossing Lines Alex Vaughn 1 episode
2015–2016 Supergirl Non 9 episodes
2016–2018 Hawaii Five-0 Commander Harry Langford; Former MI6 Agent 3 episodes


  1. ^ Perth Sunday Times Retrieved on 29 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Chris Vance Joins Dexter for Multi-Episode Arc". 2010-08-16. Retrieved August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Transporter: The Series#Season 2

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