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Dan Payne (born August 4, 1972) is a Canadian actor best known for playing the role of John in the television series Alice, I Think.

Dan Payne
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Payne in 2005
Born (1972-08-04) August 4, 1972 (age 47)
Years active2001–present
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)


In his early 20s, Payne was a professional volleyball player.[1] After his retirement, he was convinced by his brother Josh to move to Australia, where Josh was already living. Dan began his acting career by creating short films with his brother.[2]

Payne then moved to the United Kingdom, where he supported himself playing, in his words, "the big, dumb American" in various British films and TV shows.[1] He moved to Vancouver in 2001.[1]

Payne had numerous roles on the 2002-2005 science fiction series Stargate SG-1, and its 2004-2009 spin-off series Stargate Atlantis, both shot in Vancouver; these included Kull Warriors and an Ashrak assassin on Stargate SG-1, and the Wraith king in the Stargate Atlantis episode "Sateda".[3] Payne appeared as Nathan Davidson, a married, sexually-repressed father in the 2008 film Mulligans,[4] a role of which Payne stated in 2016, "It is still one of my proudest efforts".[1] He also appeared as Dollar Bill in Watchmen (2009).

Payne starred as Cesar Divine in the web based television series Divine:The Series that stretched four episodes.[5]

Payne has starring roles in Hallmark Channel's 2016 movies All Yours, with Nicollette Sheridan[6] and A Time To Dance, with Jennie Garth.[7] Payne also landed a recurring role on Good Witch.[6][8]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Cover Story Uniformed Cop
2006 Truth Rick Moore Direct-to-video
2006 LovecraCked! The Movie Mark
2006 John Tucker Must Die Skip #6
2007 Will of the Wisp Husband Short film
2007 Unbearable Love Walter Short film
2007 Taming Tammy Bill
2008 The Auburn Hills Breakdown Dan Short film
2008 Mulligans Nathan Davidson
2009 Smile of April Adrian
2009 Watchmen Dollar Bill
2009 Under the Hood Dollar Bill Direct-to-video
2009 Driven to Kill Sergei Direct-to-video
2010 Icarus Dave
2010 Transparency Pollard
2010 Blood: A Butcher's Tale Victor
2011 Trash Gary Short film
2011 Last Christmas Dad Short film
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Mathew Buckner
2012 Hiding Noah Carter Direct-to-video
2012 Underworld: Awakening Lycan Creature #2
2012 Christmas Miracle Joseph Wells
2012 A Christmas Story 2 Ensign Payne Direct-to-video
2012 Charlie Sally
2013 Leap 4 Your Life Henry
2013 No Clue Church [2]
2016 Warcraft Clansmen
2016 Star Trek Beyond Wadjet
2018 The Steam Engines of Oz Blackburn Voice role
Television role
Year Title Role Notes
2001 MythQuest Osiris Episode: "Isis & Osiris: Part 1"
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Handsome Executive TV movie
2002 Snow Queen' Various TV movie
2002–2005 Stargate SG-1 Various 13 episodes
2003 A Screwball Homicide TV movie
2003 Another Country Cop #2 TV movie
2003 Just Cause Chris Episode: "Lies, Speculation & Deception"
2003 Smallville Lexcorp Airport Security Episodes: "Exodus", "Phoenix"
2004 Pryor Offenses Randall TV movie
2004 The L Word Policeman Episode: "Pilot"
2004 Stargate Atlantis Wraith Warrior Episode: "Rising"
2004 Dead Like Me Walter Episode: "Ashes to Ashes"
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Weatherman TV movie
2005 Stargate Atlantis Lt. Reed Episode: "Runner"
2006 Stargate Atlantis Big Wraith / Super Soldier Episodes: "Sateda", "Phantoms"
2006 Saved Jonathan Locker Episode: "Who Do You Trust?"
2006 Whistler Colin Episode: "Gathering Clouds"
2006 Alice, I Think John MacLeod 13 episodes
2007 Sanctuary Monster on TV / Corporate Vampire Episodes: "1.1", "1.8"
2007 Tin Man Longcoat Leader TV miniseries
2008 The Triple Eight Handsome Boyfriend (uncredited) Episode: "Cat in a Hot Tin Box"
2008 Stargate Atlantis Male Wraith (uncredited) Episode: "Spoils of War"
2008 Robson Arms Richard Episode: "Positivity"
2008 The Secret Lives of Second Wives Alex TV movie
2009 Battlestar Galactica Sean Ellison Episode: "Daybreak: Part 2"
2009 Health Nutz Walter Schultz TV movie
2010 Human Target Foster Larouche Episode: "Corner Man"
2010 A Family Thanksgiving Bill TV movie
2010 Tower Prep Coach 7 episodes
2011 Fairly Legal Nick Grunyan Episode: "Believers"
2011 Om Inc. Rash Customer TV series
2011 Divine: The Series Cesar Divine 4 episodes
2011–2012 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Various Recurring role
2013 The Hunters Carter Flynn TV movie
2014 Supernatural Abner Episode: "Road Trip"
2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Captain of the Guard Episode: To Catch a Thief
2015 Descendants King Beast[9] Disney Channel Original Movie
2016 All Yours Matthew Walker TV movie (Hallmark)
2016 A Time to Dance John Reynolds TV movie (Hallmark)
2016 Good Witch John Recurring role
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Obsidian Episode: "The Justice Society of America"
2017 Descendants 2 King Beast Disney Channel Original Movie
2017 Mech-X4 Traeger Season 2
2018 Once Upon a Time Ivo Episode "Chosen"
2019 Descendants 3 King Beast Disney Channel Original Movie
2019 The Flash Shay Lamden / King Shark Episode: "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd"


  1. ^ a b c d Lavin, Laura. "THE BIG PERSONALITY: Dan Payne - Monday Magazine". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Crawford, Julie. "North Van actor Dan Payne good at playing the bad guy". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. ^ "An Interview with Dan Payne: Transparency and in Sanctuary S3!". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ Times, Windy City. "Dan Payne:'Mulligans' stew - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times". Windy City Times. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ Media, Click. "Interview – Dan Payne and Jason Fischer (Divine: The Series)". Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "My Devotional Thoughts | Interview With Actor Dan Payne". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Jennie Garth, Dan Payne And Corbin Bernsen Star In 'Karen Kingsbury's A Time To Dance,' Premiering May 15 On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries | Multichannel". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ "The Magic Returns on W Network with a New Season of Good Witch Beginning April 21 - Corus Entertainment". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  9. ^ SHOOT: Disney’s DESCENDANTS Films at BC Legislature in Victoria Archived 2018-05-04 at the Wayback Machine, June 17, 2014, YVRshoots

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