John DeSantis

John DeSantis, sometimes credited as John De Santis or John Desantis, (born November 13, 1973) is a Canadian actor, best known as Lurch on Fox Family's television of The New Addams Family. His other work includes a principal role in Disney's Touchstone Pictures film The 13th Warrior, in which he played a Viking warrior named Ragnar the Dour. He has also appeared in television series Police Academy and Supernatural.[1]

John DeSantis
Born (1973-11-13) November 13, 1973 (age 47)
Years active1998–present


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The 13th Warrior Ragnar - Dour
2001 Thirteen Ghosts Horace "Breaker" Mahoney, The Juggernaut
2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Bus Guard #2
2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Padeen, Loblolly Boy
2005 The Long Weekend Cellmate
2005 Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D Ollie the Giant (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Little Man Bruno
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem N/A Stunts
2008 The Auburn Hills Breakdown Junior Short film
2009 Ratko: The Dictator's Son Skender
2009 The Hole Monster Dad
2009 Stan Helsing Frankenstein's Monster
2010 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Gunther Direct-to-video
2014 Mutant World Giant Mutant
2014 Seventh Son Tusk
2016 Viking Berserk
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Police Academy: The Series Thug Episode: "Karate Cops"
1998–1999 The New Addams Family Lurch Main cast
2000 Harsh Realm Big Tracker Episode: "Reunion"
2001 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 Episode: "Double Jeopardy"
2001 Voyage of the Unicorn Cratch TV Movie
2001 Los Luchadores Hugo Furst Episode: "The Mask of Diablo Azul"
2001 Dead Last Evil Ghost Episode: "Pilot"
2001 Dark Angel Miller, the Mangler Episode: "Proof of Purchase"
2001 Andromeda Stalin Kuleshov Episode: "Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way"
2001 Hsigo Episode: "Last Call at the Broken Hammer"
2002 Snow Queen Satan TV Movie
2003 Smallville The Traveller Episode: "Slumber"
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels Bigfoot TV Movie
2004 Dead Like Me Tiny Episode: "Ghost Story"
2005 Earthsea Kargide Soldier #1 Miniseries
2005 Andromeda Behemoth Episode: "One More Day's Light"
2005 Bloodsuckers Ble-Ka TV Movie
2005 Masters of Horror Moonface Episode: "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road"
2006 Blade: The Series Thorne Recurring
2007 Painkiller Jane Henry Perkins Episode: "Breakdown"
2007 Flash Gordon Night Hunter Episode: "Alliances"
2007 Strake Episode: "Random Access"
2007 The Dresden Files Demon Episode: "Storm Front"
2008 Demon Akiahacaric Episode: "Pilot: Storm Front"
2008 Supernatural Freeman Daggett Episode: "Ghostfacers"
2008 Sanctuary N/A Stunt player; Episode: "Warriors"
2009 Knights of Bloodsteel Goblin Strongarm Miniseries
2009 The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger Mule TV Movie
2009 Eureka Big Ed Episode: "It's Not Easy Being Green"
2009 The Troop Mr. Toofgib 1 episode
2010 Psych Seven Foot Tall Man Episode: "Dual Spires"
2011 Smallville Male Zoner Episode: "Dominion"
2011 Solomon Grundy Episode: "Prophecy"
2012 Once Upon A Time Dove Episode: "Skin Deep"
2012 Big Time Movie Maxwell TV Movie
2012 Level Up Blundergore Episode: "You Don't Know Jack"
2013 Supernatural The Golem Episode: "Everybody Hates Hitler"
2013–2014 Hell on Wheels Irish Worker 3 episodes
2014 Supernatural Scarecrow Uncredited; Episode: "Fan Fiction"
2014–2015 Falling Skies Shaq Recurring (Season 4–5)
2015 Olympus Cyclops Episode: "The Temple of Gaia"
2015 Chronos Recurring
2016 The 100 Servant / Gideon 2 episodes
2016 The X-Files Band-Aid Nose Man Episode: "Home Again"
2016 Supergirl Draaga Episode: "Survivors"
2016–2017 Mech-X4 Coach Davage Recurring
2016–2017 Van Helsing Gustov Recurring (Season 1)
2017 Skinner #1 Episode: "A Home"
2017 Supernatural Moloch Episode: "The Memory Remains"
2017 Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Frankenstein's Monster TV Movie
2017–2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Bald Man Recurring
2018 Arrow Grim Reaper 2 episodes
2019 Legends of Tomorrow Ogre 2 episodes
Video game role
Year Title Role
2016 Dead Rising 4 Evos


  1. ^ "John DeSantis". TV Guide. Retrieved March 27, 2019.

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