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Liam James McIntyre (born 8 February 1982) is an Australian actor best known for playing the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance[1] and Spartacus: War of the Damned. He has also appeared The Legend of Hercules, The Flash, Gears of War 4, and Pulse, amongst other roles. On 13 March 2016 he collaborated on a YouTube video with Smosh Games, to play and promote his card game Monster Lab.[2]

Liam McIntyre
Liam McIntyre by Gage Skidmore.jpg
McIntyre at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1982-02-08) 8 February 1982 (age 37)
OccupationActor, Card Game Creator
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Erin Hasan (m. 2014)

CareerEdit

 
McIntyre at the 2014 Florida Supercon

McIntyre began his career acting mainly in short films, before performing guest roles in Australia's popular television series Rush and Neighbours. McIntyre made his US television debut guest starring in an episode of the award nominated HBO mini-series The Pacific. After Andy Whitfield's 2010 diagnosis of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (and later death in 2011), McIntyre replaced him in the title role of Spartacus for the subsequent seasons.[3][4][5] McIntyre made his feature film debut appearing alongside Kellan Lutz in The Legend of Hercules, in the role of Sotiris.[6] On 4 May 2014, McIntyre starred in the Channel 7 thriller The Killing Field.[7][8] Throughout 2015–16, McIntyre completed The Dream Children and Albion: The Enchanted Stallion, two small independent films, as Luke Delaney and Erémon. In 2015, he also starred in Unveiled, an unsold pilot, and portrayed the recurring villain, Weather Wizard in The Flash.

In 2016, McIntyre played the lead character JD Fenix in the popular video game, Gears of War 4.[9] In January 2017, McIntyre appeared in Apple of My Eye, in the supporting role of Jason Andrews. He had an uncredited cameo in an episode of Con Man. McIntyre was cast in Security, an action-thriller film starring Antonio Banderas & Ben Kingsley. He filmed a pilot for SyFy, titled The Haunted in January 2017. The pilot did not receive a full series order. McIntyre is currently starring in the Australian medical-drama, Pulse on ABC.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

McIntyre was born in Adelaide, Australia. In 2010, he began dating Australian singer and actress Erin Hasan, the star of the original Melbourne and Sydney productions of musical Wicked as the Glinda standby. They were engaged in December 2012, and married on 5 January 2014.[11][12] On 6 January 2017, McIntyre was located in the Fort Lauderdale airport when a mass-shooting occurred. McIntyre, himself, was supposed to be in Terminal 2 around the same time the gunman opened fire, at about 1:00 pm, but decided to leave the terminal to wish his wife farewell. He live-tweeted the incident from his location at the airport.[13]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Shotgun! [An Opening Sequence] Antonio Short
2007 Fancy Nigel Short
2009 Anniversary Harry Short
2009 Niflheim: Blood & Bullets Lance Corporal Christopher Bragi
2010 Bottled Up Bruce Short
2010 Radev Nik Radev Short
2010 A Bitter Sip of Life Manu Short
2011 Ektopos Simon
2014 The Legend of Hercules Sotiris
2015 The Dream Children Luke Delaney
2016 Albion: The Enchanted Stallion Erémon
2017 Apple of My Eye Jason Andrews
2017 Security Vance
2017 Troll Bridge Plink Short film; Post-production
2017 The Clearing Tom Post-production
2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Captain Boomerang / George Harkness Voice; Direct-to-DVD
2018 See You Soon[14] Filming
2019 The Clearing Tom Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Pacific Lew Episode: "Iwo Jima"
2010 Neighbours Bradley Hewson Episode "#1.5917"
2010 Rush Sergeant Matt Connor 2 episodes
2012–13 Spartacus Spartacus 20 episodes;
IGN Award for Best TV Hero (2014)
2014 Auckland Daze Liam 2 episodes
2014 The Killing Field Detective Dan Wild Television film
2014–18 The Flash Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard 5 episodes
2015 Unveiled Michael Hunter Unsold Pilot
2016 The Wizards of Aus Bronlo the Slayer 2 episodes
2017 The Haunted Reece Mason Unsold Pilot
2017 Pulse Dr. Eli Nader Series Regular
2018–19 Star Wars Resistance Commander Pyre Voice; 11 episodes
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Con Man Girth Hemsworth Episode: "Dawn of Girth"
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Voice
2019 Gears 5 JD Fenix Voice

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (18 January 2011). "He Is Spartacus: Liam McIntyre Talks About Taking Over in Season 2 of 'Blood and Sand'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Monster Lab". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Liam Mcintyre: Liam Mcintyre Is Starz' New Spartacus". Buzz Baba. Archived from the original on 23 April 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Liam McIntyre replaces Andy Whitfield on "Spartacus"". Yahoo! News. Reuters. 17 January 2011. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 January 2011). "Liam McIntyre Is The New Spartacus, To Succeed Andy Whitfield On Starz Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  6. ^ "'Spartacus' Star Joins Kellan Lutz in 'Hercules 3D' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "Spartacus star joins Rebecca Gibney drama". TV Tonight.
  8. ^ Byrnes, Holly (30 November 2013). "Liam McIntyre happy to put his pants back on for Channel 7 crime series The Killing Field". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Liam McIntyre on why he wanted to be JD Fenix in Gears of War 4". Bbc.co.uk. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Home". If.com.au. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Spartacus Star Liam McIntyre Marries Erin Hasan". E! Online.
  12. ^ "Liam McIntyre Weds Erin Hasan: See the Photos!". People.
  13. ^ "Liam McIntyre tweets live from the scene of tragic Florida shooting". Dailymail.co.uk. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  14. ^ "David Mahmoudieh on Instagram: "Shot a crazy 4-minute one-take today with these super troopers. It went to the wire but we got it! Thanks to our amazing cast…"". Instagram.com. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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