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SpouseRoxane Wilson
FactDaughter Edie Bowler was born in 2003

Grant Bowler is an Australian actor. He is known for his roles in the television series Blue Heelers, Out of the Blue, All Saints, Ugly Betty, Lost, Defiance and Killing Eve.

Bowler was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 18 July 1968. His parents were both teachers. He has two older sisters. Bowler was educated at Rongotai College and Victoria University of Wellington. He began his acting career in amateur theatre.

Bowler’s first professional role was in the television series Blue Heelers in 1994. He has also appeared in the television series Out of the Blue, All Saints, Ugly Betty, Lost, Defiance and Killing Eve.

Bowler has also appeared in the films The Last Days of Disco (1998), Pitch Black (2000), The Great Raid (2005) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

Bowler is married to Australian actress Rachel Blake. They have two children.

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Full NameGrant Bowler
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Television presenter
EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art


SpouseRoxane Wilson
ChildrenEdie Bowler, Ezekiel Bowler


MoviesLiz & Dick, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Killer Elite, 400 Days, Swelter, Panic at Rock Island, One & Two, City of Gardens, Remains, On the Beach, I Do, The Great Mint Swindle, JL Ranch, The Fall of Night, Calling Gerry Molloy
TV ShowsDefiance, The Amazing Race Australia, Outrageous Fortune, All Saints, Canal Road, Blue Heelers, The Mole, Something in the Air, Pacific Drive, Medivac

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1Money is tighter now, with the advertising dollar spread a lot more thinly across a whole range of media because of the Internet. It means the television networks have less power to produce shows, and TV is where most Australian actors make their money.
2I'm a huge fan of classic sci-fi.
3Making a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart.
4Comedy has to be so much cleaner than drama. You can't layer it in the way you can a dramatic performance. Which is why it's more difficult than drama - you don't have so many tricks.
5For my money, if I'm playing anything then it has to have some sharp angles on it. It's got to have some edges that you can cut yourself on, otherwise it's boring.
6I've actually usually been wary of taking on science fiction as an actor because it's really tough to do. It's really difficult to execute. There's often lots of prosthetics, green screen and special effects, and it can get very technical.
7I grew up in Queensland, and my dad was a tradesman and my mum an insurance agent, both self-employed.
8I love playing bad guys; they're always much more fun than the good guy.
9I never talk about a job before the contract is signed and I've shot the first three days.
10I seem to be incapable of playing that guy that always does the right thing, who always responds well in any circumstance.
11I think that the way of bringing realism into fantasy is to treat it as the commonplace.
12I love working in New Zealand. It's just the most beautiful country I've ever been to.
13I was born in New Zealand, so I have a lot of family there.
14A character, their ability or inability to laugh at themselves should always be a very, very conscious choice. It's a very big key to the nature of a human being.
15A long-running TV series is a beast in that it demands you stick to one character over a long haul.
16I don't watch the beginnings of many series; I don't know why - maybe because I'm normally working.
17[on encountering fans] I can tell where people know me from by how they behave when they recognize me. If they recognize me from 'Ugly Betty' they usually come up and say hello. If they recognize me from 'True Blood' or 'Defiance' they usually keep their distance and wave. It's really funny. I'm not going to bite you or shoot you. It's all good.


1When Grant is in Australia, he teaches drama at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney.
2Born in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Perth, Australia at a very young age. He and his family eventually settled in Brisbane.
3He graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts (Acting) in 1991.
4Son Zeke Bowler born in early 2005
5Daughter Edie Bowler was born in 2003




Still Star-Crossed2017TV Series filmingLord Montague
JL Ranch2016Sheriff Whitlock
Business Unusual2016ShortDarius Price
Getting On2015TV SeriesDr. Ron Rudd
400 Days2015Walter
Defiance2013-2015TV SeriesJoshua Nolan
Gallipoli2015TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Malone
Zoey to the Max2015Sheriff Tom Jenkins
Hawaii Five-02015TV SeriesBen Hamilton
One and Two2015Daniel
Lucky Dog2014Preston Spencer
Defiance: The Lost Ones2014TV SeriesJoshua Nolan
Defiance2013Video GameJoshua Nolan (voice)
Liz & Dick2012TV MovieRichard Burton
I Do2012/IPeter Edwards
186 Dollars to Freedom2012Jesus Christ
GCB2012TV SeriesMason Massey
The Great Mint Swindle2012TV MovieRay Mickelberg
Killer Elite2011Cregg
Atlas Shrugged: Part I2011Henry 'Hank' Rearden
The Cape2011TV SeriesRazer
Panic at Rock Island2011TV MovieJim Quinn
True Blood2010TV SeriesCooter
Ugly Betty2008-2010TV SeriesConnor Owens
Satisfaction2009-2010TV SeriesDaniel
Outrageous Fortune2005-2009TV SeriesWolfgang West
Canal Road2008TV SeriesDetective Ray Driscoll
Lost2008TV SeriesCaptain Gault
The Fall of Night2007Harry
All Saints1999-2005TV SeriesNigel 'Mac' MacPherson / Darren Rigg
McLeod's Daughters2004TV SeriesJarred Wuchowski
One of the Oldest Con Games2004ShortSam
Through My Eyes2004TV SeriesBlack Rat
Calling Gerry Molloy2003ShortRon
Ned2003Town Priest
Always Greener2001-2002TV SeriesGreg Steele
White Collar Blue2002TV SeriesSteve Petrovic
Something in the Air2001-2002TV SeriesMark Waters
Stingers1999-2001TV SeriesSean Peck
Finding Hope2001TV MovieJack
The Lost World2000TV SeriesMontague Fitzsimmonds
On the Beach2000TV MovieLt. Peter Holmes
Change of Heart1999Jason
Close Contact1999TV MovieMike Heyns
Halifax f.p.1999TV SeriesBob Palance
Farscape1999TV SeriesShaman Liko
Medivac1996-1998TV SeriesDoctor Arch
Wildside1998TV SeriesPeter Simms
Blue Heelers1994-1996TV SeriesConst. Wayne Patterson
Pacific Drive1996TV SeriesGarth Stephens


Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Amazing Race Australia2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Host
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Syfy 20th Anniversary Special2012TV Special documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Border Security: Australia's Front Line2004-2012TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself - Host / Himself - Narrator
Chiller 13: Horror's Creepiest Kids2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Behind Panic at Rock Island2011Documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The Mole2000-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host

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Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesRichard Burton in 'Liz & Dick'
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesConnor Owens

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