Biography

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John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American singer, actor, dancer, musical performer and media personality, best known on British television for his acting and presenting work for the BBC and for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Barrowman and his family emigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. Growing up in Illinois, his high school teachers encouraged his love for music and theatre and he studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before visiting Britain and landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes in London's West End.

As a television presenter and guest, Barrowman has appeared in a variety of light entertainment shows, including Live & Kicking and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, and I'd Do Anything. Barrowman was a contestant on the celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice and was a guest act for the Royal Variety Performance. In 1998, Barrowman was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and in 2006 he was voted Stonewall's "Entertainer of the Year".

In addition to appearing in several films and television series, Barrowman has featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings including cover tunes found on his 2007 album Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music. Both albums reached the UK Top 40, as did his 2010 self-titled album, which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date.

With his sister as co-author, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes (2008) and I Am What I Am (2009).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American singer, actor, dancer, musical performer and media personality, best known on British television for his acting and presenting work for the BBC and for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Barrowman and his family emigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. Growing up in Illinois, his high school teachers encouraged his love for music and theatre and he studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before visiting Britain and landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes in London's West End.

As a television presenter and guest, Barrowman has appeared in a variety of light entertainment shows, including Live & Kicking and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, and I'd Do Anything. Barrowman was a contestant on the celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice and was a guest act for the Royal Variety Performance. In 1998, Barrowman was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and in 2006 he was voted Stonewall's "Entertainer of the Year".

In addition to appearing in several films and television series, Barrowman has featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings including cover tunes found on his 2007 album Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music. Both albums reached the UK Top 40, as did his 2010 self-titled album, which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date.

With his sister as co-author, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes (2008) and I Am What I Am (2009).

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Barrowman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1967-03-11

Place of Birth Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • John Scot Barrowman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

John Barrowman Live at the Royal Albert Hall as Himself
2018 Fireman Sam - Set for Action! as Flex Dexter (voice)
2016 Disney's Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall as Himself / Host
2016 50 Years of Star Trek as himself
2016 DC's Legends of Tomorrow (6 episodes) as Malcolm Merlyn
2015 Superhero Fight Club as Dark Archer
2014 The Flash (1 episode) as Malcolm Merlyn
2014 Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as himself
2013 All Stars as Matthew
2012 Zero Dark Thirty as Jeremy
2012 Arrow (66 episodes) as Malcolm Merlyn
2011 Doctor Who: Tales Lost in Time
2011 Talking Dead (1 episode) as Himself
2011 Goodnight Burbank (6 episodes)
2010 The Michael Ball Show (1 episode)
2009 Doctor Who: The End of Time as Captain Jack Harkness
2009 Animals at Work (39 episodes) as Himself - Host
2009 An Evening with John Barrowman as Himself
2009 The Super Hero Squad Show (52 episodes) as Stranger
2009 Doctor Who Greatest Moments (3 episodes) as Himself
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man (1 episode)
2009 Tonight's the Night (22 episodes)
2009 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night (1 episode)
2009 The Justin Lee Collins Show (1 episode)
2009 Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (7 episodes) as Camp officer
2008 The Making of Me (1 episode) as Himself
2008 I'd Do Anything (22 episodes) as Himself - Judge
2008 Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (1 episode)
2007 The Big Questions (1 episode) as Himself
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2 episodes)
2007 Would I Lie to You? (1 episode)
2006 Torchwood (41 episodes) as Jack Harkness
2006 The Charlotte Church Show (1 episode)
2006 The One Show (3 episodes)
2006 Totally Doctor Who (3 episodes)
2006 Hotel Babylon (1 episode)
2006 The Sound of Musicals (4 episodes)
2005 The Producers as Lead Tenor
2005 8 out of 10 Cats (1 episode) as Himself
2005 Doctor Who Confidential (5 episodes)
2005 Doctor Who (8 episodes) as Captain Jack Harkness
2005 The Sunday Night Project (1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives (1 episode)
2004 Method as Timothy Stevens
2004 Strictly Come Dancing (1 episode)
2004 Hustle (1 episode)
2002 Shark Attack 3: Megalodon as Ben Carpenter
2002 Fifth Gear (1 episode)
2001 Putting It Together as The Young Man
2000 Titans (13 episodes) as Peter Williams
1998 Hey, Mr Producer!
1996 Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1 episode) as Himself - Guest Host
1996 To Me... To You... (1 episode) as Himself
1995 Central Park West (21 episodes) as Peter Fairchild
1993 GMTV (6 episodes)
1988 This Morning (3 episodes)
1987 Daytime Live (1 episode)
1987 The Untouchables as Street Person (uncredited)

Production

John Barrowman Live at the Royal Albert Hall Executive Producer
2009 An Evening with John Barrowman Executive Producer

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