Christopher Heyerdahl

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Christopher Heyerdahl

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Chris Heyerdahl
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Christopher Heyerdahl is a well-known Canadian actor who has received critical acclaim for his performances in film, television, and theatre. He has appeared in many films including: Highlander III, Warriors, Blade: Trinity, and Chronicles of Riddick. He is probably best known for his roles as Halling and Todd…more

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    • Christopher Heyerdahl: You know, evil is a point of view. I think that evil comes out of choice. If you have a choice to do one thing that is cruel, hurtful, sadistic, and you choose not to do it, well there's the option that we all have in varying degrees in our lives.

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: So strangely enough it was outside influence that drew me away from higher education. [laughs] And I've really never looked back. I've been really lucky with my career as being a working actor.

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: (about seeing the first script for Sanctuary) I was shown the script [and they said,] "Here, take a look at this Chris and just have a good read. It's a great script." And I looked at it. I fell absolutely in love with this character of Montague John Druitt. Just the tragic essence of the character was very attractive to me and I thought, 'Oh, if anybody else gets this part I'm just gonna...now maybe I'll become the murderer.'

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: (about "Into the West") Saddlesores! It was shot in the backwoods of Alberta and the shooting experienced amazing storms, mudpits, horses freaking out, wagons falling over, and crossing the river we had some pretty hairy moments. It was on the edge of true realism.

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: (about Kingdom Hospital) I played the character [of Reverend Jimmy Criss] completely straight. He saw the soul - didn't judge anybody. Irreverence is great!

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: (On his role on Stargate SG-1) Well it was all new to me. I didn't know anybody at that point, and that was really the beginning of quite an adventure, because I met Amanda [Tapping] on that. I met Martin [Wood] on that, and it turned out that we were all neighbors. So that started a whole adventure into friendship that has led on to where we are today. It was a great start because they're wonderful friends and wonderful people to work with. That was a great day walking in there. It was an odd thing, especially because we were on this very bizarre lot known as "Fantasy Gardens," I think it was called, which was started by a rather odd premier here in BC, and his wife. This Dutch garden. It was walking into a very surreal world out of somebody else's imagination. It was a timeless little world and strangely realistic.

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: (On if he is a fan of Sci-Fi) Always that question. The fan of science fiction. I'm a fan, I would say, of fantasy. It's something my girlfriend told me the other day, because sometimes I can be dismissive of so many genres. And then she said "What are you talking about? You love this stuff." I love anything to do with the boundaries, or lack of boundaries, of our own imagination. And the possibilities that are within us all. Who knows what's out there. I would say I am a fan of fantasy, and science fiction would definitely fall into that category.

    • Christopher Heyerdahl: Part of the [ Stargate ] Atlantis set had been used on Blade Trinity which I had been in. It was kind of funny to walk in and say, "I know this place".

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