J.R. is of English and Barbadian descent.
JR won a VFCC (Vancouver Film Critics Circle) Award in 2004 (under the category of Best Supporting Actor - Canadian Film) for his role in On the Corner (2003).
JR won a VFCC (Vancouver Film Critics Circle) Award in 2007 (under the category of Best Supporting Actor in Canadian Film) for his work in Everything's Gone Green (2006).
JR was nominated for a Leo in 2007 (under the category of Best Supporting Performance by Male in Feature Length Drama) for his role in Everything's Gone Green (2006).
JR was nominated for Leo in 2004 (under the category of Best Supporting Performance by a Male) for his work in On the Corner (2003).
JR attended Ryerson Theatre School.
JR likes to sail, hike, watch good movies, foreign movies, and old movies, and hang out with his good friends.
During his spare time he likes to play almost any type of sport.
He studied business before he got into acting.
He likes all types of music except for country and heavy metal.
He is a middle child.
His favorite breakfast meal is tofu.
He only eats steaks and other meats on special celebrations.
JR Bourne's niece was born with cystic fibrosis, and he is now developing awareness for the disease and is an advocate helping raise money through his official website.
His nickname "JR" was actually used by his parents.
He landed a small part in the series Family Passions.
He had a full body cast for the movie Thirteen Ghosts.
He played the slimy lawyer Ben Moss in the movie Thirteen Ghosts who died by getting his body sliced in two by two glass doors.
JR Bourne appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of his most recent project Everything's Gone Green on September 10th, 2006.
Some 1995 movies Bourne was in include: The Final Goal as Joseph, and Jungleground as Odin.
Some 2001 movies Bourne was in include: Return to Cabin by the Lake as JC Reddick, Exiles In Paradise as Steve, Josie and the Pussycats as the Shop Owner, and Sea as Joel.
Some 2002 movies Bourne was in include: Cover Story as Mark Peck, and Stuck as Bernie.
Some 2003 movies Bourne has been in include: Arbor Vitae as the Doctor, On the Corner as Cliffie, and The Favourite Game as Leo.
Some 2004 movies Bourne has been in include: Chemistry as Ken, and The Truth About Miranda as Hammond.
Some of the 2005 movies Bourne has been in include: Severed as Carter, The Score as Michael Stockholder, Six Figures as Warner, The Exorcism of Emily Rose as Ray, and The Zero Sum as Fence.
JR Bourne: (when asked about his favorite episode or day of filming on Stargate SG-1) Yeah. All the days on set kind of stick out in my mind. I think when we went to hell -- that episode -- "The Devil You Know," that's right, and "Jolinar's Memories." I think those two were among my favorites, because we went on the space ship and jettisoned down to the planet. And I wasn't in the Tok'ra outfit. Which was never really one of my favorite things to put on. I much preferred to be in the SG outfit.
JR Bourne: I'm hoping diversity. I don't mind playing bad guys, but I love having the opportunity to play all different types of characters. I'm on the path right now and plan to journey further on it. I finished a comedy at the top of this year called The Truth About Miranda (name may change), the heroin movie I finished the end of last year, I'm currently shooting two pilots right now...one for Fox called Still Life where I play a political aid, and one for Universal/CBS called Century City where I guest star in this pilot playing the lead singer of a boy band...then it's off to Edmonton to shoot a prequel to a movie called Ginger Snaps, which is set in the 1700's where I play a bit of a smarmy little character.