Bruce Harwood

Bruce Harwood

Apr. 29th, 1963
Born in
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bruce Harwood's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The X-Files TV Show
The X-Files
Endgame TV Show
The Lone Gunmen TV Show
The Lone Gunmen

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Bruce Harwood (born April 29, 1963) is a Canadian actor best known for his role of John Fitzgerald Byers, one of the Lone Gunmen on the television series The X-Files. In addition to The X-Files, Harwood portrayed Byers in the spin-off series The Lone Gunmen, which aired thirteen episodes in 2001. He has also played other roles with a strong similarity to Byers, such as Willis, a technician from the Phoenix Foundation in MacGyver, and government-scientist-turned-conspiracy-theorist Dr. Avery Strong in The Outer Limits. He was a founding member of the Vancouver summer Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach.

Born in North Vancouver but then moved to Prince Rupert. When he was in elementary school, his family moved to Vernon, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, where he lived until going to the University of British Columbia. He met Heather when they were in Junior High School together, but didn't start a romance until he was in University. They were married in 1987 and have been living in Vancouver ever since.

  • His wife Heather is a Drama teacher at a local secondary school.
  • Bruce worked at the Vancouver Library for many years until his acting work was able to support him. He enjoys good food and good wine, and is an avid reader.
  • Trained for years to be a professional ice skater
  • Although not usually billed first during his appearances as Richard Byers on "The X-Files", was listed as the lead character on the spin-off show "The Lone Gunmen".

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