JR Bourne is an Canadian actor who portrays Chris Argent on Teen Wolf.


Canadian actor JR Bourne was born on April 8, 1970. Known for playing Martouf in Stargate SG-1, he started acting in the late 1990s and appeared in movies like Jungleground and Past Perfect. He was also in shows like The Sentinel, Side Effects, Madison, and Viper. Soon, he found himself appearing on series like The Outer Limits and Godiva's. He also became known for his roles in CSI, CSI: Miami, 24, NCIS, The Mentalist and Fringe. On the big screen, he rose to fame for roles in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Butterfly Effect 2, and Thir13en Ghosts. In 2010, he appeared on Smallville and later landed the recurring role of Chris Argent in MTV's Teen Wolf. He next appeared in Suits and The Secret Circle.


  • 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.


Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Porcaria
1995 Jungleground Odin
The Final Goal Joseph
1998 Past Perfect Doorman
2001 Sea Joel
Antitrust Building 21 Guard as J.R. Bourne
Josie and the Pussycats Shop owner
Exiles In Paradise Steve
Thir13en Ghosts Benjamin Moss
2002 Jane Post Handsome actor
Stuck Bernie
Cover Story Mark Peck
2003 The Favourite Game Leo
On the Corner Cliffie
Arbor Vitae Mr. Picard
2004 The Truth About Miranda Hammond
Chemistry Ken
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning James
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Ray
Six Figures Warner
The Score Michael Stockholder
Severed: Forest of the Dead Carter
The Zero Sum Fence
2006 Everything's Gone Green Bryce
The Butterfly Effect 2 Malcolm
Sisters Larry Franklin
Unnatural & Accidental Pathologist
2008 Odysseus & the Isle of Mists Perimedes
Chronic Town Truman
Gods of Youth Brian Clark
2010 Alleged George Rappleyea
2011 Fly Away Pete
2011 Little Birds John
2012 Brake Henry Shaw
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Strange Luck Borden
1995–1996 Side Effects Dino Burgess 2 episodes
1996 The Sentinel Kendrick
Two British Agent Riddley
Millennium Carl Nearman
1996–1997 Madison Elliot 4 episodes
1997 The Right Connections Douglas Freeman
1998 The Inspectors Dwayne
Futuresport Sythe as J.R. Bourne
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Shane Gant
Viper Seth Kincaid
1998–2000 Stargate SG-1 Martouf/Lantash Recurring character (7 episodes)
1999 Dead Man's Gun Frank Noyce
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Joshua Bingham
2000 Higher Ground Jason
The Outer Limits Dell Tinker
Call of the Wild
2000–2001 Beggars and Choosers Matt Paladin 2 episodes
2001 Big Sound Bobby Talisman 2 episodes
Return to Cabin by the Lake JC Reddick
2002 Jeremiah Steen
Breaking News Keith
2003 Andromeda Fleet Marshall William Ataturk 2 episodes
Word of Honor Mr. Picard
2004 Century City Ricky
Perfect Romance Rick Meadows
2004–2005 Cold Squad Paul Deeds 5 episodes
2005 Selling Innocence Malcolm Lowe
2006 Godiva's Sam 7 episodes
The Dead Zone Nathan Carter
2007 Superstorm Lance Resnick
CSI: Miami Mr. Keeler
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jerome Kessler
24 CTU Agent Johnson
NCIS Metro Detective Marshall Collins
2008 The Mentalist Jeremy Hale
The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon Marco Langford
2009 Fringe CIA Agent
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Dallas
Smallville Dr. Bernard Chisholm 1 episode (Season 10)
Cold Case Matt Doherty
2011 Fringe Agent Edwards
Suits Samuel 1 episode
The Secret Circle Isaac Recurring role
Flashpoint Dan Lefebvre 1 Episode (Season 4 Episode 10 "Wild Card")
Teen Wolf Chris Argent Recurring role
2012–2013 Revenge Kenny Ryan Recurring role
2015 UnREAL Recurring role


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