Benjamin Ayres

Benjamin James Ayres (born January 19, 1977) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Dr. Zach Miller of the CTV series Saving Hope. He also recurred on the Gemini Award–winning HBO Canada series Less Than Kind for which he has nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. His first series regular role was Casper Jesperson (aka "Cancer Cowboy"), the chain-smoking sex addict who is morbidly obsessed with death, in the critically acclaimed cult hit CBC Television series jPod, based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same title.

Benjamin Ayres
Ayres in September 2010
Benjamin James Ayres

(1977-01-19) January 19, 1977
Known forSaving Hope

He is a distant relative of character actor Boris Karloff. [1]


Year Film / Show Role Notes
2002 Summer Jake
2004 Desolation: A Comedy Fred the Cop
2007 The L Word Lorenzo 1 episode
Numb Brad
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Guard #1
Good Luck Chuck Groomsman
2008 jPod Casper Jasperson (Cancer Cowboy) 13 episodes
Psych Howie Tolkin 1 episode
Impact Bob Pierce Television miniseries
Diamonds Steve Dyson Television miniseries
2009 A Gun to the Head Dwayne
The Vampire Diaries Mr. William Tanner 3 episodes
Mistresses Carter Blackwell "Pilot"
Dan for Mayor Mike Norman 26 episodes
Less Than Kind Eric Blake 13 episodes
2010 Lullaby for Pi Sonny
2011 Combat Hospital Christian Bettany 1 episode
Flashpoint Decklan Pownell 1 episode
12 Dates of Christmas Jack Evans TV movie
2012 Dead Before Dawn Griffith Galloway
Charlie Officer Benson
2012–2017 Saving Hope Dr. Zach Miller 84 episodes
2013 Cottage Country Dov Rosenberg
2014 Death Do Us Part Derrick Harris
What an Idiot Zane
2014-2016 Bitten Jorge Sorrentino 3 episodes
2016 A Sunday Kind of Love Mark
Love By Chance Dr. Eric Carlton Hallmark Channel TV movie
Unless Arthur Springer
2017 Falling for Vermont Dr. Jeff Callan Hallmark Channel TV movie
2018 Burden of Truth Alan Christie 7 episodes
2018 Birdland Calvin
Suits Gavin Andrews 4 episodes
Lie Exposed Gregg
2019 Chronicle Mysteries: Recovered Drew Godfried Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TV Movie[2]
Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man
Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind
Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End


Year Award Category Film/Series
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series Less Than Kind
2012 Leo Awards Best Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series Less Than Kind
2011 Canadian Comedy Awards Best Performance By an Ensemble—Television Dan for Mayor
2010 Gemini Award Best Comedy Program or Series Dan for Mayor
2008 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series jPod


  1. "Benjamin Ayres". CBC Media Centre. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. "Benjamin Ayres on Chronicle Mysteries: The Deep End". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved 2019-08-29.

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