John Henry Reardon (born July 30, 1975) is a Canadian actor and former university football player. Prior to 2015, Reardon starred as Blake Laviolette on the CBC Television series Arctic Air and had a recurring role as Greg Cameron on the Showcase series Continuum.
Reardon at the 2013 Leo Awards
John Henry Reardon
July 30, 1975
|Alma mater||Mount Allison University, B.S. 1997|
Meghan Ory (m. 2008)
Life and career
Born July 30, 1975, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Reardon studied Theartre arts at the Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dublin, Ireland as well as improv at The Second City in Los Angeles, California, USA and Toronto, Ontario. While at Mount Allison University, Reardon considered pursuing a career in medicine, but growing up, his dream was to become a professional athlete. He was a Canadian all-star college football player for Mount Allison from 1993 to 1997, graduating with a B.S. degree in Biology.
He started acting in 2001 and has appeared in several TV shows and movies, such as Tru Calling as Randall Thompson, White Chicks as Heath, Scary Movie 4 as Jeremiah and Merlin's Apprentice as Jack. Starting in 2013, he has roles on both CBC's Arctic Air and Showcase's Continuum.
On Arctic Air, John Reardon portrayed Blake Laviolette, a young, good-looking "Top Gun-type" pilot who was secretly involved with his coworker and fellow pilot Krista Ivarson. According to Reardon, his character is "a fascinating duality because Blake is a bit of a cocky hotshot pilot who, I think, just found himself in the north and Yellowknife as a bit of a stepping stone to moving to what he probably considered his dream job. However, once he gets there, he starts to realize that there’s something about that part of the country that gets to people. In fact, it starts to get to him and he begins to fall in love with the north, followed by Krista [Pascale Hutton]. The priorities he had before all this end up changing and Blake becomes almost a prouder Yellowknifer than anyone else."
On Continuum, Reardon plays Greg Cameron, the husband of the main character, Kiera Cameron. According to Reardon, "Greg on the surface appears to be a clean-cut family man who is a respectable law-abiding member of society. The memory of Greg, along with their son Sam, is an anchor for Kiera when she is transported back in time and taken away from her family. However, as season one progresses, it appears that Greg may not be what he seems."
In 2008, Reardon married actress Meghan Ory. The two had previously worked together on the miniseries Merlin's Apprentice. In May 2018, Ory announced that they had welcomed their first child.In October 2019, Reardon and wife Ory welcomed their second child.
|2005||Fallen||The Man||Short film|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||Jeremiah|
|2008||Make It Happen||Joel|
|Tron: Legacy||young Kevin Flynn / Clu (body-double)|
|2001||The Chris Isaak Show||Bruce||Credited as John Henry Reardon|
|2002–05||Edgemont||Josh Wyatt||11 episodes|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Sam||Episode: "Dream Lover"|
|The Real World Movie: The Lost Season||Adam||Made-for-television film|
|2003||Andromeda||Luck||Credited as John Henry Reardon; |
Episode 4.01: "Answers Given to Questions Never Asked"
|1st to Die||David Brandt||Credited as John Henry Reardon|
|2004||Tru Calling||Randall Thompson||3 episodes|
|The Thing Below||Lance Taylor||Video short|
|2006||Merlin's Apprentice||Jack||Made-for-television film; |
Sequel to the 1998 television miniseries Merlin
|The L Word||Resident / Young Dad||2 episodes|
|2007||Painkiller Jane||Brian||9 episodes|
|A Valentine Carol||Matt|
|2008||7 Things to Do Before I'm 30||Danny||Made-for-television film|
|Son of the Dragon||D.B.||Made-for-television film|
|2010||Eureka||Dr. Derek Thergood||Episode 4.07: "Stoned"|
|2011||Hellcats||Jimmy||Episode 1.16: "Fancy Dan"|
|Bringing Ashley Home||David Powell||Made-for-television film|
|2012||Deadly Hope||Michael Kirby||Made-for-television film|
|The Philadelphia Experiment||Deputy Carl Reed||Made-for-television film; |
Remake of the 1984 film of the same name
|2012–14||Arctic Air||Blake Laviolette||Main cast (Seasons 1–3; 35 episodes)|
|2012–14||Continuum||Greg Cameron||Recurring cast (Seasons 1–3); 10 episodes|
|2013||Supernatural||Shane / Prometheus||Episode 8.16: "Remember the Titans"|
|2014||The Christmas Secret||Jason||Made-for-television film|
|When Calls the Heart||Nate||2 episodes|
|2016||Love on the Sidelines||Danny Holland||Made-for-television film|
|2016||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Detective Mike Kelley||TV Movie|
|2019-present||Hudson & Rex||Charlie Hudson|
- Eramo, Steve (February 4, 2013). "Flying High: Interview with Arctic Air's John Reardon". The Morton Report. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
- Cox, Jennifer (January 28, 2013). "Speaking With John Reardon Of "Arctic Air"". Mandatory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
- Meghan Ory (May 13, 2018). "#happymothersday to all you fierce mommas out there! To answer the question, yes, I have joined the ranks of love, cuteness, poops and exhaustion and loving it! #motherhood #babies 💩 🍼". Instagram. Retrieved May 13, 2018.