Grant Bowler is a New Zealand-born Australian actor who has worked in American, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian film, television, and theatre.
Grant Bowler can be seen as the male lead, ‘Nolan’, in Syfy’s Defiance, which returned for its second season, June 2014. Bowler in his recent hiatus shot four movies back-to-back including the psychological action film, Swelter, alongside Jean Claude Van Damme & Alfred Molina, Sci-Fi thriller 400 Days with Brandon Routh and Dane Cook, Lucky Dog with Amy Smart and the family movie, Zooey to the Max.
Bowler was last seen on the small screen as ‘Richard Burton’ in Lifetime’s television movie Liz & Dick, and had a widely popular turn as ‘Cooter’ in the award winning vampire franchise True Blood on HBO. He is perhaps best known for his work as recurring character ‘Connor Owens’ on Ugly Betty and as ‘Captain Gault’ in TV blockbuster Lost.
Prior to basing himself in Los Angeles, Grant carried many successful Australian TV roles including dramas Blue Heelers, Pacific Drive, All Saints, Something In The Air, as well as starring in the mini-series Through My Eyes and the Australian TV movie The Great Mint Swindle. He’s also been seen in the widely viewed NZ crime drama Outrageous Fortune, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards. 2012 saw Bowler add an International Emmy win to his list of career accomplishments.