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Chris Vance (born 30 December 1971) is a British actor. Vance is known for his role as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental and James Whistler in Prison Break, and has guest-starred on Burn Notice and Dexter

Early life

Vance attended Newcastle University, graduating with a degree in civil engineering.


Vance appeared in the British television series, The Bill, and in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. He appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.

In June 2008, Vance moved to Colombia in order to film the Fox series Mental, but the show ended up being cancelled after only 13 episodes. He guest–starred in an antagonistic role as Mason Gilroy on the USA series Burn Notice for five episodes during the end of season 3. Vance also appeared on Showtime series' fifth season of Dexter as Cole, an articulate personal aide to a popular business man.

Personal life

Vance met his wife in London, after which he moved to Australia (her birthplace) where they were married in 2003. They separated in 2007.

His sister, Dawn Vance, teaches English in England.


2006 Sexy Thing Dad

Macbeth Detective Caithness

Year Title Role Notes

1998 Kavanagh QC Yob Episode: "Briefs Trooping Gaily"

2001 Peak Practice John Episode: "Flesh and Blood"

Episode: "Episode #12.1"

2002 The Bill Computer Expert Episode: "011"

2003 Doctors John Episode: "As Time Goes By"

Blue Heelers Andrew Purkiss Episode: "Safety Last"

2004 Stingers Sean Hunter 6 Episodes

2005 The Secret Life of Us Piers Episode: "When the Bell Rings"

Episode: "Ill Communication"

Episode: "Glimpses of Perfection"

2005–2007 All Saints Sean Everleigh 54 Episodes

2007–2008 Prison Break James Whistler 14 Episodes

2009 Mental Jack Gallagher 13 Episodes

2010 Burn Notice Mason Gilroy 5 Episodes

Dexter Cole Harmon 2 Episodes





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