Jim Thorburn

Jim Thorburn is an actor most known for his film roles in Helix (Caleb), Paradise Falls (Michael Mansfield), and Continuum (Trevor).

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Jim was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Calgary, Alberta. With his quiet demeanour, strong work ethic and exemplary talent this actor has proven to be a longstanding player in the entertainment industry, with a multidimensional career spanning over a decade. Jim can currently be seen in a recurring guest star role on SyFy’s thriller-drama “HELIX“. He plays Caleb, a mysterious stranger that enters the life of lead scientist Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky) and guest starring on CTV’s police procedural drama “MOTIVE“.

Growing up close to the Rocky Mountains, Jim trained to be an elite ski racer, competing at an international level until his early twenties. After retiring from ski racing Jim got a job working in the art and set decoration department on the massively successful Fox series “THE X-FILES“. It was here he met Chris Carter and David Nutter who gave Jim his very first acting role on the groundbreaking Fox pilot “MILLENNIUM“.

Since then Jim has amassed an impressive resume, recurring for two seasons on Showcase’s hit series “PARADISE FALLS” and on the first season of the award-winning Showcase series “BLACKSTONE“. Jim has guest starred on multiple shows including, FOX’s “FRINGE“, The CW’s “SMALLVILLE“, USA’s “PSYCH“, CTV’s “DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION” and CBC’s “REPUBLIC OF DOYLE“. SyFy also took note of his talents, casting him in “CONTINUUM” and “MERLIN AND THE BOOK OF BEASTS“.

His film credits include the feature film “THE DEAL” with Christian Slater and Selma Blair, the Ole Bordenal thriller “THE POSSESSION” with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick, and a lead role in “THE TREE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS” with Lacey Chabert.



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