Kapelos, John 1956- (Syd Arthur)

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Kapelos, John 1956- (Syd Arthur)


Born March 8, 1956, in London, Ontario, Canada.


Agent—The McCabe Group, 8285 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actor. Second City, Chicago, member of the national touring company, 1978-82, member of the resident company, 1982-86; produced four episodes of the online series Greek to Me, 2006-07; directed Energy commercial, 2007.


Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists.


Stage Appearances:

(With Second City) Orwell That Ends Well, Village Gate Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Also appeared in Vicious, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL.

Film Appearances:

Third mechanic, Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981.

(Uncredited) Actor at party, Tootsie, 1982.

Bellman, Class, Orion, 1983.

Rush Street dude, Doctor Detroit, Universal, 1983.

Rudy Rizcheck, Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984.

Frank, The Naked Face, 1984, Cannon, 1985.

Carl, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985.

Dino (a club owner), Weird Science, Universal, 1985.

General Sepulveda, Head Office, TriStar, 1985.

Mr. Rangle, My Man Adam, TriStar, 1985.

Lou Wareham, Off Beat, Buena Vista, 1986.

Roger St. John, Nothing in Common, TriStar, 1986.

Chuck, Roxanne, Columbia, 1987.

Eugene, Vibes (also known as Vibes: The Secret of the Golden Pyramids), Columbia, 1988.

Eddie, All's Fair (also known as Skirmish), Moviestore Entertainment, 1989.

Reunion, Castle Hill, 1989.

Jack Hammer, Defenseless, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Steven Arrocas, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990.

Detective Melvenos, Man Trouble, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Ed Lombardo, Guilty as Sin, Buena Vista, 1993.

Marty the Greek, We're Talking Serious Money, Cinetel, 1993.

Duke Rollins, The Shadow, Universal, 1994.

Nancy's father, The Craft, Columbia, 1996.

McNally, The Relic (also known as Das Relikt and Das Relikt—Das museum der angst), Paramount, 1997.

Walter Lippinscott, Johnny Skidmarks (also known as The Killer Inside), New City Releasing, 1998.

Emergency room policeman, Blood Type, KHW Entertainment & Skonto Films Partnership/Tuppence Productions, 1999.

George Karras, The Deep End of the Ocean, Columbia, 1999.

Lou Miles, Bad Faith (also known as Cold Blooded and Le delateur), Bradshaw, MacLeod and Associates, 2000.

Conor's lawyer, Ignition (also known as Mise a feu), CLT-UFA International, 2001.

(Uncredited) Dewey Newcombe, Legally Blonde, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Herb, L.A.X., Palomar Pictures/Z Films, 2002.

Bruno Gerussi, Auto Focus, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Voice of Orson Reddington (Brain), Dinner with Fival (animated short), 2003.

John Redding, Fast Food High, CCI Entertainment, 2003.

Police detective, I Accuse (also known as J'accuse), First Look International, 2003.

Detective Gary Dumars, Mimic: Sentinel (also known as Mimic 3), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Leroy Riley, Shallow Ground, Screen Media Films, 2004.

Mr. O'Doogle, Knuckle Sandwich, Westlake Entertainment Group, 2004.

General, Phil the Alien, Screen Media Films, 2004.

Alec Rider, Greener, 2004.

Stu, Aurora Borealis, Regent Releasing, 2005.

Joey Tosh, The River King, Momentum Pictures, 2005.

Bill Corrigan, Mr. Soul, Hollydan Works, 2006.

Chris DeFrank, Stick It, Buena Vista, 2006.

Harold, Fifty Pills, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2006.

Vladdy, Tripping Forward, 2006.

Whitley, Hellion, Universal, 2007.

Jean George, Snow Buddies, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2008.

Steve Bottino, Everybody Wants to Be Italian, Asgaard Entertainment, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Donald Schanke, Forever Knight, 1989, CBS, 1992-93, syndicated, 1994-95.

Carlos Ramirez, Just Cause, PAX, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kostas Gratsos, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (also known as Onassis and The Richest Man in the World), ABC, 1988.

Len Weinglass, And the Sea Will Tell, CBS, 1991.

Michael Torino, Pandemic, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joel, The Boost, HBO, 1988.

Prosecutor Paul Chaiet, Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story (also known as Journey into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story), NBC and CBC, 1991.

Detective Baker, Highway Heartbreaker, CBS, 1992.

Bernie McNeil, A Twist of the Knife, CBS, 1993.

Dr. Teplitsky, For the Love of Aaron, CBS, 1994.

Mack Waters, Deep Red, USA Network, 1994.

The Greek, Cool and the Crazy, Showtime, 1994.

Dave Goss, Wiseguy, ABC, 1996.

Robert Morton, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996.

Mayor Jenson, Young Hearts Unlimited, Cinemax, 1998.

Andy Kurtz, Fire & Ice, Black Entertainment Television, 2001.

Marvin, "The Heidi Bowl," The Sports Pages, Showtime, 2001.

Maury, Croon, 2002.

Ray De Lucci, Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (also known as Identity Theft and Ma vie volee), Lifetime, 2004.

Bob Carter, McBride: Tune in for Murder, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jim Roberts, Category 7: The End of the World, CBS, 2005.

Captain Russell, Flight 29 Down: The Hotel Tango, 2007.

Also appeared in Harrison, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Regular, The Yesterday Show, HBO, 1983.

Frank Pappas, Glory Days, NBC, 1987.

Donald Schanke, Nick Knight (also known as Midnight Cop), CBS, 1989.

Mr. Gibson, It's Like, You Know, ABC, 1999.

Duke Rittle, "Cross-Jurisdictions," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2002.

Also appeared in Angel City, Fox; Civil Wars, ABC; Life and Stuff, CBS; Monterey Jack, NBC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Sixteen Candles": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Andy Sloan, "Milk Run," Miami Vice, NBC, 1985.

Mickey Day, "Charmed Lives," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1986.

Bernie Chernoff, "Softsell," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Jack Lewis, "The Last Gasp," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Jude Singer, "Godfather of Mimico," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Manny, "Cry of the Children," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe), USA Network, 1990.

"Ripples in a Pond," E.N.G., CTV and Lifetime, 1990.

Ray, "Janice Steals Home," Grand, 1990.

Lieutenant Howard Tartarus, "The Committee," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

Turner Bryce, "First Amendment," Shannon's Deal, 1991.

Dr. Mustafa El Razul, "The Curse of Ptah-Hotep—March 2, 1957," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992.

Sergeant Sam Hayden, "The Abduction," Matlock, NBC, 1992.

"Dirty Pool," Civil Wars, 1992.

"Denise and De Nuptials," Civil Wars, 1992.

Barry, "The Sniffing Accountant," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

LaSalle, "Stranger Then Fiction," Forever Knight, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Milton Getz, "Death in the Daytime," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.

Lucky Leon, "Lucky Leon," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Vince Jeni, "New York on $2,000 a Day," Platypus Man, UPN, 1995.

Sammy, "Alarmed by Burglars," Home Improvement, ABC, 1996.

Leo, "Crime and Coconuts," Dave's World, 1996.

James Renfro, "Goode Stuff," Goode Behavior, 1997.

Al Capone, "Public Enemy," Timecop, ABC, 1997.

Harry Grimes, "Moving Target," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Kevin, "The First One," Life and Stuff (also known as Life & Stuff), 1997.

Officer John Rydell, "First Degree," The Practice, ABC, 1997.

"Drive, She Said," John Woo's "Once a Thief" (also known as Once a Thief), CTV, 1997.

Seymour Little, "The State Dinner," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Phil Tennant, "The Believers," First Wave, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Ronald Meeks, "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2000.

"Bob Gets Committed," God, the Devil and Bob (animated), 2001.

Special Agent Fordyce, "Improbable," The X Files, Fox, 2002.

Milton Figer, "The Way We Weren't," State of Grace, ABC Family, 2002.

Victor Abbot, "Shell Game," The District, CBS, 2002.

Chief Duke Rittle, "Cross-Jurisdictions," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les Experts), CBS, 2002.

Hugo Pinkston, "Crash," Boomtown, NBC, 2002.

Jane's father, "Hindsight," ER, NBC, 2002.

Zack Wiley, "Wild Card," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Patrick Hanchin, "Playing God," The Dead Zone (also known as Stephen King's "The Dead Zone"), USA Network, 2003.

Cook, "My Room," Dead Like Me, USA Network, 2003.

Angus Cook, "A Cook," Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2003.

Policeman, "The Ann Who Came to Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2004.

John Butler, "Resolutions," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

Halper, "After Dark," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2004.

Ezra Hafetz, "Trials," Without a Trial (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Detective Wayne Farley, "Hired Guns," Boston Legal, ABC, 2004.

Don, Queer as Folk (also known as Q.A.F. and Queer as Folk USA), Showtime, 2005.

Orientation leader, "Fight Face," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2005.

Captain Russell, "Arrival," Flight 29 Down, NBC, 2005.

Captain Russell, "The Quest for Fire," Flight 29 Down, NBC, 2005.

Eugene Beale, "There Is No Other Way," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Eugene Beale, "Can I Leave You?," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Eugene Beale, "Everybody Says Don't," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

Eugene Beale, "Don't Look at Me," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2006.

(Uncredited) Ken, "Mudlarking," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

(Credit only) Ken, "Pounded," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

Ken, "Tumor Has It," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

Ken, "Turning Manure Into Soy," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

Bobby Rossmore, "Raising Shane," CSI: NY (also known as CSI: New York), CBS, 2006.

Teacher, "Picture of You," One Tree Hill, The CW, 2007.

Paulie, "Mr. Monk and the Wrong Man," Monk, USA Network, 2007.

Joe Boddington, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2007.

Yari Demitrios, "Chuck Versus the Imported Hard Salami," Chuck, NBC, 2007.

Las Vegas, NBC, 2007.

Also appeared in The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, UPN.

Television Director; Episodic:

"A More Permanent Hell," Forever Knight, 1995.


Albums (as Syd Arthur):

Syd, the Karaoke Kid, Carpuzi, 1997.

Video Games:

(English version) Voice of Joseph Kraft/Joe Powers and Prime Minister Takayama, Operator's Side (also known as Lifeline), Konami Digital Entertainment America, 2003.



Starlog, May, 1995.


John Kapelos Website,http://www.johnkapelos.com, April 21, 2008.