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Benjamin James Ayres is a Canadian actor who played William Tanner on The Vampire Diaries.


Ayres was born on January 19, 1977 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He is best known for his role as Casper Jesperson (aka "Cancer Cowboy"), the chain-smoking sex addict who is morbidly obsessed with death, in the critically acclaimed cult hit CBC Television series jPod, based on the Douglas Coupland novel of the same name.



date title role notes
2002 Jeremiah Guard 1 episode
2003 Stargate SG-1 Muirios 1 episode
2004 Still Life Remy 1 episode
2004 The Collector The Devil 1 episode
2005 Battlestar Galactica Lt. George (Catman) Birch 1 episode
2007 Smallville Jason Bartlett 5 episodes
2008 jPod Casper Jasperson (Cancer Cowboy) 13 episodes- Series Regular
2008 Psych Howie Tolkin 1 episode
2008 Impact Bob Pierce 2 episodes

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2008 Diamonds Steve Dyson 2 episodes


2009 Mistresses Carter Blackwell Pilot
2009 The Vampire Diaries Mr. William Tanner 3 episodes
2010 Less Than Kind Eric Blake 7 episodes
2010 Dan for Mayor Mike Norman 13 episodes
2011 Combat Hospital    Christian Bettany 1 episode
2011 Flashpoint Decklan Pownell 1 episode
2011 InSecurity Cal Thompson 1 episode
2012 Saving Hope Dr. Zachary Miller 11 episodes


date title role
2010 Scott's Land Helix
2010 Lullaby for Pi Sonny
2011 Reel Love Bobby Calgrove
2011 12 Dates of Christmas Jack Evans
2012 Dead Before Dawn 3D Griffith Galloway
2012 Charlie Officer Benson
2012 Cattage Country Dov Rosenberg
2012 Death Do Us Part Derek Harris
2013 The Golden Ticket Dooley
2014 What an Idiot Zane

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