John Bear Curtis

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John 'Bear' Curtis
Biographical information
Birth date (1948-04-28)April 28, 1948
Death date December 18, 2007(2007-12-18) (aged 59)
Nationality Canadian
Information about family
Child Jesse
Professional information
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979—2005
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate SG-1
Occupation Actor
Character Primitive

John 'Bear' Curtis (April 28, 1948 — December 18, 2007)[1] was an actor. He portrayed a primitive man in the Stargate SG-1 pilot, "Children of the Gods".


Curtis has worked in security for many years in local Canadian concert. He was also a musician.[1] He worked as an actor in some films and TV shows, including MacGyver (with Robert Ackerman, Richard Dean Anderson, Marilyn Chin, Erik Holland as cast, and Charles E. Robichaud, Michael Eliot as crew), Wiseguy (with Marilyn Chin, Cecil Hoffman as cast), Stargate SG-1, The Net (with D. Neil Mark, Kurt Max Runte as cast), Y2K (with D. Neil Mark as cast), Neon Rider (with D. Neil Mark as cast), Cold Squad (with Sean Amsing, Christine Kennedy, Santo Lombardo, D. Neil Mark, Anne Openshaw, Kurt Max Runte as cast, and Charles E. Robichaud as crew), The Commish (with Jay Acovone, Kurt Max Runte as cast), the 1992 film North of Pittsburgh (with Viveca Lindfors as cast), Madison (with Sean Amsing, Anthony Ashbee, Aaron Dudley as cast), M.A.N.T.I.S. (with Derek Webster as cast), The Outer Limits (with John Diehl, Christine Kennedy, D. Neil Mark, Zoran Vukelic as cast), Viper (with Jay Acovone as cast), and Cold Squad (with Sean Amsing, Christine Kennedy, Santo Lombardo, D. Neil Mark, Anne Openshaw, Kurt Max Runte as cast, and Charles E. Robichaud as crew). Masters of Horror marks his last television appearance.

Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Actor Primitive Video
2005 Masters of Horror Actor (1 episode) Truckstop Owner TV Series
2004 Cold Squad Actor (1 episode) Guide TV Series
2004 The Collector Actor (1 episode) Bank Guard TV series
2001 Voyage of the Unicorn Actor Troll Elder TV Movie
2000 Call of the Wild Actor (2 episodes) George Latimore / George TV Series
1999 Y2K Actor Bull TV Movie
1999 The 13th Warrior Actor Norseman Film
1997-1999 The Outer Limits Actor (2 episodes) Bum / Blacksmith TV Series
1999 Viper Actor (1 episode) Bob Derevere TV Series
1999 Dead Man's Gun Actor (1 episode) Jim Holt TV Series
1998 The Net Actor (1 episode) Ray TV Series
1997 Stargate SG-1 Actor (1 episode) Primitive TV Series
1997 Dead Man's Gun Actor Big Joe Silas (segment "The Great McDonacle") TV Movie
1996 Madison Actor (2 episodes) Red Meyers TV Series
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Actor (1 episode) Scar TV Series
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series Actor TV Series
1994 The Neverending Story III Actor Lumberjack Film
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Actor (1 episode) Atkins TV Series
1994 Crackerjack Actor Hannibal Film
1994 Moment of Truth: To Walk Again Actor Ice TV Movie
1993 Cobra Actor (1 episode) Louie Gutner TV Series
1993 Arctic Blue Actor Mitchell Film
1992 North of Pittsburgh Actor Henchman 1 Film
1992 The Commish Actor (1 episode) Chunk TV Series
1992 Stay Tuned Actor Torpedo #2 Film
1992 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Actor (1 episode) Paul the Giant TV Series
1992 Leaving Normal Actor Michael Film
1991 Street Justice Actor (1 episode) Wendell Evans TV Series
1991 Showdown at Williams Creek Actor Turner Film
1991 Payoff Actor Lenny TV Movie
1990 MacGyver Actor (1 episode) Butterfield TV Series
1990 Wiseguy Actor (3 episodes) Mickey Rivers / Driver / Lumberjack #1 TV Series
1990 Sky High Actor Frank TV Movie
1990 Bordertown Actor (1 episode) O'Neil TV Series
1990 Neon Rider Actor (1 episode) Alex TV Series
1989 Booker Actor (1 episode) Greer TV Series
1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Actor Crime Boss #2 TV Movie
1988 Disneyland Actor (1 episode) Whistlestick TV Series
1987 Hands of a Stranger Actor Dornfelder TV Movie
1987 The Hitchhiker Actor (1 episode) Watchman TV Series
1986 Danger Bay Actor (2 episodes) Zivic TV Series
1979 Up River Actor Mungal Film


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Remembering John "Bear" Curtis". January 7, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2014.