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Chris Gauthier, 'Once Upon a Time' actor and Hallmark movie actor, dies at 48

Chris Gauthier, 'Once Upon a Time' actor and Hallmark movie actor, dies at 48

Chris Gauthier, a prolific actor known for his roles in the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and “Eureka,” died Friday. He was 48 years old.

Tristar Appearances/Event Horizon Talent, which represented Mr. Gauthier, said in a statement that he died “after a short illness.” His representatives did not say where he died.

Mr. Gaultier has had roles in more than 20 films, including “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003 and “Watchmen” in 2009. He has also appeared in dozens of television shows, including “Smallville,” “Charmed” and “A Series of Unfortunate.” “. Events,” according to IMDb. He also appeared in several short films.

He is best known for playing William Smee in Once Upon A Time, a series that blends real life and fantasy in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where storybook characters live under siege by an evil queen. Mr. Gauthier appeared in 14 episodes of “Once Upon a Time” as William Smee, based on the “Peter Pan” character Mr. Smee, Captain Hook’s first mate.

Mr. Gaultier also played Vincent, a café owner, in the science fiction television series “Eureka.” He appeared in 67 episodes of the series, from the pilot through season five, according to IMDb.

in Interview in 2021Mr. Gauthier said that he began acting in school plays when he was young, and that he acted in amateur and professional theater during high school.

“I've always been a ham, trying to be a funny guy,” he said.

Chris Gauthier was born on January 27, 1976 in Luton, England.

His on-screen acting career began in 2000, when he appeared in an episode of the TV series “Cold Squad.” His first two films were in 2002 for small roles in “40 Days and 40 Nights” and “Insomnia”. His television roles were largely limited to one or a few episode appearances until “Eureka” premiered in 2006. The show is set in the fictional Pacific Northwest city of Eureka, where many of the world's brightest minds live in a strange group that produces Technology. Inventions that the rest of the world does not know about

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Among his most recent works, Mr. Gauthier appeared in seven episodes of the Western drama “Joe Pickett.”

No information was immediately available about its survivors.

Later in life, he was encouraged by his partner to move to Canada from England to pursue an acting career in television and film, he said in a 2021 interview.

“I wasn't very motivated because I was happy making plays,” he said of the move. “But I said OK, and it worked out.”