David Haydn-Jones may not be a household name in Hollywood yet but fans of the fantasy TV series, Supernatural, will definitely know who he is. On the show, he plays the mysterious and charming Mr. Ketch. His character has been described as a textbook psychopath; good one day and evil the next. This trait has left many fans frustrated but still yearning for more of him.
Before making it to the big leagues of Hollywood, Haydn-Jones spent his formative years in a rural part of Canada and also made waves in the Canadian film industry. Asides Supernatural, the hunk actor is also widely known for playing remarkable roles in other series and movies as well. Thus, establishing himself as a well-known name in the acting industry.
His Notable Roles Since He Began His Career
Beginning his acting career in 1990 with a minor role in I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, David Haydn-Jones has gone on to make a name for himself in the Canadian film industry, as well as Hollywood. He has played remarkable roles in a number of films and TV series, making his presence felt in the acting scene and equally cementing his status as one of the most popular Canadian actors across the globe. Some of his best-recognized roles can be seen in Rumours (2006-07), Dear Santa (2011), White House Down (2013), and Supernatural (2016-19).
In the year 2006, David Haydn-Jones began portraying one of the best-recognized roles of his career; Ben Devlin in the Canadian television sitcom, Rumours that aired on CBC Television from October 2006 to the summer of 2007. He played a lead in the series, starring opposite Amy Price-Francis (Sarah Barnaby) as the sitcom centered on Ben and Sarah who worked as co-editors of a women’s magazine in Toronto.
Rumors is yet to be scored on the American review-aggregator website for film and television, Rotten Tomatoes. Although the show recorded low ratings as it was canceled after one season, it projected David Haydn-Jones’ acting talent to a wider audience as the actor landed more acting roles in the ensuing years.
Dear Santa (2011)
Still, in the pursuit of his acting career and much determined to take it to the apex, the gifted actor portrayed Derek Gowen in the romantic drama film, Dear Santa. Starring opposite Amy Acker, he played a single dad who falls in love and gets married after his daughter makes it her Christmas wish. The movie which debuted on Lifetime television network in November 2011, received mixed reviews from critics as it garnered 3.75 of five stars from Therefore I Blog’s CJ and it’s yet to be rated on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is also liked by a good number of Google users and thus, attracted a huge fan-base for Haydn-Jones.
White House Down (2013)
David Haydn-Jones in 2013, proved his mettle as a versatile actor by sensationally portraying a Reporter in White House Down. He starred alongside Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum in the action film that performed moderately at the box office, grossing more than $205 million worldwide on a production budget of $150 million.
Even though the film’s action sequences were critically acclaimed, the movie received mixed reviews. It scored a 52% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as on Metacritic, and was liked by 90 percent of Google users.
David had unprecedented success in 2016 when he picked up the role of Mr. Ketch on the CW’s smash TV series, Supernatural. He portrayed a suave monster hunter in a James-Bond-like manner in the fantasy drama series that became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series, as its fifteenth and final season was renewed in October 2019.
The multi-award-winning show attained an approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been liked by 95% of Google users, having attracted millions of viewers each season since making its debut in September 2005.
David Haydn-Jones’ Numerous Hallmark’s Made-for-TV-Films
Down the years, David Haydn-Jones has been widely regarded as one of Hallmark’s favorite leading actors as he has appeared in several Hallmark movies which are mostly Christmas-themed romances. They include A Cookie Cutter for Christmas (2014) where he played a single dad who finds himself as the subject of a competition between two equally determined women.
Others are My Christmas Dream (2016) and A Bramble Christmas House (2017). In the latter, he played a man who grows suspicious of a nurse after his father left her money upon his demise. He eventually falls in love with the nurse who also happens to be a single mom. David also featured as Dirk in the 2014 Lifetime biopic film, The Gabby Douglas Story, an adaptation of the life story of the American artistic gymnast, Gabby Douglas who became the first African American to emerge as the Olympic individual all-around champion.
He additionally played Dr. Phillip Hamilton in the romantic drama TV film, Bridal Wave (2015) that follows the story of a woman who goes to the resort to get married and then meets a charming local while waiting for her fiancé to show up. Other TV films to the actor’s credit include Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006), Fatal Trust (2006), Secrets of the Summer (2008), Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011), The Toyman Killer (2013), and Love Under the Rainbow (2019).
The Actor has also Scored Minor Roles in a slew of TV Series
In the year 1997, David Haydn-Jones scored the role of Dan Cullen in one episode of Wind at My Back. Two years later, he played Steven in an episode of the Fox sitcom, Melrose Place. The sitcom focused on a bunch of young adults living in a block of apartments known as Melrose Place. He subsequently appeared in an episode of Two of a Kind (1998), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999), It’s Like, You Know (1999), Charmed (1999), The Invisible Man (2000), and Judging Amy (2002).
He also appeared in two episodes of the hit CBS sitcom, The King of Queens from 2004-2005. Between 2006 and 2012, Haydn-Jones had minor roles in Medium as Mr. Morehouse, Naked Josh as Glen Rice, NCIS as Captain Jim Mills, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior as Kurt Reston, Debra as Officer Lunford, and Spyburbia as Dad. More so, he has scored appearances in other TV series such as Modern Family (2013), Mistresses (2014), and Taken (2018).
What are the Other Acting Credits David Haydn-Jones Has?
Since putting a start to his acting career in 1990, the protean actor has displayed his incredible acting qualities in more than forty acting projects. He has featured in diverse movie genres including science-fiction, romance, drama, and comedy. Not only has the actor been known for playing numerous TV roles, but he also been cast in a good number of films as well.
In 1997, he played Transit #Cop in Double Take, and later in 2005, he was cast as Tom Morris in Wait Means Never. He also scored the role of Mark in the 2006 romantic comedy-drama film, The Last Kiss, as well as Maclean in Time Bomb (2008). His acting talent can further be seen in movies such as All Alone (2011), Mama Bear (2019), and The Fiddling Horse (2019). Through his numerous acting appearances, David Haydn-Jones has successfully built a thriving career and equally amassed an enormous fan base.