Actor Chris Gauthier has died at the age of 48, “suddenly and unexpectedly following a short illness,” according to a Monday statement from his management company, RED Management.

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Roles

The British-born actor played William Smee, Captain Hook’s henchman in the fantasy TV series Once Upon A Time. He played cafe owner Vincent in the Sci-Fi show Eureka. In Legends of Tomorrow, he once portrayed King Henry VIII. In the R-rated superhero movie Watchmen (2009) he played Seymour. Gauthier played Walter “The Adjustor” in two episodes of Sanctuary. He appeared in Supernatural twice as Ronald Reznick and in iZombie as Simon Cutler. He was in four episodes of Smallville as a LuthorCorp trchnician. Chris Gauthier was in the Sci-Fi show Continuum, and in two episodes of the 2007 reboot of Bionic Woman. He appeared in R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour as Mailman Tim. He won a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in the mini-Series Earthsea , based on the books by Ursula K. LeGuin for playing Vetch, an apprentice wizard, and he played Sir Guy in Level Up.

His movie roles include The Iron Golem (2011) as Tony, and Professor Butterfartz in Fairly Odd Summer (2014), in Splitting Adam (2017), where he played Mr. Mattis, and Freddy vs. Jason (2003), he played Shack in Freddy vs. Jason.

Christmas Roles

As a majority of his roles were in science fiction and horror, it seems safe to guess Chris Cauthier was a Sci-Fi fan himself. He always seems to have been fond of Christmas, appearing in seven Christmas movies.

  • Ms. Christmas Comes to Town (2023)
  • Three Wise Men and a Baby (2022)
  • The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls (2021)
  • The Christmas Promise (2021)
  • If I Only Had Christmas (2020)
  • The Christmas House (2020)
  • Christmas Cookies (2006)
  • Hitched for the Holidays (2012)

Christopher Gauthier was born January 27, 1976 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He died February 23, 2024) . He moved to Canada with his family when he was five and grew up in British Columbia. He is survived by a wife and two sons, to whom we offer our condolences.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.