Aaron Stanford

Actor
A young actor on the rise, Aaron Stanford worked steadily on both stage and screen throughout most of his life, but made his big screen mark playing the conflicted, fire-throwing Pyro in both "X2: X-Men United" (2002) ... Read more »
Born: 12/27/1976 in Westford, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

12 Monkeys 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nikita 2010 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Cake Eaters 2009 (Movie)

Beagle (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flakes 2007 (Movie)

Neal Downs (Actor)

Live Free or Die 2007 (Movie)

John "Rugged" Rudgate (Actor)

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Traveler 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Standing Still 2006 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

The Hills Have Eyes 2006 (Movie)

Doug Bukowski (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

John Allerdyce/Pyro (Actor)

Winter Solstice 2005 (Movie)

Gabe Winters (Actor)

Rick 2004 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Runaway 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Spartan 2004 (Movie)

Michael Blake (Actor)

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

John Allerdyce/Pyro (Actor)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Marcuse (Actor)

Tadpole 2002 (Movie)

Oscar Grubman (Actor)

Third Watch 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A young actor on the rise, Aaron Stanford worked steadily on both stage and screen throughout most of his life, but made his big screen mark playing the conflicted, fire-throwing Pyro in both "X2: X-Men United" (2002) and "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006). Born May 18, 1977 in Westford, MA, Stanford began his career with an intense focus in theatre, beginning with a local theatre in his small Massachusetts hometown, followed by college theatre and work with the London Academy of Theatre. Stanford returned to the stage in 2004, performing to rave reviews in "Where Do We Live," at the Vineyard Theatre in Manhattan. A graduate of Rutgers University, Stanford received critical acclaim for his feature film debut in "Tadpole" starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth. In 2002, he essayed the role of Pyro, the one mutant not sure if he is fighting for the right side. He ends up leaving the X-Men, who wish to co-exist peacefully with humans, to join up with Magneto and gang of destructive mutants who feel no compassion for humans -- only hatred for all they have subjected them to. He reprised this fan favorite role in 2006's sequel, "X-Men: The Last Stand." While "X-Men" put him on the map, he continued to prove himself in other projects. He received the Rising Star of Tomorrow award from the 2004 Hamptons Film Festival for his performance in "Winter Solstice." "Runaway Boys," which he starred in and produced, was an official selection at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Stanford's other film credits include Spike Lee's "25th Hour," Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending," and David Mamet's "Spartan." Following his success as the Marvel Comics mutant, Stanford nabbed a starring role in Fox Searchlight's remake of Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes," (2006), and the independent films, "Flakes" and "Live Free or Die," the latter premiering at the 2006 SXSW and GEN ART film festivals. That same year, Stanford landed a starring role in ABC-TV's and Warner Bros. Television's pilot "Traveler," in which he played the title role of Will Traveler. The thriller was in the vein of "Enemy of the State" and "Three Days of the Condor," and asked the question, do you really know who your friends are? Stanford next appeared in the indie features "The Cake Eaters" (2007) and "How I Got Lost" (2008) before landing the male lead in action thriller "Nikita" (NBC 2010-13). He reappeared on TV in the series adaptation of Terry Gilliam's thriller "12 Monkeys" (SyFy 2015- ).

EDUCATION

State University of New York

Purchase, New York 2000

Rutgers University

New Brunwick-Piscataway, New Jersey 2000
Graduated magna cum laude from the Mason Gross School of Arts

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin's crime comedy "Live Free or Die"

2007

Co-starred with Zooey Deschanel in the quirky comedy, "Flakes"

2006

Co-starred in a remake of the Wes Craven thriller, "The Hills Have Eyes"

2006

Cast in the indie comedy "Standing Still"

2006

Reprised the role of Pyro in "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Starred in the drama "Winter Solstice"

2003

Co-starred as Pyro in the action drama "X-Men 2"

2002

Made feature debut starring in comedy "Tad Pole"

1999

Made television debut on the drama series "Third Watch"

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