Born in England, raised in Canada and trained in both countries, veteran actor Alan Scarfe has worked steadily in film, theater and television for over 50 years. His screen career began with 1963's controversial "The Bitter Ash," a then-scandalous look at disaffected young Canadians that was initially banned in Vancouver. After concentrating exclusively for a while on theatrical performance, Scarfe began appearing in films and television movies again in 1976. While his turn as a murderous police officer in 1984's independent drama "The Bay Boy" won him a Canadian Genie for Best Supporting Actor, the bulk of Scarfe's roles have been guest parts on TV shows. His appearances on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Andromeda," and three seasons as a regular supporting cast member on the time-travel program "Seven Days," among other genre-oriented shows, have earned him a small following among science-fiction buffs. Alongside his screen career, Scarfe has continued to work steadily in the theater as a director and actor. His son Jonathan and longtime wife Sara Botsford are also successful television actors. In the late 2000s, Scarfe began writing novels (initially only published in Italy under the pseudonym Clanash Farjeon), which examined topics ranging from Jack The Ripper's true identity to the actor's controversial theories about 9/11.