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John D. Ross is a stunt performer that worked on Season 4 of 24 as Omid Abtahi's stunt double.

Biography and career Edit

John D. Ross was born in Arnprior, Ontario, in Canada, but was raised in nearby Nepean, Ottawa. During his life, he has lived in Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Ross was a member of the Canadian Trampoline Team before switching sports and competing for the Canadian Aerial Freestyle Ski team. With the team, he won medals in both trampoline and aerial skiing.

Upon retiring, he decided to enter the film industry as an actor and stunt performer. He studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and afterward with Warren Robertson in Montreal for 5 years. During his acting and stunt career, he has worked in films like The Hunger Games, Furious 7, and Mission: Impossible III. In 2015, Ross doubled for Omid Abtahi in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. He has also worked on TV shows like The Walking Dead and Scandal.

From 2011 to 2013, Ross worked for Cirque Du Soleil in Los Angeles, as an aerial rigger. In 2014, he joined Marvel Universe Live, working as lead rigger for 2 months. In 2010, Ross wrote, directed, and edited a short film titled The Key, which won the Peoples Choice Award at the 2010 Topanga Film Festival.

Role on 24 Edit

Ross worked on Season 4 of 24, during "Day 4: 7:00pm-8:00pm". He served as Omid Abtahi's stunt double in the role of Safa. Ross was present during the firefight and scuffle with Jack Bauer, and provided stunt pads. However, Abtahi performed all of the stunts himself. Ross was not credited for his work.

24 credits Edit

Stunt filmography Edit

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Total Recall (2012)
  • Punisher: War Zone (2008)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001)

Television appearances

  • Ozark (2017-2018)
  • The Walking Dead (2014-2015)
  • Scandal (2013-2014)
  • Person of Interest (2012)
  • iCarly (2008)
  • Numb3rs (2006)
  • Alias (2002)
  • Angel (1999)

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