John Bear Curtis

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John 'Bear' Curtis
Biographical informations
Birth (1948-04-28)April 28, 1948
Death December 18, 2007(2007-12-18) (aged 59)
Nationality Canadian
Informations about family
Spouse Louise
Child Jesse
Professional informations
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979—2005
Stargate universe-related informations
Related film(s)/series Stargate SG-1
Occupation in Stargate Actor
Character(s) Primitive

John 'Bear' Curtis (April 28, 1948 — December 18, 2007)[1] was an actor. He portrayed a primitive man in the Stargate SG-1 pilot, "Children of the Gods".


Curtis has worked in security for many years in local Canadian concert. He was also a musician.[1] He worked as an actor in some films and TV shows, including MacGyver, Wiseguy, Stargate SG-1, Cold Squad (with Robert Wisden), The Outer Limits (with Robert Wisden), and Masters of Horror.

Involvement in the Stargate universe[edit]



Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Primitive Video recut
2005 Masters of Horror Truckstop Owner TV Series, 1 episode
2004 Cold Squad Guide TV Series, 1 episode
2004 The Collector Bank Guard TV Series, 1 episode
2001 Voyage of the Unicorn Troll Elder (as John Bear Curtis) TV Movie
2000 Call of the Wild George Latimore / George TV Series, 2 episodes
1999 Y2K Bull TV Movie
1999 The 13th Warrior Norseman (as John Bear Curtis) Film
1997-1999 The Outer Limits Bum / Blacksmith TV Series, 2 episodes
1999 Viper Bob Derevere TV Series, 1 episode
1999 Dead Man's Gun Jim Holt TV Series, 1 episode
1998 The Net Ray TV Series, 1 episode
1997 Stargate SG-1 Primitive TV Series, 1 episode
1997 Dead Man's Gun Big Joe Silas (segment "The Great McDonacle") TV Movie
1996 Madison Red Meyers TV Series, 2 episodes
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Scar TV Series, 1 episode
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series TV Series, 1 episode
1994 The Neverending Story III Lumberjack (as John Bear Curtis) Film
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Atkins TV Series, 1 episode
1994 Crackerjack Hannibal Film
1994 Moment of Truth: To Walk Again Ice TV Movie
1993 Cobra Louie Gutner TV Series, 1 episode
1993 Arctic Blue Mitchell (as John Bear Curtis) Film
1992 North of Pittsburgh Henchman 1 Film
1992 The Commish Chunk TV Series, 1 episode
1992 Stay Tuned Torpedo #2 Film
1992 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures Paul the Giant TV Series, 1 episode
1992 Leaving Normal Michael Film
1991 Street Justice Wendell Evans TV Series, 1 episode
1991 Showdown at Williams Creek Turner Film
1991 Payoff Lenny TV Movie
1990 MacGyver Butterfield TV Series, 1 episode
1990 Wiseguy Mickey Rivers / Driver / Lumberjack #1 TV Series, 3 episodes
1990 Sky High Frank TV Movie
1990 Bordertown O'Neil TV Series, 1 episode
1990 Neon Rider Alex TV Series, 1 episode
1989 Booker Greer TV Series, 1 episode
1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Crime Boss #2 (as John Bear Curtis) TV Movie
1988 Earth Star Voyager Whistlestick (1988) TV Mini-Series
1987 Hands of a Stranger Dornfelder TV Movie
1987 The Hitchhiker Watchman TV Series, 1 episode
1986 Danger Bay Zivic TV Series, 2 episodes
1979 Up River Mungal Film



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Remembering John "Bear" Curtis". January 7, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
Facts about "John Bear Curtis"
Birth dateApril 28, 1948 +
Death dateDecember 18, 2007 +
Ending Credits inEpisode:Children of the Gods +
GenderMale +
Has played inMasters of Horror (TV Series) +, Cold Squad (TV Series) +, The Collector (TV Series) +, Voyage of the Unicorn (TV Movie) +, Call of the Wild (TV Series) +, Y2K (TV Movie) +, The 13th Warrior (Film) +, The Outer Limits (TV Series) +, Viper (TV Series) +, Dead Man's Gun (TV Series) +, The Net (TV Series) +, Dead Man's Gun (TV Movie) +, Madison (TV Series) +, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TV Series) +, Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series) +, The Neverending Story III (Film) +, M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series) +, Crackerjack (Film) +, Moment of Truth: To Walk Again (TV Movie) +, Cobra (TV Series) +, Arctic Blue (Film) +, North of Pittsburgh (Film) +, The Commish (TV Series) +, Stay Tuned (Film) +, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV Series) +, Leaving Normal (Film) +, Street Justice (TV Series) +, Showdown at Williams Creek (Film) +, Payoff (TV Movie) +, MacGyver (TV Series) +, Wiseguy (TV Series) +, Sky High (TV Movie) +, Bordertown (TV Series) +, Neon Rider (TV Series) +, Booker (TV Series) +, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie) +, Earth Star Voyager (TV Mini-Series) +, Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie) +, The Hitchhiker (TV Series) +, Danger Bay (TV Series) + and Up River (Film) +
NameJohn 'Bear' Curtis +
NationalityCanadian +
OccupationActor +
ProvJohn Bear Curtis +
SeriesStargate SG-1 +
Stargate occupationActor +
Year active end2005 +
Year active start1979 +