October 22, 1981
New York, New York, United States
As a character actor in training, John Boyd followed in the footsteps of his father, veteran actor Guy Boyd, and became a fixture of the small screen. Not to limit himself to one medium, Boyd rounded out his resume by doing theater work and both big budget and independent films. After playing audience favorite analyst Arlo Glass on "24" (Fox 2001-), Boyd joined another government agency, this time in the recurring role of James Aubrey, a junior FBI agent on "Bones" (Fox 2005-2015).Born October 22, 1981 in New York City, John Boyd was introduced to the world of show business at an early age. His father Guy Boyd, had starred in over 50 films including Brian De Palma's thriller "Body Double" (1984) while his sister also pursed acting around the same time. Shortly after graduating from the small, liberal arts school Bennington in 2003, Boyd made his film debut the independent film "Building Girl" (2005) co-starring alongside Gillian Jacobs from "Community" (NBC 2009-). After getting his feet wet in the indie world, Boyd took on a small role, playing a sleazy English director in the film biopic "The Notorious Bettie Page" (2005) which was a hit with critics and captured the pinup culture of the 1950s. Only a few years into his career, Boyd jumped at the chance to appear in M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller "Lady in the Water" (2006) starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Paul Giamatti. Giamatti had worked with Boyd's father before and the two became friendly on set. While he was only billed as "One-Eyebrow Smoker," Boyd was able to experience the workings of a big-budget film set. After dipping his toe in Hollywood, Boyd went on to make his television debut, guest starring on episodes of "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010) before returning to film, co-starring in the indie romantic comedy "Jelly" (2010) alongside Natasha Lyonne. During this time, Boyd kept his stage skills sharp, doing regular theater work in New York and Los Angeles, until he landed his first recurring role on a major television series, joining the cast of the eighth season of "24" in 2009, playing the role of CTU agent Arlo Glass. He later reunited with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland when he was cast on the series "Touch" (Fox 2012-13). It was a major milestone for the actor, and it led to an appearance as another CIA agent in Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning film "Argo" (2012). Clearly Boyd had a knack for playing government agents; he next took a co-starring role, this time as James Aubrey, a junior FBI agent working under Booth (David Boreanaz), on the quirky crime procedural "Bones."