Chris Gauthier, 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Eureka' Actor, Dies at 48 – The New York Times

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Mr. Gauthier appeared in dozens of television shows and films, including “Freddy vs. Jason” and “Watchmen.”

Chris Gauthier, a prolific British-born, Canadian actor known for his roles in the television shows “Once Upon a Time” and “Eureka,” died on Friday. He was 48.
Tristar Appearances/Event Horizon Talent, which represented Mr. Gauthier, said in a statement that he died “after a brief illness.” His representatives did not say where he died.
Mr. Gauthier had roles in more than 20 movies, including “40 Days and 40 Nights” in 2002, “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003 and “Watchmen” in 2009. He also appeared in dozens of television shows, including “Supernatural,” “Smallville,” “Charmed” and “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” according to IMDb, and in several short films.
He was best known for playing William Smee in “Once Upon A Time,” a series that blended real life and fantasy in the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine, where storybook characters live, trapped by an evil queen. Mr. Gauthier appeared in 14 episodes as Smee, who is based on the “Peter Pan” character Mr. Smee, Captain Hook’s first mate.
Mr. Gauthier also played Vincent, a cafe owner, on the science fiction TV series “Eureka.” He appeared in 67 episodes of that show, from the pilot episode and through Season 5, according to IMDb.
In an interview in 2021, Mr. Gauthier said that he started acting in school plays and that he acted in amateur and professional theater during high school.
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