Jack McAllister

Played by Stuart Townsend


The quick-witted and charming Jack McAllister is the in-house legal counsel for Karsten Allied, his father-in-law’s company. He is married to Elaine and together they are the parents of 16-year-old twins Valerie and Victor. Like Sara Hanley, Jack is vaguely aware that something's lacking in his marriage but it's not until he meets Sara that he realizes he may not be living the life he’s meant to lead.


Stuart Townsend is a multi-faceted artist. Most recently, Townsend starred in the Franco-Canadian TV series, "XIII," which was co-produced by Prodigy Pictures and Cipango, playing infamous secret agent XIII for two seasons.

His feature film roles range from romantic comedies to horror fantasies, from thrillers to sci-fi. Townsend starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer in Marcos' Siega's "Chaos Theory" for Warner Independent, and played the lead in the romantic comedy "Unhitched," opposite Seth Green and Amy Smart. His starring roles include Sony Pictures' "Head in the Clouds," opposite Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, Fox's "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," with Sean Connery, and Warner Bros. "Queen of the Damned." Additional film credits include "Shooting Fish," "Resurrection Man," "Under the Skin," "Wonderland," "Trojan Eddie," "The Escort" and "About Adam." Townsend recently appeared in the independent movie "A Stranger in Paradise," released earlier this year.

Townsend made his directorial debut with "Battle in Seattle." He also wrote and produced this powerful documentary which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the U.S. in September 2008. It is a dramatic freeze-frame of five days in 1999 when tens of thousands of activists took to the streets of Seattle and virtually shut down a meeting of the World Trade Organization in protest of globalization and environmental damage by multinational conglomerates and powerful governments. The stellar cast includes Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum, Ray Liotta, Andre Benjamin and Charlize Theron.

Townsend has appeared on the London stage opposite Helen Mirren in Tennessee William's' "Orpheus Descending".

HOMETOWN Dublin, Ireland
BIRTHDATE December 15