Garwin Sanford (born March 14, 1955) is a Canadian film and television actor known for his roles on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Sanford's most notable roles are Narim in Stargate SG-1 and Simon Wallace in Stargate Atlantis. In 1994-95, he played Captain Taylor Shields in the historical adventure series Hawkeye. Sanford has also made guest appearances on such television series as Smallville, Airwolf, North of 60, MacGyver, Booker, Sliders, Dead Man's Gun, Highlander: The Series, Merlin's Apprentice, The Odyssey, The Outer Limits, Earth: Final Conflict, Dark Angel, The 4400, Eureka, So Weird and Supernatural. He appeared in Another Cinderella Story as Rod Parker, Joey's father. He has also appeared in several Bryan Adams music videos.
In 2005 Sanford appeared in Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (aka Smothered) as Clay McNeil, JJ's Boss. The following year Sanford appeared in Merlin's Apprentice as Lord Weston.
In 2013, Sanford appeared as the Red King in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and as Vice-President Brubaker in Independence Daysaster. Sanford has also had guest roles on Cedar Cove as Colin McFadden and When Calls the Heart as William Thatcher.
Sanford is also an artist, specializing in pen and ink portraiture, and a sculptor. In 2015 Sanford was the recipient of the Sam Payne Award, an award given to a B.C. artist who demonstrates humanity, integrity and the encouragement of new talent.
He earned a commercial pilot licence in Vancouver (1983) Graduated from acting school at Langara College's Studio 58 .
He is among the many cast members of Stargate SG-1 (1997) (with a recurring role as Narim) who has also had roles in The Outer Limits (1995) and MacGyver (1985). He now holds further distinction as having played at least two separate roles in each of The Outer Limits (1995), MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and/or Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Gary Jones: Sliders (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Richard Dean Anderson: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Has appeared in the pilots of three different science fiction series filmed in Canada which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel: Sliders (1995), The 4400 (2004) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Has appeared in episodes of two different series with Gary Jones which featured a cat named Schrödinger: Sliders (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
Shares a birthday with Michael Caine, Mercedes McNab, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Jamie Bell.