Andromeda: People: Seamus Harper
Yes I know, he’s supposed to be a sort of ships caretaker and ‘fix-it’ man, but lets face it, Harper is the closest thing that Andromeda has to a Ships Engineer. He’s played wonderfully by Gordon Michael Woolvett.
Harper isn’t yer average Ships Engineer, he’s the Andromeda equivalent of MacGyver. If a Job needs doing give it to someone else – unless that is, yer all gonna die anyway!. Maybe that’s a little harsh, but this geezer is a total plonker!
He’s also something of a genius when it comes to fixing computerized equipment. His unorthodox methods however, can be annoying to some of the other crewmembers.
If you were to meet Harper in a pub he would be drunk (and stoned probably). As he chatted to a young girl at the bar, you would wonder why the left side of his face was bright red. Moments later you would see the young lady give him a very hard slap (again).
He seems to get on pretty well with Trance however. The two of them have a flirty teenage innocence sort of a relationship, he would like nothing better than to stroke her tail – even if he is a total git! (and I’m not just saying that because I’m jealous ok!).
Personally I think Harper is a complete jerk, but I guess I’m in the minority. His childish comment, “We rule!” as the Eureka Maru managed to pull the stricken Andromeda from the Black Hole almost made me throw my beer can at the TV.
However, in his defense, Harper is the most light hearted of the crewmembers. He always seems to have some witty comment even when things look at their most desperate.
He has a marvelous ability to fabricate all sorts of stuff, from repairs to the ship, to doomsday bombs, to ….well… naked avatars of sentient computers.
He was raised on a planet where the atmosphere was very poor and his lungs and respiratory system are not very healthy. He seems to suffer medical problems more than the rest of the crew and is sensitive to atmospheric changes.
Gordon Michael Woolvett
Gordon was born in Hamilton, ontario in Canada in 1970. He has had a number of film appearances (most notably as David in Bride of Chucky) and is the brother of the geezer who played Lt. Duggan in ‘Dead Presidents’ (Jaimz Woolvet).
GORDON’s FILM and TV CREDITS
“Andromeda” (2000) TV Series …. Harper
Highwayman, The (1999)
Ultimate Deception (1999) …. Frank McThomas
Bride of Chucky (1998) …. David …
Clutch (1998) …. Spit
Mind Games (1998) …. Victim
My Date with the President’s Daughter (1998) (as Gordon Michael Woolvett) …. Clyde
Promise the Moon (1997) (TV) …. Little Jay
Shadow Builder (1997) …. Larry Eggers
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997) (TV) …. Soldier
Legend of Gator Face, The (1996) (as Gordon Michael Woolvett) …. Chip
Rude (1995) …. Ricky
GORDON’s TV GUEST APPEARENCES
“Sliders” (1995) playing “Judge” in episode: “Young and the Relentless,
“Forever Knight” (1992) playing “Kyle the Grocery Boy” in episode: “Can’t Run, Can’t Hide”
“Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” (1992) in episode: “Gang of Three, The”
“Mighty Jungle, The” (1994) playing “Peter” in episode: “Allison’s Restaurant”
“Katts and Dog” (1988) in episode: “Decoy Ducks”
“My Secret Identity” (1988) in episode: “It only Hurts For a Little While”
“Friday the 13th” (1987) playing “Boy #2” in episode: “Inheritance, The”
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