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John Meier is a stunt performer that has appeared in numerous roles on 24. He is a prolific stunt performer with a career spanning more than 20 years. Meier is the father of fellow 24 stuntman Dustin Meier.

Biography and career Edit

Meier started his stunt career in 1975. With a background in surfing, racing and ariels skiing, tumbling, trampoline and motorcycles, he has accrued over 200 film and television credits as a stunt performer, actor, stunt coordinator, and 2nd unit director. Through his career, Meier has stunt-doubled for actors like Kurt Russell, William Shatner, Russell Crowe, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Meier's blockbuster roles include credits such as Scarface, The Outsiders (with C. Thomas Howell and Kevin Dillon's brother Matt), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Maverick, Gettysburg,Takers and as Officer 18-5 in Need for Speed (which co-starred Troy Gilbert, Henry Kingi, Jr, Jalil Jay Lynch, Rami Malek and Nick Chinlund and was directed by Scott Waugh).

In 1982, Meier became a member of Stunts Unlimited, where founding members Ronnie Rondell, Buddy Joe Hooker, Mickey Gilbert, and David Ellis trained him into the arts of stunt performing. Meier has continued the tradition, training younger stunt performers, including his son Dustin Meier.

Meier has been a key member of the stunt performers community. In 1985, he founded the Stunts Unlimited Ski Challenge and, along with Scott Waugh, the Winter Extreme. He has also served as vice-president of Stunts Unlimited for several years.

Role on 24 Edit

Meier has worked on 24 in a variety of roles since the first season:

He was also seen on the special feature 24 Season 6: Opening with a Bang, indicating he performed in the opening scene of "Day 6: 6:00am-7:00am".

Meier is the performer with the largest number of different roles on the series, with a total of 16.

Gallery of roles Edit

24 creditsEdit

Gaines hitman

Kingsley's henchman

Inmate

Saunders' man

Omar's terrorist

Bergen

Bystander

CTU driver

Secret Service agent

Christopher Henderson

FBI police

Secret Service agent 2

FBI driver

Secret Service agent 3

Logan's escort agent

24-related appearances Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Need for Speed (2014)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Takers (2010)
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • Apocalypto (2006)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • End of Days (1999)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  • Die Hard: with a Vengeance (1995)
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Scarface (1983)

See also Edit

External links Edit

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