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|On set as inmate|
|Role:||1. Gaines hitman #1|
2. Peter Kingsley's man
3. Inmate D-9973
4. Saunders' man
5. Omar's terrorist
6. Omar's terrorist 2
9. CTU driver
10. Secret Service agent 1
11. Christopher Henderson (stunt driver)
12. FBI Police
13. Secret Service agent 2
14. FBI driver
15. Secret Service agent 3
16. Logan's escort agent
John Meier is a stunt performer that has appeared in numerous roles on 24:
- In Day 1: 1:00am-2:00am, he and Tony Donno played hitmen who murdered Scott Baylor and tried to kill Richard Walsh and Jack Bauer at 2350 Dunlop Plaza. He was the first character to be killed by Bauer in the entire series.
- In Day 2: 7:00am-8:00am, he played the first of Peter Kingsley's men to be shot by Jack from the tower. He claimed this was his 4th death on the series.
- In Day 3: 4:00pm-5:00pm, he played inmate number D-9973 who, when the prison cells were opened, ran out and beat up a prison guard (played by Ted Barba). In the following episode, he kicked Barba in the back as he was on the ground.
- In Day 3: 10:00am-11:00am, he played one of Stephen Saunders' men at the exchange of Michelle Dessler and Stephen Saunders. As Meier tried to leave the driver's seat of his car, he was shot by CTU troops.
- In Day 4: 12:00pm-1:00pm, he played one of Omar's terrorists at the compound, who Jack snapped the neck of at the start of the episode. Later during the gunfight, he played another terrorist who was shot and killed by Jack Bauer when he and Heller were trying to escape the compound. Interestingly, this character reappeared shortly after and was killed by marines.
- In Day 4: 1:00am-2:00am, he played Bergen.
- In Day 5: 7:00am-8:00am, he played a bystander at a restaurant that Chloe O'Brian barged past as she fled Kohler.
- In Day 5: 10:00am-11:00am, he played a CTU driver that drove Curtis and the other agents to Hangar BB.
- In Day 5: 4:00pm-5:00pm, he played a Secret Service agent in president Suvarov's motorcade. He fired at terrorists that attacked the cars, but was shot and killed.
- In Day 5: 1:00am-2:00am, he doubled for Peter Weller in the role of Christopher Henderson during the short car chase when Henderson crashes through the wall of the plant nursery.
- In Day 7: 10:00am-11:00am, he played an FBI policeman who, along with a colleague, shot at Jack Bauer and Tony Almeida as they escaped from the FBI.
- In "Day 7: 7:00pm-8:00pm", he played a Secret Service agent who stormed into White House under Ted Hovis's command and had a shootout with Benjamin Juma's men. His character was killed by Udo in the gunfight.
- In Day 7: 7:00am-8:00am, he played an FBI agent at Woodside Industrial Complex. Renee Walker came up to him and asked him to get her to a green vehicle, so he drove while she clung onto the side of his car.
- In Day 8: 5:00am-6:00am, he played one of the seven escort Secret Service agents protecting president Omar Hassan. He engaged the commandos, but was not specifically seen to be killed by them.
- In Day 8: 1:00pm-2:00pm, he played Logan's escort agent during the attack on Logan's motorcade in the 4th Street Underpass.
John is a prolific stunt performer with a career spanning more than 20 years. He is the father of fellow 24 stuntman Dustin Meier. His 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).
John is the performer with the largest number of different roles on the series, with a total of 16.
Gallery of roles Edit
Secret Service agent
Secret Service agent 2
Secret Service agent 3
Logan's escort agent
Selected filmography Edit
- 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)