Gillian Barber
Born (1958-02-22) 22 February 1958 (age 64)
Years active1985–present

Gillian Barber (born 22 February 1958) is an English-born Canadian actress.

Early life and education

Barber was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and BFA program in the University of Victoria.[1]


Barber appeared in films such as The Stepfather, Needful Things, and Jumanji; in TV series such as The X-Files and Stargate SG-1; and in TV animation Sabrina: The Animated Series and Adventures from the Book of Virtues as voice actress.

Barber also teaches at Capilano University, British Columbia, and created the Musical Theatre program in 2007.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Stepfather Annie Barnes
1990 Short Time Nurse
1992 North of Pittsburgh Secretary
1992 Impolite Voice on the Phone
1993 Needful Things Myrtle Keeton
1994 Double Cross Coroner Direct-to-video
1994 Max Donna
1995 Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Grace Briggs
1995 Jumanji Mrs. Thomas
1996 Maternal Instincts Julie Taft
1997 Bliss Therapist
1997 Kitchen Party Barb
1998 Disturbing Behavior Judy Effkin
1999 Double Jeopardy Rebecca Tingely
2000 The Guilty Maddy Corrigan
2000 Suspicious River Mrs. Schmidt
2000 The 6th Day Katherine's Doctor
2001 Cats & Dogs Factory Receptionist
2002 Bang Bang You're Dead Principal Meyer
2003 Stealing Sinatra Mary Keenan
2003 My Life Without Me Nurse #1
2007 Hot Rod Riot Singer
2007 Beneath Donna
2009 2012 Cruise Ship Lady
2011 Hamlet Gertrude
2015 Patterson's Wager Madeline
2018 Status Update Mrs. Gregory
2018 Idle Thoughts Loretta


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Brotherly Love Ski Shop Clerk Television film
1986, 1988 Danger Bay Mother / Jean 2 episodes
1989 Wiseguy Vivian Schneer Episode: "All or Nothing"
1989 The Beachcombers Donna Lansing Episode: "Mystery of Blubber Bay"
1989 Bordertown Julia Ashley Episode: "Blood Fury"
1989 Matinee Marilyn Television film
1991 Neon Rider Nurse Episode: "Nowhere Fast"
1991, 1995 The Commish Various roles 2 episodes
1992 Diagnosis of Murder Susan Blankenship Television film
1992 Street Justice Drugdealer's Girlfriend Episode: "Cros Fire"
1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica City Attorney Television film
1993 Moment of Truth: A Child Too Many Adoptive Mother
1993–1997 The X-Files Various roles 4 episodes
1994 Birdland Joanne Wiley Episode: "O.C.D.P.D. Blues"
1994 The Man Who Wouldn't Die Art Sycophant Television film
1994 Robin's Hoods Alice Lowry Episode: "The Pawn"
1994 Someone Else's Child Renata Reed Television film
1995 Serving in Silence Col. Koufalis
1995 The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie Mrs. Kramer
1995 Jack Reed: One of Our Own Francine Hood
1995 Madison Winnoma Masters Episode: "Family Affairs"
1995–1996 Action Man Additional voices 26 episodes
1995–2001 The Outer Limits Various roles 3 episodes
1996 The Halfback of Notre Dame Sister Mary Catherine Television film
1996 Sliders Nicole Mitchell Episode: "Gillian of the Spirits"
1996 In Cold Blood Bonnie Clutter 2 episodes
1997 Touched By Evil Betty Television film
1997 The Sentinel Dr. Gladstone Episode: "Red Dust"
1997 NightScream Dr. Melville Television film
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Joan Warner Episode: "The Devil's Lighthouse"
1997 High Stakes Pediatrician Television film
1997 Intensity Chairperson
1997 Breaker High Mrs. DuPree Episode: "Chateau L'Feet J'mae"
1997 The Advocate's Devil District Attorney Television film
1997 Unwed Father Case Walker
1997 Millennium Mrs. Barbakow Episode: "Monster"
1998 Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County Mom Television film
1998 The Wonderful World of Disney Mother Fitz Episode: "Goldrush"
1998 I've Been Waiting for You Eric's Mother Television film
1998 Nobody Lives Forever Ann Corley
1998 The Baby Dance Nurse Nancy
1998 Dead Man's Gun Flora Becker Episode: "Winner Talk All"
1998 First Wave Dr. Rita Hagen Episode: "Hypnotic"
1998 The Color of Courage Carol Television film
1998–2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Various roles 2 episodes
1998–2002 Cold Squad 4 episodes
1998–2004 Stargate SG-1
1999 The New Addams Family Mrs. Drysdale Episode: "Morticia, the Decorator"
1999 So Weird Mary Hollander Episode: "Listen"
1999 Final Run Mrs. Hofflund Television film
1999 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Kate McIntosh Episode: "Deja Vu All Over Again"
1999 Sabrina: The Animated Series Voice 8 episodes
1999–2000 Beggars and Choosers Agt. Ramona Culling 5 episodes
1999–2000 You, Me and the Kids Parent 6 episodes
1999–2001 Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century Guest voice 26 episodes
2000 A Storm in Summer Mrs. Parker Television film
2000 The Fearing Mind Mrs. Hogan Episode: "Good Harvest"
2000 The Immortal Isabel Anderson Episode: "Bride's Kiss"
2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Aurora 13 episodes
2000, 2001 Mysterious Ways Various roles 2 episodes
2001 A Girl Thing Arlene Television film
2001 Christy, Choices of the Heart Catherine 2 episodes
2001 Los Luchadores Lady Dubois Episode: "Along Came a Spider"
2002 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Rena Dunne's Mother Episode: "Room 245"
2002 Night Visions Dr. Talbott Episode: "Voices"
2003 Before I Say Goodbye Therapist Television film
2003 An Unexpected Love Rita
2003 Out of Order Lorna's Aunt 6 episodes
2003 D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Audrey Duncan Television film
2004 Jack Vice Principal
2004 Smallville Marianne Taylor Episode: "Truth"
2004 The Collector Sara Eklund Episode: "The Ice Skater"
2004 The 4400 Dr. Roxanne Kern Episode: "White Light"
2004 The Dead Zone Dr. Surman Episode: "Tipping Point"
2004 Huff Sam's Mother Episode: "Pilot"
2006 The Evidence Susan Bober Episode: "Wine and Die"
2006 The Amazing Extraordinary Friends Professor Brainchild Episode: "Dark Matter Rising pt. 1"
2006–2017 Supernatural Dr. Hess / Mrs. Rourke 4 episodes
2007 Masters of Science Fiction Dr. Goldstein Episode: "The Discarded"
2007 Reaper Therapist Episode: "Leon"
2008 The Guard Laura's Mother 2 episodes
2009 Fear Itself Moonflower Dougdale Episode: "Something with Bite"
2010 Always a Bridesmaid Sheila Episode: "So Hippie Together"
2011 Endgame Renata Sevigny-Venturi Episode: "The Caffeine Hit"
2011 To the Mat Iris Dumont Television film
2013 Cedar Cove Donna Kirkland 2 episodes
2013 Witches of East End Maura Thatcher 3 episodes
2014 Bates Motel Dr. Helen Ginsberg Episode: "Gone But Not Forgotten"
2015 The Christmas Note Mrs. Schweiger Television film
2016 The Romeo Section Evelyn Sproule 2 episodes
2016–2018 The Man in the High Castle Alice Adler 6 episodes
2018–2021 Chesapeake Shores Deirdre Peck 7 episodes
2019 Unspeakable Dr. Hannah Strawczynski 2 episodes
2021 Maid Melody


  1. ^ a b "Gillian Barber - Capilano University". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.