|Born||4 January 1958|
Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Disappeared||13 January 2023 (aged 65) |
Mount Baldy, California, U.S.
|Status||Missing for 2 months and 1 day|
(m. 1984;div. 1987)
Julian Sands (born 4 January 1958  ) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in films such as The Killing Fields , A Room with a View , Warlock , Arachnophobia , Boxing Helena , and Leaving Las Vegas . On television, he is known for playing Vladimir Bierko in 24 , Jor-El in Smallville, and Yulish Rabitov in Banshee .
On 13 January 2023, Sands went missing while hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.  As of March 2023 [update] , he has not been located.
Julian Sands began his film career appearing in supporting roles in films, including Oxford Blues (1984) and The Killing Fields (1984). He also had a cameo as a Greek soldier in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights in 1984.  He was cast as the romantic lead in the 1985 film A Room with a View . In 1985, following the success of A Room with a View and Ken Russell's Gothic (1986) Sands decided to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in American films. He appeared in several of them—both lower-tier and higher-budget.
He played the title role in the horror film Warlock (1989) and its sequel Warlock: The Armageddon (1993), the role of Franz Liszt in Impromptu (1991), the role of Yves Cloquet in Naked Lunch (1991), and prominent roles in Arachnophobia (1990), Boxing Helena (1993) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995). He played Erik, aka the Phantom in the 1998 horror-film version of The Phantom of the Opera . He starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film The Medallion (2003). He played Laurence Olivier in BBC Four's In Praise of Hardcore (2005), a drama about the critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan. 
In television work, he voiced Valmont in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon (Seasons 1 and 2) (succeeded by the British actors Andrew Ableson and Greg Ellis in the remaining seasons). He played the Doci of the Ori in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 —in its ninth and tenth seasons (a role he reprised in the film, Stargate: the Ark of Truth ). He played a college professor in a Season One episode of The L Word . In 2002, he starred in Stephen King's Rose Red . Sands portrayed Austrian ambassador Klemens von Metternich in the 2002 miniseries Napoléon. In the 2006 season of 24 , he played terrorist Vladimir Bierko.[ citation needed ]
Sands played Jor-El, Superman's biological father on Smallville , and reprised the role in the series' final (tenth) season. In 2009, he played Reg Hunt in Bollywood Hero .  In 2012, he played Alistair Wesley in the seventh episode of the second season of Person of Interest .[ citation needed ]
In August 2011, he appeared onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in A Celebration of Harold Pinter , directed by John Malkovich at the Pleasance Courtyard.   The play transferred to, the Irish Repertory Theatre, in New York.  His performance in the play was nominated for "Outstanding Solo Performance" for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards (2013).  [ needs update ]
In 2011, Sands appeared in the mystery thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , an English-language remake of the original version, as the younger Henrik Vanger. In 2012, Sands voiced the character of DeFalco in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 . On 26 April 2013, it was announced that Sands would appear as Miles Castner, a wealthy international businessman during the eighth season of Dexter . 
From 1984 until 1987, Sands was married to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist and author. The couple had one son.  On 22 September 1990, Sands married Evgenia Citkowitz – an American playwright, author and journalist who is the daughter of Israel Citkowitz and Lady Caroline Blackwood – after being introduced by John Malkovich, a friend of Sands.   The couple have two daughters.  Sands is fiercely protective of his family and rarely speaks about his wife or children in interviews. 
From 2020 until his disappearance, Sands and his family lived in Los Angeles, California. 
On 13 January 2023, Sands, a dedicated mountaineer, went missing while hiking in Mount Baldy, California, in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.   As of March 2023 [update] , he has not been located, and police were investigating his whereabouts. The investigation was hindered by severe storms that occurred shortly after Sands went missing. His car was located on 18 January. On 19 January, it was reported that his three adult children had joined the ground search for their father, with his son Henry, along with an experienced climber, retracing the route his father is believed to have taken. According to reports, Sands' cell phone was last tracked from a ping on 15 January, with no further pings, suggesting it had run out of power. 
Around the time of his disappearance, Sands was believed to be traversing the Baldy Bowl Trail, "which climbs 3,900 feet (1,200 m) over 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains".  Reports state there was "evidence of avalanches" in the region.  A representative of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed: "The air search is being resumed, but we have not been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches."  The Sands family put out a statement on the 11th day after Sands went missing, praising "the heroic search teams" and their efforts "on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home." 
One of Sands' brothers, Nick, has been quoted saying: "I have come to terms with the fact he's gone and for me that's how I've dealt with it". 
|1982||Privates on Parade||Sailor|
|1984||Oxford Blues||Colin Gilchrist Fisher|
|The Killing Fields||Jon Swain|
|1985||After Darkness||Laurence Hunningford|
|The Doctor and the Devils||Dr. Murray|
|A Room with a View||George Emerson|
|1986||Gothic||Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|Harem - the loss of innocence||Forest|
|1988||Vibes||Dr. Harrison Steele|
|Wherever You Are...||Julian Castor|
|Tennessee Nights||Wolfgang Leighton|
|1990||The Sun Also Shines at Night||Sergio Giuramondo|
|Arachnophobia||Dr. James Atherton|
|Husband and Lovers||Stefan|
|Naked Lunch||Yves Cloquet|
|1992||Tale of a Vampire||Alex|
|The Turn of the Screw||Mr. Cooper|
|1993||Warlock: The Armageddon||Warlock|
|Boxing Helena||Dr. Nick Cavanaugh|
|1994||The Browning Version||Tom Gilbert|
|Mario and the Magician||Professor Fuhrmann|
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Yuri Butso|
|1997||One Night Stand||Charlie's Nurse|
|1998||The Phantom of the Opera||Erik, The Phantom of the Opera|
|Long Time Since||Michael James|
|1999||The Loss of Sexual Innocence||Adult Nic|
|2000||Mercy||Dr. Dominick Broussard|
|The Million Dollar Hotel||Terence Scopey|
|2002||The Scoundrel's Wife||Dr. Lenz|
|2003||The Medallion||AJ "Snakehead" Staul|
|2004||Romasanta||Manuel Blanco Romasanta|
|Curse of the Ring||Hagen|
|2005||Her name is Carla||Bill|
|Easy Six||Packard Schmidt|
|The Haunted Airman||Dr. Hal Burns|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Greco Montgomery|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Doci|
|Cat City||Nick Compton|
|Heidi 4 Paws||Peter the Goatherder||Voice|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Franklin McVeigh|
|2010||Golf in the Kingdom||Peter McNaughton|
|2011||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Young Henrik Vanger|
|Suspension of Disbelief||DCI Hackett|
|2013||All Things to All Men||Cutter|
|The Last Impresario||Himself - Interviewee|
|2014||Cesar Chavez||Victore Representative|
|Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks||Winslow Cunard|
|2016||The Persian Connection||Evgeny|
|2017||Crooked House||Philip Leonides|
|2018||Walk Like a Panther||Tony 'Sweet Cheeks' Smith|
|2019||The Garden of Evening Mists||Older Frederik Gemmell|
|The Painted Bird||Garbos|
|2020||Yeh Ballet||Saul Aaron|
|Death Rider in the House of Vampires||Count Holiday|
|Bobbleheads: The Movie||Purrbles||Voice, direct-to-video|
|2021||Benediction||Chief Medical Officer|
|The Survivalist||Heath Grant||Direct-to-video|
|The Ghosts of Borley Rectory||Lionel Foyster|
|2022||The Ghosts of Monday||Bruce|
|2023||Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes||Rufus|
|1982||Play for Today||Groom||Episode: "Soft Targets"|
|1983||A Married Man||Guy Lough||3 episodes|
|1984||The Box of Delights||Greek Soldier||Episode: "Beware of Yesterday"|
|1984||The Sun Also Rises||Gerald||Episode #1.3|
|1985||Romance on the Orient Express||Sandy||Television film|
|1985||The Holy Experiment||Captain Arago||Television film|
|1986||Harem||Charles Forest||2 episodes|
|1987||Basements||Mr. Sands||Segment: "The Room"|
|1989||Murder on the Moon||Kirilenko||Television film|
|1992||Crazy in Love||Mark Constable||Television film|
|1994||Witch Hunt||Finn Macha||Television film|
|1995||End of Summer||Reverend Basil March||Television film|
|1995||The Great Elephant Escape||Clive Potter||Television film|
|1995||Biker Mice from Mars||Sir Lancelot||Voice, episode: "Biker Knights of the Round Table"|
|1996||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Henry||Voice, episode: "Responsibility"|
|1996||The Tomorrow Man||Ken||Television film|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Creed||Voice, episode: "Race Against Danger"|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Bradford Whittle||Episode: "Mummy Dearest"|
|2000–2002||Jackie Chan Adventures||Valmont||Voice, 26 episodes|
|2001||Rose Red||Nick Hardaway||3 episodes|
|2002||Napoleon||Klemens von Metternich||3 episodes|
|2002||Ozzy and Drix||Penicillin G||Voice, episode: "Strep-Finger"|
|2004||Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King||Hagen||Television film|
|2004||The L Word||Nick||Episode: "Lies, Lies, Lies"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Barclay Pallister||Episode: "Design"|
|2005||Stargate SG-1||Doci||Episodes: "Origin, The Fourth Horseman Part 1"|
|2005||Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore||Sir Laurence Olivier||Television film|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Paul Reinhardt||Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"|
|2006||24||Vladimir Bierko||11 episodes|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple||Thomas Royde||Episode: "Towards Zero"|
|2007||Blood Ties||Javier Mendoza||2 episodes|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Ethan Clark||2 episodes|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Hector Matrick||5 episodes|
|2009||Bollywood Hero||Reg Hunt||3 episodes|
|2009||Beyond Sherwood Forest||Malcolm||Television film|
|2010||Castle||Teddy Farrow||Episode: "Inventing the Girl"|
|2011||Above Suspicion||Damian Nolan||2 episodes|
|2011||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Doctor||Episode: "I Left My Heart in Someone's Cooler"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Alistair Wesley||Episode: "Critical"|
|2013||Dexter||Miles Castner||Episodes: "Dress Code"|
|2014||Crossbones||William Jagger||8 episodes|
|2014||The Village||Lord Kilmartin||2 episodes|
|2014||Unknown Heart||Richard Mellor||Television film|
|2015||Gotham||Dr. Gerald Crane||2 episodes|
|2015||We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story||John Le Mesurier||Television film|
|2017||Man in an Orange Shirt||Caspar Nicholson||Episode #1.2|
|2017||Will||Barrett Emerson||4 episodes|
|2018||Medici: Masters of Florence||Piero di Cosimo de' Medici||2 episodes|
|2018||The Blacklist||Sutton Ross||Episode: "Sutton Ross"|
|2018||Elementary||Jasper Wells||Episode: "The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu"|
|2019||What/If||Liam Strom||4 episodes|
|2019||Into the Dark||Steven||Episode: "A Nasty Piece of Work"|
|2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||DeFalco|
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