John Desantis is a Canadian actor best known for his roles as "Shaq" in TNT's "Falling Skies", "Scarecrow / The Golem / Freeman Daggett" in The CW's "Supernatural", and "Irish Worker" in AMC's "Hell on Wheels". He currently portrays Gustov on Syfy's Van Helsing.
He was born on January 21st of 1977 in British Columbia, Canada. He's known by many as Big John. It is currently unclear when he chose to start his acting career.
John's on-screen debut was in 1998, a small role in a television series titled "Police Academy: The Series". He portrayed a generic character named "thug".
After that, he began a steady and consistent acting career, appearing in such films and television series as "The New Addams Family", "Thir13en Ghosts", "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World", "Littleman", "Blade: The Series", "The Gambler, the Girl and the Gunslinger", and many more.
- Known for being one of the tallest Canadian actors