John Ralston is a Canadian actor born October 9th 1964.
Most notable are Ralston's roles as Derek, Edwin, and Marti's father on Life with Derek and as Mr. Avenir on Strange Days at Blake Holsey High. Although John Ralston was born in Miramichi, New Brunswick he grew up in Fredericton and St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, New Brunswick. He became interested in acting while going after a diploma in jazz studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He has appeared in a number of other television productions, among them PSI Factor, La Femme Nikita, Highlander: The Raven, Earth: Final Conflict, Queer as Folk, and Mutant X. He has also acted in the movies Turn It Up, Exit Wounds, and Bar Life.
More recently has been cast as Ming in the Sci-Fi Channel's original series Flash Gordon. In 2006 and 2007, he was featured in Toyota Tundra truck commercials airing in Canada.
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Title: Living in Your Car (TV series)
Role: Steve Unger
Airs: Premiere May 7th @ 9:30pm on HBO Canada
Filming Locations: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Plot: "Living in Your Car" follows the winding karmic adventures of fallen corporate exec, Steve Unger, who was caught cooking the books and now finds himself legally forbidden from working in any position that involves "other people's money". Clinging desperately to the last vestige of his former self - his luxury sedan - Steve hopes to begin anew. Shunned by family and friends, under court order to teach an ethics class to other "fallen angels", Steve now makes his home inside his luxury car. Propelled ahead by his needs and whims, trying to simultaneously help and exploit everyone he meets, Steve attempts to survive in the land of the have-nots and at the same time somehow resurrect the charmed life he once had.
Title: Vacation With Derek
Status: Production Complete [September 14, 2009, through October 7, 2009]
Airs: June 2010
Plot: Derek and Casey are back and continue their hilarious sibling rivalry during a family vacation to visit their grandmother at her beautiful lakefront lodge. Things heat up with Casey when she meets, Jesse, a handsome young dancer who is a waiter at the lodge. Meanwhile as Derek is chilling on his vacation, he falls for Roxy, the rich girl who lives across the lake. But when Roxys father, a greedy land developer, threatens to destroy the natural beauty around them, the McDonald-Venturi kids band together to save the lake and the lodge.
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