Jonathan Scarfe is a Canadian film and television actor born December 16, 1975, to actor parents Alan Scarfe and Sara Botsford in Toronto, Ontario. He married actress Suki Kaiser on August 30, 1998. They have two children.
After dropping out of high school at age 15, he spent a year working at the Stratford Festival where he learned about acting. Jonathan Scarfe’s first major role was on the Canadian teen drama Madison. He made some television guest appearances in the police procedural series NYPD Blue, Cold Case; and CSI: Miami. He also starred in the drama series The L Word and the supernatural drama series Grimm. Scarfe portrays Sheldon Kennedy in the biographical drama television film The Sheldon Kennedy Story in 1999. And in 2004, he portrayed Jesus in the biographical drama television film Judas. He is also known for The Equalizer 2 (2018).
In addition to playing as Charlie Sagansky in the legal drama series Raising the Bar (2008–2009); Sydney Snow in the western period drama series Hell on Wheels; and Matt McLean on the family drama Ties That Bind, one of his most notable television roles is as Axel Miller on the Syfy’s horror-fantasy drama Van Helsing.
Jonathan Scarfe as Axel Miller
Jonathan Scarfe plays the role of Axel Miller, a military man whose last mission is to watch over the comatose Vanessa Helsing. His character is an authority figure, a loyal soldier, strictly by the book. Axel worked as a Marine in the United States Armed Forces and was based out of the Pacific Northwest.
Axel’s final mission is to retrieve a dead body from Seattle Valley General Hospital. The mission did not go as planned, and he ended up stuck at the hospital watching over Doc and Vanessa Van Helsing. Axel demonstrates unwavering devotion and loyalty to both duty and his wards, despite years of isolation and endless vampire attacks. He believes that the mission always comes first no matter what and he won’t allow anything to compromise it. Finally, when Vanessa was awakened in Season 1, Axel went on an exhilarating journey with her to fulfill his duty to protect her.