Vincent Gale is a Scottish-born Canadian film and television actor born 6 March 1968. His most notable award is the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2002 Genie Awards for his performance in the film Last Wedding.
He is best known as “Flesh” on the Syfy network series Van Helsing. He also starred in the television series The Dragon Prince, Queer as Folk, Neon Rider, X-Men: Evolution, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Dragon Boys, Blackstone, Eureka, Stargate Universe, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Arrow, and Supergirl. His other acting credits include the films Firewall, Fathers & Sons, Bye Bye Blues, Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time, and Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II.
Vincent Gale as Flesh
Flesh, whose real name is Phil Fleischman, is one of the main characters of SyFy’s Van Hesling. Phil was bitten by a vampire named Julius on the day of the Rising. His children were his first victims as a vampire. He later became Julius’ top lieutenants and went by the name Flesh. Three years after The Rising, he was sent to bite and kill Vanessa, who lays unconscious at the hospital. His bite awakens her, and her blood turned him back to being human.
As a vampire, Flesh had no conscience and has done a number of terrible acts under Julius’ command. He possessed the typical abilities associated with vampires, such as healing abilities, speed, super strength, and longevity.
As a human, Flesh is a decent man, but he lives with the guilt of what he once was, especially with what he did to his family. He tries to make it up for all the horrible things he has done, and he helps Vanessa in any way possible. Now that he is human again, Flesh prefers to be called Phil. Phil hates Julius more than anyone. After biting Vanessa, he lost all his vampiric abilities and became immune to vampirism. His blood is also not appetizing to vampires, and he can sense Vanessa’s presence. His old shoulder injury has reemerged, and his poor eyesight has returned. After being bitten by the Daywalkers, he can heal from any injury almost instantaneously. He can also resurrect every time he dies.
Phil Fleischman currently leads his wife and son to a safe place away from vampires.