Chris Vance is an English actor. Vance is known for his roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mentaland, James Whistler in Prison Break. He is the second actor after Jason Statham to play Frank Martin (in TNT's Transporter: The Series) and has guest-starred on Burn Notice (as Mason Gilroy) and Dexter. He had a recurring role as the love interest of Angie Harmon's character on Rizzoli & Isles. He has also been cast as Non on the CBS show Supergirl.
Vance attended St Bede's Secondary School in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. He then attended Newcastle University, graduating with a degree in civil engineering.
Vance appeared in the British television series, The Bill, and in the Australian television series Stingers and Blue Heelers, before achieving success in the role of Sean Everleigh in All Saints. He appeared in the third and fourth seasons of Prison Break, as James Whistler.
In June 2008, Vance moved to Colombia in order to film the Fox series Mental, but the show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. He guest–starred in an antagonistic role as Mason Gilroy on the USA series Burn Notice for five episodes toward the end of season 3. Vance also appeared on Showtime series' fifth season of Dexter as Cole, chief of security for a popular motivational speaker who becomes implicated in a series of heinous female torture-murders in Southern Florida. From 2012, he has starred in Transporter: The Series, a French-Canadian production.
Vance met his wife in London. They married in Australia in 2003, separating in 2007.