Gil Bellows (born June 28, 1967) is a Canadian film and television actor.Bellows was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Magee Secondary School with fellow future actress Carrie-Anne Moss. After graduation he pursued a career in acting, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.Bellows is known for his first motion picture role as "Tommy" in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption, as CIA agent "Matt Callan" in the television series The Agency and as "Billy Thomas" in the television series Ally McBeal. Bellows also appeared in the psychological thriller Chasing Sleep as Detective Derm, opposite star Jeff Daniels. He recently appeared in The Weather Man as a perverted rehabilitation counselor. He has even more recently appeared on the Hallmark Channel original movie Final Days of Planet Earth and the Canadian television series Terminal City.In 2007, he completed filming for Kill Kill Faster Faster, which is a contemporary film noir inspired by the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Joel Rose.Bellows will play a State Department Officer in 24: Exile, a television movie prequel to the seventh season of 24.