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Darryl Scheelar
Darryl Scheelar
Portrayed Officer Mendez
Biographical Information
Birthdate August 6, 1963
Birthplace Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Darryl Scheelar portrayed Officer Mendez, a policeman who arrested Sam and William Adama, in the episode, "Rebirth".


Darryl Scheelar is a Canadian stuntman and actor. He was born on August 6, 1963, in Surrey, British Columbia, to Joseph and Doreen Scheelar.

They moved from British Columbia up to the Yukon in 1971, and it was there that Darryl got his first taste of performing, acting in school plays, and then, in 1977, playing the Artful Dodger in the community production of Oliver. While in the Yukon, he was also introduced to gymnastics. Heading in to eleventh grade, Darryl's family returned to the Vancouver area of British Columbia, ending up in the city of New Westminster. In high school, Darryl continued acting in plays, and in his senior year was discovered by a member of the Shasta Trampoline Team while playing around on the diving boards at a local pool.

Over the next six years, he spent countless hours in the trampoline and tumbling gym, and represented Canada at three World Championships as a member of their National Team. After retiring from competitions, Darryl did trampoline shows for circuses and fairs all over Canada and the United States, and got his first film work in a Canadian commercial for Chevron gasoline in 1988. In 1992, John Wardlow, the coordinator for the television show Highlander, needed an acrobat who could flip with a sword, and his searches lead him to Darryl. The two became fast friends, and John mentored Darryl into the world of stunts for both television and feature films.

It was not long after that that Darryl returned to his childhood passion of acting, and began auditioning for more and more shows shot in and around Vancouver. As his resume continued to grow, Darryl doubled many leads for film and television, but he always kept his toe in the acting pool as well. He would often say, "I'm building an acting resume now, so when I get too old, and don't want to hit the ground anymore, I'll have something to do." As it turned out, in the late 1990s, he also started stunt coordinating, and is now still busy doing all three: acting, stunt performing, and stunt coordinating.

Updated January 10, 2022

Crossover Credits[]

Scheelar played Thompson in the Battlestar Galactica episode, The Oath (2009).


Darryl Scheelar on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on October 7, 2017. Updated on January 10, 2022, edited.