Malcolm Merlyn is a corrupt businessman and the head of Merlyn Global Group. He is the father of Tommy Merlin, the best friend of Oliver Queen. Malcolm disagrees with his son’s playboy lifestyle and has cut Tommy off from his trust fund.
Malcolm is a member of Tempest, a secret society that will do anything for power and wealth. He is also the Dark Archer, an assassin determined to rid Starling City of the vigilante Arrow. The Dark Archer is targeting and killing people on Oliver’s list. He is devious and his abilities with a bow rival Arrow’s skill.
Moira Queen and Frank Chen devise a plan to be rid of Malcolm and bring an end to The Undertaking. Moira contacts China White to have him assassinated. China hires Deadshot for the job and he successfully shoots Malcolm. Merlyn was wearing a bulletproof vest so the curare coated bullets didn’t penetrate, but the poison still got into his body. Tommy and Arrow save him with a transfusion.
Attempting to stop Merlyn’s plan, Arrow pays a visit to Malcolm. Arrow is defeated, captured, and his true identity is revealed to Malcolm.
On the day of The Undertaking, Arrow and Diggle confront Malcolm once again. After an intense battle Malcolm is stabbed in the chest with an arrow.
John Barrowman portrays Malcolm Merlyn on the Arrow TV series. The actor is best known for his role as Captain Jack Harkness on the Torchwood and Doctor Who TV shows. He has had recurring roles on Desperate Housewives, Titans, and C.P.W.
Birthday: March 11, 1967