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Sasha Roiz
Sasha Roiz at Comic-Con 2011 cropped.jpg
Roiz at San Diego Comic-Con, 2011
Born (1973-10-21) October 21, 1973 (age 41)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Sasha Roiz (born October 21, 1973) is an Israeli-Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Sam Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, and Captain Sean Renard in the American dark fantasy television series Grimm.

Early life[edit]

Roiz was born in Tel Aviv, Israel,[citation needed] to Russian Jewish parents.[1][2] The family moved to Montreal, Canada in 1980. Roiz studied history before joining a theatre school in Montreal. He later graduated from Guildford School of Acting in England.[3][4]


He has appeared in a number of popular television dramas, including CSI: Miami, House, NCIS, The Mentalist, Lie To Me, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Roiz had a recurring role on Warehouse 13 as Marcus Diamond.[5]

In 2008, he landed the role of Sam Adama on Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica. His character is a Tauron enforcer for the Ha'la'tha crime syndicate on Caprica. Sam frequently goes head to head with his lawyer brother Joseph Adama, played by Esai Morales.[6] His character is also the uncle of William Adama.[7] On April 28, 2009, his role was expanded to series regular.[8] He stated in an interview that it was later revealed to him that his character would in fact be gay, something he felt was an opportunity to explore the dynamic relationship of a gay character in a science fiction setting, as well as to explore the issue of homosexuality on a social level.[9] In 2012, he guest-starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Parker
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Jason Elias
2005 Land of the Dead Manolete
2006 16 Blocks Det. Kaller
2006 Man of the Year Donald Tilson
2010 Unthinkable Interrogator Lubitchich
2012 Extracted Tom
2014 Pompeii Proculus
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Largo Winch Sergei Episode: "Endgame"
2003 Playmakers Stephen Lyles 6 episodes
2003 Mutant X Nathaniel Episode: "Wasteland"
2004 Missing Randall Markham Episode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2004 Kevin Hill Nick Bratt Episode: "Gods and Monsters"
2005 Tilt Blake Episodes:
"Gentleman Jim"
"Nobody Ever Listens"
2005 Show Me Yours Chazz Banks 8 episodes
2005 Beautiful People Mr. Tabor Episodes:
"Point and Shoot"
"Photo Finish"
2006 G-spot Jackson Episodes:
2006 The Jane Show Ted Episodes:
"Thursday Night Rules"
"Close Friends"
2006 The Path to 9/11 Nick Demoia TV mini-series
2007 Jeff Ltd. Taylor Bloom Episodes:
"In the End You Get What You Deserve"
"Body by Jeff"
"Nightmare on Stevens Street"
"The Manipulator"
2007 NCIS NCIS Agent Rick Hall Episode: "Grace Period"
2007 CSI: Miami Darren Butler Episode: "Guerillas in the Mist"
2007 Across the River to Motor City Ben Ford Series regular
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Police Officer Episode: "Gnothi Seauton"
2008 Victor (2008 film) Alex Baumann TV movie about late Canadian swimmer Victor Davis
2009 Lie To Me Captain David Markov Episode: "A Perfect Score"
2009 The Mentalist Keith Wolcutt Episode: "Crimson Casanova"
2010 In Plain Sight Anton Ivanov Episode: "Love's Faber Lost"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Danny Macklin Episode: "Pool Shark"
2010 Caprica Sam Adama Series regular
2011 House Driscoll Episode: "Carrot or Stick"
2011 Castle Bobby Stark Episode: "Pretty Dead"
2011 Warehouse 13 Marcus Diamond 7 episodes
2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia[11] Adriano Calvanese Episodes:
"The High School Reunion"
"The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge"
2011–present Grimm Captain Sean Renard Series regular
2012 Husbands Photog Episode: "Appropriate Is Not the Word"

Video games[edit]

Video games
Year Video game Role Notes
2009 The Godfather II Don Esteban Almeida Voice
2009 Wolfenstein Pavel Cherny/Black Market Agent Voice


External links[edit]

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International Business Times AU
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

"Grimm" Season 4, Episode 1 airs Friday, Oct. 24, on NBC. This premiere starts off with a very different Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli). A big twist unfolds during the wedding of Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner), and now Captain ...

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), shot by a rogue FBI agent in league with the nasty Royal family in Austria, is still in critical condition in the hospital. And Nick's Portland Police colleague, Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee), is wondering what secrets about creepy ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:18:28 -0700

With Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) in critical condition after being shot by Agent Steward, Sergeant Wu's (Reggie Lee) biggest fears are becoming reality thanks to recent events, not the least of which is the strange young woman seen with Nick and the ...

The Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Then there's the magical baby, issue of Wesens Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) and Nick's captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz), and a war between Wesen royals and everyone else (confusing, yes). A new young Grimm shows up, too. Trubel – pronounced ...
Franchise Herald
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

Nick didn't know who she really was because Adalind took the form of his girlfriend, Juliette (played by Bitsie Tulloch). Meanwhile Police Captain Renard (played by Sasha Roiz) is being rushed to a hospital emergency room with a fatal wound.
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700

"The Walking Dead" Season 5 continues tonight, bringing more adventures for the survivors. Pictured, left to right: Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.

Dread Central

Dread Central
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:23:49 -0700

Grimm and Constantine on NBC We still have three long weeks to wait before “Grimm” returns and we find out if “Constantine” is better than early reports seem to indicate (fingers crossed), and to help fill the time, NBC has released the official ...

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:44:33 -0700

When it debuted in October 2011, NBC's "Grimm" wasn't the most obvious candidate for a show that would not only survive, but thrive. The storyline was, to put it kindly, far-fetched: Portland Police homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is ...

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