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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]


Roiz 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. He had a recurring role on Warehouse 13 as Marcus Diamond.[5]

In 2008, Roiz 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] Roiz stated in an interview that it was later revealed to him that his character would 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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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:51:57 -0800

Guests of honor Jordan Schnitzer and Grimm actor Sasha Roiz finally found success through cooperation, laughing along the way. Roiz felt moved to make a joke, speaking through the microphone, "How many Jews does it take to light a menorah?".
cleveland.com (blog)
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:29:27 -0800

Other well-known Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con guests include Michael Rowe ("Arrow"); Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, "Warehouse 13"); Sasha Roiz ("Grimm," "Warehouse 13"); James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Caprica"); Chris 51 ("Epic ...
Digital Spy
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:09:31 -0700

74Shares. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+. Warning: This article contains US-pace spoilers that some UK readers may prefer to avoid. Grimm star Sasha Roiz has spoken to Digital Spy about what to expect from the fourth season.
International Business Times AU
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:41:20 -0700

"Grimm" Season 4 premieres Oct. 24 on NBC. Fans have to wait a long time again, but Sasha Roiz gives a bit of hope. His character Captain Sean Renard is probably not going anywhere despite contract issues in social media talks. Meanwhile, Nick ...
The Oregonian
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:32:37 -0700

Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz will star in the drama "Three Days of Rain," which will close the company's season in May 2015. " 'Grimm' is filmed in Portland, and has been a welcome addition to the city's creative landscape," PCS artistic director ...


Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:23:27 -0800

"Chupacabra" gave Lee another showcase episode, as his Sgt. Wu character moved from barely concealed hostility toward Nick, to sharing his suspicions with Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), to a devastating combination of terror and fear that he was truly ...
PR.com (press release)
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:37:30 -0800

Cory Feldman, Drea de Matteo, Graham McTavish, Sasha Roiz, Michael Rooker, James Marsters and Lou Ferrigno also headline the guest roster. Fans can also meet talented comics creators and enjoy a variety of exhibitors, cosplayers, and robust ...

Three If By Space

Three If By Space
Tue, 20 May 2014 20:56:11 -0700

We were very grateful to get the chance to chat with Sasha Roiz, aka Captain Sean Renard, and Claire Coffee, who plays Adalind Schade, just before the Grimm Season 3 Finale! Read on to learn more about the “sickeningly codependent relationship” ...

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