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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
Nationality Israeli / Canadian
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


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Entertainment Weekly
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:07:00 -0800

The Scooby Gang on NBC's Grimm is an impressive, unique, and intelligent bunch; the cast members who portray them are no different. From a love of Nintendo to a stint on an MTV reality TV show, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the cast ...
Portland Tribune
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:26:15 -0700

Casting has been completed for an upcoming new play at Portland Center Stage, “Three Days of Rain,” featuring Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz from “Grimm.” Another star will be film and television veteran Lisa Datz. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play ...

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Los Angeles Times
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:34:14 -0800

Hero Complex: Captain Renard and Nick Burkhardt, despite being natural enemies, seem to have gotten into a good, edge-of-your-seat partnership. Sasha Roiz: I think it's always going to be a tenuous relationship. They've developed a certain amount of ...

Christian Post

Christian Post
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:26:15 -0700

On the other hand, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) is hoping that the couple Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) can help him deal with the "recurring episodes of phantom bleeding." And then there's Adalind (Claire Coffee) who makes a ...


Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:05:37 -0800

Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Renard on "Grimm," may come across as a cool customer in the filmed-in-Portland NBC series. But behind the scenes, Roiz has been working on a warm-hearted cause, helping to establish the Grimmster Endowment, ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0700

Sasha Roiz, Silas Weir Mitchell and Bree Turner also star. 8 p.m. NBC. Hart of Dixie Zoe (Rachel Bilson) makes an important decision, and Wade (Wilson Bethel) tries to take care of everything before their baby is born in the season finale. Tim Matheson ...


Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:41:15 -0700

"Grimm": Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) is wondering why those old bullet wounds that were supposedly healed are bleeding again. For help, he turns to Rosalee (Bree Turner), without whom nobody in Portland can solve any problem, as we've seen over and ...


Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:18:45 -0700

Captain Renard is portrayed by Sasha Roiz. The Israeli-born, Canadian-raised actor is best known for his roles as Sam Adama in the Syfy series Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica, and as Parker in The Day After Tomorrow. Grimm airs Fridays at ...

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