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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 42)
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


External links[edit]

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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Grimm star Sasha Roiz says playing Captain Renard is a 'wonderful experience'. 29 October 2015; 00:02:31. 0. Share. Grimm star Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Renard in the sci-fi show, tells BT TV he never thought the show would be such a big success.

IGN India

IGN India
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:11:15 -0800

That sentiment was echoed by other members of the cast, including Sasha Roiz (Renard), who said, "It's going to have a few elements this season that will actually send it in a new direction. I don't want to disclose it yet, but there's definitely an ...


Wed, 25 Nov 2015 02:39:34 -0800

The drama series is produced by Universal Television and stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Claire Coffee and Bree Turner. TVWise's UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information ...

Youth Health Magzine

Youth Health Magzine
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:22:30 -0800

The ones who were most affected by her demise were Bree Turner's Rosalie, Reggie Lee's Wu, Russel Hornby's Hank, Sasha Roiz's Captain Renard, and Silas Weir Mitchell's Monroe. Even Adalind Schade, played by Claire Coffee, was genuinely troubled ...


Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:52:17 -0800

In a scene at the start of "Maiden Quest," we see Renard (Sasha Roiz) at a Floyd's Coffee Shop meeting with two guys in suits, one who's running for Mayor of Portland, and one who's apparently the campaign manager, who tells Renard they want his ...

Statesman Journal

Statesman Journal
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:59:50 -0700

There were other highlights that night for Emory, including meeting Sasha Roiz, from the cast of the TV show Grimm, and Tinker Hatfield, the legendary Nike designer who created a pair of custom Air Jordans for the auction. Emory gets a pair of her ...


Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:19:23 -0800

Sasha Roiz, who plays Captain Sean Renard, talked about the growing pains of his character: “I think he's had more pains than most of the other characters, physical and otherwise, and he continues to evolve and change. For instance, they wiped out the ...

Los Angeles Times

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 ...

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