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Sasha Roiz
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Roiz at San Diego Comic-Con, 2011
Born (1973-10-21) October 21, 1973 (age 40)
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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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0700

As for Sasha Roiz, she said, "I think we'll try to find some interesting way to bring [Captain Sean Renard] back." Many are relieved to know that the Captain and Roiz will be back for the new season. What are the other major spoilers for "Grimm" Season ...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Fortunately for fans, actor Sasha Roiz revealed that Captain Renard is not "really" dead and he will make a return to the show next season. However, he admitted that he wouldn't blame the writers if they did decide to get rid of his character for good ...

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The Oregonian
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:03:45 -0700

The "Grimm" panel on Saturday featured stars David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, executive producers David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba. Couldn't make it to ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

On Saturday, Grimm stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee joined executive producers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and Norberto Barba at Comic-Con to greet all of ...

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:49:52 -0700

Sasha Roiz : Lorsqu'on a fait le pilote, le producteur voulait que le personnage soit britannique et j'avais tourné des scènes avec l'accent anglais. Finalement, ils ont changé d'avis et le personnage est devenu américain. Je leur ai dit que je parlais ...

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NBC 7 San Diego
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:36:48 -0700

"I think we're going to try to find some sort of interesting way to bring him back to life," said Renard actor Sasha Roiz Saturday, dressed appropriately enough in "resurrection white," as moderator Mary McNamara pointed out. Roiz joined fellow cast ...

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:28:49 -0700

Oh, and Nick's Portland Police boss, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), the presumed father of Adalind's Hexenbaby? We see him, shot by a rogue FBI agent, being transported by ambulance to the hospital, looking like he might not survive. Then there's Sgt. Wu ...


Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Producers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, director Norberto Barba and cast members Reggie Lee, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Russell Hornsby, Claire Coffee, Bree Turner, Silas Weir Mitchell and David Giuntoli attended the Comic-Con 2014, discussing the ...

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