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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


External links[edit]

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Movie News Guide
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:13:12 -0700

“Grimm” Season 5 is almost here but before it starts, I have some spoilers to share with you. The San Diego Comic-Con Panel 2015 gave way to plenty of TV and movie spoilers and one of them is “Grimm.” Cast member Sasha Roiz, who plays Sean Renard, ...

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Vine Report
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:35:29 -0700

During the cast's appearance at the San Diego Comic Con, Sasha Roiz who plays police captain Sean Renard, teased that the new show will be darker, "I think that there's a lot of that return to season one. A lot of the darkness of it, the eeriness, that ...

Franchise Herald

Franchise Herald
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:03:45 -0700

David Guintoli and his co-stars revealed several interesting "Grimm" season 5 spoilers, including Nick's new role as a father to his baby with Adalind (Claire Coffee) and Rosalie's past haunting her current life with Monroe. According to the TV star ...

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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 ...


Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:43:15 -0700

On "Grimm," the NBC series that's set and films in Portland, actor Sasha Roiz plays Portland Police Captain Sean Renard. As a half-human, half-Wesen, Renard can get pretty scary. But behind the scenes, Roiz has been very involved with a cause that's ...


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, ...


Sat, 04 Apr 2015 09:09:03 -0700

Once again, it's time to look back at Your Week in Beefcake, from superheroes training to soap opera princes. The week got off to a great start on Grimm with Sasha Roiz's Captain Renard having another one of his celebrated #shirtlessrage moments. Sasha ...

International Business Times AU

International Business Times AU
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) deals with a “political opportunity.” In an interview with TVLine's Michael Ausiello, the cast of “Grimm” Season 5 revealed there will be no time jump and the series will see some sort of reboot. There is also more to see from ...

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