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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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Fri, 08 May 2015 19:37:24 -0700

On the NBC show, "Grimm," actors Sasha Roiz and Silas Weir Mitchell don't often appear in scenes together. In the series, currently nearing the end of its fourth season, Roiz plays Captain Renard, a Portland Police officer who's more mysterious than he ...
Broadway World
Fri, 01 May 2015 16:23:44 -0700

Broadway, film and television veteran Lisa Datz will join cast members from the Portland-based NBC hit television series Grimm: Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz in a production directed by PCS's Artistic Director Chris Coleman. The unique structure ...

Portland Monthly

Broadway World
Tue, 12 May 2015 03:33:28 -0700

Grimm fans, rejoice! This summer, you don't have to scour the Twitterverse to see where the show is filming for a chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at Sasha Roiz and Silas Weir Mitchell. All you have to do is head down to Portland Center Stage.

Science Fiction

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 ...


Tue, 26 May 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Grimm stars Sasha Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz, and co-star Lisa Datz, were seen onstage by fellow Grimm co-star Russell Hornsby (who will star in a PCS production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” next summer) and actor Noah Wylie who has just arrived in ...


Sat, 23 May 2015 13:48:45 -0700

The play features six roles played by a trio of actors, and watchers of "Grimm" will recognize among them Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz from that television show's charismatic cast. The characters they play here are nothing like Monroe and Capt ...

PQ Monthly

PQ Monthly
Sun, 24 May 2015 20:45:00 -0700

Also attending the reading is Theo's son Pip (Sasha Roiz), an easy going, contentedly shallow TV actor. In Three Days of Rain's (at Portland Center Stage through June 21) first half we learn about Ned and Leo's legacy, the former's broken marriage with ...


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, ...

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