Aaron Ashmore

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Aaron Ashmore
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BornAaron Richard Ashmore[1]
(1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 34)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Years active1991–present
RelativesShawn Ashmore (identical twin brother)
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Aaron Ashmore
Robin Wong TIFF Schmooze Aaron Ashmore.jpg
BornAaron Richard Ashmore[1]
(1979-10-07) October 7, 1979 (age 34)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Years active1991–present
RelativesShawn Ashmore (identical twin brother)

Aaron Richard Ashmore (born October 7, 1979)[2] is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles in American TV shows, as Jimmy Olsen in Smallville and as Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.


Aaron Ashmore is best known for playing Marc Hall in the 2004 Canadian TV movie Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story. Since then, he has appeared in the films Safe, A Separate Peace, and A Bear Named Winnie. He has also had guest roles on television shows such as The Eleventh Hour, The West Wing, and 1-800-Missing. Ashmore played the recurring role of Troy Vandegraff on The WB television series Veronica Mars, and is currently playing the role of Agent Steve Jinks on the Syfy show Warehouse 13.

He was cast as Jimmy Olsen, first love interest of Chloe Sullivan, for the sixth season of Smallville on the WB television network and continued to play him into its eighth season.[3] Two years after leaving the show, Ashmore returns to play his character's younger brother on the series finale. Coincidentally, his friend Sam Huntington played Olsen in Superman Returns and the two have both appeared in Veronica Mars.[4] Ashmore's twin brother appeared on Smallville in earlier seasons. Besides his recurring role on Smallville, Ashmore had roles in the 2007 films Palo Alto,[4] Privileged, The Stone Angel and The Christmas Cottage.[5] Aaron starred the horror film Fear Island, with Haylie Duff in Vancouver.[6]

MTV.ca announced on October 6, 2010, that he will have a role in Maple Pictures comedy film Servitude, which stars Joe Dinicol, Lauren Collins, Linda Kash, and John Bregar.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Aaron and his twin brother Shawn were born in Richmond, British Columbia,[2] and raised in Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Turner Fenton Secondary School, and Earnscliffe Senior Public School. They have a "GMA" tattoo on their wrists that stands for "Good Man Ashmore". Their grandfather had a similar tattoo.[8]


1991Married to ItStudent in Pageant
2001Safety of Objects, TheThe Safety of ObjectsBobby Christianson
2001Treed MurrayDwayne
2002Skulls II, TheThe Skulls IIMatt 'Hutch' Hutchinson
2004My Brother's KeeperEric / Lou Woods
2004SafeBobbyShort film
2007Palo AltoAlec
2007Stone Angel, TheThe Stone AngelMatt
2008Christmas CottagePat Kinkade
2009Thaw, TheThe ThawAtom Galen
2009Fear IslandMark
2010PrivilegedBlake Webber
2010Old WestDanielShort film
2010Shrine, TheThe ShrineMarcus
2011ServitudeChase Vanhaver
1993Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian SpencerYoung Byron SpencerTV movie
1993Are You Afraid of the Dark?BillyEpisode: "The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor"
1996Due SouthTeenager (uncredited)Episode: "Juliet Is Bleeding"
1998AnimorphsJake Double (uncredited)Episode: "The Capture: Part 2"
1999Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex KellyLuke LawsonTV movie
1999Love LettersBob BertramTV movie
1999Emily of New MoonHarrison BowlesEpisode: "A Fall from Grace"
2000Run the Wild FieldsCharlie FieldsTV movie
2000Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett JacksonRobertEpisode: "Something to Prove"
2000Are You Afraid of the Dark?JakeEpisode: "The Tale of the Lunar Locusts"
2000La Femme NikitaNeil HudsonEpisode: "Time to Be Heroes"
2000Twice in a LifetimePaul HarperEpisode: "Grandma's Shoes"
2001Le porte-bonheurJean PhilippeTV movie
2001BlackoutSecond SonTV movie
2001HavenMyles Billingsley Jr.TV movie
2001Familiar Stranger, TheThe Familiar StrangerChris WelshTV movie
2001Dying to DanceJasonTV movie
2001Blue MurderEpisode: "Baby Point"
2002Charms for the Easy LifeTedTV movie
2002ConvictionWhiffTV movie
2002Christmas Visitor, AA Christmas VisitorJohn BoyajianTV movie
2002Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourTrevor GordonEpisode: "Tree Hugger"
2003Pentagon Papers, TheThe Pentagon PapersRandy KehlerTV movie
2004Brave New GirlTylerTV movie
2004Prom Queen: The Marc Hall StoryMarc HallTV movie
2004Separate Peace, AA Separate PeaceChadTV movie
2004Bear Named Winnie, AA Bear Named WinnieCorporal Randy TaylorTV movie
2004Veronica MarsTroy Vandegraff4 episodes
2005Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourTaz ThomasEpisode: "Kettle Black"
2005West Wing, TheThe West WingTrevorEpisode: "365 Days"
Episode: "King Corn"
2005–2006MissingColin McNeil12 episodes
2006Veronica MarsTroy VandegraffEpisode: "The Rapes of Graff"
2006–2011SmallvilleJimmy Olsen53 episodes
2009Fear IslandMarkTV movie
2010CSI: NYCam VandemannEpisode: "Pot of Gold"
2010Bridge, TheThe BridgeBenEpisode: "God Bless the Child"
2010Private PracticeCarlEpisode: "Second Choices"
2010FringeMatthew RoseEpisode: "Amber 31422"
2010–2012In Plain SightScott Griffin6 episodes
2011Listener, TheThe ListenerPeter DuquetteEpisode: "Jericho"
2011XIII: The SeriesDylan Masters4 episodes
2011Fanboy ConfessionalNarrator6 episodes
2011–2012Lost GirlNateRecurring role
2011–presentWarehouse 13Steve JinksSeason 3 Recurring, Season 4 Main
2012Murdoch MysteriesJack LondonEpisode: "Murdoch of the Klondike"


  1. ^ https://twitter.com/AaronRAshmore/status/296074125779271681
  2. ^ a b "Aaron Ashmore". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2006-07-11). "Super Scoop: Veronica Mars' Ex Joins Smallville!". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Aaron Ashmore Talks Smallville". KryptonSite. 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 
  5. ^ "New Movie". Aaron-Ashmore.com. 2006-09-14. Archived from the original on 24 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Deep Cove". Aaron-Ashmore.com. 2008-05-02. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  7. ^ http://www.mtv.ca/moviehead/article.jhtml?id=28673
  8. ^ "Tattoos". Aaron-Ashmore.com. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 

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