Devon Sawa

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Devon Sawa
With Devon Sawa at Universal Citywalk.jpg
Sawa in 2006
BornDevon Edward Sawa
(1978-09-07) September 7, 1978 (age 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Notable work(s)Little Giants
Casper
Now and Then
Wild America
Idle Hands
Final Destination
Nikita
Spouse(s)Dawni Sahanovitch ; 1 child
 
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Devon Sawa
With Devon Sawa at Universal Citywalk.jpg
Sawa in 2006
BornDevon Edward Sawa
(1978-09-07) September 7, 1978 (age 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Notable work(s)Little Giants
Casper
Now and Then
Wild America
Idle Hands
Final Destination
Nikita
Spouse(s)Dawni Sahanovitch ; 1 child

Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Sawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Edward and Joyce Sawa. Sawa has two siblings.[1] His father is Polish, and his mother is "a little bit of everything".[2] His love of acting began when he starred in a school play in kindergarten, and since then, he has had many roles on TV and in movies.

Sawa began his career in 1992 as a children's action toy spokesperson. Subsequently, his acting career developed rapidly during the 1990s. Sawa appeared in the film Little Giants and then got his big break in Casper, playing the role of Casper himself as a real boy. Although he only had about five minutes of screen time, it was his biggest role to date. In "Now and Then" Sawa played Scott Wormer the town bully, and shared a second on-screen kiss with his "Casper" co-star Christina Ricci. Sawa also starred in Wild America, Idle Hands, SLC Punk! and Final Destination. In 2000, Sawa played the title character of the Eminem music video "Stan".[3] Sawa later became a voice actor by voicing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Sawa continued steadily in recent years by appearing in several independent films including Extreme Dating, Shooting Gallery, Devil's Den, Creature Of Darkness, Endure, 388 Arletta Avenue, The Philly Kid, and A Resurrection.[4][5]

Since 2010, Sawa portrays the role of Owen Elliott on the CW action drama series Nikita.[6][7] In July 2012, he was promoted to series regular in season 3 of Nikita.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Dawni Sawa and they welcomed their first child, son Hudson, on January 9, 2014.[9]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Odyssey, TheThe OdysseyYudoEpisode: "The Believers"
1993Sherlock Holmes ReturnsDillon BurnsTV movie
1994Odyssey, TheThe OdysseyYudoEpisodes: "Hall of Darkness", "The Prophecy"
Little GiantsJunior Floyd
1995CasperCasper on Screen
Action ManAdditional VoicesTV series
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw YearsLynn TangrediEpisode: "The Hanging"
Now and ThenScott Wormer
1996Night of the TwistersDan HatchTV movie
Robin of LocksleyRobin McAllisterTV movie
1997Boys Club, TheThe Boys ClubEric
Wild AmericaMark Stouffer
1998SLC Punk!Sean
Around the FireSimon Harris
1999A Cool, Dry PlaceNoah Ward
Idle HandsAnton Tobias
2000Final DestinationAlex Browning
Guilty, TheThe GuiltyNathan Corrigan
Eminem: EStansegment "Stan"
2002SlackersDave Goodman
Extreme OpsWill
2003Spider-Man: The New Animated SeriesFlash Thompson (voice)Episode: "Flash Memory"
2004Extreme DatingDaniel Roenick
2005Shooting GalleryPaul the Pawn
2006Devil's DenQuinn
2009Creature of DarknessAndrew
2010NCIS: Los AngelesLAPD Detective Matt BernhartEpisode: "The Bank Job"
EndureZeth Arnold
Random WalkBrent
NikitaOwen ElliotRecurring seasons 1–2;
Series regular seasons 3-4
2011388 Arletta AvenueBill
Final Destination 5Alex BrowningArchive footage; uncredited
2012The Philly KidJake
2013A ResurrectionTravis

Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRecipient(s)Result
Saturn Awards
2000Best Performance by a Younger Actor"Idle Hands" (1999)Nominated
2001Best Performance by a Younger Actor"Final Destination" (2000)Winner
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
2001Favorite Actor – Horror"Final Destination" (2000)Nominated
Young Artist Awards
1997Best Performance in a TV Movie/Mini-Series – Young Actor"Night of the Twisters" (1996)Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devon Sawa Biography (1978–)". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries, LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Andy (February 2000). "Devon Sawa - Brief Article - Interview". Find Articles. Archived from the original on February 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ D. Sawa DevonSawa.org Filmography: "Stan"
  4. ^ Cato, Jason (2010-12-08). "Wilkinsburg native producing star-studded 'Sibling' in Pittsburgh". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  5. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-12-08). "Devon Sawa Meets His Sibling | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  6. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (August 26, 2010). "'Nikita': Devon Sawa will guest star as a new nemesis". Zap2it. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (April 13, 2011). "Nikita's Devon Sawa: There's No "Nikita-Owen Love Thing Going On"... for Now". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ Masters, Megan (July 11, 2012). "Exclusive: Nikita Promotes Devon Sawa to Series Regular in Season 3". TVLine. 
  9. ^ Sarah Michaud (January 16, 2014). "Devon Sawa Welcomes Son Hudson". People.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

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