Sasha Roiz

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Sasha Roiz

Roiz at San Diego Comic-Con, 2011
Born(1973-10-21) October 21, 1973 (age 38)
Tel Aviv, Israel[1]
Years active2001–present
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Sasha Roiz

Roiz at San Diego Comic-Con, 2011
Born(1973-10-21) October 21, 1973 (age 38)
Tel Aviv, Israel[1]
Years active2001–present

Sasha Roiz (born October 21, 1973) is an Israeli-Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Sam Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica. As of 2011, he currently has a regular role in the American dark fantasy television series, Grimm.


Early life

Roiz was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Russian Jewish parents.[2][3] 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.[4][5]


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 has joined Warehouse 13 as a recurring character named Marcus Diamond.[6]

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.[7] His character is also the uncle of William Adama.[8] On April 28, 2009, his role was expanded to series regular.[9] 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.[10] In 2012, he guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted romantic comedy web series, Husbands.[11]


2004The Day After TomorrowParker
2005Assault on Precinct 13Jason Elias
2005Land of the DeadManolete
200616 BlocksDet. Kaller
2006Man of the YearDonald Tilson
2010UnthinkableInterrogator Lubitchich
2001Largo WinchSergeiEpisode: "Endgame"
2003PlaymakersStephen Lyles6 episodes
2003Mutant XNathanielEpisode: "Wasteland"
2004MissingRandall MarkhamEpisode: "In the Midnight Hour"
2004Kevin HillNick BrattEpisode: "Gods and Monsters"
"Gentleman Jim"
"Nobody Ever Listens"
2005Show Me YoursChazz Banks8 episodes
2005Beautiful PeopleMr. TaborEpisodes:
"Point and Shoot"
"Photo Finish"
2006The Jane ShowTedEpisodes:
"Thursday Night Rules"
"Close Friends"
2006The Path to 9/11Nick DemoiaTV mini-series
2007Jeff Ltd.Taylor BloomEpisodes:
"In the End You Get What You Deserve"
"Body by Jeff"
"Nightmare on Stevens Street"
"The Manipulator"
2007NCISNCIS Agent Rick HallEpisode: "Grace Period"
2007CSI: MiamiDarren ButlerEpisode: "Guerillas in the Mist"
2007Across the River to Motor CityBen FordSeries regular
2008Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesPolice OfficerEpisode: "Gnothi Seauton"
2008Burn UpDavid MacCreadyTV mini-series
2009Lie To MeCaptain David MarkovEpisode: "A Perfect Score"
2009The MentalistKeith WolcuttEpisode: "Crimson Casanova"
2010In Plain SightAnton IvanovEpisode: "Love's Faber Lost"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDanny MacklinEpisode: "Pool Shark"
2010CapricaSam AdamaSeries regular
2011HouseDriscollEpisode: "Carrot or Stick"
2011CastleBobby StarkEpisode: "Pretty Dead"
2011Warehouse 13Marcus Diamond7 episodes
2011GrimmCaptain RenardSeries regular
2011It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia[12]Adriano CalvaneseEpisodes:
"The High School Reunion"
"The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge"

Video games

Video games
YearVideo gameRoleNotes
2009The Godfather IIDon Esteban AlmeidaVoice
2009WolfensteinPavel Cherny/Black Market AgentVoice


  1. ^ Sasha Roiz at the CastleWiki, 
  2. ^ Biography at, 
  3. ^ Sasha Roiz at the, 
  4. ^ Kates, Kathryn. "Jaffa-born actor stars in CityTV mini-series". The Canadian Jewish News.  Archived from the original on 2007-10-12.
  5. ^ Bio at BuddyTV, 
  6. ^ Hinman, Michael (July 26, 2011). "Sasha Roiz Keeping Busy With 'Warehouse 13,' 'Grimm'". . 
  7. ^ Spelling, Ian (2009-03-19). "Caprica star Esai Morales sees parallels with these great stories". Sci Fi Wire. 
  8. ^ Phillips, Jevon (January 16, 2010). "'Caprica' countdown: Sasha Roiz says, 'Something ominous is coming'". Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ Sasha Roiz expands role on Sci Fi's 'Caprica', [dead link]
  10. ^ Jensen, Michael (February 3, 2010). "Move Over, Captain Jack. There's a New Gay in the Galaxy Named Sam Adama.". 
  11. ^ Vary, Adam B (28 June 2012). "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sasha Roiz on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, new interview...". 

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