Callum Keith Rennie

Highest Rated: 92% Memento (2000)
Lowest Rated: 0% Normal (2007)
Birthday: Sep 14, 1960
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
One of Canada's fastest-rising actors, Callum Rennie (also known as Callum Keith Rennie) came into the business at an age when most actors are considered to be heading steadily over the hill. Rennie had his breakthrough when he was 34, starring alongside Sandra Oh in Mina Shum's acclaimed Double Happiness (1994). Nominated for a Genie (Canada's equivalent of the Oscar) for his portrayal of Mark, the endearingly geeky guy who falls in love with Oh's character, Rennie was effectively introduced to audiences across Canada, many of whom wondered where he had been for so long.Born in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, on September 14, 1960, Rennie moved to Edmonton, Alberta, with his family when he was barely out of diapers. Raised as the second of three sons in a middle-class family, he first thought about becoming an actor at the age of 18 and began appearing in local theatre productions. Unfortunately, any career aspirations he had took a back seat to an addiction to alcohol, one that would control his life until he was 33. Drinking heavily, Rennie continued his involvement with the theatre, appearing in a number of stage productions, but his work -- which often met with substantial acclaim -- was largely overshadowed by his addiction. Things finally began to change for Rennie in 1993, when he got into a bar fight that resulted in glass in his left eye and a vow to quit drinking. His ensuing sobriety was accompanied by a change in his career, marked by an increasing number of supporting roles on various TV programs, including a recurring spot on the CBC's My Life as a Dog, for which he won a Genie. Rennie's 1994 screen breakthrough in Double Happiness opened the door for more screen work, including Bruce McDonald's wickedly good but woefully little-seen Hard Core Logo (1997), a pseudo rock documentary that cast Rennie as an aging punk rocker. He also landed a starring role on Due South, an popular Canadian TV series that cast him as a hard-bitten Chicago cop.In 1998, Rennie won one of the most important roles of his career to date in Don McKellar's Last Night. An acclaimed film about the end of the world, it cast the actor as a man intent on trying every possible sexual variation imaginable in the time he has left. Rennie won a Genie for his performance, which imbued the character with more charm than smarm and captured both his efficacious self-assurance and surprising awkwardness. The film also allowed the actor to collaborate again with Sandra Oh, as well as director David Cronenberg; the following year, Cronenberg cast him in a substantial role in eXistenZ.As the 21st century began, Rennie could be seen in The Last Stop as well as Christopher Nolan's breakthrough hit Memento. He jumped back and forth between small and big-screen projects such as Bliss, Dark Angel, The Butterfly Effect, Blade: Trinity, The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, and 24, finding one of his biggest successes when he was cast in the AMC mystery series The Killing as Rick Felder.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
58% Mobile Homes Actor 2018
75% Little Pink House Actor 2018
No Score Yet Cinquenta tons de liberdade Actor 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed Ray Steele $95.6M 2018
34% Jigsaw Detective Halloran $36.5M 2017
42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers Hyrum Cain 2017
76% Into The Forest Robert $6.9K 2016
28% Warcraft Moroes $44.8M 2016
88% Born To Be Blue Dick $0.9M 2016
No Score Yet Little Girl's Secret Actor 2016
76% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet Father 2015
50% Ride Tim 2015
19% October Gale Actor 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey Ray $189.9M 2015
No Score Yet Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene Actor 2015
86% Trigger Billy 2011
No Score Yet Faith, Fraud And Minimum Wage Donald 2011
40% Gunless Ben Cutler 2011
21% Case 39 Edward Sullivan $13.3M 2010
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Leoben Conoy 2009
No Score Yet Of Murder and Memory (Murder on Her Mind) Actor 2008
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) Janke Dacyshyn $20.9M 2008
17% Sleepwalking Will 2008
0% Normal Walt Braugher 2007
7% Silk Trader $1.2M 2007
No Score Yet Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel) Det. McGrath 2007
20% The Invisible Det. Brian Larson $20.6M 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner Shaw $8.2M 2007
No Score Yet Unnatural and Accidental Norman 2006
65% Snow Cake John Neil 2006
64% Whole New Thing Denny 2006
No Score Yet Shooting Gallery Michael Mortensen 2005
No Score Yet Painkiller Jane Mitchell 2005
14% Lucid Victor 2005
71% Wilby Wonderful Duck MacDonald 2005
63% Falling Angels Jim Field 2005
25% Blade: Trinity Asher Talos $52.5M 2004
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' Eddie's Father 2004
33% The Butterfly Effect Jason $57.3M 2004
27% Paycheck Jude $53.7M 2003
89% Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries Leoben Conroy 2003
67% Flower & Garnet Ed 2002
No Score Yet Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story Inspector Woods 2002
0% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Palmberg 2001
17% Now & Forever Carl 2001
No Score Yet Picture Claire Laramie 2001
No Score Yet Trapped Anthony Bellio 2001
29% Suspicious River Gary 2000
92% Memento Dodd $23.9M 2000
No Score Yet The Highwayman Telemarketer 2000
No Score Yet The Last Stop Actor 2000
74% Existenz Hugo Carlaw 1999
80% The Life Before This Martin Maclean 1999
67% Hard Core Logo Billy Talent Billy Tallent / William Boisy 1998
84% Last Night Craig Zwiller 1998
No Score Yet Men with Guns Actor 1998
32% Excess Baggage Motel Manager 1997
No Score Yet Tricks Adam 1997
19% Masterminds Ollie 1997
No Score Yet Curtis's Charm Jim 1996
21% Unforgettable Drug Dealer 1996
No Score Yet For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Actor 1996
73% Double Happiness Mark 1995
45% Timecop Stranger 1994

TV

CREDIT
93% Man Seeking Woman
2015-2017
McQuaid
  • 2016
  • 2015
39% The Firm
2012
Ray McDeere
  • 2012
57% Californication
2007-2014
Ashby Lew Ashby
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
81% Alphas
2011-2012
Wilson
  • 2011
71% The Killing
2011-2014
Rick Felder
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
Jamie Brennan
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Jack Toller
  • 2011
  • 2002
86% 24
2001-2014
Vladimir Laitanan
  • 2010
78% FlashForward
2009-2010
Slingerland Raynaud
  • 2010
  • 2009
63% Harper's Island
2009
John Wakefield
  • 2009
No Score Yet Tin Man
2007
Zero
  • 2007
44% Men in Trees
2006-2008
Jeff
  • 2007
  • 2006
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Leoben Canoy Leoben Conoy Leobon Conoy Leoben
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
80% Stephen King's 'Kingdom Hospital'
2004
Earl Candleton
  • 2004
88% Tru Calling
2003-2005
Elliot Winters
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mutant X
2001-2004
Zack
  • 2002
44% Dark Angel
2000-2002
Sheriff Lamar
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Det. Stanley Kowalski
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
Gray Gray Wellman
  • 1997
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Groundskeeper
  • 1995
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Neal Tyler King
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
Konicek
  • 1994

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