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Devon Sawa



Blonde, blue-eyed, and bearing the kind of glossy looks that lend themselves equally to teen idoldom and Noxema spokesmanship, Devon Sawa was one of the young actors to coast into the pop culture consciousness on the late-1990s wave of Hollywood teensploitation. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 7, 1978, Sawa developed an interest in acting when he appeared in a few kindergarten plays. Following work in local theatrical productions, the young actor secured an agent and began making appearances on various Canadian TV shows. Tiring of television, he broke into film with the 1994 kids' comedy Little Giants, in which he played the quarterback of a misfit football team.



A small but apparently very memorable role as the human incarnation of the titular ghost in Casper (1995) made Sawa immensely popular with any number of teenage girls; his popularity received an additional boost that same year, thanks to his role as the neighborhood bully who locks lips with Christina Ricci in Now and Then (the two had previously shared a screen kiss in Casper). More work followed, with Sawa starring in such straight-to-video releases as The Boys Club (1996) and Wild America (1997).



Sawa got his first real chance to carry a mainstream movie with the 1999 Idle Hands. A teen horror-comedy that took advantage of the genre craze originally inspired by the Scream series, it starred Sawa as a young man whose right hand gets possessed by a homicidal demon. Unfortunately, the film was released shortly before the Columbine High School tragedy; surprisingly enough, audiences, sickened by the recent spate of real-life teen violence, stayed away in droves. The following year, Sawa was given another crack at film stardom with Final Destination, a psychological thriller that featured the young actor as a high school student who discovers that cheating death is a very tricky matter indeed.



Sawa kept a relatively low profile for the next couple of years, appearing in smaller films like Extreme Ops (2002) and Devil's Den (2006) before landing on the CW action series Nikita. What started as a guest role in season 1 was expanded to a recurring gig in season 2, before being promoted to a series regular for season 3.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Life on the Line
  • Duncan
2016
No Score Yet Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
  • Sean
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
  • Father John Barrow
2015
No Score Yet A Warden's Ransom
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Resurrection
  • Travis
2013
No Score Yet The Philly Kid
  • Jake
2012
50% 388 Arletta Avenue
  • Bill
2012
No Score Yet Endure
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Creature of Darkness (Hunter's Moon)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Devil's Den
  • Quinn
2007
No Score Yet Shooting Gallery
  • Paul the Pawn
2005
No Score Yet Extreme Dating
  • Daniel Roenick
2004
10% Slackers
  • Dave
2002
8% Extreme Ops
  • Will
2002
40% The Guilty
  • Nathan
2000
34% Final Destination
  • Alex Browning
2000
16% Idle Hands
  • Anton
1999
No Score Yet Around the Fire
  • Simon
1998
54% A Cool Dry Place
  • Noah
1998
63% SLC Punk
  • Sean
1998
27% Wild America
  • Mark Stouffer
1997
No Score Yet The Boys Club
  • Eric
1997
No Score Yet The Night of the Twisters
  • Dan Hatch
1996
19% Now and Then
  • Scott Wormer
1995
No Score Yet Robin of Locksley
  • Robin McAllister
1995
44% Casper
  • Casper in Person
1995
40% Little Giants
  • Junior Floyd
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
78% Nikita
2010-2013
  • Owen/Sam Owen Sam
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Det. Matt Berhart

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