Character: Captain Sean Renard
DOB: October 21st, 1973 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Sasha Roiz was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to Russian Jewish parents, on October 21, 1973. His family moved to Montreal, Canada in 1980, where he was raised. He studied theatre at Montreal England’s prestigious Guildford Conservatoire in Montreal. He received a nomination for his performance at the esteemed “Masques Awards” (Quebec’s Theatre Awards).
In Canada he gained important experience in TV and film, including a regular role on ESPN’s debut hit series “Playmakers” and the lead in the dramatic series “Across the River to Motor City”.
His most well known role before Grimm was as Sam Adama on Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica. He also appeared in television dramas such as House, NCIS, The Mentalist, among others, plus a recurring role on Warehouse 13. In 2011, he was cast as the mysterious Captain Renard on Grimm.
He speaks English, French, and Russian.