Sasha Roiz


Sasha Roiz

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.


Fun facts:

He speaks English, French, and Russian.


14 thoughts on “Sasha Roiz

  1. Mr. Roiz is really a great…great actor. He has such a heavenly face. I thank God for the blessing of my eyes becuase they can admire him. Well, I guess I have to thank for the miracle of tv too! 🙂

    1. Hi Jenny,
      That’s a really cute comment 🙂
      We are guessing you are a Captain Sean Renard fan? What do you wish or think he’ll be up to next season?

  2. Very big Sean Renard fan. Love the entire cast, but Renard is something special. I saw an interview with Sasha Roiz stating he can speak 4 languages. Just curious as to what they are. Only info I can find is English, French, and Russian. He seems like a very intelligent man with more then just the gift of acting. And sooooo hot!

  3. The more I read about Mr. Roiz, the more I find that he is not only a great actor but also a great person with a good soul.

  4. Huge Sasha Roiz/Sean Renard fan here. Renard is probably the most well written character in the series. Nick is obviously all-white, all-right good guy and cop and sensitive Grimm. He’s great but as far as characters go, a little bland. Monroe is more convincing… A little edgy, a little twitchy, inept at social conversations. But Renard is the multi layered character who obviously has the most interesting lineage…. Half royalty and half hexenbiest, and he’s an exiled prince who’s at war with his family but is also nursing some ambitions of his own. Maybe he’s really siding with Nick .. maybe it’s a guise…. All of these facets make him so incredible as a character.

    Of course, Sasha Roiz is the best looking thing on that show and his dignity and seriousness make me go weak in the knees.

    1. Reshma your comment is the best way I could hear anyone put it, you’re so spot-on! I have been trying to figure out what it is about him that makes him so incredibly dreamy, besides being 6’5″ (I love a tall man!), and everything you said is so true.

      1. So true…. Sasha Roiz is one of best actor I have seen in my entire life.. His personality, his way of talking, his style, his decision making ability are awesome

  5. Maybe the other language is Arabic, since he recognized it in Season 5 episode 9. I don’t know, I’m just guessing.

  6. Almost all German words every actor on Grimm has to pronounce are pronounced terribly. For example the word ‘Wesen’ is pronounced ‘Wessen’. It’s supposed to be with a long ‘e’- sound and just one ‘s’. I’m always wondering why they don’t pick people who really speak German for a German in series. 😀 It’s not that they can’t afford it. 😛 But Sashas pronunciation is better than anyone’s, except that one guy on the series who actually is/speaks German. 😀 But German is hard to learn. Keep up the good work!

  7. Reshma your last statement is on point…this man is unbelievable in every sense of the word…its such a pleasure to watch him.

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