David Hewlett at the
2007 San Diego Comic Con
|Born||David Ian Hewlett
18 April 1968
Redhill, Surrey, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Soo Garay (2000–2004)
Jane Loughman (2008–present)
David Ian Hewlett (born 18 April 1968) is an English-Canadian actor and director best known for his role as Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay on the science fiction television shows Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, and his role as David Worth in Cube.
Hewlett was born in Redhill, Surrey, and moved with his family to Canada at an early age. Hewlett became a regular on the series Traders and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and starred in the film Cube.
Hewlett got his first computer in his mid-teens and became a self-described "computer nerd". While attending high school in Toronto he launched his acting career, starring in student films by Vincenzo Natali. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue careers in acting and computing.
David Hewlett has appeared in many low-budget horror films, such as The Darkside and the minor cult favourites Scanners II: The New Order and Pin. He also guest starred in several television series. In 1996, he landed one of his better-known roles, as Grant Jansky on Traders. In 1997, Hewlett worked again with Natali, starring in the critically acclaimed thriller Cube as Worth the architect, a role that saw the rise of his stardom due to the commercial success of the low budget Canadian film.
Hewlett, an avid science fiction fan, has been quoted saying that Doctor Who is what first sparked his love for the genre and that he made science fiction when he was younger in Britain on his 8 millimetre camera with friends. Hewlett more or less had his early dreams of working in science fiction made into a reality when he first had a four-episode guest role on Stargate SG-1 as the Stargate expert Rodney McKay, which eventually grew into his starring role on Stargate Atlantis.
In 2007, David appeared as a guest star in the first episode of the TV series Sanctuary, a show produced by and starring Stargate actress Amanda Tapping. He played Larry Tolson – a patient suffering from a form of psychosis, who was shot and wounded before being taken into custody by police as a murder suspect. There are no plans for him to reprise this role.
From 2000 until their divorce in 2004, David Hewlett was married to actress Soo Garay. He became engaged to Jane Loughman in late 2006, and on 21 June 2008 David and Jane were wed at Warwick Castle in Warwick, Warwickshire, England. Their son Sebastian Flynn was born in 2007.
David Hewlett has three younger siblings. Kate Hewlett played the role of Jeannie Miller, McKay's sister, in four episodes of Stargate Atlantis. Kate also appeared as the character Marilyn in Hewlett's directorial debut, A Dog's Breakfast.
|1987||The Darkside||as Chuckie|
|1989||The Penthouse||as Joe Dobson||TV film|
|1990||Where the Heart Is||as Jimmy|
|Deep Sleep||as Terry|
|Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel||as Deadpan|
|1991||Scanners II: The New Order||as David Kellum|
|The First Circle||as 'Ruska' Rostislav||TV film|
|1992||A Savage Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong||as Walter Jenkins|
|Quiet Killer||as Myles Chapman|
|Split Images||as Gary Hammond||TV film|
|1993||Blood Brothers||as Detective Trayne|
|The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later||as Steven Lunney age 25|
|1996||Joe's Wedding||as Rob Fitzgerald|
|1997||Cube||as David Worth, the Architect|
|On the 2nd Day of Christmas||as Mel.||TV film|
|Bad Day on the Block||as Andrew|
|1999||Survivor||as Le médecin||TV film|
|The Life Before This||as Nick|
|Blind||as The Victim||Short|
|Amateur Night||as D.J.||Short|
|2001||Chasing Cain||as Bud|
|And Never Let Her Go||as Gerry Capano||TV film|
|The Triangle||as Gus Gruber||TV film|
|Century Hotel||as Michael|
|Treed Murray||as Murray||aka Get Down|
|2002||Made In Canada, Volume 1: Best of the CFC||as Himself|
|Cypher||as Virgil Dunn|
|Father Lefty||as Father Gregory||TV film|
|Foolproof||as Lawrence Yeager|
|Friday Night||as Roger||Short|
|2004||Preview to Atlantis||as Himself/Rodney McKay|
|From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown||as Himself/Rodney McKay|
|Boa vs. Python||as Dr. Steven Emmett|
|Ice Men||as Bryan|
|Darklight||as Anders Raeborne||TV film|
|2006||A Dog's Breakfast||as Patrick|
|2009||Splice||as William Barlow|
|2010||The Whistleblower||as Fred Murray|
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||as Hunsiker|
|Morlocks||as Dr. Radnor||TV film|
|2013||Haunter (film)||as Olivia's father|
|1988–1994||Street Legal||as Dave Lister / Tim Woolrich||2 episodes|
|1991–1992||Katts and Dog||2 episodes|
|1992–1993||Beyond Reality||as Tom||2 episodes|
|1993||Shining Time Station||as Ted Typo||2 episodes|
|1993–1996||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||as Dr. Nicholas Elder||13 episodes|
|1996–2000||Traders||as Grant Jansky||73 episodes|
|2004||"Without a Trace"||as Fred Watkins||Hawks and Handsaws|
|2001–2007||Stargate SG-1||as Dr. Rodney McKay||7 episodes|
|2004–2009||Stargate: Atlantis||as Dr. Rodney McKay||100 episodes|
|2010–2011||Hellcats||as Dr. Eagan||2 episodes|
|2011||Stargate: Universe||as Dr. Rodney McKay||1 episode|
|2006||A Dog's Breakfast||story|
|2006||A Dog's Breakfast||also played Patrick|
|2011||Rage of the Yeti||also plays Mills|
- "1998 Interview with Monitor.ca". David-hewlett.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- IMDB profile
- stargate-sg1.hu Hewlett bio
- Hewlett, David. "The Road To Hollywood Is Paved With Cheap Indies." 15 April 2007
- Posted by Clemontine 4 years ago. "Flixter". Flixster.com. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- Houston, Jessica (18 October 2005). David Hewlett Talks McKay & Stargate Atlantis. Q&A with David Hewlett. http://scifi.about.com/od/stargateatlantis/a/hewlett1.htm.
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- MSF/DWB Birthday Charity Auction in 2009 for Doctors Without Borders