Devon Sawa

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Devon Sawa
With Devon Sawa at Universal Citywalk.jpg
Sawa in 2006
Born Devon Edward Sawa
(1978-09-07) September 7, 1978 (age 36)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Notable work Little Giants
Now and Then
Wild America
Idle Hands
Final Destination
Spouse(s) Dawni Sahanovitch ; 1 child

Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor.

Life and career[edit]

Sawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Joyce and Edward Sawa, a mechanic. Sawa has two siblings.[1] His father is Polish, and his mother is "a little bit of everything".[2] His love of acting began when he starred in a school play in kindergarten, and since then, he has had many roles on TV and in movies.

Sawa began his career in 1992 as a children's action toy spokesperson. Subsequently, his acting career developed rapidly during the 1990s. Sawa appeared in the film Little Giants and then got his big break in Casper, playing the role of Casper himself as a real boy. Although he only had about five minutes of screen time, it was his biggest role to date. In "Now and Then" Sawa played Scott Wormer the town bully, and shared a second on-screen kiss with his co-star Christina Ricci (the first was in Casper). Sawa also starred in Wild America, Idle Hands, SLC Punk! and Final Destination. In 2000, Sawa played the title character of the Eminem music video "Stan".[3] Sawa later became a voice actor by voicing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Sawa continued steadily in recent years by appearing in several independent films including Extreme Dating, Shooting Gallery, Devil's Den, Creature Of Darkness, Endure, 388 Arletta Avenue, The Philly Kid, and A Resurrection.[4][5]

Since 2010, Sawa portrays the role of Owen Elliott on the CW action drama series Nikita.[6][7] In July 2012, he was promoted to series regular in season 3 of Nikita.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Devon Edward Sawa was born on September 7, 1978, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[citation needed] He is married to Dawni Sawa and they welcomed their first child, son Hudson, on January 9, 2014.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Yudo Episode: "The Believers"
1993 Sherlock Holmes Returns Dillon Burns TV movie
1994 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Yudo Episodes: "Hall of Darkness", "The Prophecy"
Little Giants Junior Floyd
1995 Casper Casper McFadden (human form)
Action Man Additional Voices TV series
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Hank Valen Episode: "The Hanging"
Now and Then Scott Wormer
1996 Night of the Twisters Dan Hatch TV movie
Robin of Locksley Robin McAllister
1997 Boys Club, TheThe Boys Club Eric
Wild America Mark Stouffer
1998 SLC Punk! Sean
Around the Fire Simon Harris
1999 A Cool, Dry Place Noah Ward
Idle Hands Anton Tobias
2000 Final Destination Alex Browning
Guilty, TheThe Guilty Nathan Corrigan
Eminem: E Stan segment "Stan"
2002 Slackers Dave Goodman
Extreme Ops Will
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series Flash Thompson (voice) Episode: "Flash Memory"
2004 Extreme Dating Daniel Roenick
2005 Shooting Gallery Paul the Pawn
2006 Devil's Den Quinn
2009 Creature of Darkness Andrew
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles LAPD Detective Matt Bernhart Episode: "The Bank Job"
Endure Zeth Arnold
Random Walk Brent
Nikita Owen Elliot Recurring seasons 1–2;
Series regular seasons 3-4
2011 388 Arletta Avenue Bill
Final Destination 5 Alex Browning Archive footage; uncredited
2012 The Philly Kid Jake
2013 A Resurrection Travis


Year Category Recipient(s) Result
Saturn Awards
2000 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Idle Hands (1999) Nominated
2001 Best Performance by a Younger Actor Final Destination (2000) Winner
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
2001 Favorite Actor – Horror Final Destination (2000) Nominated
Young Artist Awards
1997 Best Performance in a TV Movie/Mini-Series – Young Actor Night of the Twisters (1996) Nominated


  1. ^ "Devon Sawa Biography (1978–)". NetIndustries, LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Andy (February 2000). "Devon Sawa - Brief Article - Interview". Find Articles. Archived from the original on February 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ D. Sawa Filmography: "Stan"
  4. ^ Cato, Jason (2010-12-08). "Wilkinsburg native producing star-studded 'Sibling' in Pittsburgh". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  5. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-12-08). "Devon Sawa Meets His Sibling | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  6. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (August 26, 2010). "'Nikita': Devon Sawa will guest star as a new nemesis". Zap2it. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (April 13, 2011). "Nikita's Devon Sawa: There's No "Nikita-Owen Love Thing Going On"... for Now". Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ Masters, Megan (July 11, 2012). "Exclusive: Nikita Promotes Devon Sawa to Series Regular in Season 3". TVLine. 
  9. ^ Sarah Michaud (January 16, 2014). "Devon Sawa Welcomes Son Hudson". Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

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