Dunne at Comic-Con 2008
November 19, 1976 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Heidi Lenhart (2002–2005?) (divorced)|
Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who is mainly known for having had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, and lately for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction Television series, Sanctuary.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended The Etobicoke School of the Arts. Around 2001 to April 2002 he married actress Heidi Lenhart, but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood. Robin Dunne's mother is a native the Dublin Ireland. It is this link that has given him such an affinity to the country, the love of Guinness and also helped him produce a pitch perfect Irish accent. Robin Dunne is very proud of his Irish ancestry.
One of Dunne's earliest starring roles was as Franz Bhaer in the CTV/PAX television series Little Men in 1998–99. He also starred in UPN's short-lived As If (based on a British series of the same name) as well as recurring guest roles on Dawson's Creek and Dead Like Me. Dunne also appeared on NCIS and in Just Friends.
His most notable movie role was the character Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions 2. He has also appeared in Au Pair II, The Skulls II, Species 3, American Psycho II: All American Girl, and Jewel. Additionally, Dunne appeared in the made-for-TV movies Code Breakers and Roughing It, where in the latter he portrayed a young Mark Twain traveling across the American West. Dunne also portrayed Robin Hood in the film Beyond Sherwood Forest, directed by Peter DeLuise, starring alongside Erica Durance.
Beginning in 2007 Dunne co-starred with Amanda Tapping in the science fiction/fantasy series Sanctuary which premiered as a series of eight webisodes before being commissioned as a conventional TV series by the Syfy Channel in the U.S. The series was broadcast on many international free-to-air and cable networks.
On May 6, 2013 Dunne appeared in an episode of Defiance on the SyFy Channel. His character was Miko.
Dunne plays on the Mighty Thunder, a recreational hockey team based in North Vancouver. In addition to his acting career, Dunne has also co-written the Roxy Hunter franchise for Nickelodeon. The first two films, Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost and Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman were shot in 2005. These films spawned a successful franchise that has led to his co-writing the third and fourth installments in the series, Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid and Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween. He has also co-authored the novels for Penguin Books.
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