In an interview for Killjoys in 2015
Aaron Richard Ashmore
October 7, 1979
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
|Relatives||Shawn Ashmore (twin brother)|
Aaron Richard Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13 and Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series Killjoys. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.
Aaron Ashmore is known for playing Marc Hall in Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story. Since then, he has appeared in the films Safe, A Separate Peace, and A Bear Named Winnie. He has also had guest roles on television shows such as The Eleventh Hour, The West Wing, and 1-800-Missing. Ashmore played the recurring role of Troy Vandegraff on the UPN television series Veronica Mars, as well as the role of Agent Steve Jinks on the Syfy show Warehouse 13.
He was cast as Jimmy Olsen, first love interest of Chloe Sullivan, for the sixth season of Smallville on the WB television network and continued to play him into its eighth season. Two years after leaving the show, Ashmore returns to play his character's younger brother on the series finale. Coincidentally, his friend Sam Huntington played Olsen in Superman Returns and the two have both appeared in Veronica Mars. Ashmore's twin brother appeared on Smallville in earlier seasons, and he was offered by director Bryan Singer to play Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns before Huntington.
Besides his recurring role on Smallville, Ashmore had roles in the 2007 films Palo Alto, Privileged, The Stone Angel and The Christmas Cottage. Aaron starred in the horror film Fear Island, with Haylie Duff in Vancouver. MTV.ca announced on October 6, 2010, that he will have a role in Maple Pictures comedy film Servitude, which stars Joe Dinicol, Lauren Collins, Linda Kash, and John Bregar.
In 2010, Ashmore starred as Marcus, one of the three journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice in a small town in Poland, in the horror film The Shrine. He also starred Eric in the romantic comedy Conception. In 2011, Ashmore joined season 3 of Syfy series Warehouse 13, in which he played the role of ATF agent Steve Jinks, a human polygraph of sorts – who has the unique ability to discern whether someone is lying or not.
In 2014, he starred as Ray in the rom-com thriller I Put a Hit on You co-starring Sara Canning. In 2015, Ashmore had a supporting role in the thriller film Regression. He also starred as Nick Hopewell in the Lifetime original movie Swept Under alongside Devin Kelley. In summer 2015, Ashmore began his role as John Jaqobis in the Syfy original series Killjoys. The show was renewed for a fourth and final fifth season by Syfy in september 2017, where he is continuing his role. He plays the role of one of the three interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war. In December 2015, he starred as Jesse in Christmas themed lifetime movie Wish Upon a Christmas co-starring Larisa Oleynik.
Aaron and his identical twin brother Shawn (also an actor) were born in Richmond, British Columbia, the sons of Linda, a homemaker, and Rick Ashmore, a manufacturing engineer. They were raised in Brampton, Ontario, where he attended Turner Fenton Secondary School, and Earnscliffe Senior Public School. They have a "GMA" tattoo on their wrists that stands for "Good Man Ashmore"; their grandfather had a similar tattoo. On June 20, 2014, Aaron married Zoë Kate. In 2016, the couple's first child was born, a daughter. Their second daughter was born in 2019.
|1991||Married to It||Student in pageant|
|2001||The Safety of Objects||Bobby Christianson|
|2002||The Skulls II||Matt "Hutch" Hutchinson|
|2004||My Brother's Keeper||Eric / Lou Woods|
|2007||The Stone Angel||Matt Currie|
|2008||Christmas Cottage||Pat Kinkade|
|2009||The Thaw||Atom Galen|
|2010||Old West||Daniel||Short film|
|2014||Arranged||Jack H.||Short film|
|2014||I Put a Hit on You||Ray|
|2019||Tammy's Always Dying||Reggie Seamus|
|1993||Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer||Young Byron Spencer||TV film|
|1993||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Billy||Episode: "The Tale of the Thirteenth Floor"|
|1996||Due South||Teenager (uncredited)||Episode: "Juliet Is Bleeding"|
|1998||Animorphs||Jake double (uncredited)||Episode: "The Capture: Part 2"|
|1999||Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly||Luke Lawson||TV film|
|1999||Love Letters||Bob Bertram||TV film|
|1999||Emily of New Moon||Harrison Bowles||Episode: "A Fall from Grace"|
|2000||Run the Wild Fields||Charlie Fields||TV film|
|2000||The Famous Jett Jackson||Robert||Episode: "Something to Prove"|
|2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Jake||Episode: "The Tale of the Lunar Locusts"|
|2000||La Femme Nikita||Neil Hudson||Episode: "Time to Be Heroes"|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Paul Harper||Episode: "Grandma's Shoes"|
|2001||Le porte-bonheur||Jean Philippe||TV film|
|2001||Blackout||Second Son||TV film|
|2001||Haven||Myles Billingsley Jr.||TV film|
|2001||The Familiar Stranger||Chris Welsh||TV film|
|2001||Dying to Dance||Jason||TV film|
|2001||Blue Murder||Episode: "Baby Point"|
|2002||Charms for the Easy Life||Ted||TV film|
|2002||A Christmas Visitor||John Boyajian||TV film|
|2002||The Eleventh Hour||Trevor Gordon||Episode: "Tree Hugger"|
|2003||The Pentagon Papers||Randy Kehler||TV film|
|2004||Brave New Girl||Tyler||TV film|
|2004||Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story||Marc Hall||TV film|
|2004||A Separate Peace||Chad||TV film|
|2004||A Bear Named Winnie||Randy Taylor||TV film|
|2004–2006||Veronica Mars||Troy Vandegraff||4 episodes, including: "The Rapes of Graff"|
|2005||The Eleventh Hour||Taz Thomas||Episode: "Kettle Black"|
|2005||The West Wing||Trevor||Episodes: "365 Days", "King Corn"|
|2005–2006||Missing||Colin McNeil||Recurring role (season 3), 12 episodes|
|2006–2009, 2011||Smallville||Jimmy Olsen||Recurring role (season 6); main role (seasons 7–8); guest role (season 10)|
|2010||CSI: NY||Cam Vandemann||Episode: "Pot of Gold"|
|2010||The Bridge||Ben||Episode: "God Bless the Child"|
|2010||Private Practice||Carl||Episode: "Second Choices"|
|2010||Fringe||Matthew Rose||Episode: "Amber 31422"|
|2010–2012||In Plain Sight||Scott Griffin||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2011||The Listener||Peter Duquette||Episode: "Jericho"|
|2011||XIII: The Series||Dylan Masters||4 episodes|
|2011||Fanboy Confessional||Narrator||6 episodes|
|2011–2012||Lost Girl||Nate||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2011–2014||Warehouse 13||Steve Jinks||Recurring role (season 3); main role (seasons 4–5)|
|2012||Murdoch Mysteries||Jack London||Episode: "Murdoch of the Klondike"|
|2015–2019||Killjoys||John Jaqobis||Main role|
|2015||Swept Under||Nick Hopewell||TV film|
|2015||Wish Upon a Christmas||Jesse||TV film|
|2017||Ransom||Sydney Graves||Episode: "The Artist"|
|2019||Cardinal||Randall Wishart||4 episodes|
|2019||Designated Survivor||Phil Brunton||4 episodes|
|2019||Hudson & Rex||Galen Wheatcroft||Episode "The French Connection"|
|2020||Locke & Key||Duncan Locke||Recurring role|
- Aaron Ashmore [@AaronRAshmore] (29 January 2013). "@GACbalehead @ShawnRAshmore Not true actually. My middle name is Richard and Shawns is Robert. After my father and grandfather" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Aaron Ashmore". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
- Ausiello, Michael (2006-07-11). "Super Scoop: Veronica Mars' Ex Joins Smallville!". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2006-08-21.
- "Aaron Ashmore Talks Smallville". KryptonSite. 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-08-29.
- Thompson, Bob (May 20, 2006). "The Iceman Returneth". The National Post.
- "New Movie". Aaron-Ashmore.com. 2006-09-14. Archived from the original on 24 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-20.
- "Deep Cove". Aaron-Ashmore.com. 2008-05-02. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
- "The Shrine (2010) with Aaron Ashmore and Cindy Sampson". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Conception - Publicity still of Leah Pipes & Aaron Ashmore". MovieStillsDB.com. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "'Warehouse 13' Brings Aaron Ashmore Onboard For Season 3". 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "I Put a Hit on You: Slamdance Review". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Regression review: 'gory and corny'". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "The Movie Network - Movies - Swept Under". The Movie Network. Archived from the original on 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "'Brothers & Sisters' Alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore Join Syfy's 'Killjoys'". 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Wish Upon a Christmas Movie Pictures". myLifetime.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Tattoos". Aaron-Ashmore.com. Retrieved 2006-08-29.
- Ashmore, Aaron [@AaronRAshmore] (June 5, 2016). "I'm a father! After a very scary birth, Zoë and our baby girl are recovering well. pic.twitter.com/unlcb2pYwb" (Tweet). Retrieved March 13, 2017 – via Twitter.
- Ashmore, Aaron [@AaronRAshmore] (April 16, 2019). "My second amazing daughter has arrived safe and sound" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 July 2019 – via Twitter.
- Serrao, Nivea (July 14, 2017). "Killjoys' Aaron Ashmore reflects on past Smallville, Veronica Mars roles". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
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