Sawa in 2019
Devon Edward Sawa
September 7, 1978
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Now and Then
Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He began acting when he was a teen, appearing in the films Little Giants (1994), Casper (1995), Now and Then (1995), Night of the Twisters (1996), Wild America (1997), Idle Hands (1999), and Final Destination (2000).
Sawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Joyce and Edward Sawa, a mechanic. He has two older siblings. His father is Polish, and his mother is "a little bit of everything".
Sawa began his career in 1992 as a children's action toy spokesman. He appeared in the film Little Giants, and then got his big break in Casper, playing the role of Casper as a human boy. 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". Sawa later became a voice actor by voicing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Sawa continued steadily 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.
Beginning in 2010, Sawa portrayed the role of Owen Elliott on The CW action drama series Nikita. In July 2012, he was promoted to series regular in season 3 of Nikita, and the show ended after four seasons in 2013.
On July 25, 2019, the trailer was released for The Fanatic, a thriller starring Sawa as Hunter Dunbar, an actor who is stalked by a character named Moose, played by John Travolta. The movie was directed by Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst.
|1994||Little Giants||Junior Floyd|
|1995||Casper||Casper McFadden (human form)|
|1995||Now and Then||Scott Wormer|
|1996||Night of the Twisters||Danny Hatch|
|1997||The Boys Club||Eric|
|1997||Wild America||Mark Stouffer|
|1998||A Cool, Dry Place||Noah Ward|
|1998||Around the Fire||Simon Harris|
|1999||Idle Hands||Anton Tobias|
|2000||Final Destination||Alex Browning|
|2000||The Guilty||Nathan Corrigan|
|2000||Eminem: E||Stan||Segment: "Stan"|
|2005||Extreme Dating||Daniel Roenick|
|2005||Shooting Gallery||Paul the Pawn||Direct to video|
|2009||Creature of Darkness||Andrew|
|2010||Random Walk||Short film|
|2011||388 Arletta Avenue||Bill Burrows|
|2012||The Philly Kid||Jake|
|2014||A Warden's Ransom||Miller|
|2015||The Exorcism of Molly Hartley||Father John Barrow||Direct-to-video|
|2015||Life on the Line||Duncan|
|2019||Escape Plan: The Extractors||Lester Clark Jr.|
|2019||The Fanatic||Hunter Dunbar|
|2019||Jarhead: Law of Return||Major Ronan Jackson|
|2020||Disturbing the Peace||Diablo|
|2020||Hunter Hunter||Joseph Mersault|
|1989||Unsub||Young John Wesley||Episode: "And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 2"|
|1992–1994||The Odyssey||Yudo||Episodes: "The Believers", "The Hall of Darkness", "The Prophecy"|
|1993||Sherlock Holmes Returns||Young Booth||TV film|
|1995||Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Hank Valen||Episode: "The Hanging"|
|1995–1996||Action Man||Additional Voices||26 episodes|
|1996||Night of the Twisters||Dan Hatch||TV film|
|1996||Robin of Locksley||Robin McAllister||TV film|
|2003||Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||Flash Thompson (voice)||Episode: "Flash Memory"|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Matt Bernhart||Episode: "The Bank Job"|
|2010–2013||Nikita||Owen Elliot / Sam Matthews||Recurring (seasons 1–2); main role (seasons 3–4)|
|2015||Broad Squad||Patrick Byrne||TV film|
|2016||Real Detective||Detective Eddie Herman||Episode: "Redemption"|
|2017||Somewhere Between||Nico Jackson||Main role|
|2018||Hawaii Five-0||Brad Woodward||Episode: "O Ka Mea Ua Hala, Ua Hala Ia"/"What Is Gone Is Gone"|
|2020||MacGyver||Donovan James O' Mailey||Episode: " Mac + Desi + Riley + Aubrey "|
|1997||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie / Mini-Series – Young Actor||Night of the Twisters||Nominated|
|2000||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Idle Hands||Nominated|
|2001||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Final Destination||Won|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Favorite Actor – Horror||Final Destination||Nominated|
- "Devon Sawa Biography (1978–)". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries, LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Bailey, Andy (February 2000). "Devon Sawa - Brief Article - Interview". Find Articles. Archived from the original on 2004-09-20.
- D. Sawa DevonSawa.org Filmography: "Stan" Archived 2011-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Cato, Jason (2010-12-08). "Wilkinsburg native producing star-studded 'Sibling' in Pittsburgh". Pittsburghlive.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- Creepy, Uncle (2010-12-08). "Devon Sawa Meets His Sibling | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- Nguyen, Hanh (August 26, 2010). "'Nikita': Devon Sawa will guest star as a new nemesis". Zap2it. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010.
- Nguyen, Hanh (April 13, 2011). "Nikita's Devon Sawa: There's No "Nikita-Owen Love Thing Going On"... for Now". TV Guide. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- Masters, Megan (July 11, 2012). "Exclusive: Nikita Promotes Devon Sawa to Series Regular in Season 3". TVLine.
- Hawson, Fred (12 July 2019). "Movie review: Chinese actors take spotlight from Stallone in 'Escape Plan 3'". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
- "Baby Girl on the Way for Devon Sawa; Wife Dawni Is Pregnant". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
- "Devon Sawa Welcomes Daughter Scarlett Heleena". People. March 22, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
- Sarah Michaud (January 16, 2014). "Devon Sawa Welcomes Son Hudson". People. Archived from the original on January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
- "Devon Sawa Welcomes Daughter Scarlett Heleena". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
- Sawa, Devon [@DevonESawa] (2018-03-17). "I'll respect your religion as long as you respect me not having one. I don't care WHAT gets you through life with a smile on your face, as long as it doesn't affect me" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-08-18 – via Twitter.
- Sawa, Devon [@DevonESawa] (2018-06-13). "I'm a Polish atheist!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2020-08-18 – via Twitter.
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