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 37)
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
Children 1

Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He started out acting when he was a teenager, appearing in the films Little Giants (1994), Casper (1995), Now and Then (1995), Night of the Twisters (1996), Wild America (1997), and SLC Punk! (1998). In 1999, he went on to star in the comedy horror film Idle Hands with Jessica Alba. A year later he was cast as Alex Browning in the horror film Final Destination, a role he later reprised as a cameo in the fifth installment of the series Final Destination 5 (2011). From 2010 to 2013, he had a recurring role on the drama spy fiction series Nikita as Owen Elliot.

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]

He is married to Dawni Sawa and they welcomed their first child, son Hudson, on January 9, 2014.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Unsub Young John Wesley Episode: "And the Dead Shall Rise to Condem Thee: Part 2"
1992 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Yudo 3 episodes
1993 Sherlock Holmes Returns Young Booth TV movie
1994 Little Giants Junior Floyd
1995 Casper Casper McFadden (human form)
1995 Action Man Additional Voices TV series
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Hank Valen Episode: "The Hanging"
1995 Now and Then Scott Wormer
1996 Night of the Twisters Dan Hatch TV movie
1996 Robin of Locksley Robin McAllister TV movie
1997 Boys Club, TheThe Boys Club Eric
1997 Wild America Mark Stouffer
1998 SLC Punk! Sean
1998 Around the Fire Simon Harris
1999 A Cool, Dry Place Noah Ward
1999 Idle Hands Anton Tobias
2000 Final Destination Alex Browning
2000 Guilty, TheThe Guilty Nathan Corrigan
2000 Eminem: E Stan Segment: "Stan"
2002 Slackers Dave Goodman
2002 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"
2010 Endure Zeth Arnold
2010 Random Walk Brent
2010–2013 Nikita Owen Elliot 32 episodes
2011 388 Arletta Avenue Bill
2011 Final Destination 5 Alex Browning Archive footage
2012 The Philly Kid Jake
2013 A Resurrection Travis
2014 A Warden's Ransom Miller
2015 Punk's Dead Sean
2015 The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Father John Barrow
2015 Life on the Line Duncan


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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