Sawa in 2006
|Born||Devon Edward Sawa
September 7, 1978
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Notable work||Little Giants
Now and Then
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 reoccurring role on the drama spy fiction series Nikita as Owen Elliot.
Life and career
Sawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Joyce and Edward Sawa, a mechanic. Sawa has two siblings. His father is Polish, and his mother is "a little bit of everything". 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". 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.
He is married to Dawni Sawa and they welcomed their first child, son Hudson, on January 9, 2014.
|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||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"|
|2003||Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||Flash Thompson (voice)||Episode: "Flash Memory"|
|2004||Extreme Dating||Daniel Roenick|
|2005||Shooting Gallery||Paul the Pawn|
|2009||Creature of Darkness||Andrew|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||LAPD Detective Matt Bernhart||Episode: "The Bank Job"|
|2010–2013||Nikita||Owen Elliot||32 episodes|
|2011||388 Arletta Avenue||Bill|
|2011||Final Destination 5||Alex Browning||Cameo|
|2012||The Philly Kid||Jake|
|2014||A Warden's Ransom||Miller|
|2015||The Exorcism of Molly Hartley||Father John Barrow|
|2015||Life on the Line||Duncan|
|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|
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- D. Sawa DevonSawa.org Filmography: "Stan"
- Cato, Jason (2010-12-08). "Wilkinsburg native producing star-studded 'Sibling' in Pittsburgh". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
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- Nguyen, Hanh (April 13, 2011). "Nikita's Devon Sawa: There's No "Nikita-Owen Love Thing Going On"... for Now". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- Masters, Megan (July 11, 2012). "Exclusive: Nikita Promotes Devon Sawa to Series Regular in Season 3". TVLine.
- Sarah Michaud (January 16, 2014). "Devon Sawa Welcomes Son Hudson". People.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014.