Dillon Casey

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Dillon Casey
Dillon Casey, Genie Awards 2012.jpg
Dillon Casey at the Genie Awards in 2012.
Born
Dillon Francis Casey[1]

(1983-10-29) October 29, 1983 (age 35)
Alma mater
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active2001–present
Parent(s)Richard & Patrice Casey

Dillon Francis Casey (born October 29, 1983) is an American-born Canadian actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Sean Pierce in The CW action-thriller television series Nikita.

Early life[edit]

Casey was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Oakville, Ontario.[4] His father, Richard, is a urologist, and his mother, Patrice, is an image consultant. After graduating from Oakville Trafalgar High School,[5]

Casey graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005,[6] and earned a Master of Economics degree from the University of Toronto.[6]

Career[edit]

He moved to Toronto to return to his roots and was chosen to play the role of Trevor Lemonde in a short running CBC show called MVP.[7] The show garnered attention for the actor, putting him on a giant billboard in his underwear in Times Square.[8]

Casey relocated to Los Angeles, California for his career in January 2009. Over the next few years he attained guest roles on shows including Warehouse 13 and The Vampire Diaries and recurring roles on Valemont, Being Erica, and Skins.[9]

In July 2011, Casey appeared as Brad in a notable episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day, titled "Dead of Night".[10][11]

In 2011, he was cast as Navy SEAL Sean Pierce in the action show Nikita. Casey's part was initially intended to be a short term recurring role, but was upgraded to a series regular.[citation needed]

He obtained his first lead role for the movie Creature which was released in September 2011 and was unsuccessful at the box office.[12]

In 2012, Casey was cast in The Vow, which was successful at the box office as the fourth-highest weekend debut of 2012.[citation needed]

Casey starred in the 2013 digital series Backpackers, and in the 2014-15 TV drama Remedy.[13][14]

In 2016, he guest starred in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., appearing in the episodes 4,722 Hours and Maveth as astronaut Will Daniels and HYDRA Inhuman Hive.[15]

Filmography[edit]

List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Bill
2008 Shirtgun Guy Shirtgun Guy Film short; also producer
2009 Captain Coulier (Space Explorer) Fred Film short
2011 Creature Oscar
2012 The Vow Ryan
2013 Only I... Van Walton
List of television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2001 System Crash Groovy Gary / Tommy Jensen Episode: "Good Deeds Done Cheap"
2005 Code Breakers Sentry (uncredited) Television film
2006 11 Cameras Chuck Main role
2006 1-800-Missing Steve Biggs Episode: "Spring Break"
2007 Monster Warriors Jock Strongjaw Episode: "The Drive In"
2007 The Best Years Brandon Zimmerman 4 episodes
2007 Too Young to Marry Max Doyle Television film
2008 MVP Trevor Lemonde Main role
2008 House Party Sean Goldstein Main role
2008 Victor Glenn Crossley Television film
2009 Aaron Stone Dax Episode: "Time Out"
2009 Warehouse 13 Cody Thomas Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Valemont Sebastian 16 episodes
2009 A Nanny's Secret Carter Television film
2009–2010 Being Erica Ryan 6 episodes
2010 The Vampire Diaries Noah Episode: "Unpleasantville"
2011 Skins Evan 3 episodes
2011 Torchwood Brad Episode: "Miracle Day: Dead of Night"
2011 Three Inches Dillon Television film
2011–2013 Nikita Sean Pierce 39 episodes
2013 Backpackers Brandon Lead role
2014–2015 Remedy Griffin Connor Lead role
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Daniels/Hive Episode: "4,722 Hours" as Will Daniels
Episode: "Maveth" as Hive
2016 A Perfect Christmas Hallmark Movie
2016–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Randall 3 episodes
2017–2018 Designated Survivor Blakey 5 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2015 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Remedy Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Texas Births, 1926-1995". Family Tree Legends. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014.
  2. ^ M., Adnan (March 1, 2013). "Dillon Casey talks about Nikita, Weapons & the Casey Brothers". The Arts Guild. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Nikita's Dillon Casey Interview with Wzra Tv". YouTube. February 11, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Oakville native sinks his teeth into hit vampire show". Burlington Post. Metroland Media. January 29, 2010. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  5. ^ Le, Julia (March 7, 2014). "Oakville's Dillon Casey stars in Canadian medical drama Remedy". Oakville Beaver. Metroland Media. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "DILLON CASEY, BSc'05". McGill Alumni Live 265. April 18, 2013. Archived from the original on August 25, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Hinckley, David (June 18, 2008). "Everyone's favorite sport, plus hockey". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "MVP: Dillon Casey". YouTube. June 20, 2008. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "From Canadian TV to Hollywood big screen". Oakville Beaver. Metroland Media. September 8, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Wong, Tony (April 17, 2013). "Dillon Casey talks Nikita, MVP and sex on Torchwood with John Barrowman". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Jensen, Michael (March 5, 2011). "Exclusive! Meet Brad, Captain Jack's One Night Stand on "Torchwood: Miracle Day!"". AfterElton.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  12. ^ Heritage, Stuart (December 9, 2011). "Meet Creature: the biggest box-office flop of all time". The Guardian. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  13. ^ Wong, Tony (March 22, 2015). "Dillon Casey on being Griffin Conner in Remedy". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Stinson, Scott (March 24, 2014). "For Dillon Casey, medical drama Remedy is what you make of it". National Post. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  15. ^ Cairns, Bryan. ""Agents of SHIELD's" Lost Astronaut Awaits the Team's Arrival, But As Friend…. Or Foe?". CBR.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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