Jeff Roop

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Jeff Roop
Jeffrey Robert Roop

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jeffrey Robert Roop is a Canadian television, film and theatre actor. He attended school at the Moscow Art Theatre and Carnegie Mellon University. In Montreal, Jeff founded the Arbat Theatre Company, as well as appearing in off-Broadway plays.

Jeff has appeared in American and Canadian television series as well as movies such as Free Money (with Marlon Brando). Recently, he has appeared in Code Breakers, an ESPN Original Entertainment TV movie, Before You Say I Do, and Canada Russia '72, playing Frank Mahovlich. He also played in the French comedy Hollywoo in 2011.

He is cousins with actor Adam MacDonald, who starred as Nick McAllister in Vampire High.


Jeff was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He attended West Island College for his high school years. At McGill University he began taking acting classes and performing in college and local plays while pursuing his finance degree. He attended theater school at the Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia, and at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His first professional television job was on "The Guiding Light" and his first professional theater role was an off-Broadway production of A.A Milne's "Mr. Pim Passes By".

Jeff then returned to Canada, appearing in American and Canadian television shows, and landed his first feature film role, as Brad in the movie "Free Money", starring Marlon Brando. He also founded the critically acclaimed Arbat Theatre Company in his hometown of Montreal (its production of "The Glass Menagerie" was a highlight). In 2001 he had his first starring role in a television series, as Drew in "Vampire High".

Notable film and television roles include starring in the ESPN feature "Codebreakers", opposite Scott Glenn; playing hockey legend Frank Mahovlich in CBC's "Canada-Russia 72"; starring opposite Katherine Heigl in NBC's "Critical Assembly"; the Lifetime feature "Widow on the Hill", opposite James Brolin; guest starring in "CSI:NY", "Without a Trace", "Numb3rs", and "Saving Hope"; playing James van der Beek's nemesis in the thriller "Final Draft", the hit thriller "Jekyll + Hyde", recurring roles on CBC's top-rated drama "Heartland" and "ReGenesis", starring in the CBC series "11 Cameras". Recent film starring roles include the Canadian-Uruguayan co-production "14 Days in Paradise", opposite Nicholas Campbell, and a lead role opposite French comedy stars Florence Foresti and Jamel Debbouze in "Hollywoo".

Most recently, he co-wrote, produced and starred in "Prairie Dogs", a demo pilot for a television series made with funds from the Bravo! Channel. Jeff also just completed filming on the indie thriller "Backcountry", playing the male lead opposite Missy Peregrym, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell. The film, written and directed by Adam MacDonald, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. Jeff also acted as an Executive Producer on the film.

He currently lives in Toronto.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Free Money Brad
2000 XChange Male Attendant #1
2005 Awake Kootch
2007 14 Days in Paradise Alex Johnson
2007 Final Draft Michael
2010 In the Dominican Alan Delgado Short film
2011 Hollywoo Mike
2014 Backcountry Alex Also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Jerry Yacker Season 4, episode 9 "The UFO Mystery"
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Eric McIntyre Season 1, episode 17 "Big Bad Wolf"
Season 1, episode 21 "Don't Fear the Reaper"
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Randy Jackness Season 1, episode 13 "Second Service"
1999 Misguided Angels Pierce Season 1, episode 16 "Son for the Road"
2001–2002 Vampire High Drew French Leading role; 26 episodes
2004 Mutant X Deklin Charvet Season 3, episode 21 "Cirque des Merveilles"
2005 Sombre Zombie Brad TV short
2006 11 Cameras Nick Leading role; 20 episodes
2006 Canada Russia '72 Frank Mahovlich Mini-series
2007–2008 ReGenesis Milo Season 3, episode 5 "The God of Commerce"
Season 3, episode 6 "Phantoms"
Season 4, episode 6 "Race Fever"
2008–2009 Heartland Constable Mark Rodriguez Recurring role; 5 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Mike Mason Season 7, episode 22 "Devotion"
2010 Numb3rs Jack Stevens Season 6, episode 13 "Devie Girl"
2010 CSI: NY Richard Grossman Season 7, episode 10 "Shop Till You Drop"
2012 Saving Hope Doug Season 1, episode 10 "A New Beginning"
2016 Good Witch Sean Coyle Season 3, episode 0 "Secrets of Grey House"
2017 Ransom Mike Hallam Season 1, episode 2 "Grand Slam"
2018 Suits Kurt Baxter Season 7, episode 13 "Inevitable"
2018 Titans Thomas Carson Season 1, episode 10 "Koriand'r"

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Critical Assembly Roger 'Stoop' Stupak
2005 Widow on the Hill Kevin
2005 Code Breakers George Holbrook
2009 Before You Say I Do Doug
2011 Reel Love Carl Lindford
2014 The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom Graham Filming; uncredited role


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