Robin Dunne

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Robin Dunne
Robin Dunne at OCC Adelaide 2014.jpg
Robin Dunne at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide in 2014
Born (1976-11-19) November 19, 1976 (age 42)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • director
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Heidi Lenhart (married 2002–2005)
Farrah Aviva (2016–present)

Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who has had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction television series Sanctuary.

Personal life[edit]

Robin Dunne was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts.[1] Robin Dunne's mother is a native of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

Around 2001[2] to April[3] 2002[4] he was married to actress Heidi Lenhart, but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood.[5]

In 2016, he married costar Farrah Aviva on the sets of their movie Welcome to Nowhere.[6]


One of Dunne's earliest starring roles was as Franz Bhaer in the television series Little Men from 1998–99. He also starred in UPN's short-lived As If as well as recurring guest roles on Dawson's Creek and Dead Like Me. Dunne has also appeared in NCIS.

His most notable movie role was the character Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions 2. He has also appeared in The Skulls II, American Psycho 2 and Just Friends. Additionally, Dunne appeared in the made-for-television films Jewel, Au Pair II, Roughing It, Species III and Code Breakers. Dunne also portrayed Robin Hood in the television film Beyond Sherwood Forest, directed by Peter DeLuise, starring alongside Erica Durance.[7]

Beginning in 2007, Dunne co-starred with Amanda Tapping in the science fiction/fantasy series Sanctuary which premiered as a series of eight webisodes before being commissioned as a conventional TV series by Syfy in the U.S. The series was broadcast on many international free-to-air and cable networks. For this role he was nominated for a Leo Award in the Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series category and won in 2010.

On May 6, 2013 Dunne appeared in an episode of Defiance as Miko. He returned to the show in 2014 in a recurring role as Mordecai, an Irathient lawyer and apparent reincarnation of an ancient astronaut of the same species.

In addition to his acting career, Dunne has also co-written the Roxy Hunter franchise for Nickelodeon. The first two films, Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost and Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman, were shot in 2005. These films spawned a successful franchise that has led to his co-writing the third and fourth installments in the series Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid and Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween. He has also co-authored the novels for Penguin Books.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Jungleground Pretty Boy
1998 The Big Hit Gump
1998 The Hairy Bird Todd Winslow
1998 The Fence Tomas
1999 Teenage Space Vampires Bill Swenson
2001 Cruel Intentions 2 Sebastian Valmont Direct to video
2002 The Skulls II Ryan Sommers Direct to video
2002 American Psycho 2 Brian Leads Direct to video
2002 The Fraternity Alex Desineau
2003 The Snow Walker Carl
2005 Just Friends Ray
2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World Gary / Ignatius the Philosophical Clown Also co-producer
2011 Shape Short film / Writer and producer
2012 Space Milkshake Jimmy Also producer
2013 Three Days in Havana Benny
2013 Torment Cory Morgan
2013 Supercollider Victor Susskind
2015 Deadfall The Man Short film
2016 A.R.C.H.I.E. Paul Direct to video
TBA The Adventure Club Martin


Title Year Role Notes
1994 Against Their Will: Women in Prison Scott Television film
1994 Side Effects Mark Edwards Episode: "Superman"
1995 Road to Avonlea Rich Boy #1 Episode: "Christmas in June"
1995 Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story Fletcher #3 Television film
1995 My Life as a Dog Kris Johansson Episode: "Tribe"
1995 Brothers' Destiny Clay Berry Television film
1995 Side Effects Matthew Barkin 4 episodes
1996 A Husband, a Wife and a Lover Bruce Television film
1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Rick Episode: "Dragon's Lair"
1996 The Adventures of Sinbad Prince Casib 2 episodes
1996 Ready or Not Gregory Episode: "What's Yours Is Mine"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Darren Episode: "The Undead / The Stalker"
1997 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Alan Brooks Episode: "The Case of the Alien Abductions"
1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Blade Episode: "The Art Attack Mystery"
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Perseus / Villager #2 (voice) 2 episodes
1998–99 Little Men Franz Bhaer 16 episodes
1999–2000 Dawson's Creek A.J. Moller 4 episodes
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Brian Hanson Television film
2001 The Wandering Soul Murders Eric Matthews Television film
2001 A Colder Kind of Death Eric Matthews Television film
2001 Jewel Wilman Hilburn (ages 18–26) Television film
2001 Borderline Normal Jeremy Walling Television film
2001 Au Pair II Michael Hausen Television film
2001 Class Warfare Richard Ashbury Television film
2002 As If Alex Main cast
2002 Roughing It Young Samuel Clemens Television film
2003 Hemingway vs. Callaghan Young Callaghan Television film
2004 Dead Like Me Thomas 'Trip' Hesberg III 2 episodes
2004 Species III Dean Television film
2005 Code Breakers Trager Television film
2006 CSI: Miami Hayden Cruise Episode: "Driven"
2007 NCIS Army Lt. Joseph Marsden Episode: "Ex-File"
2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Television film / Writer
2007 The Dark Room Philip Russell Television film
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman Television film / Writer
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid Television film / Story and screenplay
2008–11 Sanctuary Dr. Will Zimmerman / Jack Zimmerman (1 episode) Main cast / 58 episodes / Also director (Episode: "Homecoming")
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween Television film / Story and screenplay
2009 Beyond Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Television film
2013–14 Defiance Miko/Cai 5 episodes
2013 Scarecrow Aaron Harris Television film
2013 The Good Witch's Destiny Drew Hallmark Channel Television film
2013 The Twelve Trees of Christmas Tony Shaughnessy Television film[8]
2015 Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Robin Daniels Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television film
2015 Asteroid: Final Impact Bill Television film
2015 On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Mitch O'Grady Hallmark Channel Television film
2016 Sound of Christmas Brad Evans Hallmark Channel Television film
2018 Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery Robin Daniels Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Television film


Title Year Role Notes
Sanctuary 2007 Dr. Will Zimmerman 8 webisodes
The Jace Hall Show 2009 Himself 1 episode: "Sanctuary & Terminator: Salvation"
InnerSPACE 2012 Himself / Host 1 episode
Match Game 2012–2013 Himself / Guest Panelist 15 episodes


  1. ^ Robin Dunne on
  2. ^ "wed Heidi year". Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "month wed Heidi". Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "2002 wed Heidi". Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  5. ^ L i f e j a c k e t – c r u s h e s o n... Robin Dunne
  6. ^ "Movie makers to tie the knot on wedding film set in Regina". CBC News. July 14, 2016.
  7. ^ NIX (May 11, 2009). "Robin Hood vs. The Monster in Beyond Sherwood". Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "Robin Dunne On 'Twelve Trees Of Christmas,' And Shooting A Holiday TV Movie In The Summer". Huffington Post Canada. December 19, 2013.

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