Robin Dunne at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide in 2014
November 19, 1976 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Heidi Lenhart (married 2002–2005)|
Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who is mainly known for having had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, and lately for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction television series, Sanctuary.
Robin Dunne was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts. Around 2001 to April 2002 he married actress Heidi Lenhart, but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood. Robin Dunne's mother is a native of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. It is this link that has given him such an affinity to the country, the love of Guinness and also helped him produce a pitch perfect Irish accent. Robin Dunne is very proud of his Irish ancestry.
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 on 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.
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 which he has been 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.
|Big Hit, TheThe Big Hit||1998||Gump|
|Hairy Bird, TheThe Hairy Bird||1998||Todd Winslow|
|Fence, TheThe Fence||1998||Tomas|
|Teenage Space Vampires||1999||Bill Swenson|
|Cruel Intentions 2||2000||Sebastian Valmont||Direct-to-video|
|Skulls II, TheThe Skulls II||2002||Ryan Sommers||Direct-to-video|
|American Psycho 2||2002||Brian Leads||Direct-to-video|
|Fraternity, TheThe Fraternity||2002||Alex Desineau|
|Snow Walker, TheThe Snow Walker||2003||Carl|
|Jack and Jill vs. the World||2008||Gary / Ignatius the Philosophical Clown||Also co-producer|
Writer and producer
|Space Milkshake||2012||Jimmy||Also producer|
|Three Days in Havana||2013||Benny|
|Deadfall||2014||The Man||Short film
|Against Their Will: Women in Prison||1994||Scott||Television film|
|Side Effects||1994||Mark Edwards||1 episode: "Superman"|
|Road to Avonlea||1995||Rich Boy #1||1 episode: "Christmas in June"|
|Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story||1995||Fletcher #3||Television film|
|My Life as a Dog||1995||Kris Johansson||1 episode: "Tribe"|
|Brothers' Destiny||1995||Clay Berry||Television film|
|Side Effects||1995||Matthew Barkin||4 episodes|
|Husband, a Wife and a Lover, AA Husband, a Wife and a Lover||1996||Bruce||Television film|
|Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||1996||Rick||1 episode: "Dragon's Lair"|
|Adventures of Sinbad, TheThe Adventures of Sinbad||1996||Prince Casib||2 episodes|
|Ready or Not||1996||Gregory||1 episode: "What's Yours Is Mine"|
|Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||1997||Darren||1 episode: "The Undead / The Stalker"|
|Adventures of Shirley Holmes, TheThe Adventures of Shirley Holmes||1997||Alan Brooks||1 episode: "The Case of the Alien Abductions"|
|Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, TheThe Mystery Files of Shelby Woo||1998||Blade||1 episode: "The Art Attack Mystery"|
|Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend||1998||Perseus / Villager #2 (voice)||2 episodes|
|Little Men||1998–1999||Franz Bhaer||16 episodes|
|Dawson's Creek||1999–2000||A.J. Moller||4 episodes|
|Trapped in a Purple Haze||2000||Brian Hanson||Television film|
|Wandering Soul Murders, TheThe Wandering Soul Murders||2001||Eric Matthews||Television film|
|Colder Kind of Death, AA Colder Kind of Death||2001||Eric Matthews||Television film|
|Jewel||2001||Wilman Hilburn (ages 18–26)||Television film|
|Borderline Normal||2001||Jeremy Walling||Television film|
|Au Pair II||2001||Michael Hausen||Television film|
|Class Warfare||2001||Richard Ashbury||Television film|
|As If||2002||Alex||Main cast|
|Roughing It||2002||Young Samuel Clemens||Television film|
|Hemingway vs. Callaghan||2003||Young Callaghan||Television film|
|Dead Like Me||2004||Thomas 'Trip' Hesberg III||2 episodes|
|Species III||2004||Dean||Television film|
|Code Breakers||2005||Trager||Television film|
|CSI: Miami||2006||Hayden Cruise||1 episode: "Driven"|
|NCIS||2007||Army Lt. Joseph Marsden||1 episode: "Ex-File"|
|Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost||2007||N/A||Television film
|Dark Room, TheThe Dark Room||2007||Philip Russell||Television film|
|Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman||2008||N/A||Television film
|Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid||2008||N/A||Television film
Story and screenplay
|Sanctuary||2008–2011||Dr. Will Zimmerman / Jack Zimmerman (1 episode)||Main cast
Also director (1 episode: "Homecoming")
|Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween||2008||N/A||Television film
Story and screenplay
|Beyond Sherwood Forest||2009||Robin Hood||Television film|
|Scarecrow||2013||Aaron Harris||Television film|
|Good Witch's Destiny, TheThe Good Witch's Destiny||2013||Drew||Television film|
|Twelve Trees of Christmas||2013||Tony Shaughnessy||Television film|
|Sanctuary||2007||Dr. Will Zimmerman||8 webisodes|
|Jace Hall Show, TheThe 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|
- Robin Dunne on TV.com
- "wed Heidi year". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- "month wed Heidi". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- "2002 wed Heidi". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- L i f e j a c k e t – c r u s h e s o n... Robin Dunne
- NIX (May 11, 2009). "Robin Hood vs. The Monster in Beyond Sherwood". BeyondHollywood.com. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- Official website
- Robin Dunne at the Internet Movie Database
- Robin Dunne on Twitter
- Robin Dunne on Instagram