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 39)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • director
Years active 1994–present
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.

Personal life[edit]

Robin Dunne was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts.[1] Around 2001[2] to April[3] 2002[4] he married actress Heidi Lenhart, but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood.[5] 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 with 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.[6]

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.



Title Year Role Notes
Jungleground 1995 Pretty Boy
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
Just Friends 2005 Ray
Jack and Jill vs. the World 2008 Gary / Ignatius the Philosophical Clown Also co-producer
Shape 2011 N/A Short film
Writer and producer
Space Milkshake 2012 Jimmy Also producer
Three Days in Havana 2013 Benny
Torment 2013 Cory Morgan
Supercollider 2013 Victor Susskind
Deadfall 2015 The Man Short film
The Adventure Club 2015 Martin
Asteroid: Final Impact 2015 Bill
A.R.C.H.I.E. 2016 Paul Completed


Title Year Role Notes
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
58 episodes
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
Defiance 2013–2014 Miko/Cai 5 episodes
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


Title Year Role Notes
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


  1. ^ Robin Dunne on
  2. ^ "wed Heidi year". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "month wed Heidi". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "2002 wed Heidi". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ L i f e j a c k e t – c r u s h e s o n... Robin Dunne
  6. ^ NIX (May 11, 2009). "Robin Hood vs. The Monster in Beyond Sherwood". Retrieved September 15, 2014. 

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