Cross at the 2014 Leo Awards
October 19, 1969 |
Roger Cross (born October 19, 1969) is a Jamaican-born Canadian actor who has made numerous appearances in several movies and TV series, mostly on productions shot in Canada. He is best known for his work in America on 24 as CTU Agent Curtis Manning, and in Canada for his work on First Wave. From 2012-2015, Cross appeared in the Canadian series Continuum as a main character. He also appeared as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in the Canadian police procedural Motive, and as Six / Griffin Jones in the Syfy series Dark Matter.
Cross was born in Christiana, Jamaica. At age eleven, his family emigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated with a degree in Aviation and General Studies from Trinity Western University. Before his acting career, Cross was a professional pilot.
Cross was cast in guest roles on such series as Street Justice, The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise and Chuck. He was also a regular on the sci-fi series First Wave and appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, World Trade Center, Re-Kill and Mad Money.
Cross is best known for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the Fox television drama 24. He also appears as DJ and drag queen Sunset Boulevard/Sonny Benson in the Showtime series The L Word. Cross appeared as prison inmate Anton Burrows in the Season 3 episode of Flashpoint, "Just a Man". He also appeared as a werewolf and football coach on ABC's short-lived supernatural crime drama The Gates.
Cross' other notable roles include Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in Motive, Detective Lucas Hilton in Arrow, Reggie Fitzwilliam in The Strain, Travis Verta in Continuum and Six in Dark Matter.
Cross did voice-over work as "Ulysses" in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, "Old World Blues" and "Lonesome Road".
Cross is in a long term relationship with actress and yoga instructor Josephine Jacob. They have two sons.
|1989||21 Jump Street||Student (uncredited)||Episode 4.6: "Old Haunts in a New Age"|
|1990||Wiseguy||Smash Cut||Episode 4.9: "Changing Houses"|
|1992||Neon Rider||Riley||Episode 3.4: "Color Lines"|
|The Hat Squad||Sid||Episode 1.1: "Pilot"|
|1992–93||Street Justice||Davey / Doug||2 episodes|
|1993||Madison||Officer Norm Michaels||Episode 1.4: "Tough Cries"|
|The Commish||Officer Terry Cooper||4 episodes|
|Born to Run||Roscoe||Television movie|
|1994||Cobra||First Robber||Episode 1.14: "Lost in Cyberspace"|
|M.A.N.T.I.S.||Dixon||Episode 1.2: "Tango Blues"|
|Seasons of the Heart||Television movie|
|Beyond Suspicion||Curtis||Television movie|
|Don't Talk to Strangers||Curtis||Television movie|
|1994–98||The X-Files||Agent Rice / Lieutenant Brophy / Officer Green / Private Kittel||4 episodes|
|1995||Hawkeye||Angel / Anjou||Episode 1.12: "Fly with Me"|
|Sliders||Wilkins||Episode 1.1: "Pilot"|
|Strange Luck||Bryant||Episode 1.5: "Blind Man's Bluff"|
|1995–2001||The Outer Limits||Bartender / Jon / Kevin Flynn / Lt. Lockhart||4 episodes|
|1996||The Sentinel||Captain Mathis||Episode 1.1: "The Switchman"|
|Viper||Carpenter||Episode 1.1: "Winner Take All"|
|Highlander: The Series||Derek Worth||Episode 5.9: "Little Tin God"|
|Captains Courageous||Hannibal||Television movie|
|The Limbic Region||Brownlee||Television movie|
|1997||Millennium||Officer Shaw||Episode 1.9: "Wide Open"|
|Cloned||Frank Zago||Television movie|
|1997–98||Stargate SG-1||Captain Conner / Lieutenant Connor||2 episodes|
|1998||Nick Fury: Agent of Shield||Shield Agent #1||Television movie|
|The Color of Courage||Thurgood Marshall||Television movie|
|1998–2001||First Wave||Joshua / Cain / Joshua Bridges||Recurring role, 27 episodes|
|1999||War Planets||Voice—uncredited||Episode 2.6: "Girl's Night Out"|
|2000||Hollywood Off-Ramp||Devon Monk||Episode 1.9: "Watch Your Step"|
|2gether: The Series||Glenn Brummer||2 episodes|
|2001||Andromeda||Carter||Episode 2.6: "All Too Human"|
|UC: Undercover||Captain Eddie Jackson||Episode 1.9: "Zero Option"|
|2002||Relic Hunter||Masters||Episode 3.14: "Hunting with the Enemy"|
|Taken||Capt. Walker||Television miniseries, 3 episodes|
|2002–03||Just Cause||CJ Leon||Main role, 19 episodes|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||The Leader||Episode 1.39: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|Peacemakers||Isaac Evans||2 episodes|
|Star Trek: Enterprise||Tret||Episode 3.3: "Extinction"|
|2004||JAG||Lt. Hugh Gaston||Episode 9.22: "Trojan Horse"|
|The Days||Damien Morgan / Trey's Dad||2 episodes|
|2005||The 4400||Major Culp||Episode 2.10: "Lockdown"|
|2005–07||24||Curtis Manning||Recurring role (seasons 4, 6)
Main role (season 4–5)
|2007||Bionic Woman||Bomani||Episode 1.7: "Trust Issues"|
|2008||NCIS||Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield||Episode 5.13: "Dog Tags"|
|2008–09||The Guard||Jim McGregor||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2009||The L Word||Sunset Boulevard / Sonny Benson||6 episodes|
|Flashpoint||Anton Burrows||Episode 2.6: "Just a Man"|
|Fringe||Hybrid / Smith||2 episodes|
|What Color Is Love?||Ty Rivers||Television movie|
|Polar Storm||President||Television movie|
|2010||Chuck||Ring Agent||Episode 3.12: "Chuck Versus the American Hero"|
|The Gates||Coach Ross||4 episodes|
|2011||Obscurus Lupa Presents||Shield Agent #1||Episode 2.22: "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D"|
|Charlie's Angels||Detective Bradley Dumont||Episode 1.8: "Angels Never Forget"|
|2012||The Firm||Sergeant Leonard Debbs||Episode 1.9: "Chapter Nine"|
|Eureka||Major William Shaw||3 episodes|
|Arrow||Detective Hilton||9 episodes|
|Abducted: The Carlina White Story||Carl||Television movie|
|2012–15||Continuum||Travis Verta||Main role, 36 episodes|
|2013–16||Motive||Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom: now Superintendent of Investigation.||Main role|
|2014||Orphan Black||Carlton||Episode 2.4: "Governed as It Were by Chance"|
|2014–15||The Strain||Mr. Fitzwilliam||Recurring role|
|2015–17||Dark Matter||Six/Griffin Jones||Main role|
|2015||The Returned||Matt||Recurring role|
|2016||The 100||Commander Cole McAdams||Episode 3.7: "Thirteen"|
|Blue Bloods||James Reed||Episode 7.8: "Personal Business"|
|2010||Fallout: New Vegas||Biological Research Station (Old World Blues) (voice)
Ulysses (Lonesome Road) (voice)
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Additional Voices|
|2013||BioShock Infinite||Additional Voices|
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