Sebastian Spence

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Sebastian Spence
Born (1969-12-09) December 9, 1969 (age 51)

Sebastian Spence (born December 9, 1969)[1] is a Canadian actor. He played the lead role of Cade Foster in the Space Channel science fiction television series, First Wave (1998–2001).[2]

Early life[edit]

Spence was born in St. John's, Newfoundland to Michael Cook and Janis Spence, both playwrights.[3] His first professional acting job was at age 16, in a play written by his mother.[4]


Spence's first on-camera role was in second part of the Canadian television miniseries, The Boys of St. Vincent, which was well-received by critics.[5][6][7] His next role was in the trilogy of A Family of Cops television movies with Charles Bronson, playing Eddie Fein the younger son of Bronson's character.[8][9][10]

Spence's first film role was in the futuristic Anchor Zone, which was filmed in his native Newfoundland.[11] performed in a substantial role in the film Drive, She Said in 1997; the film's storyline and staging were criticized by reviewers.[12][13] Spence's first leading role was as Cade Foster, in the Space Channel (and later Sci-Fi Channel) original series, First Wave,[14] which ran between 1998 and 2001.

Spence played the role of Cliff Harting on the Hallmark Channel drama Cedar Cove, between 2013 and 2015.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Anchor Zone Duke
1997 Drive, She Said Jonathan Evans
1998 Firestorm Cowboy
1999 Little Boy Blues That Guy
2005 Paper Moon Affair Vern Staub
2006 A Bug and a Bag of Weed Frehley
2007 Crossing Daniel Cimmerman also known as Dress to Kill
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Chad Cassidy Direct-to-DVD film
2011 Crash Site Daniel Saunders also known as Crash Site: A Family in Danger
2013 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Governor Devlin Weaver Direct-to-DVD film
2013 Wolverine: Origin John Howlett Jr. Direct-to-DVD film; voice role


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later Kevin Reevey age 25 Television miniseries (Part 2)
1994–1995 Madison Cal Sharpe 4 episodes
1995 Family of Cops Eddie Fein Television movie
1995 Robin's Hoods Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place "
1996 The Outer Limits Young Gerry Episode: "Paradise"
1996 The X Files Deputy Barney Paster Episode: "Home"
1997 Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Eddie Fein Television movie
1997 Dead Man's Gun Willy Television movie/backdoor pilot; segment: "My Brother's Keeper"
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Noah Wilkes Episode: "The Devil's Lighthouse"
1997–1998 Fast Track Stevie Servine Main role, 23 episodes
1998–2001 First Wave Cade Foster Lead role, 66 episodes
1999 Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion Eddie Fein Television movie
2001 Dark Angel Charles Smith Episode: "Hit a Sista Back"
2001 Special Unit 2 Ian Episode: "The Rocks"
2001 Strange Frequency Brad Episode: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
2002 First Shot Owen Taylor Television movie
2002 Dawson's Creek Professor Matt Freeman Recurring role, 5 episodes
2002 Glory Days Greg Embry Episode: "The Lost Girls"
2003 The Lone Ranger Harmon Hartman Television movie/backdoor pilot
2003 A Crime of Passion Dale Television movie
2003 Mutant X Noel Episode: "Under the Cloak of War"
2003 Andromeda Patrius Episode: "Conduit to Destiny"
2004 The Clinic Kyle Southern Television movie
2004 Eve's Christmas Scott Television movie
2004 Stargate SG-1 Delek Episode: "Death Knell"
2004 Bliss Cable Guy Episode: "Penelope and Her Suitors"
2005 The Collector The Devil/Dr. Burruss Episode: "The Pharmacist"
2005 Young Blades Don Marco Episode: "Four Musketeers and a Baby"
2005 Criminal Intent Devon Major Television movie
2005 Cerberus Jake Addams Television movie
2005 Third Man Out Timmy Callahan Television movie
2005 Category 7: The End of the World FPS Agent Gavin Carr Television miniseries
2005–2006 G-Spot Paul Recurring role, 9 episodes
2005–2009 Battlestar Galactica Noel "Narcho" Allison Recurring role, 9 episodes
2006 Shock to the System Timmy Callahan Television movie
2006 The Obsession[16] Reed Halton Television movie
2006 To Have and to Hold Tom Davidson Television movie
2006 Supernatural Tom Episodes: "Salvation", "Devil's Trap"
2007 Uncaged Heart Robert Moss Television movie; also known as Passion's Web
2008 Daniel's Daughter Connor Bailey Television movie
2008 On the Other Hand, Death Timmy Callahan Television movie
2008 Ice Blues Timmy Callahan Television movie
2008 NYC: Tornado Terror Jim Lawrence Television movie
2010 Republic of Doyle Bobby Maher Episode: "Blood is Thicker Than Blood"
2011 Smallville Ted Kord Episode: "Booster"
2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Lt. Jim "Sunshine" Kirby Television movie
2012 A Mother's Nightmare Steve Television movie
2013 Stonados Lee Carton Television movie
2013 Psych Mayor Gavin Channing Episode: "Santa Barbarian Candidate"
2013–2015 Cedar Cove Cliff Harting Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–3); 29 episodes
2014 My Mother's Future Husband Andrew Television movie
2014 Stolen from the Womb Rob King Television movie
2015 Accidental Obsession Ray Johnson Television movie
2015 Driven Underground Tom Wilcox Television movie
2016 A Wife's Suspicion Kyle Television movie
2018 Taken Season 2 (TV series) Senator Warren Television movie
2019-2020 Murdoch Mysteries Allen Templeton 3 episodes


  1. ^ "Sebastian Spence". Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  2. ^ Science Fiction Television Series, 1990–2004: Histories, Casts and Credits for 58 Shows Archived 2020-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. McFarland; 27 September 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-9183-4. p. 113–.
  3. ^ "Director, actor Janis Spence dead at 61" Archived 2020-01-09 at the Wayback Machine. CBC News, Feb 07, 2008
  4. ^ "Actor Sebastian Spence". American Profile. 2002-09-22. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  5. ^ Milchael Wilmington (November 11, 1994). "'Boys' Underscores Trauma Of Sexual Abuse". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  6. ^ "Painful Look at Pedophilia / `Boys' based on true story of abuse in orphanage" Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. SFGate, Peter Stack, February 3, 1995
  7. ^ Tom Wiener. The Off-Hollywood Film Guide: The Definitive Guide to Independent and Foreign Films on Video and DVD Archived 2020-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. Random House Publishing Group; 13 August 2002. ISBN 978-0-679-64737-9. p. 92–.
  8. ^ Adam Sandler (November 21, 1995). "Review: 'A Family of Cops'". Variety. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  9. ^ Tony Scott (January 30, 1997). "Review: 'Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II'". Variety. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  10. ^ Ray Richmond (January 11, 1999). "Review: 'Family of Cops III'". Variety. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  11. ^ "TERROR-NEUVE: Five Horror Films Shot in NL" Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. The Overcast, Lauren Power, October 2, 2015
  12. ^ "Sophomore effort crashes" Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine .Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Gerstel, Judy, Sep 4, 1998, Page 1
  13. ^ Derek Elley. "Drive, She Said" Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Variety, December 21, 1997
  14. ^ Ray Richmond (March 18, 1999). "Review: 'First Wave'". Variety. Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  15. ^ Ed Andreychuk. The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film and Television Archived 2020-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. McFarland; 5 January 2018. ISBN 978-1-4766-2971-1. p. 154–.
  16. ^ "The Obsession" Archived 2018-03-02 at the Wayback Machine. Radio Times"], review by Sloan Freer (2006)

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