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Tanc Sade in October 2014
28 July 1980 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tanc Sade (born 28 July 1980) is an Australian actor, writer and director. Sade worked in several theater productions in Australia before landing a recurring role on Gilmore Girls in 2005. He founded Five Island Films in 2009 as a vehicle to launch his short films.
Sade was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He worked in the theatre while competing as a nationally-ranked cyclist. At 22 he retired from cycling to focus on acting where two years later he moved to Los Angeles.
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Sade rose to international attention playing the quirky role of "Finn" in the cult series Gilmore Girls. Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino created the role after he auditioned for the role of love interest Logan Huntzberger. He appeared in the series Roadies, the one-hour drama written and directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by JJ Abrams for Showtime, which lasted for one season.
Sade played Alec Holester in Matador. The action series, from executive producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman which debuted in July 2014 on Robert Rodriguez's new cable network and is composed of 13 hour-long episodes. He recently starred in Childhood's End based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name.
Sade starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the movie Stolen and has appeared on Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist, Body of Proof, 90210, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY. He wrote and directed Flowers and Weeds starring Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe winner, Terence Stamp, and music from Academy Award winner Glen Hansard.
In 2012 Sade broke the Australian National Dynamic Freediving record by swimming 218 metres (715 ft) on a single breath of air. He was later crowned Australian National champion of the same year.
In 2013 Sade broke the Australian National Dynamic No-fins record with a swim of 177 metres (581 ft). Sade competed on the Australian national circuit as a semi-professional mountain biker from 1998–2002.
|2002||Code 2||George||Short film|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Beta|
|2008||Flowers and Weeds||Joshua||Short film|
|2012||Not That Funny||Tyler|
|2013||January Man||January Man||Short film|
|2016||Queen of Hearts||West||Short film, completed|
|2002||Young Lions||Steve||"The City and the Taxi Driver"|
|2002||Don't Blame Me||Nigel||"Liar Liar"|
|2003||White Collar Blue||Karl Baumann||"1.18"|
|2004-2006||Gilmore Girls||Finn||Recurring role|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Jason Billings||"Kill Switch"|
|2007||CSI: NY||Zamir Duka||"The Deep"|
|2008||90210||Tom Moreno||"Model Behavior"|
|2008||Strip, TheThe Strip||Terry McCready||"Stolen Yacht"|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Ed Harrington||"Red All Over"|
|2012||Body of Proof||Teddy Gorman||"Occupational Hazards"|
|2014||Sons of Anarchy||Gib White||"Toil and Till"|
|2014||Matador||Alec Holester||13 episodes, main role|
|2015||Childhood's End||Jerry Hallcross||"The Children"|
|2016||Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Finn||"Summer", "Fall"|
|2016||Roadies||Christopher House||8 episodes, in post-production|
|2016||Lethal Weapon||Julian||"The Ties That Bind"|
- "Australian Freediving Association: Hall of Fame". Retrieved 24 September 2014.