Tanc Sade

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Tanc Sade
Tanc Sade.jpg
Tanc Sade in October 2014
Born (1980-07-28) 28 July 1980 (age 36)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actor, director

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Athletic career[edit]

In 2012 Sade broke the Australian National Dynamic Freediving record by swimming 218 metres (715 ft) on a single breath of air.[1] 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.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Code 2 George Short film
2007 Sex and Death 101 Beta
2007 After Sex Freddy
2008 Flowers and Weeds Joshua Short film
2012 Not That Funny Tyler
2012 Stolen Pete
2013 January Man January Man Short film
2014 Hollows Grove George
2016 Queen of Hearts West Short film, completed


Year Title Role Notes
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"


  1. ^ a b "Australian Freediving Association: Hall of Fame". Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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