Torrance Coombs

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Torrance Coombs
Torrance Coombs 2014.jpg
Coombs at Long Beach, California on January 4, 2014
Born (1983-06-14) June 14, 1983 (age 34)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canadian-American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Alyssa Campanella (m. 2016)

Torrance Coombs (born June 14, 1983) is a Canadian-American actor. He is known for his role as Thomas Culpepper in The Tudors (2007-2010) and as Bash in the CW drama series Reign (2013-2016).

Early life and education[edit]

Coombs was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada.[1] He joined the school choir to better express himself and was soon cast in the role of Rum Tum Tugger in the musical play Cats.[2] He rented a video of Elvis Presley in concert to help prepare for the role. Coombs holds dual citizenship in both Canada and the United States.[3]

He continued to do theatre roles throughout high school at University Hill Secondary School and eventually enrolled in the acting program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.[4]



Coombs has appeared in productions at Bard on the Beach, an annual professional Shakespeare festival held in Vancouver; he has also appeared in the musical play A Little Night Music.


His first starring role on television was as John Doe in the 2008 CBC comedy series jPod, based on the novel of the same name by Douglas Coupland. Coombs also appeared as Lance Corporal C. Sellers in a 2009 episode of the television series Battlestar Galactica.

In 2010, Coombs appeared in a recurring role as Thomas Culpepper in the television series The Tudors, and in CBC's Heartland as Chase Powers. In 2011, he co-starred as Sam Besht as in the Hulu drama series Endgame.

On March 11, 2013, it was announced that Coombs had been cast in a lead role as Sebastian in the CW period drama series Reign.[5] He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama TV Series at the 2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival for his role in Reign.[6] In early 2016, Coombs chose to depart from Reign as a series regular at the end of the third season, with the possibility to return as a guest star in future episodes.[7]

In March 2016, it was announced that Coombs would star as a series regular for Shonda Rimes' new series Still Star-Crossed on ABC.[8]


In 2009 he starred as Sam Matheson in the short film The Familiar, and appeared as PJ in the short film Good Image Media. In 2012, he starred in the psychological thriller Liars All.

Personal life[edit]

Coombs began dating Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella in 2010. On June 12, 2015 it was announced that they were engaged.[9] On 2 April 2016, the couple were married in Santa Ynez, California.[10]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Judy's Comeuppance Paramedic #2 Short film
2009 Familiar, TheThe Familiar Sam Matheson Short film
Nominated—Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama
2009 Good Image Media PJ Short film
2011 Afghan Luke Private Davey
2013 Kill for Me Cameron Direct-to-video
2013 Liars All Dennis
2014 Drawing Home Kit Paley In post-production
2015 Eadweard Bell
2016 The Last Heist Paul
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Supernatural Mitch Episode: "Hollywood Babylon"
2008 jPod John Doe Main role; 13 episodes
2009 Battlestar Galactica Lance Corporal C. Sellers Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
2010–12 Heartland Chase Powers Recurring role; 10 episodes
2010 Tudors, TheThe Tudors Thomas Culpeper 5 episodes
2011 Endgame Sam Besht Main role; 13 episodes
2011 Haven Kyle Hopkins Episode: "Sins of the Fathers"
2011 Killer Mountain Chance Television film
2013–2016 Reign Sebastian "Bash" Main role; 62 episodes
Nominated – 2014 Monte-Carlo Television Festival for Outstanding Actor in a Drama TV Series
Nominated – 2014 Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Show
Nominated – 2015 Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S.
2017 Still Star-Crossed Count Paris Series regular


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