Tonight we had the pleasure of talking to Sasha Roiz about his new role as Captain Renard on NBC’s Grimm. Sasha tells us about his motives and what its like to work on a show whose plot is the dark side of fairy tales. Listen to our interview below.
Sasha Roiz stars in NBC’s new drama series “Grimm” as Captain Renard, Nick’s politically adept superior officer and a descendant of a powerful line of Grimm royalty. Roiz’s “Grimm” character follows his last regular role as Sam Adama, a brutal mob enforcer, on the critically acclaimed Syfy series “Caprica,” prequel to “Battlestar Galactica.”
In recent years, Roiz has become a familiar face on TV screens. In addition to “Caprica,” he has made numerous guest appearances on some of television’s most notable programs, including “House,” “The Mentalist,” “Lie To Me,” “CSI” and “NCIS” and “Castle” as well as a series arc on the current season of “Warehouse 13”. Roiz’s introduction to feature films was in a supporting role in the blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow,” followed by “16 Blocks”, “Man of the Year” and “Unthinkable”. Roiz shot his first starring film role in the independent science fiction thriller “Extracted,” due out later this year.
Raised in Montreal, Canada, Roiz trained theatrically at the Guildford Conservatoire (UK). Upon returning to Montreal, he began to work consistently in theatre, earning a nomination for his performance at the “Masques Awards” (Quebec’s Theatre Awards). Roiz moved to Los Angeles five years ago, where he currently resides.
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