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Shawn Doyle is a Actor and Producer Canadien born on 19 september 1968 at Wabush

Shawn Doyle

Shawn Doyle
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Nationality Canada
Birth 19 september 1968 (55 years) at Wabush
Awards Dora Mavor Moore Award

Shawn Doyle (born 19 september 1968) is a Canadian actor.

Doyle was born and raised in Wabush (Labrador), Newfoundland, the son of actor Jerry Doyle. He moved to Toronto to study theatre at York University.

He has won three awards for his critically acclaimed performance as Dennis Langley in The Eleventh Hour. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has also starred in the American shows 24 as Ronnie Lobell, Desperate Housewives as Mr. Hartley and in Big Love. He has also made several film appearances: as Jack Shepard in Frequency, Brian in 1998's Babyface, Stephen in the 2005 film Sabah, A Love Story, and as Ray in Grown Up Movie Star (which he co-produced). Other roles include John in the film adaptation of The Robber Bride and a lawyer in Lost. He had a recurring turn as "Joey Henrickson" a former NFL player and brother of Bill Henrickson, the main character in the HBO series Big Love. He had a brief role on the short-lived but acclaimed FX series Terriers. He starred as agoraphobic chess genius Arkady Balagan in the Showcase original series Endgame. In fall 2011 he starred as the future first Canadian prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald in the CBC TV movie John A.: Birth of a Country. His performance won him a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a television film or miniseries.

In 2012 he appeared in an episode of King. He has appeared in two episodes of Republic of Doyle as Carl Maher. He appeared in the Canadian film The Disappeared in the fall of 2012. He recently played in an episode of NBC's Vegas as FBI agent Patrick Bern. In 2013, he began the recurring role of Isaac Taft on the Canada-based Syfy series Lost Girl. Currently, he portrays Will Graham's defense attorney Leonard Brower on NBC's Hannibal, appeared as Chief of Police Vern Thurman on Fargo, and portrays Jackie Sharp's boyfriend (then later husband), Alan Cooke on House of Cards. In 2015, he appeared in a recurring role on This Life as high school principal, Andrew Wallace.

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Filmography of Shawn Doyle (20 films)

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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, 1h27
Directed by Nicholas Sean Gomez(Nick Gomez)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Crime, Slasher
Actors Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle, Sara Botsford, Gregg Henry
Roles Marshall Hilliard
Rating58% 2.900462.900462.900462.900462.90046
Based on the true story of Lizzie Borden, a Sunday School teacher who lived with her father Andrew, her stepmother Abby, and her older sister Emma in a small house in Fall River, Massachusetts, the film depicts a hot summer day in August 1892 in the Borden home where Lizzie comes across the grisly murder scene of her father who was brutally killed with a hatchet. After local law enforcement responds to the scene, the body of Abby Borden is discovered upstairs, also killed with an ax. As the case progresses, the evidence gathered by the authorities seems to point to Lizzie as their prime suspect. Lizzie's lawyer Andrew Jennings, however, maintains that a woman could not commit such a cruel act; arguing it is far too gruesome a crime for any woman to commit. Regardless, Lizzie is put on trial for the murders and the courtroom case makes headlines in newspapers throughout the country. Newspaper accounts state the crime to be the most infamous of the century. Eventually, the jury finds Lizzie innocent of all charges. The film ends with a fight between Emma and Lizzie, in which Lizzie asks Emma if she wanted know the truth. Lizzie then whispers inaudibly into Emma's ear while a series of flashbacks are shown in which Lizzie murders their stepmother and father. It is heavily implied that Lizzie Borden was in fact their murderer, and a visibly upset Emma leaves the room. Lizzie walks outside and hears three children jump roping to the famous nursery rhyme: "Lizzie Borden took an ax/ And gave her mother forty wacks/ And when she saw what she had done/ She gave her father forty-one." Emma is then shown leaving the house, never to return.
The Returned, 1h38
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols, Emily Alatalo, Megan Fahlenbock
Roles Jacob
Rating59% 2.951252.951252.951252.951252.95125
In the 1980s, a zombie plague spreads worldwide and causes the deaths of an estimated 100 million people. An unprecedented amount of research goes into finding a cure, but the resulting medicine requires daily doses to be effective. If the infected miss even a single dose, they quickly and irrevocably degenerate to a feral state. As the formula can only be extracted from dead feral zombies, there are constant rumors that the supplies will run out. Infected humans, called "the returned", are subject to discrimination and violence from bigoted and fearful humans.
The Disappeared
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle, Brian Downey, Ryan Doucette
Roles Pete
Rating60% 3.044183.044183.044183.044183.04418
After their fishing boat sinks, six men in two small dories find themselves stranded in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. They have little food and fresh water. The film follows their physical and mental fatigue as the days pass and they try to get home again.
John A.: Birth of a Country, 1h31
Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Shawn Doyle, Peter Outerbridge, David La Haye, Aidan Devine, Patrick McKenna, Michelle Nolden
Roles John A. Macdonald
Rating73% 3.679543.679543.679543.679543.67954
Ce drame raconte la haine viscérale entre deux hommes, leur passion pour le service public et leur rivalité, qui ont façonné le Canada. Entre 1856 et 1864, deux hommes de convictions s'affrontent pour décider de l'avenir du Canada. Ce drame de deux heures met en lumière la lutte acharnée opposant John A. Macdonald, le charismatique chef du Parti conservateur, et George Brown, fondateur du journal torontois Globe et chef de l'organisation politique qui deviendra le Parti libéral, connu pour sa détermination à toute épreuve. Ils poursuivent avec passion des visions radicalement opposées et nourrissent l'un pour l'autre une haine profonde. Lorsque Macdonald prend le contrôle du Parti conservateur et en fait la force dominante de l'assemblée, il élabore un plan d'action tellement brillant et audacieux qu'il mène à la création de la Confédération, et donc du Canada tel que nous le connaissons.
Whiteout (2009)
, 1h41
Directed by Stuart Baird, Len Wiseman, Dominic Sena
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Tom Skerritt, Alex O'Loughlin, Shawn Doyle
Roles Sam Murphy
Rating55% 2.750992.750992.750992.750992.75099
Inside a Russian cargo plane flying above Antarctica. In the cargo hold, three Russians sit with a padlocked box. The co-pilot leaves his seat and goes into the cargo hold, and then begins to shoot the other men, who return fire. The chaos caused by the gunfight leads to a crash which kills all aboard. In modern times, newcomers arrive at the United States' Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, while others who are scheduled to leave are preparing to do so early because of a storm. They must depart before the onset of winter or remain for six months. Deputy U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has been working in Antarctica for two years, since a betrayal by her partner in Miami that killed him and nearly killed her. She plans to retire after returning to the United States in two days.
Grown Up Movie Star, 1h32
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Jonny Harris, Mark O'Brien, Andy Jones, Mary Walsh
Roles Ray
Rating60% 3.0430853.0430853.0430853.0430853.043085
Ray is a former ice hockey player who is convicted of drug charges for smuggling drugs following his first game in the NHL. After he comes back to his Newfoundland home, his wife Lillian leaves to seek fame in Hollywood with another man. Ray is left with his daughters, high schooler Ruby and her 11-year-old sister Rose. Ray pursues a homosexual relationship with gym teacher James, while avoiding the advances of Jennifer. After Ruby catches her father with James, she explorers her sexuality with newly arrived American student Will, her best friend Laura, and Ray's best friend Stuart. Stuart is a paraplegic, shot in a hunting accident by Ray (causing Ray to import the drugs to help Stuart make money). The drama examines the dynamic of the strained and uncertain relationships of all parties.
Guns (miniseries), 4h
Directed by David Sutherland
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Colm Feore, Elisha Cuthbert, Al Sapienza, Gregory Smith, Shawn Doyle, Lyriq Bent
Roles Rick Merriweather
Rating57% 2.8559052.8559052.8559052.8559052.855905
Quatre familles en prise à différents niveaux avec le trafic d armes international. En 2 épisodes palpitants, GUNS confronte le point de vue des trafiquants à celui des flics et des civils impliqués malgré eux dans ce jeu dangereux. L équipe de policiers fait face à la criminalité de rue dans un contexte particulièrement violent et doit aussi démantelé la tête de l organisation qui gère ce trafic lucratif : les collusions sont multiples, notamment dans la politique.
The Robber Bride, 1h29
Directed by David Evans
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Shawn Doyle, Susan Lynch, Wendy Crewson, Amanda Root, Tatiana Maslany
Roles John Grismer
Rating56% 2.804952.804952.804952.804952.80495
Un ancien policier enquête sur la disparition de la petite amie d'un collègue. Il découvre que la jeune femme a un passé particulièrement trouble.
Eight Days to Live, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Dustin Milligan, Tegan Moss, Shawn Doyle, Kelly Rowan, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh
Roles Tim Spring
Rating58% 2.903432.903432.903432.903432.90343
Nineteen-year-old Joe Spring's driver's license is reinstated after it had been suspended for reckless driving. Immediately after he is informed, he begs his parents - Teresa and Tim Spring - to let him drive from their home in Aldergrove, BC to Quesnel, BC to attend a Saturday night party. His parents reluctantly agree. Joe decides to leave Friday after work, driving overnight, and promises to call them as soon as he arrives the next morning. That telephone call never happens.
Sabah (2005)

Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Arsinée Khanjian, Shawn Doyle, Aaron Abrams, David Alpay
Roles Stephen Montpellier
Rating67% 3.392923.392923.392923.392923.39292
Sabah is a 40-year-old single immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family. She is responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority figure.
The Majestic, 2h32
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Hal Holbrook, David Ogden Stiers, James Whitmore
Roles Federal Agent Saunders, a federal agent who looks for Peter Appleton.
Rating68% 3.4493.4493.4493.4493.449
In 1951 in the midst of the Second Red Scare, Peter Appleton is an up-and-coming young screenwriter in Hollywood. He learns from studio lawyer Leo Kubelsky and his own attorney Kevin Bannerman that he has been accused of being communist because he attended an antiwar meeting in college years before, a meeting he claims he only attended to impress a girl. In an instant, his new film "Ashes to Ashes" is pushed back for a few months, the credit is given to someone else, his movie star girlfriend Sandra Sinclair leaves him, and his contract with the studio is dropped. Peter gets drunk and goes for a drive, where he accidentally drives his car off a bridge to avoid an opossum.
Don't Say a Word, 1h53
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Guy Torry, Jennifer Esposito, Famke Janssen
Roles Russel Maddox
Rating62% 3.149223.149223.149223.149223.14922
In 1991, a gang of thieves steal a rare $10-million gem, but, in the process, two of the gang double-cross their leader, Patrick Koster (Sean Bean) and take off with the precious stone.
Who Is Cletis Tout?, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Allen, Portia DeGeneres, RuPaul, Billy Connolly
Roles Crow Gollotti
Rating62% 3.1471553.1471553.1471553.1471553.147155
The film is told primarily in flashback, as the film first follows a hitman, Critical Jim (Tim Allen), who follows and holds at gunpoint a man he believes is Cletis Tout - but who actually is Finch (Christian Slater). Because Critical Jim is so fond of film noir and other classic films (such as Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany's), he's willing to listen to Finch as he tells his story, imagining it as a film in progress. Finch obliges, explaining how he got to be mistaken for Cletis Tout.
Knockaround Guys, 1h30
Directed by Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Vin Diesel, Dennis Hopper, John Malkovich, Arthur J. Nascarella
Roles Deputy Ward
Rating60% 3.049113.049113.049113.049113.04911
Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) is the son of a mob boss, but he is used as little more than an errand boy. His relative and friend Chris (Andy Davoli) shares this urge to be part of something bigger, and Matty finally convinces his father to give him a job, with the help of his father's right-hand man Teddy (John Malkovich). Matty and Chris get their friend Johnny Marbles (Seth Green) to fly up to retrieve a bag full of money for Matty's father Benny "Chains" Demaret (Dennis Hopper), as there have been mysterious shortages in their money lately.