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Sasha Roiz is an Israeli-Canadian actor best known for his portrayals of Sam Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica and Captain Sean Renard in the American dark fantasy television series Grimm.
Sasha was born in Tel Aviv to Russian Jewish parents and his family moved to Montreal in 1980. He studied history before joining a theatre school in Montreal. He later graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey. 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).
Sasha'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". He shot his first starring film role in the independent science fiction thriller "Extracted", which premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. He has appeared in a number of popular television dramas, including "CSI: Miami", "House", "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "Lie To Me" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", and he had a recurring role on "Warehouse 13" as Marcus Diamond, while he guest-starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson romantic comedy web series, "Husbands".
In 2008, Sasha landed the role of Sam Adama on "Caprica", a spin-off of "Battlestar Galactica". His character is a Tauron enforcer for the Ha'la'tha crime syndicate on Caprica. Most recently he's starred in NBC's hit series "Grimm" as Captain Sean Renard, Nick Burkhardt's (David Giuntoli) politically adept superior officer and a descendant of a powerful line of royalty.