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Overview (2)

Born in Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, Shawn Doyle has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen.

With his move to Los Angeles in 2005, Shawn quickly amassed an impressive list of credits with recurring roles on Desperate Housewives (2004) and 24 (2001), and guest-star roles on Lie to Me (2009), _"Terriers"(2010)_, Dark Blue (2009), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005) and Blind Justice (2005). In 2010 he said goodbye to his regular role as Joey in the hit series Big Love (2006) to portray the brilliant, charismatic and egocentric Balagan in Endgame (2011).

Prior to moving south, Shawn starred in the critically-acclaimed Canadian series Bury the Lead (2002) and received the 2002 ACTRA Award and a 2004 Gemini (Canadian Emmy) Nomination, both for Outstanding Male Performance In A Leading Role, and a 2005 Gemini Nomination for Outstanding Performance In A Guest-starring Role. He starred opposite 'Mary-Louise Parker' in the CBC/BBC movie The Robber Bride (2007), which garnered him a Gemini Award for Outstanding Male Performance In A Dramatic Program Or Miniseries. Other Canadian television credits include the CBC miniseries Guns (2008), The City (1999) (Gemini Nom.), Scar Tissue (2002), A Killing Spring (2002) (Gemini Nom), Criminal Instincts (2000), Peacekeepers (1997) and the miniseries Dieppe (1993). He will soon be starring as the Father of Canadian Confederation John A. Macdonald in the movie "The Rivals".

Shawn's film credits include Grown Up Movie Star (2009), White Out (2008), Sabah (2005), Don't Say a Word (2001), Frequency (2000), The Majestic (2001), Knockaround Guys (2001) and Mount Pleasant (2006).

On stage, Shawn has performed in a long list of plays, both contemporary and classical. His most recent outing in 'Carol Churchill's "A Number" earned him the 2006 Dora (Canadian Tony) Award for Outstanding Male Performance.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (4)

Moved to Toronto to study theatre at York University.
Born in Wabush, a mining town in Northern Canada. Father began an amateur drama group that traveled the world, representing Canada at festivals.
Spent much of his youth hanging out in the high-school gym, watching Dad rehearse any number of plays.
Cousin is the well-known Canadian singer Damhnait Doyle. Spent much of his early career as a Fight Choreographer/Teacher.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on playing Akady Balagan, a chess master, in the series 'Endgame'] The accent alone was something I had to really pay attention to. It had to be accurate, but it also had to be understandable. So much of that Russian accent happens at the back of your throat. It's hard to be really expressive from way back there.

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