Devon Edward Sawa (born September 7, 1978) is a Canadian actor. He began acting when he was a teen, appearing in the films Little Giants (1994), Casper (1995), Now and Then (1995), Night of the Twisters (1996), Wild America (1997), and SLC Punk! (1998). In 1999 he starred in the comedy horror film Idle Hands with Jessica Alba. A year later he was cast as Alex Browning in the horror film Final Destination. From 2010 to 2013, he had a recurring role on the drama spy fiction series Nikita as Owen Elliot.
Devon Sawa in 2006
|Born||Devon Edward Sawa
September 7, 1978
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Notable work||Little Giants
Now and Then
|Spouse(s)||Dawni Sahanovitch (m. 2010)|
Sawa was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Joyce and Edward Sawa, a mechanic. Sawa has two older siblings. His father is Polish, and his mother is "a little bit of everything". His love of acting began when he starred in a school play in kindergarten, and since then, he has had many roles on TV and in movies.
Sawa began his career in 1992 as a children's action toy spokesman. Subsequently, his acting career developed rapidly during the 1990s. Sawa appeared in the film Little Giants and then got his big break in Casper, playing the role of Casper himself as a human boy. In "Now and Then" Sawa played Scott Wormer the town bully, and shared a second on-screen kiss with his co-star Christina Ricci (the first was in Casper). Sawa also starred in Wild America, Idle Hands, SLC Punk! and Final Destination. In 2000, Sawa played the title character of the Eminem music video "Stan". Sawa later became a voice actor by voicing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Sawa continued steadily in recent years by appearing in several independent films including Extreme Dating, Shooting Gallery, Devil's Den, Creature Of Darkness, Endure, 388 Arletta Avenue, The Philly Kid, and A Resurrection.
He is married to Dawni Sahanovitch and they welcomed their first child, son Hudson, on January 9, 2014. On March 21, 2016 they welcomed their second child, Scarlett Haleena Sawa.
|1994||Little Giants||Junior Floyd|
|1995||Casper||Casper McFadden (human form)|
|1995||Now and Then||Scott Wormer|
|1997||Boys Club, TheThe Boys Club||Eric|
|1997||Wild America||Mark Stouffer|
|1998||Cool, Dry Place, AA Cool, Dry Place||Noah Ward|
|1998||Around the Fire||Simon Harris|
|1999||Idle Hands||Anton Tobias|
|2000||Final Destination||Alex Browning|
|2000||Guilty, TheThe Guilty||Nathan Corrigan|
|2000||Eminem: E||Stan||Segment: "Stan"|
|2005||Extreme Dating||Daniel Roenick|
|2005||Shooting Gallery||Paul the Pawn||Direct to video|
|2009||Creature of Darkness||Andrew|
|2010||Random Walk||Short film|
|2011||388 Arletta Avenue||Bill Burrows|
|2011||Final Destination 5||Alex Browning||Archive footage|
|2012||Philly Kid, TheThe Philly Kid||Jake|
|2013||Resurrection, AA Resurrection||Travis|
|2014||Warden's Ransome, AA Warden's Ransome||Miller|
|2015||The Exorcism of Molly Hartley||Father John Barrow||Direct to video|
|2015||Life on the Line||Duncan|
|1989||Unsub||Young John Wesley||"And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 2"|
|1992-1994||Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey||Yudo||"The Believers", "The Hall of Darkness", "The Prophecy"|
|1993||Sherlock Holmes Returns||Young Booth||TV film|
|1995||Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Hank Valen||"The Hanging"|
|1995-1996||Action Man||Additional Voices|
|1996||Night of the Twisters||Dan Hatch||TV film|
|1996||Robin of Locksley||Robin McAllister||TV film|
|2003||Spider-Man||Flash Thompson (voice)||"Flash Memory"|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Matt Bernhart||"The Bank Job"|
|2010-2013||Nikita||Owen Elliot / Sam Matthews||Regular role|
|2015||Broad Squad||Patrick Byrne||TV film|
|2015||Animal Kingdom||Danny||TV film, post-production|
|2016||Real Detective||Detective Eddie Herman||TV Series "Redemption"|
|2000||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Idle Hands (1999)||Nominated|
|2001||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Final Destination (2000)||Won|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award|
|2001||Favorite Actor – Horror||Final Destination (2000)||Nominated|
|Young Artist Awards|
|1997||Best Performance in a TV Movie/Mini-Series – Young Actor||Night of the Twisters (1996)||Nominated|
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