Jeff Roop

Jeffrey Robert Roop is a Canadian television, film and theatre actor. He attended school at the Moscow Art Theatre and Carnegie Mellon University. In Montreal, Jeff founded the Arbat Theatre Company, as well as appearing in off-Broadway plays.

Jeff Roop
Jeffrey Robert Roop

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Jeff has appeared in American and Canadian television series as well as movies such as Free Money (with Marlon Brando), Backcountry, and Code Breakers, an ESPN Original Entertainment TV movie, and Canada Russia '72, playing Frank Mahovlich. He also played in the French comedy Hollywoo in 2011.

He is cousins with actor Adam MacDonald, who starred as Nick McAllister in Vampire High.


Jeff was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His Mother was French-Canadian and his Father is from the Maritimes. He attended West Island College for his high school years. At McGill University he began taking acting classes and performing in college and local plays while pursuing his degree. He attended theater school at the Moscow Art Theatre, in Russia, and at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His first professional television job was on The Guiding Light and his first professional theater role was an off-Broadway production of A.A Milne's "Mr. Pim Passes By".

Jeff then returned to Canada, appearing in American and Canadian television shows, and landed his first feature film role, as Brad in the movie "Free Money", starring Marlon Brando. He also founded the critically acclaimed Arbat Theatre Company in his hometown of Montreal (its production of "The Glass Menagerie" was a highlight). In 2001 he had his first starring role in a television series, as Drew in "Vampire High".

Jeff can currently be seen in his starring role in Backcountry, opposite Missy Peregrym and Eric Balfour, a film which he also Executive Produced. After premiering at TIFF, Backcountry became IFC’s top grossing film of the year. Both the film and Jeff’s work have been praised, with the film holding a 92% “Fresh” rating.

Notable film and television roles include starring in the ESPN feature Codebreakers, opposite Scott Glenn and Sarah Gadon; guest starring in Suits, DC Comics’ Titans, Ransom, CSI:NY, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Saving Hope, Frankie Drake; a lead role opposite Katherine Heigl in Critical Assembly and French comedy stars Florence Foresti and Jamel Debbouze in the feature Hollywoo; recurring roles on CBC's Heartland and ReGenesis, starring in the CBC series 11 Cameras and, a personal favourite, playing hockey legend Frank Mahovlich in CBC's Canada-Russia ’72.

Jeff co-wrote, produced and starred in Prairie Dogs, which won Best Canadian Short at the Lakeshorts Film Festival and was an official selection of the New York Television Festival. It has been optioned as a series titled Northern Lights with a teleplay written by Jeff. His feature script for the comedy Joie de Vivre has been optioned by Jonas Chernick and Sean Garrity, the team behind My Awkward Sexual Adventure and Borealis (starring Joey King and Kevin Pollak).

Apart from acting and writing, Jeff plays hockey, practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and loves books, film, travel, and electric cars.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Free Money Brad
2000 XChange Male Attendant #1
2005 Awake Kootch
2007 14 Days in Paradise Alex Johnson
2007 Final Draft Michael
2010 In the Dominican Alan Delgado Short film
2011 Hollywoo Mike
2014 Backcountry Alex Also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Jerry Yacker Season 4, episode 9 "The UFO Mystery"
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Eric McIntyre Season 1, episode 17 "Big Bad Wolf"
Season 1, episode 21 "Don't Fear the Reaper"
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Randy Jackness Season 1, episode 13 "Second Service"
1999 Misguided Angels Pierce Season 1, episode 16 "Son for the Road"
2001–2002 Vampire High Drew French Leading role; 26 episodes
2004 Mutant X Deklin Charvet Season 3, episode 21 "Cirque des Merveilles"
2005 Sombre Zombie Brad TV short
2006 11 Cameras Nick Leading role; 20 episodes
2006 Canada Russia '72 Frank Mahovlich Mini-series
2007–2008 ReGenesis Milo Season 3, episode 5 "The God of Commerce"
Season 3, episode 6 "Phantoms"
Season 4, episode 6 "Race Fever"
2008–2009 Heartland Constable Mark Rodriguez Recurring role; 5 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Mike Mason Season 7, episode 22 "Devotion"
2010 Numb3rs Jack Stevens Season 6, episode 13 "Devie Girl"
2010 CSI: NY Richard Grossman Season 7, episode 10 "Shop Till You Drop"
2012 Saving Hope Doug Season 1, episode 10 "A New Beginning"
2016 Good Witch Sean Coyle Season 3, episode 0 "Secrets of Grey House"
2017 Ransom Mike Hallam Season 1, episode 2 "Grand Slam"
2018 Suits Kurt Baxter Season 7, episode 13 "Inevitable"
2018 Titans Thomas Carson Season 1, episode 10 "Koriand'r"
2019 VR Troopers D.R.U. Supporting Role

Television filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Critical Assembly Roger 'Stoop' Stupak
2005 Widow on the Hill Kevin
2005 Code Breakers George Holbrook
2009 Before You Say I Do Doug
2011 Reel Love Carl Lindford
2014 The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom Graham Filming; uncredited role


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