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Michael Rowe (actor)

Michael Rowe is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Floyd Lawton / Deadshot in the television series Arrow.

Michael Rowe
Michael Rowe 2015.jpg
Rowe in 2015
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia[1]
OccupationActor, Musician, Producer
Years active1996-present


Michael Rowe came from a family of musicians. After seeing his father perform in a band, he took up drumming at the age of 6. In 1996, he began his career as part of a punk/metal band called Bucket Truck for ten years. After splitting up, Rowe and his brother, Andrew, decided to enter filmmaking.[2] Rowe admitted that he had difficulty getting his name signed due to it sounding similar to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe. Despite having only acted for roughly five years, Rowe was immediately cast as the DC Comics character Deadshot in the television series Arrow.[3][4]

After playing Deadshot for four years, he left the series, though Rowe has expressed interest in returning. He was cast as the Valiant Comics character Ninjak.[5] Rowe will star in Crown and Anchor, a movie he co-wrote with Andrew.[6]

In 2019 he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in the film Crown and Anchor.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Soapstone Hippo Walter Short
2011 Lies Jack Short; Producer
Boltcutter Jason Short
2012 Sleepy Stories David Short; Producer
The Business of Acting Mark Short
2012-2016 Arrow Floyd Lawton / Deadshot 9 episodes
2014 Godzilla Air Force #1 Uncredited
2015 Tomorrowland Deputy
Vehicular Romanticide Her Man Short
2016 The Flash Floyd Lawton Episode: "Welcome to Earth-2"
2017 Suck It Up Dale
2018 Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe Colin King / Ninjak Main; web series
Crown and Anchor James Downey Producer; Writer


  1. ^ a b "Michael Rowe". Northern Stars. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Bylol-Collard, Arville. "Michael Rowe". Beat. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Nilma, Carina (October 14, 2015). "We Talk to Michael Rowe About Playing Deadshot in Arrow, Suicide Squad and More Ahead of the Australian Movie and Comic Expo". The Iris. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Burlingame, Russ (March 25, 2015). "Arrow's Michael Rowe Talks Deadshot's Ideas on Romance, Harley Quinn, the Suicide Squad Movie and More". Comic Book. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Burlingame, Russ (July 11, 2017). "Michael Rowe: Leaving Arrow Was Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me -- But I Would Come Back". Comic Book. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (August 22, 2017). "'Arrow' Actor Michael Rowe Goes For Punk Rock Drama In Indie 'Crown And Anchor'". Deadline. Retrieved December 25, 2017.

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