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Roger Cross (born October 19, 1969) is a Jamaican-born Canadian actor who has made numerous appearances in several films and television series, mostly on productions shot in Canada.

Roger Cross
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Cross at the 2014 Leo Awards.
Born (1969-10-19) October 19, 1969 (age 50)
Years active1989–present

He is known for his work as CTU Agent Curtis Manning in the popular American television series 24. His other notable television roles include First Wave, Continuum, Motive, and Dark Matter.

Early lifeEdit

Cross was born in Christiana, Jamaica.[1] At age eleven, his family emigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] He graduated with a degree in Aviation and General Studies from Trinity Western University.[1] Before his acting career, Cross was a professional pilot.[2]


Cross began his career in the 1990s playing guest roles in such series as Street Justice, The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Chuck.[3][4]

From 1998 to 2001, he starred as a lead character, Joshua Bridges, on the sci-fi series First Wave.[5]

From 2005 to 2007, Cross achieved wider recognition for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the Fox television drama 24.[2][6] In 2009, he appeared as DJ and drag queen Sunset Boulevard/Sonny Benson in the Showtime series The L Word.[7]

In 2010, Cross did voice-over work as "Ulysses" in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, "Old World Blues" and "Lonesome Road".

Cross' other notable television roles include Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in Motive, Detective Lucas Hilton in Arrow, Reggie Fitzwilliam in The Strain, Travis Verta in Continuum, and Six in Dark Matter.[8]

In addition to his work on television, Cross has appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, World Trade Center, Re-Kill, and Mad Money.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

Cross is in a long term relationship with actress and yoga instructor Josephine Jacob. They have two sons.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Judgment Day: The John List Story Dennis
Miracle on Interstate 880 Calvin
Woman on the Ledge Fire Rescue Leader
Look Who's Talking Now Pilot
1994 In Spite of Love Archie
The Man Who Wouldn't Die McKinnon
Deadly Vows
The Disappearance of Vonnie Officer #2
1995 Dangerous Intentions A.D.A Bob Melchor
Hideaway Harry
She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Marine Capt. Talmadge
The Surrogate Guard
Suspicious Agenda Johnson
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Paramedic
1997 Free Willy 3: The Rescue 1st Mate Stevens
Doomsday Rock Gibson
1998 Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story
Voyage of Terror Robert Fernandez
American Dragons Fiorino
1999 Double Jeopardy Hotel Manager
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Allen
NASCAR Racers: The Movie Steve 'Flyer' Sharp
2000 A Father's Choice Detective Ross
Beautiful Joe Roscoe Lee
Sole Survivor Dr. Smithie
2001 Trapped Chief Edwards
The Void Detective
2002 Liberty Stands Still Officer Miller
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Zane
Kid Bang Cee Note
Deadly Little Secrets Elliot Kincaid
Interceptor Force 2 Nathan McCallister
2003 Final Destination 2 Isabella's Husband
X2 Oval Office Agent Cartwright
2004 NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 Co-Pilot
The Chronicles of Riddick Toal
2005 King's Ransom Byron
2006 World Trade Center Will's Doctor
2008 Mad Money Barry

Playing for Keeps 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still General Quinn
2012 Noah's Ark: The New Beginning Tarkus
Re-Kill Sarge
Tasmanian Devils Simon
2015 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown Burke
2017 Justice League Dark John Stewart, Swamp Thing
War for the Planet of the Apes Captain


Year Title Role Notes
1989 21 Jump Street Student (uncredited) Episode 4.6: "Old Haunts in a New Age"
1990 Wiseguy Smash Cut Episode 4.9: "Changing Houses"
1992 Neon Rider Riley Episode 3.4: "Color Lines"
The Hat Squad Sid Episode 1.1: "Pilot"
1992–1993 Street Justice Davey / Doug 2 episodes
1993 Madison Officer Norm Michaels Episode 1.4: "Tough Cries"
The Commish Officer Terry Cooper 4 episodes
Born to Run Roscoe Television movie
1994 Cobra First Robber Episode 1.14: "Lost in Cyberspace"
M.A.N.T.I.S. Dixon Episode 1.2: "Tango Blues"
Seasons of the Heart Television movie
Beyond Suspicion Curtis Television movie
Don't Talk to Strangers Curtis Television movie
1994–2018 The X-Files Agent Rice / Lieutenant Brophy / Officer Green / Private Kittel / Officer Wentworth 5 episodes
1995 Hawkeye Angel / Anjou Episode 1.12: "Fly with Me"
Sliders Wilkins Episode 1.1: "Pilot"
Strange Luck Bryant Episode 1.5: "Blind Man's Bluff"
1995–2001 The Outer Limits Bartender / Jon / Kevin Flynn / Lt. Lockhart 4 episodes
1996 The Sentinel Captain Mathis Episode 1.1: "The Switchman"
Viper Carpenter Episode 1.1: "Winner Take All"
Highlander: The Series Derek Worth Episode 5.9: "Little Tin God"
Captains Courageous Hannibal Television movie
The Limbic Region Brownlee Television movie
1997 Millennium Officer Shaw Episode 1.9: "Wide Open"
Cloned Frank Zago Television movie
1997–1998 Stargate SG-1 Captain Conner / Lieutenant Connor 2 episodes
1998 Nick Fury: Agent of Shield Shield Agent #1 Television movie
The Color of Courage Thurgood Marshall Television movie
1998–2001 First Wave Joshua / Cain / Joshua Bridges Recurring role, 27 episodes
1999 War Planets Voice—uncredited Episode 2.6: "Girl's Night Out"
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp Devon Monk Episode 1.9: "Watch Your Step"
2gether: The Series Glenn Brummer 2 episodes
2001 Andromeda Carter Episode 2.6: "All Too Human"
UC: Undercover Captain Eddie Jackson Episode 1.9: "Zero Option"
2002 Relic Hunter Masters Episode 3.14: "Hunting with the Enemy"
Taken Capt. Walker Television miniseries, 3 episodes
2002–2003 Just Cause CJ Leon Main role, 19 episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone The Leader Episode 1.39: "Eye of the Beholder"
Peacemakers Isaac Evans 2 episodes
Star Trek: Enterprise Tret Episode 3.3: "Extinction"
2004 JAG Lt. Hugh Gaston Episode 9.22: "Trojan Horse"
The Days Damien Morgan / Trey's Dad 2 episodes
2005 The 4400 Major Culp Episode 2.10: "Lockdown"
2005–2007 24 Curtis Manning Recurring role (seasons 4, 6)
Main role (season 4–5)
45 episodes
2007 Bionic Woman Bomani Episode 1.7: "Trust Issues"
2008 NCIS Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield Episode 5.13: "Dog Tags"
2008–2009 The Guard Jim McGregor Recurring role, 10 episodes
2009 The L Word Sunset Boulevard / Sonny Benson 6 episodes
Flashpoint Anton Burrows Episode 2.6: "Just a Man"
Fringe Hybrid / Smith 2 episodes
What Color Is Love? Ty Rivers Television movie
Polar Storm President Television movie
2010 Chuck Ring Agent Episode 3.12: "Chuck Versus the American Hero"
The Gates Coach Ross 4 episodes
2011 Obscurus Lupa Presents Shield Agent #1 Episode 2.22: "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D"
Charlie's Angels Detective Bradley Dumont Episode 1.8: "Angels Never Forget"
2012 The Firm Sergeant Leonard Debbs Episode 1.9: "Chapter Nine"
Eureka Major William Shaw 3 episodes
Arrow Detective Hilton 9 episodes
Abducted: The Carlina White Story Carl Television movie
2012–2015 Continuum Travis Verta Main role, 36 episodes
2013–2016 Motive Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom: now Superintendent of Investigation. Main role
2014 Orphan Black Carlton Episode 2.4: "Governed as It Were by Chance"
2014–2015 The Strain Mr. Fitzwilliam Recurring role
2015–2017 Dark Matter Six/Griffin Jones Main role
2015 The Returned Matt Recurring role
2016 The 100 Commander Cole McAdams Episode 3.7: "Thirteen"
Blue Bloods James Reed Episode 7.8: "Personal Business"
2017 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Eddie, Farah Black's brother
iZombie Private Detective-Coleman Baker Episode 3.7 Dirt Nap Time
2018 Caught Rodd Murin
2019 Coroner Detective Donovan McAvoy Main role

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Biological Research Station (Old World Blues) (voice)
Ulysses (Lonesome Road) (voice)
2011 Saints Row: The Third Additional Voices
2012 Syndicate Additional Voices
Infex Grissett
2013 BioShock Infinite Additional Voices


  1. ^ a b c d "10 Black Hollywood Actors With Caribbean Roots | Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas Now". Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview: Roger Cross, Former Star of 24". Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Vancouver, Toronto and even Halifax booming as TV production centres again". Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  4. '^ "Past Imperfect: Interview with Dark Matters Roger Cross". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Eramo, Steve (February 27, 2013). "Police Procedure: Interview with Motive's Roger Cross". The Morton Report. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Goldman, Eric (December 15, 2006). "IGN Interview: 24's Roger Cross". IGN. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Heller, Dana (June 15, 2013). Loving The L Word: The Complete Series in Focus. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781780764245. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Interview: Continuum's Roger Cross is enjoying his career ride". TV, eh?. October 1, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "After Dark's 'Re-Kill' Reviewed!". Bloody Disgusting!. October 19, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "All-Star Cast Makes for Unlikely Trio of Bank Robbers in 'Mad Money'". VOA. Retrieved March 26, 2017.

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