Shawn Roberts

Shawn Roberts (born April 2, 1984) is a Canadian actor best known for his roles in zombie films such as Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and the Resident Evil franchise.[1]

Shawn Roberts
Born (1984-04-02) April 2, 1984 (age 36)
Years active1997–present
Notable work
Resident Evil

Early lifeEdit

Roberts was born in Stratford, Ontario.[2][3][4]


Roberts started acting when he played the wolf in a school play of Little Red Riding Hood, which was seen by award-winning screenwriter Robert Forsythe. Forsythe, a friend of Roberts' father, helped him get a role in Emily of New Moon.[5] Afterwards, he gained a role on Goosebumps as Brian O'Connor in the two-part episode, The Perfect School. Roberts went on to play Dean Walton in the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He has also co-starred with Anna Paquin. His film works include George A. Romero's Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead. In 2010, he appeared in Resident Evil: Afterlife, where he played villain Albert Wesker.[1] He reprised the role of Wesker in 2012 in Resident Evil: Retribution.[6]

Known for his heavily muscular physique. His biggest influences in acting include action stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone.[1]



Year Film Role Notes
1999 Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang Daniel
1999 Sea People Peter Warner
2000 X-Men David Credited as "Rogue's Boyfriend"
2001 Get Over It Colin
2002 We Were the Mulvaneys Zachary Lundt[7]
2003 Fallen Angel 18-year-old Terry
2003 Word of Honor Young PFC. Sadowski
2003 Detention Corey Washington
2003 Ghost Cat Kurt
2004 Taking Lives Desk clerk
2004 A Home at the End of the World Club boy
2004 Zeyda and the Hitman Alpha boy
2004 Going the Distance Tyler
2004 Sibilings Tom Muster
2004 Mrs. Ashboro's Cat Kurt
2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold Bo Marino
2005 Thralls Jim
2005 Land of the Dead Mike[2]
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Calvin Murtaugh
2006 Skinwalkers Adam Kilmer[8]
2006 Shock to the System Larry Phelps
2006 Man of the Year Truck driver
2007 Diary of the Dead Tony Ravello[2]
2007 Left for Dead Clark
2007 Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming Luke
2007 It Was One of Us George Watnick
2008 Jumper English bartender
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Kevin[9]
2009 Black Rain Jack Webster
2010 Edge of Darkness David Burnham[2][10]
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Camp demigod Uncredited
2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife Albert Wesker
2011 Devil's Night Clark
2011 Reel Love Jay
2012 The Music Teacher Jace
2012 Broken Trust Eric Robinson
2012 A Little Bit Zombie Craig
2012 Wyatt Earp's Revenge Young Wyatt Earp
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution Albert Wesker
2013 Her Husband's Betrayal Riley Coulter Television film
2014 Recipe for Love Dexter Durant Television film
2014 The Girl He Met Online Andy Collins
2014 Feed the Gods Will Oates
2015 I Do, I Do, I Do Max Lorenzo
2015 40 Below and Falling Redford[1]
2016 Ms Matched Ben
2016 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Albert Wesker
2017 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Jonas
2020 Tainted Koso
2020 Defining Moments Jack completed
2020 Two Minutes to Midnight Schultz pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Goosebumps[2] Brian O'Connor Episodes: "The Perfect School: Part 1" and "The Perfect School: Part 2"
1998–2000 Emily of New Moon Teddy Kent 23 episodes[2]
1999 La Femme Nikita Milan Episode: "Imitation of Death"
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Andrew Shearman Episode: "Scout's Honor: The Stephanie Shearman Story"
1999 The Famous Jett Jackson Alex Episode: "Popularity"
1999 Animorphs Skater Dude Episodes: "Changes: Part 2" and "Changes: Part 3"
1999 Undercover Angel Henry
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Buzzy Walsh Episode: "Even Steven"
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Jeremiah Episode: "Atavus High"
2002–2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Dean Walton 5 episodes[2]
2003 Starhunter Episode: "Rebirth"
2004 Wild Card Josh Dickens Episode: "Candy Land"
2006 Falcon Beach Hurst 7 episodes[2]
2007 The Virgin of Akron, Ohio Owen Episode: "Pilot"
2007 Flash Gordon Garus Episodes: "Ascension" and "Secrets and Lies"
2009 Wild Roses Foster 4 episodes
2009 Psych Billy Episode: "Tuesday the 17th"
2009 Supernatural Austin Episode: "Good God, Y'All"
2009 Flashpoint Darren Kovacs Episode: "Behind the Blue Line"
2011 Being Erica Milo Episode: "Erica's Adventures in Wonderland"
2012 The Firm Tom Connelly Episode: "Chapter Five"
2012 The Listener Tyler Ross Episode: "Lockdown"
2013 Cracked Johnny Francos Episode: "Hideaway"
2016 Undercover Angel Henry Hallmark Movie
2016 Ms Matched Ben Reynolds Hallmark Movie
2017 Designated Survivor Grady Banks Episode: "Party Line"
2020 Love Under the Olive Tree Adam Cauldfield Hallmark Movie


  1. ^ a b c d Papadatos, Markos (21 May 2015). "Chatting with 'Resident Evil' actor Shawn Roberts". Digital Journal. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Anderson, Jason (29 January 2010). "Interview: Shawn Roberts". The Star. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Shawn Roberts Biography (1984-)". Film Reference. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Shawn Roberts". IMDb. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Shawn Roberts biography". Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  6. ^ Miska, Brad (23 April 2010). "Entertainment Tonight Visits the Set of 'Resident Evil: Afterlife'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  7. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (8 April 2002). "TELEVISION REVIEW; The Perfect Family, Until the Night of the High School Dance". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  8. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (11 August 2007). "A Werewolf War in Need of a Silver Bullet". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  9. ^ Scott, A.O. (9 July 2009). "Hey, Nerd: Look Out, She's Not Your Type". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  10. ^ Scott, A.O. (28 January 2010). "Jaw-Breaking Boston Detective Unravels His Daughter's Murder". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2015.

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