Sunday, October 23, 2005

Man of the Week

If this week's Man of the Week is any indication of what lives in Canada, I just found another reason to move there!

Shawn Roberts, is so far a fairly unknown actor. At the age of ten, His first role was a guest appearance on the TV series Sirens in 1994. In 1999, he made guest appearances on Real Kids, Real Adventures, La Femme Nikita, The Famous Jett Jackson and Twice in a Lifetime. As well, he played Peter in the TV movie Sea People, starring Hume Cronyn, and made his feature film debut as Daniel in Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999). The role of Cody in the big budget blockbuster, X-Men (2000), launched Roberts into the big time. Roles in Hollywood pictures such as Get Over It (2001) starring Kirsten Dunst and The House on Turk Street (2002) starring Samuel L. Jackson, were followed by a regular role on the hit TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. After playing Dean on the show from 2002 to 2003, Roberts moved back into film work, with small roles in Detention (2003), Taking Lives (2004), A Home at the End of the World (2004) and a starring role in Going the Distance (2004). A natural athlete, Shawn Roberts actually performed several of the stunts in the movie, including surfing on top of a moving Winnebago. Most recently he was killed off in the first ten minutes of Land of the Dead. (2005) and is currently filming Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and Skinwalkers.

I am sure we will see more of Shawn in the future, at least I hope so!!

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