Sasha Roiz is an Israeli-Canadian actress. He is best known for his role as Captain Sean Renard in the fantastic television series Grimm, which was created in October 2011 and ended in March 2017. The end of the series was sad news for most fans who simply hadn’t finished seeing more of their favorite stars in action.
Roiz is also known for films such as Unthinkable (2010), Extracted (2012) and Pompeii (2014). Read on to learn more about him.
Sasha Roiz Bio
Sasha Roiz was born on October 21, 1973, in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Russian Jewish parents. He has a brother named Elan Roiz.
When Sasha was 6 years old, his family moved to Montreal, Canada, where he spent most of his childhood. Following his passion for theatre, which developed very early in his life, Roiz enrolled in a theatre school in Montreal. It was after he joined a rock band called Tricky Woo as a drummer.
Roiz planned to stick to only theater acting, however, when he relocated to Toronto TV and film roles started coming his way. “I wanted to be a theater actor. I really had no intention of being in TV or film,” he told Grape Vine in 2016.
Sasha then moved to England where he obtained a theatre degree from the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey.
His acting career officially began in 2001 when he made his debut in an episode of the television series Largo Winch. He continued to take small roles in television shows, including Playmakers, and Missing.
In 2004, Roiz made his debut as a feature film in a supporting role in “The Day After Tomorrow” which was a huge success with $544.3 million out of a $125 million budget to become the 6th most lucrative film of 2004. In the mid-2000s, Roiz appeared in Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), Land of the Dead (2005) and Man of the Year (2006).
Roiz has also appeared in popular television series such as NCIS, CSI: Miami, The Mentalist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House and more.
In 2010, he played in the science fiction drama Caprica, a derivative of Battlestar Galactica. Sasha’s role in Sam Adama quickly expanded to become a regular series. Due to low ratings, the program was canceled after the first season.
However, the following year, in 2011, Sasha will play the role of Captain Fox in Grimm, which will become his most popular role. On Grimm, Roiz has shown his versatility by playing in films such as Extracted (2012) and Pompeii (2014).
Sasha Roiz Married, Wife, Gay
The character of King in Caprica was later revealed in the film as gay. This led to speculation about Shasha’s actual sexual orientation.
Roiz himself revealed that he perceived the character as an interesting character and as an opportunity to explore the relationship between a gay character in a science fiction movie.
“Many of my friends are homosexual, and I certainly have no tolerance for anyone who has any ignorance or restriction in people’s lives or love lives,” Sasha once said.
In 2012, Sasha started dating Asha Leo, but they broke up a year later in 2013. Since then, Sasha has never been related to another woman. He keeps his romantic life very secret. Lovers of travel photography, Sasha’s Instagram story is flooded with photos of him visiting exotic places.
The only love in Sasha’s life, according to his social media report, seems to be his cute little dog Bernie The Pooh. He loves the dog so much that he has even opened a separate Instagram account for it.
In his interview with Grapevines, mentioned above, Sasha expressed the wish to be married one day and have children. But by 2017 the shirtless rage that Zauberbiest (hello Grimm fans) is still single still seems to be.
When Sasha Roiz doesn’t act, he collects money somewhere for a cause. He is the founder of the Grimmster Foundation at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.
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Sasha Roiz Height, Body Measurements
Roiz is incredibly tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 5 inches, that is 1.93 m.
His chest size is 43 inches, Biceps – 16 inches and Waist – 33 inches.