Born and raised in a Canadian mining town, Shawn Doyle was introduced to acting at an early age. His father, Jerry, was a member of the "Carol Players," a traveling theatre group based in his family's hometown of Wabush, Newfoundland. Doyle eventually moved to Toronto to study theatre at York University, and went on to establish a successful career on both stage and screen in the Canadian city.
With his move to Los Angeles in 2005, Shawn quickly amassed an impressive list of credits with recurring roles on "Desperate Housewives" and "24." He also had guest-starring roles in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Blind Justice."
In Canada, Shawn starred in the critically acclaimed series "The Eleventh Hour," and received the 2002 ACTRA Award for Outstanding Male Performance in a series. In 1999, he received a Gemini nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as "McKeighan" in the gritty primetime drama series, "The City." Other Canadian television credits include "Scar Tissue," "A Killing Spring," (which earned him another Gemini nomination for Best Actor), "Criminal Instinct," "Verdict In Blood," "Sleeping Dogs Lie," "Peacekeepers," and the miniseries, "Dieppe."
Shawn's film credits include "Sabah," "The Majestic," "Don't Say A Word," "Cletis Tout," "Frequency," "Knockaround Guys," "Long Kiss Goodnight" and "Papertrail." He also co-starred with his wife, Allegra Fulton, in the short film "The Hangman's Bride," which garnered numerous awards including a 1996 Genie for Best Live Action Short, and the Gold Award in its category at the Houston International Film Festival.
On stage, Shawn has performed in a long list of plays both
contemporary and classical.
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