|Education||National Theatre School of Canada|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer|
Allan Hawco is a Canadian writer, actor and producer best known for his roles in the series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Republic of Doyle and The Book of Negroes, and the television limited series Caught.
Early and personal life
Hawco was born on Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, as the youngest of four children but moved to Goulds at an early age. His father Michael worked on the Bell Island Ferry, and his mother Mary was an elementary school teacher and former nun. He studied business at Memorial University of Newfoundland but dropped out in favour of the National Theatre School of Canada. One of his brothers is a composer, and has composed for Republic of Doyle, while his father has also worked on the show and his mother has appeared as a background performer.
Hawco's first role was in the Shakespeare by the Sea production of Macbeth, which was directed by Aiden Flynn. From there, director Danielle Irvine encouraged Allan to audition for the National Theatre School where he was one of 13 selected from thousands of applicants that year.
After graduation from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2000, Hawco worked in many of the major theatres in the country. He started his own production company The Company Theatre with Philip Riccio. The Company's inaugural production, A Whistle in the Dark, brought Hawco critical acclaim. Their 2009 production of Festen won him three Dora Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Play.
Some of Hawco's earlier movie roles include Canadian productions such as Making Love in Saint Pierre, Above and Beyond, and Love and Savagery, the latest of which won him an ACTRA nomination for Outstanding Male Performance. His career took off with the launch of his own TV series Republic of Doyle, which premiered in 2010. Hawco is co-creator with Perry Chafe and Malcolm MacRury, executive producer, lead actor, head writer as well as the show's showrunner. The show has been sold to over 90 countries, and maintained over a million viewers a week on CBC television in Canada.
In 2010, Hawco was nominated for the ACTRA Toronto award for Outstanding Performance – Male for his performance in Love and Savagery. He was also nominated that year for two Gemini Awards, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role and Best Dramatic Series for his work as actor, co-creator, writer and executive producer of Republic of Doyle.
Also in 2011, Hawco was presented with the Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame's Outstanding Achievement Award.
In 2016 Hawco's production company in Newfoundland produced the Netflix Original series: Frontier, starring Jason Momoa. Hawco also stars in the series as well as functioning as an Executive Producer on the show.
In 2018 Hawco served as Executive Producer, Writer/Showrunner and starred in the CBC adaptation of Lisa Moore's novel Caught. The series received a number of CSA nominations including best series and a best actor nod for Mr. Hawco. Caught's other screen writers include Hawco's writing partner Perry Chafe, John Kirzanc, Julia Cohan and Adriana Maggs. Caught is distributed by eOne entertainment, and eOne exec Tecca Crosby was the inspiration behind the making of the limited series according to interviews with Hawco on the topic.
In 2019, Hawco starred as "Coyote" in the Amazon Prime TV series Jack Ryan alongside John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce. Jack Ryan was written by Lost creator Carlton Cuse. Filming took place in Colombia, he said in a tweet.
|1998||When Ponds Freeze Over||Young Paddy||Short film|
|2002||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Mitch||Episode: "The Heist"|
|2003||Mutant X||Scientist||Episode: "Under the Cloak of War"|
|2003||Bury The Lead||Linus||Episode: "Hall of Mirrors"|
|2004||Bliss||Andrew||Episode: "Steph's Life"|
|2004||Making Love in St. Pierre||Sebastian|
|2004||Wilby Wonderful||Radio Announcer||Voice only|
|2004||H2O||Christy Berger||2 episodes|
|2005||Heritage Minutes||Evers||Episode: "Home from the Wars"|
|2005||Snapshots For Henry||PentShort|
|2006||Above and Beyond||Nathan Burgess||Mini-series|
|2006||The Secret Miracle||Ryan Kilpatrick||Short|
|2007||The Third Eye||Ryan|
|2007||Closing the Ring||Peter Etty|
|2008||The Trojan Horse||Christie Berger||Mini-series|
|2009||ZOS: Zone of Separation||Captain Mick Graham||Mini-series|
|2009||Love and Savagery||Michael|
|2009||Quiet At Dawn||Manning||Short|
|2013||Murdoch Mysteries||Jacob Doyle||Episode: "Republic of Murdoch"|
|2010||Republic of Doyle||Jake Doyle||Series lead; also creator and producer|
|2015||The Book of Negroes||Solomon Lindo||Mini-series|
|2015||Hyena Road||MCpl. Travis Davidson|
|2016||Frontier||Douglas Brown||Main cast|
|2017||The Child Remains||Liam|
|2018||Caught||David Slaney||Also writer and producer|
|2019||Street Legal||Cole Haney||2 episodes|
|2019||Departure||Captain Donovan||6 episodes|
|2019||Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan||Coyote||6 episodes|
- "Allan Hawco - creator, lead writer, executive producer and star of Republic of Doyle". The Montrealer. March 1, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "Allan Hawco says goodbye to Jake Doyle". Q, December 10, 2014.
- "Alumni, Acting: 2000-2009". National Theatre School of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-05-12.
- Ouzounian, Richard. "The Bay (and lake) boy: Newfoundland television starAllan Hawco returns to the stage in Toronto after five years away". Toronto Star, 10 April 2010.
- Rick Groen (November 12, 2009). "Boy meets girl but God, science and art get in the way". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- Annette Bordeau (January 4, 2013). "Allan Hawco, 'Republic of Doyle' star, on season 4 surprises and guest stars". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "Allan Hawco Awards". IMDB. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
- "Allan Hawco and Claude Poissant: recipients of the 2011 Gascon-Thomas Award". National Theatre School of Canada. Archived from the original on 2013-04-07. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
- "Allan Hawco's new Frontier". Toronto Star, Tony Wong, Nov. 7, 2016
- "Here's your first look at the CBC adaptation of Lisa Moore's Caught". CBC Books, January 16, 2018.