Shawn Doyle (born September 19, 1968) is a Canadian actor.
Doyle was born and raised in Wabush (Labrador), Newfoundland. He was exposed to acting at young age, as his father was the founder of a local theatre group. Later he moved to Toronto to study theatre at York University.
He has won three awards for his critically acclaimed performance as Dennis Langley in The Eleventh Hour. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has also starred in the American shows 24 as Ronnie Lobell, Desperate Housewives as Mr. Hartley, and Big Love. He has also made several film appearances: as Jack Shepard in Frequency, Brian in 1998's Babyface, Stephen in the 2005 film Sabah, and as Ray in Grown Up Movie Star (which he co-produced). Other roles include John in the film adaptation of The Robber Bride and a lawyer in Lost. He had a recurring turn as Joey Henrickson, a former NFL player and brother of Bill Henrickson, the main character in the HBO series Big Love. He had a brief role on the short-lived but acclaimed FX series Terriers. He starred as agoraphobic chess genius Arkady Balagan in the Showcase original series Endgame. In the fall of 2011, he starred as the future first Canadian prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald in the CBC TV movie John A.: Birth of a Country. His performance won him a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a television film or miniseries.
In 2012, he appeared in an episode of King. He has appeared in two episodes of Republic of Doyle as Carl Maher. He appeared in the Canadian film The Disappeared in the fall of 2012. He played in an episode of CBS's Vegas as FBI agent Patrick Byrne in 2013. In 2013, he began the recurring role of Isaac Taft on the Canada-based Syfy series Lost Girl. 2014 saw Doyle portray Aleksandre Belenko on Covert Affairs. He portrays Will Graham's defense attorney Leonard Brower on NBC's Hannibal, appeared as Chief of Police Vern Thurman on Fargo, and portrays Jackie Sharp's boyfriend (then later husband), Alan Cooke on House of Cards. In 2015, he appeared in a recurring role on This Life as high school principal, Andrew Wallace, and Sadavir Errinwright on the Syfy series The Expanse.
|1996||The Hangman's Bride|
|2001||Don’t Say a Word|
|2005||Sabah: A Love Story|
|2011||John A.: Birth of a Country|
|2002–2005||The Eleventh Hour||Dennis Langley|
|2004||Desperate Housewives||Mr Hartley|
|2006–2010||Big Love||Joey Henrickson|
|2008||Lost||Duncan Forrester||Episode "Eggtown"|
|2011||Endgame||Arkady Balagan||Lead role|
|2014||House of Cards||Alan Cooke|
|2014||Fargo||Vern Thurman||Guest role|
|2014||Covert Affairs||Aleksandre Belenko||Season 5 recurring|
|2015–2018||The Expanse||Sadavir Errinwright|
|2015||This Life||Andrew Wallace||Season 1 recurring|
|2017||Bellevue||Peter Welland||Lead role|
|TBA||A Higher Loyalty||Bill Priestap||Upcoming miniseries|
|2013||ACTRA award for Outstanding Performance - Male||The Disappeared||Pete||Won|
|2013||Canadian Screen Award Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a television film or miniseries||John A.: Birth of a Country||John A. Macdonald||Won|
|2007||Gemini Award for Outstanding Male Performance In A Dramatic Program Or Miniseries||The Robber Bride||John Grismer||Won|
|2005||Gemini Nomination for Outstanding Performance In A Guest-starring Role||The Eleventh Hour||Dennis Langley||Nominated|
|2004||Gemini Nomination for Outstanding Male Performance In A Leading Role||The Eleventh Hour||Dennis Langley||Nominated|
|2003||ACTRA Toronto Award for Outstanding Performance - Male||The Eleventh Hour||Dennis Langley||Nominated|
- "Interview: The Star of Fargo on Being a Dad". canadianfamily.ca. April 21, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "'Big Love' showed too much love to big cast". popmatters.com. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Frederick, Brittany (January 9, 2012). "Q&A: Shawn Doyle Plays A Brilliant 'Endgame'". starpulse.com. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "CBC's Rick Mercer Report snags 3 Canadian Screen Awards". CBC News. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
- Prudom, Laura (July 29, 2014). "'Covert Affairs' Taps 'Fargo' Thesp Shawn Doyle in Recurring Role". variety.com. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Labrador actor Shawn Doyle scores role on House of Cards". cbc.ca. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "SHAWN DOYLE The Expanse, House of Cards & MORE « Sea and be Scene". seaandbescene.com. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Shandi Mitchell | Shawn Doyle Wins Outstanding Performance Award". www.shandimitchell.com. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Morgan, Aidan. "Shawn Doyle". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- Tillson, Tamsen (February 7, 2003). "ACTRA awards back". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2017.