Roger Cross (born October 19, 1969) is a Jamaican-born Canadian actor who has made numerous appearances in several films and television series, mostly on productions shot in Canada. He is known for his work as CTU Agent Curtis Manning in the popular American television series 24. His other notable television roles include First Wave, Continuum, Motive, and Dark Matter.
Cross was born in Christiana, Jamaica. At age eleven, his family emigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated with a degree in Aviation and General Studies from Trinity Western University. Before his acting career, Cross was a professional pilot.
Cross began his career in the 1990s playing guest roles in such series as Street Justice, The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Chuck.
From 2005 to 2007, Cross achieved wider recognition for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the Fox television drama 24. In 2009, he appeared as DJ and drag queen Sunset Boulevard/Sonny Benson in the Showtime series The L Word.
In 2010, Cross did voice-over work as "Ulysses" in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, "Old World Blues" and "Lonesome Road".
Cross' other notable television roles include Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in Motive, Detective Lucas Hilton in Arrow, Reggie Fitzwilliam in The Strain, Travis Verta in Continuum, and Six in Dark Matter.
In addition to his work on television, Cross has appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, World Trade Center, Re-Kill, and Mad Money.
Cross is in a long term relationship with actress and yoga instructor Josephine Jacob. They have two sons, including Gabriel Jacob-Cross, who is known for his roles on Snowpiercer (2020), Legion (2017), The Man in the High Castle (2015) and the Hallmark film A Christmas Miracle (2019).
|1993||Judgment Day: The John List Story||Dennis|
|Miracle on Interstate 880||Calvin|
|Woman on the Ledge||Fire Rescue Leader|
|Look Who's Talking Now||Pilot|
|1994||In Spite of Love||Archie|
|The Man Who Wouldn't Die||McKinnon|
|The Disappearance of Vonnie||Officer #2|
|1995||Dangerous Intentions||Assistant District Attorney Bob Melchor|
|She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal||Marine Captain Talmadge|
|Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain||Paramedic|
|1997||Free Willy 3: The Rescue||1st Mate Stevens|
|1998||Oklahoma City: A Survivor's Story|
|Voyage of Terror||Robert Fernandez|
|American Dragons||Detective Dion Edwards|
|1999||Double Jeopardy||Hotel Manager|
|Aftershock: Earthquake in New York||Allen|
|NASCAR Racers: The Movie||Steve 'Flyer' Sharp|
|2000||A Father's Choice||Detective Ross|
|Beautiful Joe||Roscoe Lee|
|Sole Survivor||Dr. Smithie|
|2002||Liberty Stands Still||Officer Miller|
|Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever||DIA Agent Zane|
|Kid Bang||'Cee Note'|
|Deadly Little Secrets||Elliot Kincaid|
|Interceptor Force 2||Nathan McCallister|
|2003||Final Destination 2||Isabella's Husband|
|X2||Oval Office Agent Cartwright|
|2004||NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323||Co-Pilot|
|The Chronicles of Riddick||Commander Toal|
|2006||World Trade Center||Will's Doctor|
Playing for Keeps 2009
|The Day the Earth Stood Still||General Quinn|
|2012||Noah's Ark: The New Beginning||Tarkus|
|2015||12 Rounds 3: Lockdown||Burke|
|2017||Justice League Dark||John Stewart, Swamp Thing|
|War for the Planet of the Apes||Captain|
|2020||Justice League Dark: Apokolips War||John Stewart, Swamp Thing|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Student (uncredited)||Episode 4.6: "Old Haunts in a New Age"|
|1990||Wiseguy||Smash Cut||Episode 4.9: "Changing Houses"|
|1992||Neon Rider||Riley||Episode 3.4: "Color Lines"|
|The Hat Squad||Sid||Episode 1.1: "Pilot"|
|1992–1993||Street Justice||Davey / Doug||2 episodes|
|1993||Madison||Officer Norm Michaels||Episode 1.4: "Tough Cries"|
|The Commish||Officer Terry Cooper||4 episodes|
|Born to Run||Roscoe||Television movie|
|1994||Cobra||First Robber||Episode 1.14: "Lost in Cyberspace"|
|M.A.N.T.I.S.||Dixon||Episode 1.2: "Tango Blues"|
|Seasons of the Heart||Television movie|
|Beyond Suspicion||Curtis||Television movie|
|Don't Talk to Strangers||Curtis||Television movie|
|1994–2018||The X-Files||Agent Rice / Lieutenant Brophy / Officer Green / Private Kittel / Officer Wentworth||5 episodes|
|1995||Hawkeye||Angel / Anjou||Episode 1.12: "Fly with Me"|
|Sliders||Wilkins||Episode 1.1: "Pilot"|
|Strange Luck||Bryant||Episode 1.5: "Blind Man's Bluff"|
|1995–2001||The Outer Limits||Bartender / Jon / Kevin Flynn / Lt. Lockhart||4 episodes|
|1996||The Sentinel||Captain Mathis||Episode 1.1: "The Switchman"|
|Viper||Carpenter||Episode 1.1: "Winner Take All"|
|Highlander: The Series||Derek Worth||Episode 5.9: "Little Tin God"|
|Captains Courageous||Hannibal||Television movie|
|The Limbic Region||Brownlee||Television movie|
|1997||Millennium||Officer Shaw||Episode 1.9: "Wide Open"|
|Cloned||Frank Zago||Television movie|
|1997–1998||Stargate SG-1||Captain Conner / Lieutenant Connor||2 episodes|
|1998||Nick Fury: Agent of Shield||Shield Agent #1||Television movie|
|The Color of Courage||Thurgood Marshall||Television movie|
|1998–2001||First Wave||Joshua / Cain / Joshua Bridges||Recurring role, 27 episodes|
|1999||War Planets||Voice—uncredited||Episode 2.6: "Girl's Night Out"|
|2000||Hollywood Off-Ramp||Devon Monk||Episode 1.9: "Watch Your Step"|
|2gether: The Series||Glenn Brummer||2 episodes|
|2001||Andromeda||Carter||Episode 2.6: "All Too Human"|
|UC: Undercover||Captain Eddie Jackson||Episode 1.9: "Zero Option"|
|2002||Relic Hunter||Masters||Episode 3.14: "Hunting with the Enemy"|
|Taken||Capt. Walker||Television miniseries, 3 episodes|
|2002–2003||Just Cause||CJ Leon||Main role, 19 episodes|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||The Leader||Episode 1.39: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|Peacemakers||Isaac Evans||2 episodes|
|Star Trek: Enterprise||Tret||Episode 3.3: "Extinction"|
|2004||JAG||Lt. Hugh Gaston||Episode 9.22: "Trojan Horse"|
|The Days||Damien Morgan / Trey's Dad||2 episodes|
|2005||The 4400||Major Culp||Episode 2.10: "Lockdown"|
|2005–2007||24||Curtis Manning||Recurring role (seasons 4, 6)|
Main role (season 4–5)
|2007||Bionic Woman||Bomani||Episode 1.7: "Trust Issues"|
|2008||NCIS||Lt. Cmdr. David Warfield||Episode 5.13: "Dog Tags"|
|2008–2009||The Guard||Jim McGregor||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2009||The L Word||Sunset Boulevard / Sonny Benson||6 episodes|
|Flashpoint||Anton Burrows||Episode 3.7 "Behind the Blue Line" part 2|
|Fringe||Hybrid / Smith||2 episodes|
|What Color Is Love?||Ty Rivers||Television movie|
|Polar Storm||President||Television movie|
|2010||Chuck||Ring Agent||Episode 3.12: "Chuck Versus the American Hero"|
|The Gates||Coach Ross||4 episodes|
|2011||Obscurus Lupa Presents||Shield Agent #1||Episode 2.22: "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D"|
|Charlie's Angels||Detective Bradley Dumont||Episode 1.8: "Angels Never Forget"|
|2012||The Firm||Sergeant Leonard Debbs||Episode 1.9: "Chapter Nine"|
|Eureka||Major William Shaw||3 episodes|
|Arrow||Detective Hilton||9 episodes|
|Abducted: The Carlina White Story||Carl||Television movie|
|2012–2015||Continuum||Travis Verta||Main role, 36 episodes|
|2013–2016||Motive||Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom: now Superintendent of Investigation.||Main role|
|2014||Orphan Black||Carlton||Episode 2.4: "Governed as It Were by Chance"|
|2014–2015||The Strain||Mr. Fitzwilliam||Recurring role|
|2015||Bones||Kevin O’Donnel||Episode 11.1: “The Loyalty In The Lie”|
|2015–2017||Dark Matter||Six/Griffin Jones||Main role|
|2015||The Returned||Matt||Recurring role|
|2016||The 100||Commander Cole McAdams||Episode 3.7: "Thirteen"|
|Blue Bloods||James Reed||Episode 7.8: "Personal Business"|
|2017||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Eddie, Farah Black's brother|
|iZombie||Private Detective-Coleman Baker||Episode 3.7 Dirt Nap Time|
|The Magicians||Admiral Lacker|
|2019||Coroner||Detective Donovan McAvoy||Main role|
|2020||The Rookie||Norman Jangus||Episode 2.14 "Casualties"|
|Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Reverend Delman Chase||Episode 21.18 "Garland's Baptism by Fire"|
|2021||MacGyver||Conor||Episode 5.9 "Rails + Pitons + Pulley + Pipe + Salt "|
|2010||Fallout: New Vegas||Biological Research Station (Old World Blues) (voice)|
Ulysses (Lonesome Road) (voice)
|2011||Saints Row: The Third||Additional Voices|
|2013||BioShock Infinite||Additional Voices|
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- "All-Star Cast Makes for Unlikely Trio of Bank Robbers in 'Mad Money'". VOA. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
- "Part One: Tamera's "A Christmas Miracle" Co-Stars Brooks Darnell & Gabriel Jacob-Cross". Youtube.com. The Real Daytime. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
- "Part Two: Tamera's "A Christmas Miracle" Co-Stars Brooks Darnell & Gabriel Jacob-Cross". Youtube.com. The Real Daytime. Retrieved September 4, 2020.