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Devon Sawa

Possessing confidence and enthusiasm both on screen and off, Devon Sawa is poised not only for audience and critical acclaim, but for a rapid rise in starpower.

Sawa is currently before the cameras starring opposite Bill Pullman in the independent suspense thriller The Guilty. Next, he begins production on New Line Cinema's Flight 180, in which he plays the lead role of Alex Browning, a teenager who sees his premonition of a plane crash come true.

Sawa has also recently completed work on two highly anticipated independent projects: The Shooting Gallery's Around the Fire, a modern day prodigal son story which follows a boy's emotional struggle to come to terms with his father and himself, and Sony Pictures Classics' S.L.C. Punk! which also co-stars Annabeth Gish and Mathew Lillard and was screened at this year's Sundance Film Festival to enthusiastic audiences. Both films are scheduled for release later this year.

Sawa's additional feature film credits include a starring role in Morgan Creek's Wild America opposite Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Scott Bairstow and A Cool Dry Place opposite Vince Vaughn and Joey Lauren Adams.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Sawa began acting as a hobby in after-school productions. However, Hollywood soon beckoned, and he's been working non-stop ever since.

On the big screen, Sawa has appeared in Little Giants with Ed O'Neill, Now and Then with Christina Ricci and The Boy's Club opposite Chris Penn. Sawa also gained much attention in the title role of Casper as the ghost's human persona, once again opposite Ricci.

For television, Sawa starred as Robin Hood in the original movie for Showtime, Robin of Locksley. His starring role in the Family Channel's Night of the Twister earned that channel's highest ratings to date.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Devon Sawa Facts

Birth NameDevon Edward Sawa
BirthdaySeptember 7, 1978 (45)
BirthplaceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Devon Sawa compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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