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Also Known As: Callum Rennie Died:
Born: September 14, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sunderland, England, GB Profession: actor, tree planter, paper baler, construction worker, laborer, restaurant worker

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Charismatic Canadian actor Callum Keith Rennie entered the entertainment field relatively late, jumpstarting his career at age 33, but making up for lost time with prolific independent film work, and a regular starring role on the syndicated police series "Due South". Blond and wiry, with an edgy, down-to-earth style and manner, Rennie proved a highly watchable and versatile performer with notable ease onscreen. While born in Sutherland, England, he was raised in Canada from a young age. The seeds of his career were sown in Alberta where he landed some voiceover work at the University of Alberta radio station and where he began acting on the Edmonton stage, which in turn led to work in television and independent film. In 1994, wary of the commitment of a television contract, the actor turned down the recurring role of Agent Alex Krycek on the Fox series "The X-Files", but he did take guest roles on 1994 and 1995 episodes of the Vancouver-filmed sci-fi series. Rennie was also featured in the ABC police drama "The Commish" in 1994 and that same year had a bit part in the sci-fi action feature "Timecop".

Charismatic Canadian actor Callum Keith Rennie entered the entertainment field relatively late, jumpstarting his career at age 33, but making up for lost time with prolific independent film work, and a regular starring role on the syndicated police series "Due South". Blond and wiry, with an edgy, down-to-earth style and manner, Rennie proved a highly watchable and versatile performer with notable ease onscreen. While born in Sutherland, England, he was raised in Canada from a young age. The seeds of his career were sown in Alberta where he landed some voiceover work at the University of Alberta radio station and where he began acting on the Edmonton stage, which in turn led to work in television and independent film. In 1994, wary of the commitment of a television contract, the actor turned down the recurring role of Agent Alex Krycek on the Fox series "The X-Files", but he did take guest roles on 1994 and 1995 episodes of the Vancouver-filmed sci-fi series. Rennie was also featured in the ABC police drama "The Commish" in 1994 and that same year had a bit part in the sci-fi action feature "Timecop".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Into the Forest (2015)
2.
 October Gale (2014)
4.
 Trigger (2011)
5.
 Case 39 (2010)
7.
 Sleepwalking (2008)
9.
 Shattered (2007)
10.
 Silk (2007)
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Began acting with radio voice work through a friend at the University of Alberta campus station
:
Did stage work in Edmonton
1993:
At age 33, began to seriously pursue an acting career
1994:
Turned down the recurring role of Agent Alex Krycek on the FOX series "The X-Files"; guest-starred in the episode "Lazarus"
1994:
Guest starred on an episode of ABC's "The Commish"
1994:
Appeared in the sci-fi actioner "Timecop"
1995:
Featured opposite Sandra Oh in Mina Shum's "Double Happiness"
1995:
Starred as Jim, a recovered heroin addict in "Curtis' Charm"; based on Jim Carroll's autobiographical short story (released in the USA in 1996)
1995:
Appeared in the USA Network TV-movie "When the Dark Man Calls"
1995:
Acted in the ABC movie adventure "The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky"
1996:
Had a bit part as a drug dealer in the mystery thriller "Unforgettable"
1996:
Starred as former punk rocker Billy Tallent in Bruce McDonald's satirical "Hard Core Logo" (released in the USA in 1998)
1997:
Had small roles in the children's adventure film "Masterminds" and the romantic comedy "Excess Baggage"
1997:
Played the permanently stoned Mamet in the bumbling adventure "Men With Guns"
1997:
Was a featured regular on the Canadian series "My Life as a Dog" (aired in the USA on Showtime)
1997:
Co-starred on the syndicated police series "Due South"
1997:
Appeared in the Showtime original movie "Tricks"
1998:
Cast in Don McKellar's "Last Night" as a man who spends his last night on Earth bedding as many different types of people as he can (released in the USA in 1999)
1999:
Featured in David Cronenberg virtual reality thriller "eXistenZ"
2001:
Had small role in the thriller "Memento"
2004:
Appeared in "The Butterfly Effect"
2004:
Had a recurring role as the Cylon Leoben Conoy in the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" on the Sci Fi Channel
2004:
Cast in "Blade: Trinity," which starred Wesley Snipes
2007:
Appeared opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner"
2007:
Cast opposite Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver in "Snow Cake"
2009:
Played Jeff Slingerland aka Dr. Maurice Raynaud in the ABC series "FlashForward"
2008:
Portrayed record producer Lew Ashby in the second season of "Californication" (Showtime)
2010:
Appeared as Russian mobster Vladimir Laitanan in the eighth season of "24" (FOX)
2010:
Co-starred with Renée Zellweger in the thriller "Case 39"
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Education

Strathcona High School: Edmonton , Alberta -
Bruhanski Theatre Studio: Vancouver , British Columbia -

Notes

Rennie is a recovering alcoholic who reportedly stopped drinking after a barroom fight in 1993 during which a piece of flying glass injured his left eye.

Has a tattoo of the Champion logo modeled on a painting by Stuart Davis on his his upper right arm.

"Due South" executive producer and star Paul Gross on Rennie's work on the series, stepping in after previous co-star David Marciano left: "You can't replace David, but Callum is completely insane. Suffice to say that somebody went into his brain at an early age and rewired everything. As a result he brings an unpredicatbility to the show that has provided us an enormous amount of excitement. This gives the new series a different enerfy. The basic dynamic of the show and relationship remain the same, but the humour is a little different" --quoted in DUE SOUTH, THE OFFICIAL COMPANION, 1998

On taking on the role of Detective Stanley Kowalski on the TV series "Due South": "Although a lot of my previous roles have been bad guys, I didn't feel the need to do any research with the police. Anyway, I play a cop like I play a bad guy" --Rennie quoted in DUE SOUTH, THE OFFICIAL COMPANION, 1998

Rennie on the perceived backlash against him during his run on the popular Canadian drama series "Due South": "You do a lot of work, and then as soon as you're on a successful show, all of a sudden you've sold out." --quoted in Toronto Sun, c. 1997.

Rennie on approaching his character in "Last Night": "Don [McKellar] and I had a lot of discussions about that because, on the page, he looked like he might be a sociopath rather than just a sweet guy who's just trying to get some things out of the way, some experiences he really wants to touch upon before he departs.

"On the page it looked quite daunting. Are this acts of love, or acts of loathing, or acts of expression? The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." --quoted in Toronto Sun, October 22, 1998.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Babz Chula. Mother is third wife; survived him.
companion:
Babz Chula. Actor. Born c. 1946; had two-year relationship no longer together.
companion:
Elizabeth Hodgson. Third; survived him.
companion:
Elizabeth Hodgson. Manager. Reportedly involved, although neither will confirm or deny the reports.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Due South: The Official Companion" Titan

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