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Devon Edward Sawa was born on Sept. 7. 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Sawa's interest in and professional pursuit of acting seemed to have begun as early as kindergarten, when he first began performing in school productions. By the dawn of his teen years, Sawa was booking jobs in toy commercials, and soon after in television shows and feature films. Early appearances included series like "Unsub" (NBC 1989) and "The Odyssey" (CBC 1992-94). He made the move to the big screen with the popular family sports film "Little Giants" (1994) and the fantasy film "Casper" (1995), in which he played the bodily incarnation of the titular animated ghost. As Sawa aged, so did his material mature; he next appeared in the romantic comedy "Now and Then" (1995) and the crime drama "The Boys Club" (1996). He maintained a family friendly flare with the likes of "Wild America" (1997), but continued to veer older with the drama "A Cool, Dry Place" (1998), the thriller "Final Destination" (2000), and, also in 2000, the music video for the hit Eminem song "Stan," in which he portrayed the rapper's eponymous super-fan. After a few more roles, including a part in the comedy "Slackers" (2002) and the horror film "Devil's Den" (2006), Sawa phased out of acting for a while, returning several years later for a major part on the action series "Nikita" (The CW 2010-13). Sawa filled this new chapter of his career primarily with horror and thriller movies, namely "Endure" (2010), "A Resurrection" (2013), and "The Exorcism of Molly Hartley" (2015). Sawa next brought this new fixation to the small screen with a costarring part on the thriller series "Somewhere Between" (ABC 2017-), also starring Paula Patton.
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Had first acting role in a kindergarten production
Began acting in theater at age 10 (date approximate)
First significant feature film role, "Little Giants"
Played human incarnation of "Casper" in the feature
Played the title role in the Showtime movie "Robin of Locksley"
Starred with John Schneider in TV-movie "Night of the Twister" (USA Network)
Co-starred in "Wild America"
Had featured role in the comedy horror film "Idle Hands"
Acted in the horror movie "Final Destination"
Co-starred as Will in the adventure action feature "Extreme Ops"
Starred in the thriller series "Nikita"