A long established TV actor, having appeared on over 100 shows since the early 1990s, Roger R. Cross's big break came in 2004 when he was cast as agent Curtis Manning on the fourth season of the action series "24" (Fox 2001-2010). Although his character arc on the show was initially supposed to end after six episodes, the producers eventually expanded Manning's storyline, thus allowing Cross to join the main cast by the start of the show's fifth season. Cross's work on "24" earned the journeyman actor widespread exposure for the first time in his career, and in the years that followed he appeared as a series regular on over half a dozen TV shows, including a starring turn on the Canadian science-fiction series "Continuum" (Showcase 2012- ).
Born in Jamaica, Cross moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, when he was 11 years old. He earned a degree in aviation from Trinity Western University before beginning stunt work for Canadian-made TV shows like "21 Jump Street" (Fox 1987-1991). This developed an interest in acting, and by the early 1990s, Cross had landed guest spots on shows like "Wiseguy" (CBS 1987-1990) and "The Hat Squad" (CBS 1992-93), before nabbing his first recurring role as Officer Terry Cooper on the crime dramedy "The Commish" (ABC 1991-96).
Throughout the remainder of the '90s and early 2000s, Cross landed recurring roles on some of TV's most popular shows, including "The X-Files" (Fox 1993-2002) and "Stargate SG-1" (Showtime 1997-2002 / Syfy 2003-07), as well as a starring role on the popular Canadian science fiction series "First Wave" (Syfy 1998-2001). After his time on the hit "24" came to an end, Cross's next breakout performance came in 2012, when he was cast as one of the leads on the Canadian time-travel series "Continuum." The show aired on the Syfy network in the U.S. and was renewed for a third season in June of 2013.
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Worked as a stunt-man on "21 Jump Street".
First recurring TV role on "The Commish".
Landed a starring role on "First Wave".
Breakout role as Curtis Manning on "24".
Cast as one of the leads on "Continuum".