“Best Local Actor” Shawn Doyle Is Killing It in Hollywood

Some of modern television’s favourite shows – House of Cards, Fargo, 24, This Life, Frontier, Big Love, Vegas, Covert Affairs, Lost Girl, Rookie Blue, and The Expanse – all have something in common: local actor Shawn Doyle has or had a recurring role on them.

He’s also starred in Desperate Housewives, Lie to Me, Hannibal, and he played a lawyer in Lost. All in all he has appeared in over 50 movies or TV shows, and has shared scenes with the likes of Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey, Billy Bob Thorton, Molly Parker, Lawrence Fishbourne, Michael Chiklis, Dennis Quiad, Jason Mamoa, and Kiefer Sutherland.

Recently, Doyle came back to Newfoundland to star in Mark Hoffe’s adaption of the local novel, Away from Everywhere, alongside Jason Priestley & Joanne Kelly. That film is currently doing the festival circuit. He currently has recurring roles in three shows: The Expanse (think Game of Thrones in Outer Space), Frontier (the show that brought Game of Thrones’ Jason Mamoa to Town), and 2017’s forthcoming show, Bellevue, alongside Anna Paquin (of True Blood fame).

Bellevue is an eerie mystery set in a small town, where a transgender teen goes missing. Paquin’s character is forced to cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. Originally from Wabush, he moved to Los Angeles in 2005, after winning a pair of Gemini awards, and swiftly won a third Gemini in 2007 for his role in The Robber Pride.

Doyle began his acting career more than two decades ago in Toronto, after graduating from York’s Theatre program. He is currently represented by The Characters Talent Agency, Magnolia Entertainment, and Kohner Agency.