Callum Keith Rennie

Actor, Laborer, Tree planter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1960 in Sunderland, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (69)

Born to Be Blue 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Into the Forest 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ride 2015 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet 2015 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

Wait Till Helen Comes 2015 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Gunless 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Motive 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

October Gale 2013 (Movie)

James (Actor)

The Firm 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Case 39 2010 (Movie)

Edward Sullivan (Actor)

Californication 1997 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trigger 2009 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Sleepwalking 2008 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

The X-Files: I Want to Believe 2008 (Movie)

2nd Abductor (Janke Dacyshyn) (Actor)

Tin Man 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Code Name: The Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

Shaw (Actor)

Shattered 2007 (Movie)

Detective McGrath (Actor)

Silk 2007 (Movie)

Schuyler (Actor)

Snow Cake 2007 (Movie)

John Neil (Actor)

The Invisible 2007 (Movie)

Detective Brian Larson (Actor)

Whole New Thing 2007 (Movie)

Denny (Actor)

Normal 2006 (Movie)

Walt Braugher (Actor)

Painkiller Jane 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Falling Angels 2005 (Movie)

Jim Field (Actor)

Now & Forever 2005 (Movie)

Carl Mackie (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Asher Talos (Actor)

Lucid 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shooting Gallery 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unnatural & Accidental 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wilby Wonderful 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paycheck 2003 (Movie)

Jude (Guard) (Actor)

Dark Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Femme Nikita 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Memento 2001 (Movie)

Dodd (Actor)

Slap Shot II: Breaking the Ice 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trapped 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Twitch City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Picture Claire 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suspicious River 2000 (Movie)

Gary Jensen (Actor)

Due South 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

Carlaw (Actor)

Last Night 1999 (Movie)

Craig Zwiller (Actor)

Hard Core Logo 1998 (Movie)

Billy Tallent (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

My Life As a Dog 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Stop 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

Motel Manager (Actor)

Masterminds 1997 (Movie)

Ollie (Actor)

Men With Guns 1997 (Movie)

Mamet (Actor)

Curtis's Charm 1996 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Unforgettable 1996 (Movie)

Drug Dealer (Actor)

Double Happiness 1995 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

When the Dark Man Calls 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Flowers and Garnet (TV Show)

Actor

Freefall: Flight 174 (TV Show)

Actor

Longmire (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange World (TV Show)

Actor

Tin Man (TV Show)

Actor

Tricks (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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".

Relationships

Babz Chula Actor

Companion
Born c. 1946 had two-year relationship no longer together

Elizabeth Hodgson

Companion
Reportedly involved, although neither will confirm or deny the reports

EDUCATION

Strathcona High School

Edmonton , Alberta
Met future "Kids in the Hall" member Bruce McCulloch

Bruhanski Theatre Studio

Vancouver , British Columbia

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with Renée Zellweger in the thriller "Case 39"

2010

Appeared as Russian mobster Vladimir Laitanan in the eighth season of "24" (FOX)

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)

2007

Cast opposite Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver in "Snow Cake"

2007

Appeared opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner"

2004

Had a recurring role as the Cylon Leoben Conoy in the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" on the Sci Fi Channel

2004

Appeared in "The Butterfly Effect"

2004

Cast in "Blade: Trinity," which starred Wesley Snipes

2001

Had small role in the thriller "Memento"

1999

Featured in David Cronenberg virtual reality thriller "eXistenZ"

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)

1997

Appeared in the Showtime original movie "Tricks"

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

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"

1996

Starred as former punk rocker Billy Tallent in Bruce McDonald's satirical "Hard Core Logo" (released in the USA in 1998)

1996

Had a bit part as a drug dealer in the mystery thriller "Unforgettable"

1995

Acted in the ABC movie adventure "The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky"

1995

Appeared in the USA Network TV-movie "When the Dark Man Calls"

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

Featured opposite Sandra Oh in Mina Shum's "Double Happiness"

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"

1993

At age 33, began to seriously pursue an acting career

Did stage work in Edmonton

Began acting with radio voice work through a friend at the University of Alberta campus station

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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

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In 1993, Rennie was involved in a barroom brawl that resulted in retina damage from broken glass, leading him to swear off alcohol.

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