Sebastian Roché

French actor Sebastian Roch's life reads something like a movie itself: the linguistically-gifted actor (he is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English) spent his teenage years sailing with his family, and later ... Read more »
Born: 08/04/1964 in Paris, , FR

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Young Pope 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

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Bones 2016 (Tv Show)

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Royal Pains 2016 (Tv Show)

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NCIS: Los Angeles 2015 (Tv Show)

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Once Upon a Time 2015 (Tv Show)

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Phantom Halo 2015 (Movie)

Warren Emerson (Actor)

The Originals 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 (Movie)

Yuri Landau (Actor)

Scandal 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wer 2014 (Movie)

Detective Pistor (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Grimm 2012 (Tv Show)

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Unforgettable 2012 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Adventures of Tintin 2011 (Movie)

Pedro/1st Mate (Voice)

Vampire Diaries 2011 (Tv Show)

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Fringe 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Happy Tears 2010 (Movie)

Laurent (Actor)

New York Undercover 1996 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Beautiful Life 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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24 2009 (Tv Show)

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What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

Claude "Kickboy Face" Bessy (Actor)

Beowulf 2007 (Movie)

Wulfgar (Actor)

John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

The Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2005 (Tv Show)

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Alias 2004 (Tv Show)

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Never Get Outta the Boat 2004 (Movie)

Soren (Actor)

Odyssey 5 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

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Touching Evil (USA) 2004 (Tv Show)

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15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

Ludwig (Actor)

Baby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Big Apple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Crossing 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

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Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Merlin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Sex and the City 1998 (Tv Show)

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Feds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Roar 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Peacemaker 1997 (Movie)

German Backpacker (Actor)

Loungers 1996 (Movie)

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Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

Jesus Christ (Actor)

South Beach 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

24: Redemption (TV Show)

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Earthsea (TV Show)

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Haven (TV Show)

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Pegasus vs Chimera (TV Show)

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The Hunley (TV Show)

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Biography

French actor Sebastian Roché's life reads something like a movie itself: the linguistically-gifted actor (he is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English) spent his teenage years sailing with his family, and later studied drama at the famed Conservatoir Superieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris while working on the French stage and screen. By the late '90s Roché had married actress Vera Farmiga; helped co-write the experimental indie film "Loungers" (1995); and appeared in numerous American films and TV series, including the short-lived Heath Ledger adventure fantasy "Roar" (Fox, 1997). But it was the 2000s that found the avid rock climber ascending to new heights. In 2007 he voiced a character in the epic "Beowulf," and landed a recurring role as a criminally-minded terrorist on the long-running ABC soap opera "General Hospital" (1963- ). Two years later Roché, who continued to perform on stage throughout the U.S. and Europe, was cast as an otherworldly shapeshifter on "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013), which he followed up with memorable performances as a rogue angel on "Supernatural" (The CW, 2005- ) and a centuries-old vampire on "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). Armed with a sly sense of humour and energetic demeanor, Roché brings his scene-stealing presence to both big and small screens.

EDUCATION

Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique

Milestones

2011

Introduced as original vampire Mikael on The CW's "The Vampire Diaries"

2010

Landed the role of rogue angel Balthazar on The CW's "Supernatural"

2009

Cast in a recurring role as a supernatural shapeshifter on FOX's "Fringe"

2007

Featured in the motion-capture adaptation of "Beowulf"

2007

Portrayed criminal Jerry Jacks on ABC's "General Hospital"

1995

Co-wrote "Loungers" with director Marc Forster

1989

Graduated from the Conservatoire Superieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris

1987

Made his TV debut in the French TV mini-series "Bonjour maitre"

Bonus Trivia

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Spent his teenage years sailing with his family from France to the Mediterranean, South America and Africa

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Is fluent in four languages: French, English, Spanish and Italian

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Has appeared in several science-fiction and supernatural series, including "Fringe," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Grimm"

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Is an avid rock climber and has climbed Machu Picchu and several neighboring mountains

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"It’s great to not do your craft or your job, because sometimes it’s a job, not a craft. There are other things to do - traveling, meeting people, doing charity work, climbing mountains - and setting challenges for yourself as you get older, because I’m getting ancient." - from CoupdeMainMagazine.com, Nov. 30, 2012

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