Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, Shawn Doyle has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen.
With his move to Los Angeles in 2005, Shawn quickly amassed an impressive list of credits with recurring roles on Desperate Housewives (2004) and 24 (2001), and guest-star roles on Lie to Me (2009), _"Terriers"(2010)_, Dark Blue (2009), Lost (2004), Numb3rs (2005) and Blind Justice (2005). In 2010 he said goodbye to his regular role as Joey in the hit series Big Love (2006) to portray the brilliant, charismatic and egocentric Balagan in Endgame (2011).
Prior to moving south, Shawn starred in the critically-acclaimed Canadian series Bury the Lead (2002) and received the 2002 ACTRA Award and a 2004 Gemini (Canadian Emmy) Nomination, both for Outstanding Male Performance In A Leading Role, and a 2005 Gemini Nomination for Outstanding Performance In A Guest-starring Role. He starred opposite 'Mary-Louise Parker' in the CBC/BBC movie The Robber Bride (2007), which garnered him a Gemini Award for Outstanding Male Performance In A Dramatic Program Or Miniseries. Other Canadian television credits include the CBC miniseries Guns (2008), The City (1999) (Gemini Nom.), Scar Tissue (2002), A Killing Spring (2002) (Gemini Nom), Criminal Instincts (2000), Peacekeepers (1997) and the miniseries Dieppe (1993). He will soon be starring as the Father of Canadian Confederation John A. Macdonald in the movie "The Rivals".
Shawn's film credits include Grown Up Movie Star (2009), White Out (2008), Sabah (2005), Don't Say a Word (2001), Frequency (2000), The Majestic (2001), Knockaround Guys (2001) and Mount Pleasant (2006).
On stage, Shawn has performed in a long list of plays, both contemporary and classical. His most recent outing in 'Carol Churchill's "A Number" earned him the 2006 Dora (Canadian Tony) Award for Outstanding Male Performance.
|1996||Darkman III: Die Darkman Die||Adam|
|The Long Kiss Goodnight||Donlevy Bum Cop|
|Giant Mine||Al Shearing|
|The Hangman's Bride||Jean Corolere|
|Sleeping Dogs Lie||Hammond|
|Who Killed Atlanta's Children?||Royal McCullough|
|2001||Stiletto Dance||Anton Seaberg|
|Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage||Mayor Henry Kidd|
|Knockaround Guys||Deputy Ward|
|Who Is Cletis Tout?||Crow Gollotti|
|Don't Say a Word||Russel Maddox|
|The Majestic||Federal Agent Saunders|
|2002||A Killing Spring||Detective Alex Emanuel|
|Verdict in Blood||Alex Emanuel|
|Scar Tissue||Daniel Nevsky|
|2003||Do or Die||Det. Alan Yann|
|2006||Eight Days to Live||Tim Spring|
|Mount Pleasant||Stephen Burrows|
|2007||The Robber Bride||John Grismer|
|Grown Up Movie Star||Ray|
|2011||John A.: Birth of a Country||John A. Macdonald|
|2014||Lizzie Borden Took an Ax||Marshall Hilliard|
|2015||The Sons of Summer||James Dalton|
|1995-1996||Side Effects||Billy McFee|
|1996||PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||Brad Peck|
|1998||The Last Don II||Bruno|
|Earth: Final Conflict||Lazarus|
|Due South||Dwight Jones|
|1999||The City||Detective McKeigan|
|Storm of the Century||Lucien Fournier|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Archie Lopez|
|2004-2005||Desperate Housewives||Mr. Hartley|
|Blind Justice||Randy Lyman|
|2002-2005||Bury the Lead||Dennis Langley|
|2008||Lost||Atty. Duncan Forrester|
|2009||Medium||Det. Brad Auerbach|
|Dark Blue||Mike O'Neill|
|2006-2010||Big Love||Joey Henrickson|
|Lie To Me||Mike Salinger|
|2010-2012||Republic of Doyle||Carl Maher|
|Saving Hope||Scott Cockburn|
|2013||Lost Girl||Dr. Isaac Felt|
|King & Maxwell||Nikoloz Arziani|
|Reign||Claude de Guise|
|The Listener||Samuel Murley|
|Rookie Blue||Ted McDonald|
|Covert Affairs||Aleksandre Belenko|
- Cousin is the well-known Canadian singer Damhnait Doyle. Spent much of his early career as a Fight Choreographer/Teacher.
- Moved to Toronto to study theatre at York University.
- Born in Wabush, a mining town in Northern Canada. Father began an amateur drama group that traveled the world, representing Canada at festivals.
- He is not the only actor on Reign to have the last name Doyle, so does Joe Doyle.