David Hewlett


DAVID HEWLETT (actor; Canada)

Guest appearance: Friday 5. April and Saturday 6. April 2024

David Hewlett is a Canadian actor, writer, and director. He was born in England, and moved with his family to Canada at the age of four. Hewlett received his first computer in his mid-teens and became a self-described "computer nerd". While attending high school in Toronto, he launched his acting career, starring in student films by Vincenzo Natali. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue careers in acting and computing.

He has appeared in many low-budget horror films. He also guest starred in several television series. In 1996, he landed one of his better-known roles, as Grant Jansky on TRADERS. In 1997, Hewlett worked with Natali again, starring in his critically acclaimed thriller CUBE.

Hewlett had his early dreams of working in science fiction made into a reality, when he first had a guest role on the Canadian/American sci-fi series STARGATE SG-1, as the Stargate expert Rodney McKay, which eventually grew into leading role on STARGATE: ATLANTIS and guest role on STARGATE UNIVERSE.

More recently, Hewlett had a role in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and played the character Fleming in the multi-Academy Award winning film THE SPAPE OF WATER. He collaborated again with Guillermo del Toro for GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES.

When he's not filming, Hewlett volunteers as a parent sponsor of a school PC/Tech club for kids interested in 3D printing and programming.