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) (TV), 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), "Deep in the City" (1999) (Gemini Nom.), Scar Tissue (2002) (TV), A Killing Spring (2002) (TV) (Gemini Nom), "Criminal Instincts" (2000), Peacekeepers (1997) (TV) and the miniseries Dieppe (1993) (TV). 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.
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