Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

Gemini and Genie award winning actor Callum Keith Rennie is one of Canada's best known and critically acclaimed actors. Born in England, Callum moved to Edmonton, Alberta when he was a young child where he met and befriended Bruce McCullough (Kids in the Hall), who introduced him to punk music in the late 70's.

An opportunity to pursue acting arrived when some friends who had a radio show at University of Alberta campus radio station CJSR offered him a chance to do voice work. He was hooked immediately and that job eventually led to a year of producing and writing and he soon appeared in David Mamet's American Buffalo.

After enrolling in the Bruhanski Theatre Studio in Vancouver, Callum soon earned his first Genie Award nomination for his role as the nerdy boyfriend in Mina Shum's Double Happiness.

After a number of guest TV performances, Callum earned the lead as a reformed drug addict in John L'Ecuyer's Curtis' Charm.   Soon after, he starred in the 'mockumentary' Hard Core Logo and earned widespread critical acclaim as the charismatic Billy Tallent.  After appearing for a year on the hit TV series Due South as Detective Stanley Kowalski, he appeared alongside old friend Bruce McCulloch on the offbeat, yet critically acclaimed, TV series Twitch City and had a recurring role on the Gemini award winning series DaVinci's Inquest.

Callum has worked with some of the industry's most talented directors.  Most recently, he appeared in David Cronenberg's eXistenZ, Don McKellar's Last Night; Lynne Stopkewich's Suspicious River, Bruce MacDonald's Picture Claire, Christopher Nolan's Memento, and Keith Berman's festival hit Flower and Garnet.

Callum can most recently be seen playing a Cylon in Sci-Fi Channel's remake of Battlestar Gallactica.