David Hewlett is a popular television personality famed for his exceptional acting career and brilliant performances on several movies and television series. In addition to acting, he makes money as a writer, film director and voice actor as well.
Born as David Lan Hewlett, this super-talented actor sure has many years of acting experience under his belt, having been active in the movie industry since 1984. He had his career breakthrough and meteoric rise to prominence after guest starring in the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows – Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.
His role as ‘Dr. Rodney Mckay’ in the aforementioned TV shows earned him an overwhelming admiration for his creativity, popularity and other acting gigs in Hollywood.
Some of his numerous television series and films include; Shining Time Station (1993), Traders (a Canadian television series that aired from 1996 – 2000), Cube (a 1997 Canadian psychological horror film), Pin (a 1988 horror film), Scanners II: The New Order (a 1991 science-fiction film), and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011).
Actor David Hewlett’s acting career has spanned over thirty years and counting. His name may not be as popular as most Hollywood powerhouses but he’s certainly a household name and most Americans’ favourite.
On social media, he is connected to a large number of people and engages with over 104 thousand followers on his Twitter account and over 13 thousand fans on his Facebook account.
David Hewlett’s Biography
His parents welcomed him on April 18, 1968, in Redhill, a town in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey, England. His family, however, relocated to Canada when he was four years old.
Shortly after their arrival in Toronto, David was enrolled at a high school in the city, where he first explored the possibility of acting. He went on to feature in a number of films directed by his school, excelling beyond his own expectations.
The British-born Canadian star later dropped out of school in his senior year after discovering that he was meant to be an actor and a computer expert.
David’s love for computer dates back to his teen years in Toronto, where he would glue himself to the machine for hours. At the time, he pursued an obsessive interest in the machine so much that he declared himself a computer nerd.
After dropping out of school to pursue acting and computing, Hewlett launched a web development firm, called ‘Darkly Media’. He also established an internet community called ‘Fusefilm.com’ for filmmakers.
His Family – Wife, Children
Throughout the years, David Hewlett has enjoyed a flourishing and harmonious acting career but the same cannot be said about his marriage as he has tied the knot twice.
His first marriage was to Canadian actress Soo Garay in 2000. The sweethearts legally divorced just after four years of staying together as husband and wife. Not long after, David found love again but this time, in the arms of Jane Loughman, who he later got married to in 2008.
While David’s marriage to Soo (also called sue) did not produce any child, he shares a son (Sebastian Flynn Loughman Hewlett) with Jane Loughman.
For now, we can’t really tell what his wife and son are up to. But, we believe they are making great strides in their respective fields of interest.
Considering Hewlett’s incredible and flawless career, there’s no doubt that he has made a huge fortune in Hollywood as an actor, voice actor and film director. He’s believed to be making additional cash as a writer and computer expert as well.
According to authoritative sites, the Canadian actor boasts an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Quick Facts about David Hewlett
- Shining Time Station actor Hewlett is a parent sponsor of a school PC/Tech club for kids interested in 3D printing and programming.
- He is the only brother of your favourite Canadian film actress, Katherine Emily Hewlett.
- David Hewlett has appeared in more than 85 films; having been in the movie industry for more than three decades.
- He is an avid science fiction fan.
- He is the brain behind Debug, a 2014 Canadian science fiction horror film which featured Adrian Holmes, Adam Butcher, Kjartan Hewitt, Sidney Leeder, and Jadyn Wong as computer programmers
- The A-lister is quite tall. His height is put at 5 feet and 9.5 inches.