Who is Devon Sawa?
Devon Sawa is a Canadian actor, perhaps still best known to the world as Casper McFadden in the film “Casper” (1995), then as Alex Browning in the film “Final Destination”, and many other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.
Where is Devon Sawa Now?
Devon is now in his mid- 40s and enjoying the best years of his career. He recently starred in the action thriller film “Gasoline Alley”, alongside Bruce Willis and Luke Wilson.
As of mid-2022, he’s working on the drama film “Who Are You People”, written and directed by Ben Epstein and co-starring Alyssa Milano and Reid Miller.
Devon Sawa Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Devon Edward Sawa was born of part-Polish ancestry on 7 September 1978 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Devon grew up in a family of five, the youngest child born to Edward Sawa, a mechanic, and his wife, Joyce Sawa, who is a producer known for her work on such projects as the TV series “Million Dollar Neighborhood” (2012), and the film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018).
Devon became interested in acting at an early age, and joined a local community theater in his childhood. He attended Ecole Alpha Secondary School, and later graduated from Vancouver Film School.
From theater work, Devon transferred to TV commercials in the late ’80s, while his first on-screen appearance as an 11-year-pld actor, playing Young John Wesley in the TV series “Unsub” (1989).
Three years later, Devon was chosen for the part of Yudo in the TV adventure drama series “The Odyssey”, which starred Illya Woloshyn, Ashleigh Aston Moore and Tony Sampson.
In 1993, he appeared in the television movie “Sherlock Holmes Return”, while in 1994, he secured his first major role as Junior in the comedy sports film “Little Giants”, co-starring Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neil and Shawna Waldron.
Rise to Prominence
Devon enjoyed success in the second half of the ’90s. In 1995, he portrayed Casper in his human form in the film “Casper”, and then appeared next to Christina Ricci in the romantic comedy-drama film “Now and Then”, co-starring Demi Moore and Rose O’Donnell.
After a couple of successful appearances, Devon made a name for himself portraying teenagers in various films. He was Danny Hatch, a teenaged aspiring artist in the film “Night of the Twisters” (1996), co-starring John Schneider, Lori Hallier and David Ferry. The same year, Devon starred in the television adventure drama movie “Robin of Locksley”, portraying the teenage Robin Hood, co-starring Sarah Chalke, Billy O’Sullivan and Tyler Labine, which earned positive reviews, with Devon was praised for his performance.
Next, he starred as Eric, one of three teen boys in the crime-drama film “The Boy’s Club”, alongside Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna and Stuart Stone, and before the decade ended, Devon starred in the action comedy-adventure film “Wild America” (1997), then portrayed Sean in the award-winning comedy-drama film “SLC Punk!” (1998), written and directed by James Merendino, which also starred Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian and Annabeth Gish.
Moreover, he starred in the drama film “Around the Fire” (1998) as Simon, a troubled boy unsettled by his mother’s mysterious death, and his father’s quick remarriage to a woman named Lauren. He also portrayed Anton Tobias in the horror slasher film “Idle Hands”.
Devon continued his career in stunning fashion – he was the lead star in the horror-thriller film “Final Destination”, the main cast including Ali Larter and Kerr Smith. The film has earned a cult status in its genre, and Devon won a couple of awards for his work on the film, including the Saturn Award in the category for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
Two years later, he starred in the romantic comedy film “Slackers”, after which he slowed down with new roles, as he didn’t want to portray teenagers and young adults, so returned with the role of Quinn in the fantasy action-comedy film “Devil’s Den” in 2006, while in 2009, he starred in Mark Stouffer’s sci-fi horror film “Creature of Darkness”.
In 2010, he secured the double role of Owen Elliot/Sam Matthews, a former Division cleaner and Guardian who turns against the company in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV action-drama series “Nikita”. He appeared in 32 episodes of the popular series until its end in 2013, sharing the screen with such stars as Maggie Q, Shane West and Aaron Stanford.
His popularity improved further while working on the series, and as a result, he won several other prominent roles, including the part of Zeth Arnold in the film “Endure” (2010), then Bill Burrows in the horror-thriller film “388 Arletta Avenue” (2011), while in 2012, he starred as Jake in the award-winning action drama film “The Philly Kid”, co-starring Wes Chatham and Sarah Butler.
Subsequently, he appeared in the thriller crime-drama film “A Warden’s Ransom” in 2014, alongside Diane Neal and Jodelle Ferland, and continued his career with notable roles in the films “The Exorcism of Molly Hartley” and “Life on the Line”, both in 2015.
Two years later, he starred in the short-lived sci-fi mystery-drama series “Somewhere Between”, while in 2019, he appeared in the action crime-thriller film “Escape Plan: The Extractors”, alongside Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent and Dave Bautista. Later the same year, he starred in the film directed by Fred Durst, the frontman of the metal band Limp Bizkit, entitled “The Fanatic”, co-starring John Travolta and Ana Golja.
Happy Birthday Devon Sawa! The Casper, Now and Then, and Final Destination actor turns 43 today!
Devon starred alongside Guy Pearce and Kelly Greyson in the action thriller film “Disturbing the Peace” and also starred in Shawn Linden’s horror mystery-drama film “Hunter Hunter”, both in 2020. In 2021, he was Death Rider in the horror-western film “Death Rider in the House of Vampires”, written and directed by Glenn Danzig, an American singer-songwriter best known as the frontman of the band Danzig.
To speak further of Devon’s accomplishments, he starred in the film “Black Friday”, which he also produced, and as Logan Wheeler in the TV horror-thriller series “Chucky”, based on the horror slasher film franchise “Child’s Play”, colloquially known as “Chucky”.
As of mid- 2022, Devon Sawa’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 55 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Devon has been married to Canadian producer Dawni Sahanovitch since 20 May 2013. She’s worked on such projects as the TV series’ “Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag” (2008-2009) and “Million Dollar Neighbourhood” (2012) ,before launching a career as an interior designer by starting her own company, Dawni Sawa Interiors, based in Calabasas, California, USA.
Devon and Dawni have a son named Hudson born in January 2014, and a daughter, Scarlett Heleena, born in March 2016.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has blonde hair and blue eyes. He stands at the height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown, though he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
From his teenage years, he was never interested in working a day job from nine to five, and realized that acting was his true vocation.
An avid tattoo fan, Devon has a devil on one arm and a cross on the other.
He isn’t afraid of dangerous scenes, and does his own stunts in films. One of these can be seen in the film “Extreme Ops” (2002), in which he is under a train filming his friends.
Devon appeared in the music video “Stan”, performed by Eminem, portraying the main character in the video.