David Hewlett

David Ian Hewlett (born April 18th 1968) is an English-Canadian actor best known for his role as Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay on the science fiction television shows Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, and his role as David Worth in Cube. Hewlett was born in Redhill, Surrey, UK, and moved with his family to Canada at an early age. Hewlett became a regular on the series Traders and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and starred in the movie Cube. Before his acting career took off, he ran Darkyl Media, a web site design firm, and also founded Fusefilm.com, a now defunct internet community for filmmakers. Hewlett got 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. David Hewlett has appeared in many low-budget horror movies, such as The Darkside and the minor cult favourites Scanners II: The New Order and Pin. He also guest starred in several television series. In 1996, he landed one of his better-known roles, as Grant Jansky on Traders.


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