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Roger Cross


Detective Donovan “Mac” McAvoy in “Coroner”


Roger Cross stars as Detective Donovan “Mac” McAvoy in The CW’s new drama “Coroner.” Mac has been around the block. A 25-year veteran of the police force, he approaches each case with a healthy dose of skepticism and realism. His relationship with Dr. Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan) brings him close to the idealism he lost sight of over the years.


Born and raised in Jamaica, Cross and his family, moved to Vancouver at the age of 11. He enjoyed drama in school but never considered it a viable career. His heart was set on flying, and he studied Aviation at Trinity Western University. While waiting for a flying job, Cross began working as an extra and doing stunts. He went on to study acting at the Breck Academy and landed a few roles before the one that ultimately changed the course of his life. After surviving an extremely challenging experience filming “The International Rescue” on location in China, Vietnam and Burma, Cross decided to give acting his full focus for a year. His acting career has since taken off, and he now enjoys flying in his spare time.


Cross was last seen starring as Number Six on the series “Dark Matter,” as well as in guest starring roles on “Law & Order: SVU” and “The Rookie.” He recurred heavily on the first two seasons of “The Strain” from Guillmero Del Toro and starred as the formidable Travis on the series “Continuum.” Cross captivated audiences as Jack Bauer’s fellow agent, Curtis Manning, on “24,” and starred in the sci-fi series “First Wave” and “The Guard.” Additional recurring roles include “Motive,” “The Magicians,” “Arrow,” “Fringe,” “The L Word,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The X-Files,” “The Commish,” “The Days,” “Peacemakers” and “Just Cause.” He has guest starred on such shows as “Orphan Black,” “Rush,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Taken” and “UC: UnderCover.” Cross has also appeared in a slate of TV movies including “Abducted: The Carolina White Story,” “Everything That Rises,” “Father’s Choice,” “Aftershock: Earthquake in New York,” “The Color of Courage,” “Voyage of Terror,” “Tailhook,” “Playing For Keeps” and “Deliver Them From Evil.”


His many film roles include “Mad Money,” starring Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah; “War: The Plant of the Apes,” “The Day The Earth Stood Still” and the animated “Noah’s Ark,” as well as “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Interceptor Force II,” “King’s Ransom,” “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever,” “Liberty Stands Still,” “Deadly Little Secrets,” “Free Willy III,” “What’s Your Verdict,” “Beautiful Joe,” “Double Jeopardy” and Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center.” Cross will next grace the big screen in the feature “The Head Shop.”


July 2020

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