Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, Shawn Doyle has become a familiar face to audiences worldwide, turning out critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen.
With his move to Los Angeles in 2005, Shawn quickly amassed an impressive list of credits with recurring roles on Desperate Housewives and 24 , and guest-star roles on Lie to Me, Lost, Numb3rs, and Blind Justice. In 2010 he said goodbye to his regular role as Joey in the hit series Big Love to portray the brilliant, charismatic and egocentric Balagan in Endgame.
Prior to moving south, Shawn starred in the critically-acclaimed Canadian series Bury the Lead and received the 2002 ACTRA Award and a 2004 Gemini Nomination, both for Outstanding Male Performance In A Leading Role, and a 2005 Gemini Nomination for Outstanding Performance In A Guest-starring Role. He starred opposite 'Mary-Louise Parker' in the CBC/BBC movie The Robber Bride, which garnered him a Gemini Award for Outstanding Male Performance In A Dramatic Program Or Miniseries. Other Canadian television credits include the CBC miniseries Guns, and The City. He will soon be starring as the Father of Canadian Confederation John A. Macdonald in the movie "The Rivals".
On stage, Shawn has performed in a long list of plays, both contemporary and classical. His most recent outing in 'Carol Churchill's "A Number" earned him the 2006 Dora (Canadian Tony) Award for Outstanding Male Performance.
Snakes in the Garden Kissed Hearts and Minds
A Chill in the Air
For King and Country
Long Live The King
Slaughter Of Innocenc