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Shawn Doyle
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Shawn Doyle
Born: 1968
Age: 45
Height: 6'
Originally From: Wabush, Newfoundland, Canada
Twitter: @Shawndoyle
Personal Information
First appearance: Kissed
Portrays: Claude de Guise

Shawn Doyle is a Canadian actor. He portrayed Claude de Guise on Reign.

Life and career[]

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.


Reign Episode Guide[]

Season One
Snakes in the Garden
Hearts and Minds
A Chill in the Air
Left Behind
For King and Country
Royal Blood
Dirty Laundry
The Darkness
Liege Lord
No Exit
Toy Soldiers
Higher Ground
Long Live The King
Slaughter Of Innocenc


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Top Cops Douglas 1 Episode
1995 Side Effects Billy McFee 2 Episodes
1996 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Brad Peck 1 Episode
1996 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Adam Movies
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Donlevy Bum Cop Movies
1996 Giant Mine Al Shearing Movies
1996 The Hangman's Bride Jean Corolere Movies
1997 Peacekeepers Pte. Cobourne Movies
1998 Papertrail Chuck Switzer Movies
1998 Babyface Brian Movies
1998 Sleeping Dogs Lie Hammond Movies
1998 The Last Don II Bruno 1 Episode
1998 Earth: Final Conflict Lazarus 1 Episode
1998 Due South Dwight Jones 1 Episode
1999 The City Detective McKeigan 6 Episodes
1999 Storm of the Century Lucien Fournier 2 Episodes
1999 Foolish Heart Brennon 1 Episode
1999 Rabbit Punch Sidney Movies
1999 Justice N/A Movies
2000 Frequency Jack Shepard Movies
2000 Who Killed Atlanta's Children? Royal McCullough Movies
2001 Stiletto Dance Anton Seaberg Movies
2001 Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage Mayor Henry Kidd Movies
2001 Knockaround Guys Deputy Ward Movies
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Crow Gollotti Movies
2001 Don't Say a Word Russel Maddox Movies
2001 The Majestic Federal Agent Saunders Movies
2002 A Killing Spring Detective Alex Emanuel Movies
2002 Verdict in Blood Alex Emanuel Movies
2002 Scar Tissue Daniel Nevsky Movies
2003 Do or Die Det. Alan Yann Movies
2004 Desperate Housewives Mr. Hartley 1 Episode
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Archie Lopez 1 Episode
2005 24 Ronnie Lobell 2 Episodes
2005 Blind Justice Randy Lyman 1 Episode
2005 Bury the Lead Dennis Langley 9 Episodes
2005 Sabah Stephen Montpellier Movies
2006 Eight Days to Live Tim Spring Movies
2006 Just Visiting Karl Movies
2006 Mount Pleasant Stephen Burrows Movies
2007 The Robber Bride John Grismer Movies
2009 Whiteout Sam Murphy Movies
2009 Grown Up Movie Star Ray Movies
2009 Medium Det. Brad Auerbach 1 Episode
2009 Guns Rick Merriweather 2 Episodes
2009 Dark Blue Mike O'Neill 1 Episode
2008 Lost Atty. Duncan Forrester 1 Episode
2008 Numb3rs Shane O'Hanahan 1 Episode
2008 Rent-a-Goalie Eustace Ridgeway 1 Episode
2010 Big Love Joey Henrickson 43 Episodes
2010 Terriers Armand Foster 1 Episode
2010 Lie To Me Mike Salinger 1 Episode
2011 John A.: Birth of a Country John A. Macdonald Movies
2011 Endgame Arkady Balagan 13 Episodes
2012 Republic of Doyle Carl Maher 1 Episode
2012 King Pete Rivers 1 Episode
2012 Saving Hope Scott Cockburn 1 Episode
2012 Flashpoint Brendan Rogan 1 Episode
2013 Method Daniel O'Shea Movies
2013 Hunting Season Charlie Movies
2013 The Returned Jacob Movies
2013 Lost Girl Dr. Isaac Felt 4 Episodes
2013 Vegas Patrick Byrne 6 Episodes
2013 King & Maxwell Nikoloz Arziani 1 Episode
2013 Reign Claude de Guise 2 Episodes
2014 Hannibal Leonard Brauer 1 Episode
2014 Fargo Vern Thurman 2 Episodes
2014 The Listener Samuel Murley 1 Episode
2014 Rookie Blue Ted McDonald 3 Episodes
2014 Covert Affairs Aleksandre Belenko 6 Episodes
2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Marshall Hilliard Movies
2015 The Sons of Summer James Dalton Movies
2015 House of Cards Dr. Alan Cooke 5 Episodes