Callum Keith Rennie

Biography: Callum Keith Rennie was born on September, 14th, 1960 in Sunderland, UK. He has two brothers, one of them older and one younger. When he was four years old, his whole family emigrated to Canada. They lived in Edmonton, Alberta, where Callum graduated from Strathcona High School. Throughout high school, and for several years after that, he wanted to be a mountaineer and supported his climbing habit by laying railroad tracks, cooking, and digging ditches.

In his twenties, he was working in a restaurant when some of his friends invited him to join a radio show at the University of Alberta campus radio station CJSR. He was immediately hooked and also appeared in several theater productions. Later in his life, he stated that film was his medium, though, because he was intimidated by the live audience and enjoyed the possibility of redo scenes until they work. He decided to try his luck in Toronto, but he fell in with a bad crowd. He ended up in Vancouver, surviving on
Callum Keith Rennie was born on September, 14th, 1960 in Sunderland, UK. He has two brothers, one of them older and one younger. When he was four years old, his whole family emigrated to Canada. They lived in Edmonton, Alberta, where Callum graduated from Strathcona High School. Throughout high school, and for several years after that, he wanted to be a mountaineer and supported his climbing habit by laying railroad tracks, cooking, and digging ditches.

In his twenties, he was working in a restaurant when some of his friends invited him to join a radio show at the University of Alberta campus radio station CJSR. He was immediately hooked and also appeared in several theater productions. Later in his life, he stated that film was his medium, though, because he was intimidated by the live audience and enjoyed the possibility of redo scenes until they work.

He decided to try his luck in Toronto, but he fell in with a bad crowd. He ended up in Vancouver, surviving on scattered low-paying jobs and, at one point, welfare checks.

He enrolled in the Bruhanski Theatre Studio in Vancouver, taking acting classes, but life wasn't easy. Callum went through a decade-long phase of alcoholism, in which drinking was a large and destructive part of his life. In 1993, he was involved in barroom fight and injured the retina in his left eye with a piece of glass. His eye healed, but the glasses he wore in Double Happiness are his own. That incident made him realize that he had to change. He got a champion-tattoo on his right arm and has been sober ever since.

Callum appeared in several movies and tv series in Canada, winning praise from critics and several awards for his intense portrayals. In the US he mainly landed small guest spots until he earned international recognition for his roles in Battlestar Galactica and Californiation. In 2010, he appears in Shattered, marking his first leading role in a tv series.

Callum is 5'10 1/2" tall and weighs approximately 159lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.
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Callum Keith Rennie's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 80 Memento
Lowest Metascore: 25 Case 39
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 Memento Mar 16, 2001 Dodd 9.0
48 October Gale Mar 6, 2015 James 9.0
65 Last Night Nov 5, 1999 Craig Zwiller 8.5
54 Snow Cake Apr 27, 2007 John Neil 8.3
30 The Butterfly Effect Jan 23, 2004 Jason 7.6
27 Now & Forever Aug 19, 2005 Carl Mackie 7.4
54 Whole New Thing Apr 6, 2007 Denny 7.0
40 Sleepwalking Mar 14, 2008 Will 6.6
25 Case 39 Oct 1, 2010 Edward Sullivan 6.4
47 The X Files: I Want to Believe Jul 25, 2008 2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn 6.3
36 The Invisible Apr 27, 2007 Detective Brian Larson 5.7
43 Paycheck Dec 25, 2003 Jude - Guard 5.4
68 eXistenZ Apr 23, 1999 Hugo Carlaw 4.3
33 Code Name: The Cleaner Jan 5, 2007 Shaw 4.2
38 Blade: Trinity Dec 8, 2004 Asher Talos 3.8
46 Fifty Shades of Grey Feb 13, 2015 Ray / Ray Steele 3.5
48 The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet TBA Father tbd
tbd Warcraft Jun 10, 2016 Cast / Moroes tbd
48 Ride May 1, 2015 Tim tbd