Warren Christie is a Canadian actor who has appeared in both television and films, gaining popularity by portraying various roles such as Ray Cataldo in ABC’s “October Road”, as Aidan Stivileto in “Happy Town”, and as Cameron Hicks. in Syfy’s “Alphas.”
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Early life and family
Hans Warren Christie was born on November 4, 1975 in Belfast, Northern Island, United Kingdom, but his family moved to London, Ontario, Canada before he turned two.
He graduated from the University of Windsor, having previously been recruited to play college football for their team. It was during his college days when he discovered an interest in acting, but he didn’t pursue it until after graduation.
Warren started his acting career portraying supporting roles such as that of a security guard on Fox’s soap opera “Pasadena,” in 2001. The soap was praised by critics and watched by 4.3 million viewers, but only four of its 13 episodes aired because it was said to be American audiences weren’t ready to watch something with a dark storyline like this just two weeks after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In 2003, he had small roles in several television series/miniseries, including ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘The First to Die’ and ‘Black Slash’. The first time he played a character in five episodes was in the unaired series “Still Life” (2003), starring Jensen Ackles.
He had recurring small roles on the ABC drama series “The Days” (2004), Showtime’s “The L Word” (2005) and Sci-Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” (2005).
His first film appearance was in the horror film ‘The Thing Below’ in 2004. He was also part of the romantic comedy ‘Gray Matters’ (2006); the drama, “Dress to Kill” (2007); and the horror thriller, “Beneath” (2008).
After guest-starring on hit television series, including The WB’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles starrer “Supernatural” in 2006, and CBS’ Jennifer Love-Hewitt starrer “Ghost Whisperer” in 2007, he landed the role of Ray “Big Cat.” Cataldo, part of the main cast in ABC’s drama series “October Road,” which first aired on March 15, 2007.
The pilot episode ranked #9 in viewer ratings, but fell to its second and subsequent episodes with the season finale at #36 with 10.2 million viewers. The series ran for two seasons (2007-2008) with 19 episodes.
He landed starring roles in the Christmas movie “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008), the horror thriller “Malibu Shark Attack” (2009) and the suspense thriller “Ties that Bind” (2010).
Warren regularly played the character of Aidan “Greggy” Stivileto in ABC’s “Happy Town” which premiered on April 28, 2010 to low ratings with only 5.2 million viewers.
It continued to perform poorly until it was withdrawn after six episodes, and was officially canceled with the remaining two episodes available online for those following the series.
He starred in the 2011 alternate history/sci-fi film “Apollo 18”, as Lunar Module Pilot Captain Benjamin “Ben” Anderson. The story was about Apollo 18 actually landing on the moon but never returning, and lost footage of what happened to the crew was found, in found-footage style. Although the critics gave mostly negative and unfavorable reviews, it was a financial success, grossing $25.5 million worldwide against its $5 million production budget.
— Warren Christie (@HWarrenChristie) May 15, 2019
His next project, “True Justice,” ran for two seasons (2011-2012), but he wasn’t part of the main cast until season one. This crime-action drama series was created and the first season was written by Steven Seagal, who also starred in it.
On July 11, 2011, the sci-fi action-adventure series ‘Alphas’ aired on the SyFy cable channel, with Christie playing the role of Cameron Hicks as one of the alphas. The story was about five people called alphas with superhuman abilities, part of a team led by the neurologist, Dr. Lee Rosen, played by David Strathairn, who investigates crimes they suspect were committed by other alphas.
The series was co-created by Zak Penn, who wrote the story for “The Avengers” and the scripts for “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X2”. The pilot episode was directed by Jack Bender, who directed several episodes of “Alias” (2001), “Lost” (2004-2010) and “Game of Thrones (2016). Critics gave mixed reviews, with some praised it for its “ingenuity, character-driven moments and well-flowing stories,” while others criticized it for showing nothing new and giving it a “beta version” vibe. “Alphas” ran for two seasons with 24 episodes (2011-2012) and the season finale ended on a cliffhanger, much to the dismay of loyal fans.
Warren continued to be cast in lead and recurring roles, such as Sergeant Mark Cross in the medical drama “Motive” (2014-2016); as Will in the comedy drama, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” (2014-2017); as Scott Rice in the action drama “Chicago Fire” (2015); and as Jude Silva in the medical drama, “The Resident” (2018).
He was in 2019 NBC’s drama series, “The Village”, which was canceled after one season; he was part of the main cast, playing the part of a former army guard, Nick Porter, who lost his leg while touring Afghanistan. He appeared in a single episode of the horror series “50 States of Fright” (2020).
Warren met Sonya in 2005 and they started dating. He proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower and they married in 2007. They currently live in Vancouver with their… 10 year old son.
Who is Sonya Salomaa?
Sonya is a Canadian actress, born in 1974 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to Rainer Salomaa of Finnish descent and Claudia Ranchie. Her only sister, Tammy, is married with two children. She attended the University of Northern British Columbia to earn a bachelor’s degree in forestry, but it has not been disclosed whether she graduated.
She has starred in 15 movies and over 40 television series and TV movies. Most notable of her works is the supernatural series “The Collector”, in which she played the role of Maya Kandinski from season two for 26 episodes, with Carly Pope playing the same character in season one.
Sonya Salomaa as JACKIE The Space Between (amy johnson)
Salomaa received the Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for two consecutive years (2005-2006) from Leo Awards.
Her acting was again recognized in the drama series ‘Durham County’, in which she played the role of Traci Prager in season one. She was nominated in 2008 for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series at the Leo Awards and for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series at the Gemini Awards.
She received another Leo Awards nomination in 2018 for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for her character as Jackie in the movie ‘The Space Between’.
Interesting facts and rumors
- The cast of “October Road” had a virtual reunion in April 2020.
- He advocates the adoption of dogs.
- He goes hiking for an hour every day at Seymour Mountain in Vancouver, during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Although he does have an Instagram account, he says he doesn’t talk about his personal life. He doesn’t post often, and when he does, it usually has to do with his job.
- Warren and Sonia worked in the same projects before supposedly meeting each other for the first time in 2005, such as “Pasadena” (2001) and “First to Die” (2003).
He is 1.87 m tall, weighs 75 kg and has an athletic build. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
He has been working as an actor in the film and television industry since 2001, from minor roles to starring roles, and while his salary or talent allowance is not disclosed, sources estimate that his net value is over $6 million as of May 2020.