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Aaron Robert Ashmore is a Canadian
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 film
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

 and television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 actor
Actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, perhaps best known for his role as Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories. Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet. He is close friends with Lois Lane, Clark Kent/Superman and Perry White...

 in Smallville
Smallville
Smallville is the hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics. While growing up in Smallville, the young Clark Kent attended Smallville High with best friends Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross...

 and as Steve Jinks in Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13 is an American fantasy television series that premiered on July 7, 2009 on the Syfy network.Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios has been described as borrowing much from 1980s television series Friday the 13th: The...

. He is the twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Robert Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor, perhaps best known for his role as Jake in the Animorphs television series and Iceman in the X-Men films. He is the twin brother of actor Aaron Ashmore.-Early life:...

.

Career


Aaron Ashmore was best known for playing Marc Hall
Marc Hall
Marc Hall v. Durham Catholic School Board was a 2002 court case in which Marc Hall, a Canadian teenager, fought a successful legal battle against the Durham Catholic District School Board to bring a same-sex date to his high school prom. The case made Canadian and international headlines.-Court...

 in the 2004 Canadian TV movie Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story is a Canadian television movie, which aired on CTV in 2004. The film is about Marc Hall, a gay Canadian teenager whose legal fight to bring a same-sex date to his Catholic high school prom made headlines in 2002.-Plot:...

. Since then, he has appeared in the films Safe, A Separate Peace, and A Bear Named Winnie. He has also had guest roles on television shows such as The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh Hour (TV series)
The Eleventh Hour is a Canadian television drama series which aired weekly on CTV from 2002 to 2005.The show revolves around the reporters and producers at a fictional television newsmagazine series, The Eleventh Hour...

, The West Wing
The West Wing (TV series)
The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006...

, and 1-800-Missing. Ashmore played the recurring role of Troy Vandegraff on The WB television series Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars is an American television series created by Rob Thomas. The series premiered on September 22, 2004, during television network UPN's final two years, and ended on May 22, 2007, after a season on UPN's successor, The CW Television Network. Veronica Mars was produced by Warner Bros...

, and is currently playing the role of Agent Steve Jinks on the Syfy
Syfy
Syfy , formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel and SCI FI, is an American cable television channel featuring science fiction, supernatural, fantasy, reality, paranormal, wrestling, and horror programming. Launched on September 24, 1992, it is part of the entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal, a...

 show Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13 is an American fantasy television series that premiered on July 7, 2009 on the Syfy network.Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios has been described as borrowing much from 1980s television series Friday the 13th: The...

.

He was cast as Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen, older brother of Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories. Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet. He is close friends with Lois Lane, Clark Kent/Superman and Perry White...

 and first love interest of Chloe Sullivan
Chloe Sullivan
Chloe Sullivan is a fictional character from the television series Smallville. Series regular Allison Mack has portrayed the character since the pilot episode; two other actresses performed the role of Chloe Sullivan as a child. The character was created exclusively for Smallville, by series...

, for the sixth season of Smallville
Smallville
Smallville is the hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics. While growing up in Smallville, the young Clark Kent attended Smallville High with best friends Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross...

 on the WB
The WB Television Network
The WB Television Network is a former television network in the United States that was launched on January 11, 1995 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. and Tribune Broadcasting. On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Warner Bros...

 television network and continued to play him into its eighth season. Two years after leaving the show, Ashmore returns to play his character's younger brother on the series finale. Coincidentally, his friend Sam Huntington
Sam Huntington
Sam Huntington is an American actor, best known for his role as Mimi-Siku in the 1990s film "Jungle 2 Jungle" and as Jimmy Olsen in "Superman Returns". He now stars in the TV series Being Human.- Personal life :...

 played Olsen in Superman Returns
Superman Returns
Superman Returns is a 2006 superhero film directed by Bryan Singer. It is the fifth and final installment in the original Superman film series and serves as a alternate sequel to Superman and Superman II by ignoring the events of Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace .The film stars...

 and the two have both appeared in Veronica Mars. Ashmore's twin brother appeared on Smallville
Smallville
Smallville is the hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics. While growing up in Smallville, the young Clark Kent attended Smallville High with best friends Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross...

 in earlier seasons. Besides his recurring role on Smallville, Ashmore had roles in the 2007 films Palo Alto, Privileged, The Stone Angel
The Stone Angel
The Stone Angel, first published in 1964 by McClelland and Stewart, is perhaps the best-known of Margaret Laurence's series of novels set in the fictitious town of Manawaka, Manitoba. In parallel narratives set in the past and the present-day , The Stone Angel tells the story of Hagar Currie Shipley...

 and The Christmas Cottage.
Aaron is currently filming Fear Island
Fear Island
Fear Island, is a 2009 thriller television film starring Haylie Duff, Lucy Hale, and Jessica Harmon. It was directed by Michael Storey. The original title for the film was Deep Cove but later changed to Fear Island confirmed by the movie's trailer...

, a horror film also starring Haylie Duff
Haylie Duff
Haylie Katherine Duff is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is the older sister of actress and singer Hilary Duff...

 in Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is the hub of Greater Vancouver, which, with over 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country,...

.

MTV.ca announced on October 6, 2010, that he will have a role in Maple Pictures
Maple pictures
Maple Pictures Corporation is the distribution arm of Alliance Films. It was formed on April 25, 2005 when Lions Gate Entertainment demerged to two companies -- Lions Gate Entertainment and Maple Pictures...

 comedy film Servitude, which stars Joe Dinicol, Lauren Collins, Linda Kash, and John Bregar. Servitude is to start filming in November.

Personal life


Both he and his brother were born in Richmond, British Columbia
Richmond, British Columbia
Richmond is a coastal city, incorporated in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Part of Metro Vancouver, its neighbouring communities are Vancouver and Burnaby to the north, New Westminster to the east, and Delta to the south, while the Strait of Georgia forms its western border...

, and raised in Brampton, Ontario
Brampton
Brampton is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.Brampton may also refer to:- Canada :* Brampton, a city in Ontario** Brampton GO Station, a station in the GO Transit network located in the city- United Kingdom :...

, where he attended Turner Fenton Secondary School
Turner Fenton Secondary School
Turner Fenton Secondary School is the Peel District School board's largest high school, and the fourth largest school in Peel region, located in Brampton, Ontario. The principal is Robert Rozario...

, and Earnscliffe Senior Public School. They have a "GMA" tattoo on their wrists that stands for "Good Man Ashmore". Their grandfather had a similar tattoo.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1991 Married to It
Married to It
Married to It is a 1991 film directed by Arthur Hiller about three New York City couples with disparate careers, ages, and lifestyles who nonetheless bond through their mutual connection to a local private school. As they help to stage a school pageant with a 1960s theme, each couple begins to...

Student in Pageant
2001 The Safety of Objects
The Safety of Objects
The Safety of Objects is a 2001 independent film based upon a series of short stories written by A. M. Homes about four suburban families who find that their lives become intertwined. The film was directed by Rose Troche, and has many characters. It is often considered an "intellectual film" in the...

Bobby Christianson Independent film
Treed Murray
Treed Murray
Treed Murray is a 2001 Canadian drama/thriller film. It was written and directed by William Phillips and features Stargate Atlantis star David Hewlett...

Dwayne
2002 The Skulls II Matt "Hutch" Hutchinson
2004 My Brother's Keeper Eric/Lou Woods
Safe Bobby Short film
2007 Palo Alto
Palo Alto (film)
Palo Alto is a 2007 independent film that is set in Palo Alto, California and was produced by three locals of that city. The plot centers on four college freshmen on their last night of Thanksgiving Break, their first time back since leaving for school...

Alec Independent film
The Stone Angel
The Stone Angel (film)
The Stone Angel is a 2007 Canadian drama film written and directed by Kari Skogland. The screenplay is based on the 1964 novel of the same title by Margaret Laurence.-Plot:...

Matt
2008 Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas
Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas
Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas, also known as The Christmas Cottage, is a Michael Campus film released on November 11, 2008 on DVD...

Pat Kinkade Direct-to-video film
Fear Island
Fear Island
Fear Island, is a 2009 thriller television film starring Haylie Duff, Lucy Hale, and Jessica Harmon. It was directed by Michael Storey. The original title for the film was Deep Cove but later changed to Fear Island confirmed by the movie's trailer...

Mark
2009 The Thaw
The Thaw (film)
The Thaw is a 2009 science fiction horror/thriller film directed by Mark A. Lewis starring Val Kilmer and Martha MacIsaac.-Plot:The film begins with the recording of a documentary as Doctor David Kruipen, a research scientist in the Canadian Arctic...

Atom
2010 The Shrine
The Shrine (film)
The Shrine is a Canadian horror film produced by Brookstreet Pictures. The film was directed by Jon Knautz and stars Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, and Trevor Matthews...

Marcus
2011 Servitude Chad
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Gross Misconduct Young Byron Spencer TV film
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark? may refer to:* Are You Afraid of the Dark?, a 1992 television series* Are You Afraid of the Dark? , a 2004 novel by Sidney Sheldon...

Billy
1996 Due South
Due South
Due South is a Canadian crime drama series with elements of comedy. The series was created by Paul Haggis, produced by Alliance Communications, and stars Paul Gross, David Marciano, and latterly Callum Keith Rennie...

Teenager
1999 Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly
Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly is based on the life of Alex Kelly. It was released on March 16, 1999.-Plot:...

Luke Lawson TV film
Love Letters Bob Bartram TV film
2000 Run the Wild Fields Charlie Upshall TV film
The Famous Jett Jackson
The Famous Jett Jackson
The Famous Jett Jackson is a joint Canadian and American Disney Channel Original Series coming-of-age television series for children ages 12–16 about a boy named Jett Jackson who plays a teenage secret-agent on a fictional TV show-within-a-show called Silverstone...

Robert
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Jake
La Femme Nikita Neil Hudson
Twice in a Lifetime
Twice in a Lifetime (TV series)
Twice in a Lifetime is a Canadian mystery/drama series that originally aired from 1999 to 2001. Created by Steve Sohmer, the series aired on CTV in Canada and PAX in the United States.-Synopsis:...

Paul
2001 Blackout Second Son TV film
The Familiar Stranger Chris Welsh TV film
Dying to Dance Jason TV film
Blue Murder n/a
Emily of New Moon
Emily of New Moon (TV series)
Emily of New Moon was a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2000. The series originally aired in the United States on the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV and it's currently seen in Canada on the Viva, Bravo! and Vision TV cable channels...

Harrison Bowles
Charms for the Easy Life Ted TV film
2002 A Christmas Visitor John Boyajian TV film
Conviction Whiff TV film
The Eleventh Hour
The Eleventh Hour (TV series)
The Eleventh Hour is a Canadian television drama series which aired weekly on CTV from 2002 to 2005.The show revolves around the reporters and producers at a fictional television newsmagazine series, The Eleventh Hour...

Taz Thomas/Trevor Gordon
2003 The Pentagon Papers Randy Kehler TV film
2004 Brave New Girl Tyler TV film
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story is a Canadian television movie, which aired on CTV in 2004. The film is about Marc Hall, a gay Canadian teenager whose legal fight to bring a same-sex date to his Catholic high school prom made headlines in 2002.-Plot:...

Marc Hall TV film
A Separate Peace Chad TV film
A Bear Named Winnie Corporal Randy Taylor TV film
2005 The Eleventh Hour Trevor Gordon
The West Wing
The West Wing (TV series)
The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006...

Trevor
2005–2006 1-800-Missing Colin McNeil
2004–2006 Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars is an American television series created by Rob Thomas. The series premiered on September 22, 2004, during television network UPN's final two years, and ended on May 22, 2007, after a season on UPN's successor, The CW Television Network. Veronica Mars was produced by Warner Bros...

Troy Vandegraff
2006–2009, 2011 Smallville
Smallville
Smallville is the hometown of Superman in comic books published by DC Comics. While growing up in Smallville, the young Clark Kent attended Smallville High with best friends Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan and Pete Ross...

Henry James "Jimmy" Olsen/James Bartholomew "Jimmy" Olsen
Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen is a fictional character who appears mainly in DC Comics’ Superman stories. Olsen is a young photojournalist working for the Daily Planet. He is close friends with Lois Lane, Clark Kent/Superman and Perry White...

2010 Fringe
Fringe (TV series)
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The series follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation "Fringe Division" team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security...

Matthew Rose
2010 In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon , a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, New Mexico office of the Federal Witness Security Program , more commonly known as the Federal Witness Protection Program...

Scott Griffin 3 episodes
2011 Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13 is an American fantasy television series that premiered on July 7, 2009 on the Syfy network.Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from Universal Media Studios has been described as borrowing much from 1980s television series Friday the 13th: The...

Agent Steve Jinks
2011 XIII: The Series
XIII: The Series
XIII: The Series is a Franco-Canadian TV series that premiered in April 2011 in France and Canada which is based on the Belgian comic book series, originally by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance, and the game of the same title. The series revolves around an amnesiac protagonist who seeks to discover...

Dylan Masters 4 episodes
2011 Fanboy Confessional
Fanboy Confessional
Fanboy Confessional is a Canadian documentary series exploring fan subcultures. Subjects of the series have included Cosplay, Furries, LARP, Steampunk, and Real-life Superheros. Created by Toronto based production company Markham Street Films, the series currently airs on Space.-Episodes:-External...

Narrator 6 episodes

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