Warren Christie is a Canadian actor, who has appeared both on television and in movies, gaining popularity for 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 4 November, 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, as he was recruited earlier to play college football for their team. It was during his college years when he discovered an interest in acting, but he only pursued it after graduating.
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Warren started his acting career portraying bit roles such as that of a security guard in Fox’s soap opera, “Pasadena,” in 2001. The soap was praised by critics and was viewed by 4.3 million viewers, but only four out of 13 episodes were aired because it was said that the American audience was not ready to watch something with a dark storyline such as this, only two weeks after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In 2003, he had minor roles in various television series/miniseries, including the “The Twilight Zone,” “The First to Die,” and “Black Slash.” The first time he played a character that was in five episodes was in the unaired series, “Still Life” (2003), starring Jensen Ackles.
He had recurring small roles in the ABC drama series “The Days” (2004), Showtime’s “The L Word” (2005), and Sci-Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” (2005).
His first movie 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 being cast in guest-starring roles in popular 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 15 March 2007.
Its pilot episode ranked #9 in viewer ratings, but fell on its second and succeeding episodes with the season finale at #36 with 10.2 million viewers. The series ran for two seasons (2007-2008) with 19 episodes.
He was given lead 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 was a regular cast member portraying the character of Aidan “Greggy” Stivileto in ABC’s “Happy Town” that premiered on 28 April 2010 to low ratings having only 5.2 million viewers.
It continued to perform poorly until withdrawn after six episodes, and was officially cancelled with the remaining two episodes made available online for those who followed the series.
He starred in the 2011 alternate history/sci-fi movie, “Apollo 18,” as Lunar Module Pilot Captain Benjamin “Ben” Anderson. The story was about the Apollo 18 actually landing on the moon but never returning, and lost footage was found on what happened to the crew., in found-footage style. Although the critics gave mostly negative and unfavorable reviews, it was a financial success, grossing worldwide $25.5 million against the production budget of $5 million.
— Warren Christie (@HWarrenChristie) May 15, 2019
His next project, “True Justice,” lasted for two seasons (2011-2012), but he was only in season one as part of the main cast. This crime-action-drama series was created and its season one written by Steven Seagal, who also starred in it.
On 11 July 2011, the sci-fi action-adventure series, “Alphas,” was aired on the SyFy cable channel, with Christie portraying 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 that investigates crimes they suspect were committed by other alphas.
The series was co-created by Zak Penn, who co‑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 was the director of several episodes of “Alias” (2001), “Lost” (2004-2010), and “Game of Thrones (2016). The critics gave mixed reviews, with some praising it for its ‘ingenuity, character-driven moments, and well-paced storytelling’ while others criticized it for not showing anything new, and giving off a ‘beta version’ vibe to it. “Alphas” ran for two seasons with 24 episodes (2011-2012) with the season finale ending on a cliffhanger, much to the dismay of its loyal fans.
Warren continued being cast for lead roles 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 cancelled after one season; he was part of the main cast and he played the role of a former army ranger, Nick Porter, who lost his leg during his Afghanistan tour. He appeared in a single episode on the horror series, “50 States of Fright” (2020).
Warren met Sonya back in 2005 and they started dating. He proposed to her at the Eiffel Tower, and they were married in 2007. They currently live in Vancouver with their 10-year-old son.
Who is Sonya Salomaa?
Sonya is a Canadian actress, who was born in 1974, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to Rainer Salomaa of Finnish descent and Claudia Ranchie. Her only sister, Tammy, is married with two kids. She attended the University of Northern British Columbia to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Forestry, but it’s not disclosed if she graduated.
She’s been in 15 movies and more than 40 television series and TV movies. Most notable among her works include the supernatural series “The Collector,” in which she played the role of Maya Kandinski from season two onwards for 26 episodes, with Carly Pope playing the same character in season one.
Sonya Salomaa as JACKIE The Space Between ( amy jo 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 Performance by a Female 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 nomination from Leo Awards 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 for dog adoption.
- He goes hiking for an hour every day in Seymour Mountain in Vancouver, during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
- Although he does have an Instagram account, he said that he doesn’t talk about his personal life. He doesn’t post often, and when he does, it is usually related to his work.
- Warren and Sonia worked in the same projects before they supposedly first met in 2005, such as “Pasadena” (2001) and “First to Die” (2003).
He is 6ft 1in (1.87m) tall, weighs 165lbs (75kcg), and has an athletic build. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
He has been working in the movie and television industry as an actor since 2001 from minor roles to lead roles, and although his salary or talent fee is not disclosed, sources estimate that his net worth is over $6 million as of May 2020.