Canadian actor Evan Roderick is well-known for his performance in the television series Spinning Out. Let's discover more about the actor in seven facts.
7. How Old is Evan Roderick?
Evan Roderick was born on June 29, 1995, and he is currently 24 years old. His nationality is Canadian since Evan Roderick was born on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
6. Injury Compelled Him to Leave Hockey
The phenomenal on-screen figure skater was in real-life a professional ice hockey player. Evan has had years of experience on an ice rink. In an interview with the Entertainment Focus, the 24-years old actor stated,
"I started playing hockey when I was 5 and I quit when I was 19. I played for 15 years."
Moreover, he had also remained in the British Columbia Hockey League for three seasons. Later, he received a scholarship to play for the University of Massachusetts Lowell Division I team in the NCAA. However, after suffering from several injuries, Evan Roderick decided to leave the sport and made his decision to join the film industry.
5. He Loves Observing and Studying People
The 24-years old actor doesn't want to leave any stones unturned when it comes to making his performance count. Roderick finds it best to take a solitary approach while understanding the elements of the character. While doing so, he prefers observing and studying the behavior of other people.
In a conversation with the Occhi Magazine,
"When I get a script and get to think about the people in the story and the motives and actions behind what they do, that is what I enjoy most. It is a similar feeling of reading a really good book, where you just allow your imagination to go."
After all, that's what Anthony Hopkins did to improvise his character in The Silence of the Lambs, and it seems like Evan Roderick is quite a fan of Anthony Hopkins and the movie itself!
4. Is A Talented Musician As Well
The multi-talented 24-years old actor and former professional hockey player is a musician as well, and there is not any song that doesn't fall under his repertoire. Evan posted a video on his YouTube channel, a cover of T. Rex's The Slider.
Evan has always been passionate about being a performer from an early age. Going to the concert of The Rolling Stone with his father at the age of ten fortified his desire to do so. In addition to covering the T.Rex, Roderick is also a massive fan of Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles. Perhaps, in the coming days, we will hear his cover of Springsteen's Dancing In the Dark!
3. Has Appeared in Two Seasons of Arrow
Before appearing in the Netflix's Spinning Out, Roderick had appeared in the superhero television series Arrow. Evan played as Nick Anastas in the two seasons of The CW's DC Comics-based show: sixth season and seventh season.
In the show, Evan's character is seen as a police officer and husband of Curtis Holt, played by Echo Kellum. Roderick expressed his gratitude in playing the character that belonged to the LGBTQ community in an interview with the Occhi Magazine, stating,
"My favorite part of this character's expansion was that he was not going to be a stereotype. He was going to be someone unique and strong, someone who represented the LGBTQ community, accurately."
2. Has a Huge Followers on Instagram
The 24-years old actor is active on the social media platform as Instagram. Evan Roderick Instagram's handle is @evanroderick. He has 325k followers on his Instagram.
His first post was on May 4, 2018, in which he is seen practicing for a gig with his friends. You can also follow Evan Roderick on Instagram to get details on his professional and personal life.
1. Practiced Ice Skating With Kaya Scodelario Before Shooting
Roderick played as Justin Davis in the Netflix's television series Spinning Out. To prep for his role, the 24-years old underwent extensive training for weeks. Initially, he participated in four weeks of training in Vancouver. Later, Evan practiced alongside his co-star Kaya Scodelario for three weeks in Toronto before the shoot.
Evan talked about 'learning a lot' from the Skin's star Kaya and also stated that she is an amazing actor to work with. Moreover, he also enjoyed working with amazing actors in the series as Willow Shields, David James Elliott, Sarah Wright Olsen, Svetlana Efremova, Amanda Zhou, Mitchell Edwards, Kaitlyn Leeb, Will Kemp, Evan Roderick, Anna Baryshnikov, and January Jones.