Cross was born and raised in Jamaica and, with his family, moved to Vancouver at the age of 11. He enjoyed drama in school but never considered it a viable career. His heart was set on flying, and he studied Aviation at Trinity Western University. While waiting for a flying job, Cross began working as an extra and doing stunts. He went on to study acting at the Breck Academy and landed a few roles before the one that ultimately changed the course of his life.
Roger captivated audiences as Jack Bauer’s fellow agent, Curtis Manning, on “24,” and starred in the sci-fi series “First Wave” and CBC’s “The Guard.” Roger has recurred on a host of series including “Motive,” “Magicians,” “Arrow,” “Fringe,” “The L Word,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The X-Files,” “The Commish,” “The Days,” “Peacemakers,” “Orphan Black” and “Just Cause.” Cross has also appeared in a slate of TV movies, including “Abducted: The Carolina White Story,” “Everything That Rises,” “Aftershock: Earthquake in New York,” “The Color of Courage,” “Tailhook,” “Playing for Keeps,” and many more. Earlier this year he starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Game, Set, Love.”
Roger Cross recently wrapped season four of the hit CBC/The CW show “Coroner,” in which he plays Detective McAvoy. He was last seen guest starring on “McGyver,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “The Rookie.” He starred as Number Six on the SYFY series “Dark Matter” and recurred on the first two seasons of Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain” for FX. Viewers will also know him as the formidable Travis Verta on “Continuum” for SYFY.
His many film roles include Mad Money, starring Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah; War for The Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Chronicles of Riddick, King’s
Ransom, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Liberty Stands Still, Free Willy III, Beautiful Joe, Double Jeopardy, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, etc. Roger was most recently seen on the big screen in the horror film C.O.R.N., with the comedy Head Shop and the indie film Re:Uniting on the horizon.