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Erik Knudsen is a Canadian actor who plays Alec Sadler in Continuum. He is perhaps best known for portraying Daniel Matthews in Saw II and Dale Turner in the CBS series Jericho.

Life and Career[]

Knudsen was born in Toronto, Ontario. In 1999 Knudsen got his first acting role as Alex Schreffler in the TV series Real Kids, Real Adventures. In 2001, Knudsen guest starred on The Guardian and appeared in three other episodes. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance. In 2003, Knudsen starred in the TV series Mental Block.

He co-starred as Leroy "Lefty" in the film adaptation of Youth in Revolt, and in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Lucas "Crash" Wilson, who was the lead singer of fictional band Crash and the Boys. In 2005, he starred in the horror film Saw II.

Knudsen portrayed Robbie in the 2011 film Scream 4.[1]

Knudsen plays Ryan in the film The Barrens, co-starring True Blood's Stephen Moyer, which was released in late 2012.[2]

He played teen tech genius Alec Sadler in the Canadian Science Fiction series Continuum, along with Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for two consecutive years at the Saturn Awards.[3]

He will be seen in Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2, horror feature Darker Than Night and upcoming Spike TV series based on the Stephen King novel, The Mist.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tribulation Young Tom Canboro
2000 Common Ground Young Johnny Burroughs Television movie
2000 Santa Who? Nasty Boy Television movie
2001 Blackout Ian Robbins Television movie
2001 The Familiar Stranger Young Chris Welsh Television movie
2001 Stolen Miracle Tommy Television movie
2003 Full-Court Miracle TJ Murphy Television movie
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Rog Ryan at thirteen years old
2005 Saw II Daniel Matthews
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Arthur Thomson Television movie
2006 Bon Cop, Bad Cop Jonathan Ward
2006 A Lobster Tale Timmy Brock
2008 A Teacher's Crime Jeremy Rander Television movie
2008 Saw V Daniel Matthews Uncredited
2009 Youth in Revolt Leroy "Lefty"
2010 Saw 3D Daniel Matthews Uncredited
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Luke "Crash" Wilson
2011 Beastly Trey Madison
2011 Scream 4 Robbie Mercer
2012 The Barrens Ryan
2017 Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Alex Schreffler Episode: "Heimlich Hero: The Michelle Shreffler Story"
2000 In a Heartbeat Jason Episode: "You Say It's Your Birthday"
2001–02 The Guardian Hunter Reed 4 episodes
2001 Doc Mitch 2 episodes
2003–04 Mental Block Donovan Mackay 26 episodes
2004 Blue Murder Jake Green Episode: "Janet Green"
2005 Kevin Hill Ryan Stallinger Episode: "Losing Isn't Everything"
2006–08 Jericho Dale Turner 18 episodes
2008 Flashpoint Jackson Barcliffe Episode: "The Element of Surprise"
2012 Saving Hope Mitchell Episode: "Pilot"
2012–15 Continuum Alec Sadler 41 episodes

Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2014–16)

2012 Degrassi Darrin Howe 2 episodes
2016 12 Monkeys Thomas Crawford Jr. Episode: "One Hundred Years"