Allan Hawco

Allan Hawco (Actor, Writer, Executive Producer) is one of the country’s most recognizable stars, whose wide range of talents appeal to audiences of all ages. He has the unique ability to connect to the audience as an actor and from behind the scenes, as a writer and producer. He was born in Newfoundland and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

Allan is well-known for his roles as co-creator, show\runner, writer, executive producer and star in the hit CBC television drama/comedy Republic of Doyle, under his own production company Take the Shot Productions. Allan played the lead, Jake Doyle, the roguish and irreverent private investigator. In addition to its six season run on CBC, Republic of Doyle was sold to markets around the world, including syndication across the US.

In addition to Republic of Doyle (2010-2014), Allan starred in some of the most acclaimed television productions in Canada including Frontier (2016-present), Murdoch Mysteries (2013), ZOS: Zone of Separation (The Movie Network, 2008), political thrillers H20 (CBC, 2004) and Trojan Horse (CBC, 2007), as well as World War II drama Above & Beyond (CBC, 2006). Allan also starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the CBC miniseries, The Book of Negroes (2015).

Allan’s feature film credits include major roles in Director Bruce McDonald’s Award Winning film Weirdos; and Director/Actor Paul Gross’ Hyena Road. Prior credits include a starring role in Love & Savagery (2009), directed by John Smith, and in Sir Richard Attenborough’s Closing the Ring (2007) with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine. Allan’s major accolades include such awards as the Gascon Thomas Award from the National Theatre School, an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Television Hall of Fame, a Gemini nomination for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series (Republic of Doyle) and an ACTRA nomination for Best Male Actor (Love & Savagery).

Beyond television and film, Allan has maintained his roots in theatre as the co-found- er of the Toronto-based ‘Company Theatre’. There, he garnered rave reviews as the star in its inaugural production of Tom Murphy’s Whistle in the Dark, as well as critical acclaim for both his roles in Festen and Belleville. The Company Theatre has gone on to stage numerous productions, such as John, Domesticated and the Dora Award winning Through the Leaves.