Demore Barnes

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Star on The Barrens

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2/26/1976, Toronto, Canada

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  • Born on February 26th and raised in Toronto, Canada where he got his first taste of acting in a play while attending Sir Oliver Mowat High School. Barnes received his break on a Canadian comedy called "Street Cents". Following a string of shows in Canada, Barnes received his current role on CBS's The Unit.

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Toronto, Canada

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  • Quotes (8)

    • Demore: (on moving to the States for better acting opportunities) It was hard getting started because I was greatly established in Canada and that was a little bit of a shock and coming here and everyone's like, 'Who's Demore?'. And they're like, 'No, well, we're not sure because we have our choices, blah, blah, blah, but we'll see about that.' I think some of those people now know who I am.

    • Demore: (on his career when finishing work on The Unit) I've run a good distance in television and I'm certainly going to be looking to parlay and springboard from The Unit to the big screen. I hope I have a career that is raw, and impacting and all-encompassing in the many areas and facets of the industry. I want to do it all, I want to be one of the forces to be reckoned with, one of these days.

    • Demore: (on his most memorable moment from filming The Unit) The first thing that comes to mind is actually a memory from last season. It's memorable, but it's not necessarily pleasant. It was at the beginning of last season and I was filming an action scene with Max Martini and Dennis Haysbert. There was a lot of gunfire and Dennis and I had retreated to an arched doorway and he was probably about six feet behind me, two or three feet higher than myself. We were firing away and I actually found myself blacking out and I didn't know what was going on. I realized that a shell casing had ricocheted off of the arched doorway from Dennis's gun and hit me in the back of the head. It sent me reeling back into Dennis, I was just in the scene and in the moment of trying to retreat from the gunfire. Needless to say I was fine and it ended up not being a big deal. I got patched up and actually had to do two more takes of the same thing.

    • Demore: (on training for his role in The Unit) It's more a matter of maintenance because the show is so rigorous and intense that I think we often find ourselves trying to stay healthy and injury free. The military training that we received is actually by way of Eric Haney who is one of the founding members of Delta Force. The extent of our training was, and continues to be, trying to ensure we come off as authentic as possible by way of our strategy and our perspective as a team and how we approach situations and just holding certain weapons. That's fantastic and really fun, we all love working with Eric.

    • Demore: (message to fan saddened by the death of his character, Hector, in The Unit) I'd say to those who are very torn and saddened by the loss of Hector, and I guess in some ways the loss of Demore, or my portrayal of Hector, to not worry. Keep your ear to the ground, because I'm just getting started.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Demore's favorite episode on The Unit is Five Brothers, which is the last episode in which he appears.

    • Moving to the States in 2003 was a very big decision for Demore as he is very close to his family and friends.

    • When Demore arrived in Los Angeles in January 2003 he hadn't any working papers and had to wait for the right project and the right role to resolve his situation.

    • Demore applied to Ryerson University's theatre program, but once he received a role on the show Street Cents he gave up on his academic aspirations.

    • Demore first professional audition was for a role in Squawk Box, a sketch comedy show on YTV. He was eighteen years old at the time. Demore received the role and appeared in the show for one season, which was all the show lasted.

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