David has appeared as Dr. Rodney McKay in 107 episodes of Stargate (all 100 of Atlantis and 7 on SG-1).
David is only one of three original Stargate: Atlantis actors to remain a cast member for all five seasons. He is also one of two actors to appear in every episode of the series.
David's first job was in the IT industry and he still considers it his true passion.
David is a huge sci-fi lover. He started watching the original Doctor Who (The longest running science fiction TV series in history, running from 1968- 1989), and had a huge love for the genre ever since.
David's first TV appearance was in 1987 with the show Street Legal.
David currently lives in Washington state.
David's character Dr. McKay was introduced in the Stargate SG-1 episode "48 Hours."
David says that the most scary person he's ever worked with is Robert Davi.
David thinks it would have been fun to have been Marlon Brando for a day.
His father is a doctor.
David drives a Toyota Echo.
David appeared in several shows leading up to Stargate Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed, From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown, and Preview to Atlantis.
Was in Toronto's St George's Colledge choir school for boys.
Dropped out of school in his senior year to persue his acting and computing dreams.
He struglled in acting for about the first 10 years before he finially made a name for himself.
David also persued a career in computers at the same time as his acting.
David and a few of his fellow Sci-Fi geeks made some short films in their early teens.
He realised he had a tallent for acting while watching Doctor Who and acting along with it.
David was not originally going to be on Stargate Atlantis.
He is the oldest of 6 siblings with 5 sisters.
He was originally only going to be a one off on Stargate SG-1 but was brought back as he did such a good job and was then hired for the spin off Stargate Atlantis.
Married To Soo Garay 5th November 02 to February 2004.
Davids first time ever visiting Australia was on a November Stargate convention 2005.
David knew Cube director Vincenzo Natali from high school.
David had starring roles in the movies Where The Heart Is, Pin and the critically acclaimed The Boys Of St. Vincent.
David's charity of coice is Doctors Without Borders.
David had an recurring TV role in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.
His first computer was an Commodore 64.
His website design firm is called "Darkyl Media", named after the horse he learned to ride on.
Awards: -Golden Sheaf Award for best actor for his performance as Hank, the neurotic security guard in Elevated.
-Best Performance at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival for his role in Elevated.
-1997 Gemini Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for Traders.
-1999 Gemini Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for Traders for episode "The Whites Of Their Eyes".
-Spacey Award for Best Character for Stargate Atlantis.
David Hewlett: I got into acting because of Dr. Who. So I would watch Dr. Who and wanna be a time lord. And it was sorta a sad day for me when I realized that I couldn't be a time lord but I could pretend to be one and get paid for it.
David Hewlett: I'm Jesus' age, that's what everyone keeps pointing out. I know, he did a lot by 33. I haven't started my own religion. Yet.
David Hewlett: I'm a sci-fi fan and have been a huge fan of Dr. Who all my life. I'm also a real science geek. I love keeping up to date on scientific stuff.
David Hewlett: I wish I had a Hollywood lifestyle. No, I'm actually the dullest man alive. I don't have an entourage, I have a dog, and that's about it.
David Hewlett: I'd often find myself flipping around the channels and suddenly go, "Oh, cool! What's that? Oh, Stargate! Cool!" And then you end up watching the show because of -- because you've just seen something, some huge vessel explode, and you're flying through space or something. That's the geek side of me, definitely catches that every time.