In his 1994 film Little Giants Devon was so much taller than the other children in the cast that he had to go barefoot for many of the football-playing scenes. Also, Devon was forced to resort to bending his knees in a certain way in order to make himself appear closer to the height of the other children.
Devon's film Idle Hands, a comedy/horror flick about a high school killer, came out the same week that the Columbine High School shootings happened. This was an unfortunate coincidence that forced producers to stop all press coverage, cancel the premiere, and pull the film in four different states.
Devon is a huge fan of horror film writer and director, Rob Zombie. One of his goals is to work with him.
Devon's favorite film stars are Meg Ryan, Robert DeNiro, and Demi Moore.
Devon was once offered his own sitcom, but turned it down because he wanted to pursue film, rather than television.
Devon's favorite television sitcom is Married... With Children.
Devon likes physical sports and is into soccer, baseball, and boogie boarding.
Devon's favorite music is Techno Rap, Old Motown Blues, and Metallica.
In 2003, Devon became engaged to his girfriend Jessica, a makeup artist.
Devon attended the Vancouver Film School.
In the movie Idle Hands, the dish soap that Devon's character, Anton, squirts into his mouth is real dish soap. Sawa came up with the gag on the spot.
Devon has starred in two movies with actress Christina Ricci.
Devon began acting in theater when he was 10 years old.
As a child, Devon did TV commercials, including one for Honey Comb cereal.
In 2001, Devon won the Saturn Award for "Best Younger Actor" for Final Destination.
Devon currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Devon and his friend, Jeff, dared each other to get their ear pierced.
The first concert that Devon went to was Michael Jackson's "Thriller" when he was five years old.
Devon has a brother and a sister. Their names are Brandon and Stephanie.
Devon's mom's name is Joyce, and his dad's name is Ed.
His name is pronounced Deh-vuhn Sah-wa.
Devon is 6'.
Devon has two tattoos; a cartoon devil on one arm, and a cross on the other.
Devon did his own stunts in Extreme Ops, including the part where he is under the train filming his friends.
On actor Jack Nicholson...
Devon: I would love to work with him, he has done so much, he is so cool, and you see him sitting at a Lakers game with some hot chick and he's got his sunglasses on and he's just friggin' Jack, and it's so awesome, you know?
On giving advice to aspiring actors...
Devon Sawa: Just stick to your goals, your dreams and be very patient, because everyday there is more and more actors that want to do it. The competition is fierce, so stick with it. As much there is talent, there's a lot of luck; being at the right place at the right time.
On his idea of a dream date...
Devon: I'd like to go to the beach at night and picnic on the beach, maybe hold hands, walk down the beach, listen to the waves under the moon. That probably would be my dream date.
Devon: L.A. is a really crazy place; and it has a really fast pace and fake people. Everybody wants to be your friend at one point or another. It's crazy.
Devon Sawa: One casting director told me, "You're the next Leonardo DiCaprio," and when I heard that, I said, "Let's talk about how I don't want anything to do with being like Leo." He's an amazing actor, but the films we're pushing to do are different. I'm going my own way... in a big way.
On how he got into acting in Kindergarten
Devon Sawa: We had to make our own costumes, and I wore this cardboard box. And ever since then, I've been into acting.
Devon: There are tons of things that have been written about me on the Internet that are total crap. I'll go on to these fan sites and think, where the hell did that come from? All of a sudden I have two gerbils and four goldfish? I mean, really, two gerbils? And they're named Coke and Pepsi or something like that. Come on!
Devon: I don't smile a lot in pictures. I'm not into being the cheeseball.
Devon: My fans made me. But sometimes there's some weird stories about me... my favorite color, the kind of girls I like. All of that stuff that's just not true and I never said it. All I ask is that my fans don't believe everything they read.
Devon: I don't know if I have ever been in love.
Devon: Live long, play hard... oh wait, that's Nike.