Robin Dunne


Robin Dunne Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Robin has won a Leo award for his role in Sanctuary.

    • Robin is a runner; he has done the LA Marathon twice and the Toronto Marathon once.

    • Robin made his television debut in the 1994 TV movie Against Their Will: Women in Prison.

    • Robin is named on Playback Online's list of 25 of Canada's Rising Stars and Dealmakers.

    • Robin wrote the one-man play Safe Place, he has performed it at the Alley Workshop Theatre in Toronto and the Writer's Week Festival in Listowel, Ireland.

    • Robin co-created the Roxy Hunter series for for Nickelodeon films, has co-wrote four of the stories; Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost, Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman, Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid, and Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween. He has also co-wrote the book adaptations for Penguin Books.

    • Robin in a big comic book fan.

    • Robin has been in the Canadian movies Borderline Normal, The Fence, The Circle and Jack & Jill vs. the World.

    • Robin had previously worked with Martin Wood, executive producer of Sanctuary, in the movie Teenage Space Vampires, which lead to Martin suggesting Dunne for the role of Dr. Will Zimmerman on Sanctuary.

    • Robin is 6' (1.83m) tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

    • Robin Dunne was married to Heidi Lenhart in 2002. They are now divorced.

  • Quotes

    • Robin Dunne: (On season 2 of Sanctuary) We are entering into an Empire Strikes Back-ian zone where everything is unsure. We don't know what's happening with Ashley; the Cabal is out there; things are in disarray; and the characters are just trying to figure out "How do we move on from here and keep things together?" There's definitely a darkness to this season. If there ever was security, particularly for Will in the sanctuary, now things are much more of a mess. In a lot of ways, Will and everyone in the sanctuary are holding on for dear life. If you thought last season was a roller-coaster ride, this year is even nuttier.

    • Robin Dunne: (On the Sanctuary season 1 cliffhanger) Yeah, I guess that was in there. If the unthinkable happened and we didn't get renewed, at least we went out with a bang and in a way that left people thinking about it and wondering. [Executive producers] Martin Wood, Amanda Tapping and Damian Kindler were very smart in crafting the show that way. But now that we've had those high stakes, it's interesting to see where we go from there. How do we continue the story with the barometer raised?

    • Robin Dunne: The one downside [of Sanctuary] will be dealing with Marty and his bad jokes. Nothing is perfect.

    • Robin Dunne: I, of course, grew up obsessed with Star Wars. Those first three films are in a large way responsible for my interest in the film industry. And now to be able to work in the genre is great.

    • Robin Dunne: I tend to be quite a workaholic, and this business can be all-consuming at times. Several years ago (geez, it might even be ten) I discovered long distance running and I fell in love with it. It is the perfect zen pastime for me. It really clears my mind.

    • Robin Dunne: I think the most challenging aspect of working on Sanctuary is having a day off while shooting. We have such a great time making this show that you're disappointed when the weekend comes and you can't wait until Monday to go back to work.

    • Robin Dunne: (about the show Sanctuary) We've got some really great stories to tell. The fact that we're standing in a green room doesn't really matter. I'm getting to act with Amanda Tapping for god's sakes. But, the cool thing about that as well is that the green screen allows us to do absolutely anything. You can go anywhere and do anything, so the possibilities are really limitless and that's exciting as well. I get a script every week and I say, "Where are we gonna go next? What's the adventure?"

    • Robin Dunne: You know, when I was a kid you kind of had to hide the fact that you were into comic books, and how great is it to be able to see that 180.

    • Robin Dunne: I felt the need to broaden my base in the entertainment industry, so I decided to try my hand at writing. I love acting and will continue to be an actor, but it is so amazing to be able to write something and see other people bring it to life on screen.

    • Robin Dunne: It is fascinating to see the transformation comics have gone through, going from a closet guilty pleasure, to something that is so unbelievably mainstream. The fact that Watchmen made Time's 100 best novels is fantastic.

    • Robin Dunne: This is episode five [of Sanctuary] and it has been very trying because we are stuck in this tiny plane set and we are all in parkas, hats, and coats pretending we are freezing together when we are trying not to faint from heat exhaustion.

    • Robin Dunne: (his description of Sanctuary) It's like the most amazing graphic novel you've ever seen morphed into a television show.