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David Hewlett

David Hewlett is a Canadian actor, writer, and director of British origin. David Hewlett is famous for his portrayal of Dr. Rodney McKay in the Stargate sci-fiction franchise.

Early Life

David Hewlett was born in Redhill, Surrey, England on 18 April 1968. His full name is David Ian Hewlett. He is 55 years old (as of 2024) under the zodiac sign Aries. Hewlett holds American, Canadian, and English nationality and follows the Christian religion.


Regarding his family background, he is the son of Patrick Hewlett (Father) and Mary Hewlett (Mother). He also has three siblings: Moyra Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, and Jenny Hewlett.

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Caption: David Hewlett childhood photo source: YouTube.

Speaking of his educational background, While in high school in Toronto, he began his acting career by appearing in student films directed by Vincenzo Natali. At the start of his acting career in 1984 at the age of sixteen, he left high school in his senior year to pursue careers in acting and computing.

David Hewlett – Net Worth 2024

David Hewlett has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His projected net worth as of 2024 is $2 million. However, Hewlett has never been a part of brand endorsement.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, Hewlett has starred in several low-budget horror movies, including The Darkside, Scanners II: The New Order, and Pin, which are both minor cult favorites. He appeared in several television shows as a guest actor. He got one of his more well-known parts in 1996, Grant Jansky on Traders.

Hewlett and Natali collaborated once more in 1997, and Hewlett played the architect in the critically acclaimed thriller Cube. The Canadian movie’s low budget was a financial hit.

Hewlett’s childhood aspirations to work in science fiction were realized when he first had a four-episode guest role as the Stargate expert Rodney McKay on the Canadian/American sci-fi series Stargate SG-1, which eventually developed into his starring role on Stargate Atlantis.

In the first episode of the Sanctuary TV series, which was created by and starred by Stargate actress Amanda Tapping, Hewlett made an appearance as a guest star in 2007. He portrayed Larry Tolson, a patient with a psychotic disorder who was shot and injured before being arrested for murder.

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Caption: David in the Stargate sci-fiction Grace Under Pressure source: SciFiAndTvTalk.

More about his career

He wrote and directed A Dog’s Breakfast in 2006, which starred himself, his sister Kate Hewlett, his dog Mars, and his Stargate Atlantis co-stars Christopher Judge, Paul McGillion, and Rachel Luttrell. Hewlett launched the Fanatical YouTube channel in July 2006.

In 2014, Hewlett and Jason Momoa, who had previously worked together on the Stargate Atlantis television series, co-directed the supernatural horror-science fiction movie Debug. The lead actors in the movie were Adrian Holmes and Jeananne Goossen.

Hewlett made an appearance in the Syfy television program Dark Matter in 2015; the show is based on the same-named comic book. He frequently appeared as Tabor Calchek, a shopkeeper and the team’s manager. Hewlett is still interested in making movies.

In 2017, he created the sci-fi comedy short “HEWLOGRAM,” which featured Red Giant’s filmmaking and special effects equipment.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Jane Loughman has been married to David Hewlett for 14 years. They had been dating for a year after meeting in 2005. Likewise, they married on June 21, 2008, after a year of engagement.

They have a 15-year-old son named Sebastian Flynn. Previously, Hewlett wed the actress Soo Garay in 2000, and the two later divorced.

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Caption: David with his wife Jane Loughman source: Streets of Toronto.

Body Measurements

David Hewlett is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm/1.75 m) and weighs around 72 kg (159 lbs). In addition, Hewlett has a brown pair of attractive eyes and brown hair color.

David Hewlett – Social Media

David Hewlett is active on his Twitter account @dhewlett with 112.6K followers. Moreover, he also has 21.5K followers on Instagram and 34K followers on Facebook.