Before we get right into it, Neil can currently be seen as the recurring character, Rick Yates, on CBS's exciting new summer series, Blood & Treasure. Check it out. It's fun as hell.
In May of 2019, Neil was honoured with an ACTRA Montreal Award for his portrayal of Fred Cameron in the CTV limited series, The Disappearance; The Disappearance can be seen this July on WGNA. Check that out too. It'll break your heart.
Neil also recently played Jed "Rainmaker" Martin in WGNA's hit thriller series, Bellevue , Jerry on Season 3 of the critically-acclaimed CTV police drama, 19-2, and Joshua in CBC's This Life. This coming on the heels of starring in SyFy’s apocalyptic thriller, Helix as Dr. Peter Farragut, Alan’s flawed and deeply conflicted brother; an intense and wild ride. Prior to embodying Peter, Neil had the joyous privilege of playing Lt. Karl Hagerman in IFC’s dark and dangerous comedy series, Bullet In The Face.
With other TV turns in Beauty And The Beast (CW), The Listener (CTV), Blue Mountain State (Spike), Zero Hour (ABC), The Business (IFC) and Naked Josh (Showcase), among others, it’s clear he likes to keep one foot in the dramatic and one foot in the absurd…
After spending much of his youth and early adulthood immersed in the worlds of rugby, football and hockey, Neil has found that his background in athletics has served him well in the world of performance.
In addition to dozens of forays onto the stage (his first love), and roles in cult horror films such as End of the Line and $la$her$, Neil’s physical and intense approach to his craft has been called upon in several recent productions, such as Erased (WB), Infected (SyFy), Immortals (Relativity), Riddick (Universal), as well as the hit blockbuster, X-Men: Days of Future Past (Fox Studios). He has just come from playing Hero in the action-comedy short film, Are You My Mommy, which he produced with his wife (and writer/co-star), Paula Jean Hixson. Are You My Mommy had its world premiere at Dances With Films 2018 film festival in Hollywood, California and was met with an incredibly warm reception! It has since gone on to play in several festivals, garnering many awards, including one for Best Actor at the 2019 Artemis Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Video games also figure large in Neil’s body of work: As well as playing the villainous role of Charles Lee in Assassin’s Creed 3, and the burned out old skater/guide, Bob, in Shaun White Skateboarding, he has voiced and motion-captured characters in many video games, including Deus Ex; Human Revolution, Watchdogs, Outlast, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Thief IV, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and Rainbow Six.
Born and raised in Montreal, Neil now resides in Los Angeles where, when not at work on a set or in a studio, he can be found riding his motorcycle, playing hockey, practicing yoga and trying to get better at guitar. He is also finishing up his first screenplay and is very excited to start pitching it!