David Hewlett

Writer : Director : Actor

Hewlett, is a self-professed nerd who has always loved taking things apart to see how they work… sometimes he puts them together again… though rarely in the same configuration.

His film and television career began at age 13, when he took a break from his tech autopsies and programming his beloved Commodore 64 computer to play Dungeons & Dragons with him, to collaborate with a few schoolmates on their early film endeavors.

He continues to work with these same film geeks on features like Cube, Treed Murray, Cypher, Foolproof, Nothing and Warner Brothers’ Splice – produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

But Hewlett has never strayed far from his geek roots.  He was one of the first people with dedicated Internet access in Toronto. He spent years as a programmer and network specialist for a large multi-level marketing company.  Seeing the promise of the early Web, Hewlett launched an award winning Internet for film and television company called Darkyl New Media.  Hewlett currently teaches a “Tech Terrors” lunch program and a raucous class that mixes technology education with Youtube production and online safety for an inspired group kids.

David has guest-starred on countless television series and feature films over the years.  He’s best known for his work as Dr. Rodney McKay, the brilliant, sarcastic, nerd astrophysicist on the international hit television series Stargate Atlantis.  He recently played a recurring role in Incorporated for Matt Damon & Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street Films & CBS, and stars in Guillermo Del Toro’s Academy award winning The Shape Of Water and Roger Avary’s (Pulp Fiction) Lucky Day.

Splice at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Joel Silver,Adrian Brody,Delphine Chaneac, Guillermo Del Toro & David Hewlett at the Hollywood Splice Opening

David’s writing and directing debut, A Dog’s Breakfast, was a bone-jarring, head-smacking, fiancé-bashing comedy about family, marriage, madness and murder.  The film, made for a mere $125,000, was picked up for worldwide distribution by MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

David’s script, Inheritance was a finalist in FOX’s NYTV Festival comedy pilot competition and he wrote and directed the science fiction horror, Debug.

David is a YouTube Certified content creator, with a wide and varied international following of like-minded geeks, gamers and sci fi fans:


He can be found, followed and occasionally interrogated at: http://www.twitter.com/dhewlett