Robert Wisden

Robert Charles Wisden[1] (born June 2, 1958)[2] is an English actor who has an extensive career in Canadian and American film and television.[3] Best known for playing U.S. President Richard Nixon in the 2009 American neo-noir superhero film Watchmen, he has acted on many series, including Da Vinci's Inquest, Smallville, The X-Files and Jeremiah.

Robert Wisden
Robert Charles Wisden

(1958-06-02) June 2, 1958
Years active1981-present
AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2000 The Sheldon Kennedy Story

Early life

Born in 1958 in Brighton, East Sussex in England, Wisden moved with his family from Britain to Canada when he was 15. He started his career in 1985 starring as Terry Dunne in Atom Egoyan's In This Corner.


He is best known for his role as United States President Richard Nixon in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of the DC graphic novel Watchmen, Chief Coroner James Flynn in Da Vinci's Inquest, and Ken Browning in Final Destination.

He played Robert Patrick Modell in the 1996 The X-Files series episode Pusher and 1998 follow-up episode Kitsunegari.


In 2000, he won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Sheldon Kennedy Story (1999).[4]


In 2006, Wisden graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education degree.[3] He taught at Heritage Woods Secondary School for two school years (2006 - 2007), substituting for the main drama teacher and he is currently employed full-time at St.George's School for Boys in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is Head of the Drama department.[5]





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