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Erik Knudsen (born March 25, 1988) is a Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Sadler in Continuum, Dale Turner in the CBS series Jericho, and his role in the Saw franchise.

He played Daniel Matthews in Saw II.


Erik Knudsen was born in Toronto, Ontario. In 1999, he got his first acting role as Alex Schreffler in the TV series Real Kids, Real Adventures. In 2001, Knudsen guest-starred on The Guardian and appeared in three other episodes later on. He was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance. In 2003, Knudsen starred in the TV series Mental Block.

He co-starred as Leroy "Lefty" in the film adaptation of Youth in Revolt and in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Lucas "Crash" Wilson, who was the lead singer of fictional band Crash and the Boys. In 2005, he starred in the horror film Saw II.

In 2011, he played Robbie Mercer in the slasher film Scream 4. In the film The Barrens, he played the character of Ryan, co-starring True Blood's Stephen Moyer. Besides that, he played teen tech genius Alec Sadler in the Canadian Science Fiction series Continuum, along with Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for two consecutive years at the Saturn Awards.

He later appeared in Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2, the horror feature Darker Than Night, and the Spike TV series The Mist, based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.



Year Title Role
2000 Tribulation Young Tom Canboro
Common Ground Young Johnny Burroughs
2001 Blackout Ian Robbins
The Familiar Stranger Young Chris Welsh
Stolen Miracle Tommy
2003 Full-Court Miracle TJ Murphy
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Rog Ryan at 13 yrs.
Saw II Daniel Matthews
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Arthur Thomson
Bon Cop, Bad Cop Jonathan Ward
A Lobster Tale Timmy Brock
2008 A Teacher's Crime Jeremy Rander
2009 Youth in Revolt Lefty
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Lucas "Crash" Wilson
2011 Beastly Trey
Scream 4 Robbie Mercer
2012 The Barrens Ryan
2014 Client Seduction Dennis Brunner
2016 Enfant Terrible Marcus
2017 Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 Jonathan
Darker Than Night Toby
Stickman Jeremy


Year Title Role
1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures Ales Shreffler
2000 In a Heartbeat Jason
The Wonderful World of Disney Nasty Boy
2001-2002 The Guardian Hunter Reed
2001 Doc Mitch
2003-2004 Mental Block Donovan Mackay
2004 Blue Murder Jake Green
2005 Kevin Hill Ryan Stallinger
2006-2008 Jericho Dale Turner
2008 Flashpoint Jackson Barcliffe
2012-2015 Continuum Alec Sadler
2012 Saving Hope Mitchell
Degrassi: The Next Generation Darrin Howe
2016 12 Monkeys Thomas Crawford Jr.
2017 Ransom Lucas Hamil
The Mist Vic
Killjoys McAvoy


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