Devon Sawa – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

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Devon Edward Sawa is a Vancouver, Canada-born actor, who is widely known for his roles in numerous teen movies including “Idle Hands” and “Casper”. Born on 7 September 1978, Devon is of Polish ancestry. A prominent figure in Hollywood, Sawa is noted for his small but memorable roles in movies, music videos and TV series as well.

A pop culture icon of the late 1990s, and a teenage sensation of the time, one might wonder how rich is Devon? As estimated by sources, Devon Sawa counts his net worth at an amount of $2 million as of late 2016. Devon’s work on memorable characters in movies and TV series is the major source of his income. His work in movies such as “Final Destination”, “Idle Hands”, “Wild America” and “Casper” among many others has provided him with much needed public recognition as well as wealth.

Devon Sawa Net Worth $2 million

Raised in Vancouver with his two siblings, Devon developed an interest in acting at a very young age; his first acting role was in a play in kindergarten. Realizing his interest in acting, Devon started to perform in local plays in his hometown as well as in school events. It was from those stage plays that he was able to attract the attention of casting agents and was given an opportunity to appear in an advertising commercial, making his first TV appearance in 1992 in an advertisement for Nerf toys. This gave him immense publicity which successfully landed him roles in movies; he appeared in the children’s movie “Little Giant” as a misfit quarterback, but “Casper” was the big break for Devon, in which he portrayed human Casper and starred in the movie with actors Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman. At this point of his career, Devon was already adding thousands of dollars to his net worth.

Devon got his chance in a mainstream movie with the 1999 teen horror movie “Idle Hands” in which he shared the screen with actress Jessica Alba. The movie inspired by the “Scream” series was expected to become a great hit in Hollywood, but the Columbine high school tragedy occurred shortly after the release of movie, and as the country was in shock due to violence occurred, the movie didn’t succeed commercially. In 2000, “Final Destination” – an American horror franchise – contributed to Devon’s stardom as he won a Saturn award for his role as Alex Browning in the movie. Later, his portrayal of Stanley in the Eminem hit song “Stan” video also helped his popularity. He was a regular in “Nikita”, a TV series from 2010 until 2013, and he recently appeared in the 2016 movies “Punk’s Dead” as Sean and “Life On The Line” as Duncan in which co-starred with actors Adam Pascal, Ben Schnetzer, John Travolta, Kate Bosworth among others. All of these and many more of Sawa’s projects have been responsible for his present net worth.

As for his personal life, Devon has been married to Dawni Sahanovitch since 2010, and the couple share a son and a daughter. For now, Devon Sava enjoys his life as a prominent Hollywood actor while his present net worth of $2 million caters to his and his family’s daily lives.

Full Name Devon Sawa
Net Worth $2 Million
Salary 511,200 USD
Date Of Birth September 7, 1978
Place Of Birth Vancouver, Canada
Height 1.83 m
Weight 86 kg
Profession Voice Actor
Education Vancouver Film School
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Dawni Sahanovitch (m. 2010)
Children Scarlett Heleena Sawa, Hudson Sawa
Parents Joyce Sawa, Edward Sawa
Siblings Stephanie Sawa, Brandon Sawa
Awards Saturn Award – Best Performance by a Younger Actor (2001)
Nominations Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Young Artist Awards
Movies “Final Destination” (2000), “Idle Hands” (1999), “Wild America”, “Casper” (1995), “Now and Then” (1995), “Little Giants” (1994)
TV Shows “Nikita” (2010-2013), “The Odyssey” (1992-1994), “Action Man” (1995-1996), “Somewhere Between” (since 2017)
1 For instance, when I go to the premiere on Tuesday I probably won’t watch the film at all – I’ll be watching the audience just to see their reaction to different moments, what I’m doing right and what I’m doing wrong, stuff like that.
2 You know, I’ve never shot a gun in a movie.
3 I look for things that are going to challenge me as an actor.
4 I guess I’m growing up in the film world.
5 I was a hyper kid in school and the teacher suggested to my mom she needed to do something with me.
6 I’ve never liked the press part of it (no offense), but it comes with the job.
7 Final Destination was the closest thing I’ve done to a teen movie but it certainly had an edge to it.
8 The next movie I do is not going to be in school.
9 When the movie’s on, I usually watch more of the audience.
10 For every 10 good things, there’s always some jerk that wants to say something bad.
11 I’ve always been interesting in the lighting aspect and always listened to what they were saying.
12 I can’t do talk shows, I don’t do them, just because I get really nervous and fidgeting and shaky.
13 I don’t think I want to play a teenager anymore.
14 I spent most of my high school years on movie sets and I’d have like one teacher, which was really bad.
15 I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials.
16 Id like to do an action film or a dark sort of independent piece.
17 I’m trying to go through the whole process of high school to college to work.
18 I took six months off, finished high school, and hung out with friends.
19 (2012, on landing the “Stan” Eminem video because of Dr. Dre) I had a friend who was a mutual friend. That friend called me up saying, “Hey, Dre’s a big fan of Final Destination. Would you come in and meet Eminem?” And I said, “In a heartbeat.” I went into the studio and I met him and he approved it. And the next week we were shooting. It was a wild, wild shoot. Dido looked borderline-scared sometimes during that shoot. I was playing this crazy, obsessed lunatic fan, and this was her first acting thing. She’d look at me like, “Are you being serious right now?” It was pretty crazy. Dre co-directing it was huge for me. I’ve listened to his music from the time I was a young teenager all the way up until now. The guy’s a legend. He’s a genius… You just feel the greatness around. He’s smart, and he knows what he’s doing. It’s the same feeling you get when you’re around Spielberg. You just know that they’re something special.
20 (2012, on being a former teen heartthrob) Well, it was something that was really hard to break out of. As soon as I got to 17 and 18 years old and I wasn’t playing these teen roles anymore, it was hard to transition. So I thought I was going to do the weirdest stuff I could possibly do. Stuff that was edgier and alternative, like Idle Hands and SLC Punk! and the “Stan” video. I wanted to get out of that kind of teen-idol thing. So far it’s worked. Now I’m doing another transition from the college roles and all that to young doctor, young lawyer, young cop. It’s been quite a journey.
21 There are tons of things that have been written about me on the Internet that are total crap. I’ll go on to these fan sites and think, where the hell did that come from? All of a sudden I have two gerbils and four goldfish? I mean, really, two gerbils? And they’re named Coke and Pepsi or something like that? Come on!
22 My fans made me, but sometimes there’s some weird stories about me, my favorite color, the kind of girls I like, all of that stuff that’s just not true and I never said it. All I ask is that my fans don’t believe everything they read.
23 I don’t know if I have ever been in love.
24 Live long, play hard…. Oh, wait, that’s Nike
1 He is good friends with Stuart Stone.
2 Son of production coordinator Joyce Sawa.
3 Was originally cast to play Neil Lawrence in Chasing Holden (2003).
4 Did his own stunts in Extreme Ops (2002), including the part where he is under the train filming his friends.
5 He got the part of Stan in the Eminem video of the same name because Dr. Dre saw him in Final Destination (2000) and loved it.
6 Has two tattoos – a cartoon devil on one arm, and a cross on the other arm.
7 Mom: Joyce Sawa, Dad: Ed Sawa, Brother: Brandon Sawa, Sister: Stephanie Sawa.
8 Name pronounced DEH-vuhn SAH-wa.


Title Year Status Character
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 2016 Sean
Real Detective 2016 TV Series documentary Eddie Herman
Broad Squad 2015 TV Movie Patrick Byrne
Life on the Line 2015/I Duncan
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley 2015 Father John Barrow
A Warden’s Ransom 2014 Miller
Nikita 2010-2013 TV Series Owen Elliot Sam Matthews
A Resurrection 2013 Travis
The Philly Kid 2012 Jake
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 Bill Burrows
Endure 2010 Zeth Arnold
NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 TV Series Matt Bernhart
Random Walk 2010 Short
Creature of Darkness 2009 Andrew
Devil’s Den 2006 Quinn
Shooting Gallery 2005 Video Paul The Pawn
Extreme Dating 2005 Daniel Roenick
Spider-Man 2003 TV Series Flash Thompson
Extreme Ops 2002 Will
Slackers 2002 Dave Goodman
Eminem: E 2000 Video Stan (segment “Stan”)
The Guilty 2000 Nathan Corrigan
Final Destination 2000 Alex Browning
Eminem: Stan 2000 Video short Stan
Idle Hands 1999 Anton Tobias
Around the Fire 1998 Simon Harris
SLC Punk! 1998 Sean
A Cool, Dry Place 1998 Noah Ward
Wild America 1997 Mark
Action Man 1995-1996 TV Series Additional Voices
The Boys Club 1996 Eric
Robin of Locksley 1996 TV Movie Robin McAllister
Night of the Twisters 1996 TV Movie Dan Hatch
Now and Then 1995 Scott Wormer
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years 1995 TV Series Hank Valen
Casper 1995 Casper on Screen
Little Giants 1994 Junior Floyd
The Odyssey 1992-1994 TV Series Yudo
Sherlock Holmes Returns 1993 TV Movie Young Booth
Unsub 1989 TV Series Young John Wesley


Title Year Status Character
Mamma Loves Shortnin’ 2016 Short completed


Title Year Status Character
Mamma Loves Shortnin’ 2016 Short written by completed


Title Year Status Character
Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2 2016 co-producer


Title Year Status Character
The Perfect Souffle: Testing ‘Final Destination’ 2000 Video documentary short special thanks


Title Year Status Character
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Philly Kid: Behind the Scenes 2012 Video short Himself
Making of ‘Creature of Darkness’ 2008 Video documentary Andrew
Cribs 2003 TV Series Himself
Young Hollywood Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Kerrisdale High 1992 TV Series Himself (1992-1994)

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Final Destination 5 2011 Alex Browning (uncredited)

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Performance by a Younger Actor Final Destination (2000)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor – Horror (Internet Only) Final Destination (2000)
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress Idle Hands (1999)
1999 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film – Most Disgusting Scene Idle Hands (1999)
1997 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie/Mini-Series – Young Actor Night of the Twisters (1996)