Sam SpencerPlayed by Shawn Ashmore
The intended leader of the CIU, that is, until Wallace gave his job to Hayes. Sam had previously worked as a Prosecutor in the grueling world of the city's gang unit. Wallace's golden boy, Sam reluctantly accepted Hayes as his new boss – at least for the time being. Sam is determined to prevent Hayes, and her wild antics from destroying his opportunity of one day taking over the CIU. But even as Sam remains steadfast in his commitment to being a "good guy," the methods he employs in the pursuit of justice will become increasingly questionable.
Shawn Ashmore is best known for starring as "Bobby Drake," otherwise known as "Iceman," in the highly successful "X-Men" movie franchise, and he recently reprised his role in the latest installment, "XMen: Days of Future Past." Ashmore currently stars as Jack Joyce in Microsoft's ground breaking "Quantum Break," which has become their most successful IP since the release of Xbox One. Ashmore starred as Mike Weston on Kevin Williamson's hit psychological thriller series, "The Following," which aired for three seasons on the FOX Network. The series was one of the most successful new dramas of the 2013 season. In film, Ashmore starred in the Sundance Film Festival feature "Frozen," about three skiers stranded on a chairlift who are forced to make life-or-death choices; and in the equally chilling "Bloodletting," a miniseries based on the award-winning short story collection by Vincent Lam, "Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures.
Ashmore also starred in the post-apocalyptic thriller "The Day," which screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. He played the lead role in the Canadian telefilm, "Diverted," a fictional story about what happened to passengers aboard a flight on 9/11. In 2008, he played the role of "Eric" in the Dreamworks sci-fi thriller "The Ruins." In 2005, among other films, he starred in "Terry," in which he played the heroic Terry Fox, who, after losing his leg to cancer, ran across Canada in 1980 to raise money and awareness for the disease. The film went on to receive numerous accolades and award nominations, including Best Film and a Best Actor Gemini Nomination for Ashmore. In 1994, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his role as Waylon Tibbins in the TV movie "Guitarman." In 2004, he won the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male for his role in the "X-Men" sequel, "X2: X-Men United." Ashmore grew up in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Dana.