Jesse Rath

Jesse Rath
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Rath at the Defiance panel at the 2013SDCC
Born (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 29)
Years active2005–present
RelativesMeaghan Rath (sister)

Jesse Rath (born February 11, 1989) is a Canadian film and television actor. He starred in the television series 18 to Life as Carter Boyd and as Ram on Aaron Stone. He was also on Syfy series, Defiance playing the role of Alak Tarr, and “Being Human” as Robbie Malik.

Life and career[]

Rath was born in Montreal, Quebec. His mother is of Goan Indian descent and his father is of British and Austrian Jewish origin.[1][2] His elder sister is actress Meaghan Rath.

Rath's first role was in 2005, as a runner in a sports film, The Greatest Game Ever Played and he later joined a low-budget movie, Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield followed by The Trotsky. He got his biggest break on television in 2009 after getting cast in the mini-series, Assassin's Creed: Lineage, playing the role of one of the sons of the lead character. The same year, he was cast in a recurring role in the Disney XD show, Aaron Stone. He was then cast as one of the main leads in the critically acclaimed CBC show, 18 to Life.[3] He was then cast in a direct-to-video film, The Howling: Reborn.[4] He later joined another Canadian series, Mudpit. He also guest-starred on Being Human playing the role of the younger brother of the female lead, his real-life sister Meaghan. In mid-2012, he was cast in Defiance.[5]

He has been co-nominated for 2 Gemini Award in 2010 and 2011 for Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for 18 to Life.


Feature films, made-for-TV-films and TV miniseries
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Greatest Game Ever Played Runner Independent film
2008 Prom Wars: Love Is a Battlefield Francis
2009 Dead Like Me: Life After Death Boy Teenager Made-for-TV film
2009 The Trotsky Dwight Feature
2009 Assassin's Creed: Lineage Federico Auditore Short film
2011 The Howling: Reborn Sachin
2012 The Good Lie Jesse Independent film
2013 His Turn Dicko Made-for-TV film
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Aaron Stone Ram 16 episodes
2011 18 to Life Carter Boyd 25 episodes
2012 Mudpit Liam/Lamb 16 episode
2012 My Babysitter's a Vampire Hottie Hotep 1 episode
2013–2014 Being Human Robbie Malik 4 episodes
2013–2015 Defiance Alak Tarr 24 episodes
2016 Code Black James 1 episode
2016–2017 No Tomorrow Timothy 13 episodes
2018–present Supergirl Brainiac 5 Recurring - Season 3

Series Regular- Season 4

2018 Gone Agent Riggs episode: Exigent Circumstances

Awards and nominations[]

Year Category Award Result
2010 Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (18 to Life) Gemini Award Nominated
2011 Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series (18 to Life) Gemini Award Nominated
2017 Best Performance by an Actor in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media (The Brief) Canadian Screen Awards Nominated


  1. ^ "Personality Complex: "Being Human" Star Meaghan Rath Loves How You're Underestimating HerOn How Sally is a Lot Like Meaghan".
  2. ^ "On the scene of the crime — and comedy, romance and sci-fi". February 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "CW to premiere new Canadian comedy series '18 to Life' this summer". July 15, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Miller, Jesse (October 7, 2011). "The Howling: Reborn (2011) Review". Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Syfy's Highly-Anticipated 'Defiance' Commences Production In Toronto". Retrieved September 9, 2013.

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