Anthony Lemke

Anthony Lemke
Born Roger Anthony Lemke
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater McGill University, University of Waterloo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Roger Anthony Lemke is a Canadian actor. He is known for portraying Brian Becker on CTV's fantasy drama The Listener, Dan Malloy on Bravo's police drama 19-2, and Ryan Elliot on Hallmark Channel's fantasy comedy-drama Good Witch. In French Canada, Lemke is known for playing David Rothstein on Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin.

He appears as Three (Marcus Boone) on Syfy's science-fiction drama Dark Matter.

Early life and education

Anthony Lemke was born in Ottawa, Ontario.[1] He is the child of immigrants, his parents having arrived from The Netherlands and East Prussia in the early 1960s.[2] Lemke attended elementary and high school in French under the immersion programs at Knoxdale Public School, Greenbank Middle School and Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean.

Upon graduation he moved to Waterloo, Ontario to study theatre at the University of Waterloo.[3] Lemke also holds degrees in both common law and civil law, having graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law with Distinction.[4]


Lemke landed his first professional role in a production of the play Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii [5] by the Canadian playwright Allan Stratton at what is now the King's Wharf Theatre. His first role in a TV series followed shortly thereafter when he was cast in La Femme Nikita. He got the role largely because he could speak Czech from the year he spent teaching English in the Czech Republic.[6]

In 2000 Lemke landed the role of the mustachio-swirling mercenary Captain Grisham on the fantasy-genre series The Queen of Swords, which Variety Magazine declared a "guilty pleasure". He also played James Murphy, the son of Alex Murphy (aka RoboCop), in RoboCop: Prime Directives, a 4-part mini-series that aired in 2001.[7]

In 2003 Lemke enrolled in law school at the McGill University in Montreal, during which time he continued to act, including regular roles on the Montreal shot series 15/Love (season 3) and CBC Television's Rumours. He also portrayed Rob Smith in A Life Interrupted, which was nominated for the Best TV Movie at the 2008 Gemini Awards.

Since returning full-time to acting after law school, Lemke has a deep collection of credits to his name in both English and French. In 2008 he joined the cast of Radio Canada's comedy-drama Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, playing David Rothstein, a character that Montreal newspaper La Presse numbers among the few anglophone characters to ever "mark the soul" of Quebecers.[8] He followed up in French with recurring roles on Mémoires Vives, Mirador, Nouvelle Adresse, all of which are Gémeaux Award nominated TV series.[9][10][11]

In 2011, he joined the casts of Lost Girl and Montreal-shot Blue Mountain State for multiple episode arcs. The same year Lemke took on the part of Le Vulgaire in the bi-lingual film Rouge Sang; the film garnered 3 Canadian Screen Award nominations.[12]

In 2014 Lemke reprised his role of Brian Becker for the fifth season of CTV and Fox International's The Listener, a role he had played during season 1.[13] Lemke also began a 7 episode run over two seasons on Bravo's police drama 19-2 as SQ Officer Dan Malloy.[14] The series received 10 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including best dramatic series.[15] Also in 2014, Lemke was cast in the role of "Three" (aka. Marcus Boone) on the science fiction television series Dark Matter.[16]

Personal life

Lemke married classical musician Maria Gacesa in 2001, when the couple was living in Toronto. They have lived most of their lives since in Montreal, where the couple's three children were born. In 2014, Lemke and his family moved to Prince Edward County, Ontario.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Shake, Rattle and Roll Sandra Phalor Short film
2000 American Psycho Marcus Halberstram
2002 Time of the Wolf Alex McKenzie
2002 Rub & Tug Henry
2003 TrueSexLies Cal Short film
2003 The Pedestrian Bruce
2003 Rhinoceros Eyes Movie Actor / Dick
2009 Dead like Me: Life After Death Firefighter Direct-to-DVD
2010 One Last Dance Josh Short film
Also: Writer, Producer
2011 Coteau Rouge Jason Singleton French-language film
2011 Faces in the Crowd Bryce #3
2011 Down the Road Again Matt Burns
2013 Rouge Sang Le vulgaire in French and English
2013 White House Down Captain Hutton
2014 Real Lies Coinjoint de Rachel French-language film; also known as Le vrai du faux
2015 The Forbidden Room Bud
2015 Sleepless Greg Shaw Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1997 La Femme Nikita Guard Episode: "Gray"
1997 Fast Track Willy Voss Episode: "The Race Fan"
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Walker Inman Television miniseries
1999 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Marc Hagan 3 episodes
1999 Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol David Nelson Television movie; also known as The Ricky Nelson Story
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Young Dr. Hugh Janyk Episode: "Old Flames"
2000 Relic Hunter Brad Episode: "Affaire de Coeur"
2000 D.C. Legislative Director Robert Episode: Pilot
2000 The Famous Jett Jackson Marco Episode: "Step Up"
2001 Earth Angels Television movie
2001 RoboCop: Prime Directives OCP Executive James Murphy Television miniseries; main role
2000–01 Queen of Swords Captain Marcus Grisham Main role, 22 episodes
2001 Witchblade Isaac Sullivan Episode: "Diplopia"
2001 Andromeda Leydon Bryce-Hawkins Episode: "A Heart for Falsehood Framed"
2001 Mutant X Charles Marlowe Episode: "Meaning of Death"
2001 Earth: Final Conflict Gren Episode: "Entombed"
2002 Haven't We Met Before? Detective Jack Cobel Television movie
2002 Tom Stone Luis Arramendia Episode: "The Last Go Round"
2003 Do or Die Jack Hennessey Television movie
2003 Doc Richard Black 3 episodes
2004 A Deadly Encounter Tony Brock Television movie; also known as Over the Edge
2004 False Pretenses Randal Ackers Television movie
2006 Proof of Lies Chuck Hartley Television movie
2006 15/Love Coach Daniel Brock Recurring role (season 3), 14 episodes
2006 Legacy of Fear Jack Cobell Television movie
2006–07 Rumours Charles Jefferson Recurring role, 7 episodes
2007 A Life Interrupted Rob Smith Television movie
Nominated: Best TV Movie, Gemini Award (2008)[17]
2007 Wide Awake Robert Turner Television movie
2007 Heartland Carl Episode: "One Trick Pony"
2008–09 Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin David Rothstein Recurring role, 16 episodes; French-language TV series
2009 The Last Templar Clive Edmonston Television miniseries
2009 Reverse Angle Harry Griggs Television movie
2009 The Phantom Detective Clark Ellis Television miniseries
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Henry Bixby Episode: "Shades of Gray"
2009–14 The Listener Brian Becker Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 5); 22 episodes
2010 The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice James Agent Television movie
2010 You Lucky Dog Don Lally Television movie
2010 Dead Lines Adam Fyne Television movie
2010 30 Vies Marc Turpin French-language TV series
2011 XIII: The Series Markle Episode: "Costa Verde"
2011 Warehouse 13 Michael Martin Episode: "Queen for a Day"
2011 Who Is Simon Miller? Jeffrey Television movie
2011 Flashpoint Tim Engels Episode: "Wild Card"
2011 Mirador Peter ami de Véro 4 episodes; French-language TV series
2011 Blue Mountain State Coach Marcus Gilday Recurring role, 6 episodes
2011–12 Lost Girl Ryan Lambert Recurring role, 5 episodes
2012 Trauma Plasticien de Stella Episode: "Humains et machines"; French-language TV series
2013 Exploding Sun Craig Bakus Television movie
2013 Witches of East End Harrison Welles 3 episodes
2013–14 Mémoires vives Richard 5 episodes; French-language TV series
2014 Nouvelle adresse Tom Severson 3 episodes; French-language TV series
2014 Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Philip Davis Television movie
2014 Murdoch Mysteries Father Clements Episodes: "Glory Days", "Holy Matrimony, Murdoch!"
2014–15 19-2 Dan Malloy - SQ Recurring role, 7 episodes
2015 Good Witch Ryan Elliott Main role, 10 episodes
2015–present Dark Matter Three / Marcus Boone Main role, 13 episodes
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Watch Dogs: Bad Blood Additional voices
2014 Assassin's Creed: Unity Pierre Bellec / 'Murder Fortold' Vinyard Worker


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