Drew Nelson (actor)

Drew Nelson
Born (1979-08-11) August 11, 1979 (age 40)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor, voice actor, writer, producer
Years active 2001–present
Website Twitter: @drewnelsonlive

Drew Nelson (born August 11, 1979) is a Canadian actor and voice artist born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. He is best known for voicing Duncan on the Canadian cartoon series Total Drama and playing Matt Sayles in The Strain.


He has been in numerous television shows. He first appeared in the television series Friends as an extra.

His performances include appearing as a guest-star or extra in various movies or TV shows, such as Fringe, Supernatural, and Rookie Blue. Most of Nelson's best-known roles are in cartoons, such as Duncan in Total Drama, Kai in 6Teen, and Jason in Girlstuff/Boystuff. He also had a recurring role on the FX series, The Strain.[1]

Nelson is also currently working on a project called Lost Ones as a writer-producer.[2] The project is an urban fantasy centered around a 13-year-old orphan named Malik. It is set against the backdrop of hip hop and street art, and the film follows Malik and his crew as they plot to foil a greedy mayor's plans to gentrify their hood.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Recipe for Murder Fan #1
2002 Conviction Billy
2004 My Brother's Keeper Lance
2004 Queer as Folk Pink Posse / Robbie 2 episodes
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Keg Guy Episode: Ghost in the Machine: Part 2
2004 The Aviator Hell's Angels Pilot Extra
2004 Spynet Rod Episode: The Talented Mr. Minnifield
2005 6Teen Kai 2 episodes
2002-2005 Girlstuff/Boystuff Jason 34 episodes
2006 The Departed Costello Gang Member
2006 Mind Over Murder Dr. Michaels
2007 Death Note Matt/Mail Jeevas (voice)
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Cyber Terrorist
2008 Dawgs Playing Poker Alex
2008 Smallville CSI Agent Episode: Plastique
2008 Supernatural Crossroads Demon Episode: I Know What You Did Last Summer
2009 Fringe Carl Langdon Episode: Dream Logic
2011 InSecurity Special Agent Tom Daley 2 episodes
2011 XIII: The Series Jacob Locke 2 episodes
2011 Rookie Blue Vincent Walker Episode: Best Laid Plans
2011 Flashpoint Bernard Moore Episode: Grounded
2011 Against the Wall Richard "Rick" Rose Episode: Memories We Fear
2011 Lost Girl Clive Episode: Can't See the Fae-Rest
2011 Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Ben (voice) 15 episodes
2011 Beyblade: Metal Masters Chao Xin (voice) 11 episodes
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Cosplayer Extra
Episode: Virtual Love
2013 Suits Graham Stenton Episode: Shadow of a Doubt
2014 Castle Teacher Episode: Smells Like Teen Spirit
2014 Daisy: A Hen Into the Wild Blade
2007–2014 Total Drama Duncan (voice) Main, 77 episodes
2014 The Strain Matt Sayles Recurring role, 6 episodes
2018–present Total DramaRama Duncan (voice)

Personal life

Nelson was born in Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, on August 11, 1979.[3][4] He attended Richview Collegiate Institute and Humber College.[5] Nelson lives in Toronto, Canada. He lives with his bulldog, Katie.[6]


  1. ^ "Drew Nelson on The Strain - Twitter Update - Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ "TIFF 2011 "Rookie Blue" Drew Nelson with Canadians Abroad Interview - Drew Nelson Interview - YouTube". youtube.com.
  3. ^ "Drew Nelson – Total Drama Island Actor Fights The Strain". Success Circuit. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  4. ^ "Drew Nelson". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  5. ^ Reason, Cynthia (2014-06-17). "Richview Collegiate grad Drew Nelson says dream come to true to work on The Strain with director Guillermo del Toro". Inside Toronto. Retrieved 2015-06-07.
  6. ^ "Katie - Drew Nelson - Update - Facebook". facebook.com.

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