Currently on the set of HBOʼs Tin Star playing honest but uptight “Inspector Lehane” of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Roark is fresh off working with former Days castmate Allison Sweeney on Hallmarkʼs Murder She Baked, after starring in Pregnant at 17 with Josie Bisset for Lifetime this spring. He is also awaiting the release of The Layover, William H. Maceyʼs directorial debut, and the anticipated tv pilot being executive produced by Jon Cassar Rio Heat. Roark can be seen in two movies for Lifetime; Dangerous Arrangement and Mother of All Lies. He has added a guest star role on Supernatural and a recurring role on Arrow to his science fiction resume, which includes recurring roles on Battlestar Gallactica, and V, as well as lead roles in the MOW’s Earth’s Final Hours, True Bloodthirst, Scavengers, and The 12 Disasters of Christmas. Roark recently shot a feature in Vancouver, The Marine 4: Moving Target and had a recurring role in Cedar Cove, right after shooting guest star roles in episodes of CBS’s Flashpoint and Republic of Doyle, all this on the heels of a guest star role on Drop Dead Diva.
Roark arrived in Los Angeles from Canada in 1992 (he has dual citizenship) and one year later was cast as “Mike Horton” on NBC’s Days of Our Lives. After 6 years of playing the sensitive hunk, he chose to move on and pursue roles in film and primetime. From having a dual personality in The Mentalist to playing Starbuck’s tormented father on Battlestar Gallactica, Roark delivers compelling and inspired performances. He has also worked with Adam Sandler on Mr. Deeds, Joe Mantegna in HBO’s Comrades of Summer, Gwyneth Paltrow in The View From Here and appeared in no less than 5 SyFy movies. The younger generation knows Roark as the grumpy “Dr. Glazer” on Nickelodeons Drake and Josh while he keeps his romantic chops up in MOW’s like Panic Button, Mending Fences and Shark Swarm on Hallmark and Lifetime. A master of accents, Roark has played roles as Russian, German and British characters.
An established voiceover artist with 8 television and radio campaigns to his credit, he also voiced the lead character “Joel Shoemaker” in 120 episodes of Afterworld, Sony’s critically acclaimed sci fi animated internet series.