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In this episode, Sandy chats to actor Romaine Waite, who stars in 2 upcoming Crossword Mysteries movies on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Romaine gives some insight to his character, talks about working with his co-stars, and who he would choose to play in a bio-pic. Get to know Romaine and catch him as Detective Sams in Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder on October 13, 2019 and Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver on October 20, 2019.

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Romaine Waite was born in Jamaica and raised in Canada. Romaine found his love for performing at an early age when he took drama at his high school. It wasn’t until he earned a role in a small indie film when he realized acting was a career he wanted to pursue in life.

After a small stint in theatre, Romaine would make the transition to film and television when he got cast in numerous short and independent films along with his first network appearance in the Canadian drama series MURDOCH MYSTERIES (CITY/CBC).

Shortly after, he was cast as a recurring co-star role in the Stephen King adaptation of THE MIST (PARAMOUNT/NETFLIX)alongside Isiah Whitlock Jr. (THE WIRE) and Alyssa Sutherland (VIKINGS).

Since then, Romaine has amassed a significant body of work in several other film and television productions including 12 MONKEYS (SYFY), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (THE CW), SCHITT’S CREEK (NETFLIX/CBC), PRIVATE EYES (GLOBAL/ION), THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (STARZ), THE STRAIN (FX), STAR TREK DISCOVERY (CBS), SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS (NETFLIX/FREEFORM), LITTLE DOG (CBC), Canadian sci-fi horror film ANTISOCIAL and action feature SCRATCH.

Romaine has also demonstrated true acting dexterity in well-reviewed live stage performances as Aaron Levinsky in NUTS (SCARBOROUGH VILLAGE THEATRE, 2014) and Rick in KILLCREEK (TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2013).

Currently, he can be seen on the third season of popular TV drama FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES (CBC/OVATION TV) where he will reprise his series regular role as Bill Peters.

The series premiered on September 16th, 2019 at 9:00 PM ET/9:30PM NT on CBC. Other upcoming releases include his role as Winston Sams in the audience favorite HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES mystery movie series CROSSWORD MYSTERIES: PROPOSING MURDER and CROSSWORD MYSTERIES: ABRACADAVER set to premiere this October 2019 on the HALLMARK CHANNEL.

As an actor, Romaine is committed to telling true to-life stories that not only entertain, but also provoke frank conversations about the human condition and the state of our society.

He believes in the positive transformative power of his craft – for himself as an actor and for the viewers as participants in the dialogue.

Outside of acting, Romaine enjoys cooking, travelling, motorcycling and watching game shows.

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