A Vancouver-born television star, Reilly Dolman is popular for his role in the hit science fiction TV show, Travelers, where he portrayed the character Phillip Pearson, a college student who is deeply addicted to heroin. The handsome Canadian superstar has also gained traction for appearing as Jake Carter in the family drama film, Flicka 2.
So far, he has had a somewhat busy acting career and has made appearances in other popular movies and TV series such as Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse, Bond of Silence, and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. With his loads of talents and skills, in addition to the professionalism he displays in every role he undertakes, Reilly Dolman has left many wondering where he actually caught the acting bug from. Is it a family trait or is acting just something he grew to love and develop a passion for?
A Digital Media Class In High School Inspired Reilly Dolman’s Career Choice
Dolman has been acting professionally since 2007 when he was 19. It is public knowledge that he caught the acting bug in high school during a digital media class. However, the Canadian movie star is yet to reveal anything about the schools he attended or even his educational achievements. So far, the nature of the media class that triggered his love for the arts is yet to be ascertained.
Similarly, he has kept information relating to his early life off the grid, including the background he was raised in, his parents, and his siblings. Thus, it is not known if there is any other family member with the acting gene or in the showbiz arena. Dolman was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on the 29th of February, 1988, and that is just about the only detail he is willing to share about his background so far.
Dolman’s Rise To Fame Picked Up Steam On The Set Of Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief and Flicka 2
He made his debut as an actor with a minor role as Brennan in the modern update of the classic 1970s science fiction TV series, Bionic Woman. This version of the Bionic Woman was released in 2007 and it took him a while to land more roles. Three years after his first appearance in a film, he scored his first credited film role, as a college buddy, in the Chris Columbus directed action fantasy film, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The movie received favorable reviews from critics. From then on, it has been from one project to another both on TV and in films.
2010 was a productive year for Reilly who went on to bag two more film roles after Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief and also landed three roles on television. On the small screen, in 2010, he played the role of Jake in the direct-to-video piece Flicka 2 and portrayed Richard Perkins in the short film A Brothers Love. For his TV roles in 2010, Reilly Dolman was seen on one episode of The Troop as Brian and as Kyle and James in TV movies Goblin and Bond of Silence respectively.
His breakout role is credited to the Michael Damian directed family drama flick, Flicka 2 which closely followed his big-screen debut. The adept actor took on the role of Jake Carter, an attractive rancher and aspiring country singer, alongside Emily Tennant and Clint Black. His role in Flicka 2 publicized him as a skillful actor and earned him more recognition in other movies with critics endorsing it as a movie to watch.
Science Fiction Series ‘Travelers’ Is His Biggest Role So Far
Since his onscreen debut and subsequent growth in his career, he has had a steady stream of roles – both minor and recurring – in movies and TV series but the bulk of his works remain on the latter. He has made appearances in TV series such as Supernatural and SGU Stargate Universe. In Supernatural, he depicted the role of Connor/Lunchroom Jock in two episodes between 2009 and 2014 and gave life to the character of Jason in SGU in two episodes in 2011.
He featured in several other TV roles such as Mega Cyclone, Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse and Frontier. He has also played guest roles on popular television series, including The Tomorrow People, After School Special, and Rush.
In 2016, Reilly Dolman received the opportunity of a lifetime when he was chosen to play the main character of Phillip Pearson, a college student who is deeply addicted to heroin, in the hit Netflix science fiction series, Travelers. That singular role further established him as a talented Hollywood star, earning him more fame and fortune in turn. He depicted the role for two years before the series ended – 2016 to 2018, in three seasons. Travelers got nothing but love from critics and audiences.
Though No Awards Won Yet, Reilly Dolman Is A Versatile Actor
So far, the Vancouver-born actor has not won an award in his career. Although, he has been doing a fantastic job and his works have been lauded by many fans and critics around the world. With no doubt, Reilly Dolman will definitely grab some awards in the near future, especially when his versatility is taken into account.
Interestingly, Dolman has not limited his work to a single genre but has repeatedly displayed his acting abilities through his roles in different movie genres, including horror, science fiction, and drama. Furthermore, the talented actor has made his presence felt through his stunning acting skills both in films and television since his arrival in the entertainment industry.
His Family Life Is Shrouded In Mystery
There is no denying the fact that Reilly Dolman is a handsome man with an athletic physique. He stands at an impressive height and has a blue set of eyes and brown hair that contribute to his overall attractive appearance. But, the Vancouver native is so secretive when it comes to his personal life. Information about his parents and his birth family is not available as he has not disclosed any detail concerning them in public.
On the personal front, no relationship has been linked to the actor since he became a movie star. Nonetheless, some sources have disclosed that Dolman has a daughter who was born in 2017, however, the Travelers star has neither confirmed nor denied the story. Some reports reveal that he had her with a woman named Mara Valencia.
The actor currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. where he is possibly playing a role in his daughter’s life.