Donnelly Rhodes
Leo Shannon


Homicide Detective Leo Shannon, a battle-scarred, pragmatic senior cop who "has seen it all and done most of it." In 2002, Rhodes won the Gemini Award for Best Actor, his fourth nomination overall and third for his work on Da Vinci's Inquest. For his work on the series, he also won the Leo Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Manitoba Theatre Center and was a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School in Canada. After making his professional debut on stage as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, he became a contract player for Universal Pictures in the US, landing film and television roles ranging from a gunslinger in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid to a country singer in The Hard Part Begins to various guest appearances in series such as Mission Impossible. He continued to work steadily, taking roles in a wide variety of television and theatrical movies and making guest appearances on more than 100 television series. Major TV roles saw him range from dim-witted escaped con "Dutch" on Soap to veterinarian and family man Dr. Grant Roberts on the popular Canadian family series Danger Bay. Recently, he starred as "Dr Cottle" in Battlestar Galactica.