Allan Hawco is a Newfoundland-born actor and graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.
Most recognized from his lead role as ‘Jake Doyle’ on the CBC hit TV series, Republic of Doyle, Allan also serves as the co-creator, showrunner, executive producer and head writer for the Gemini-nominated series, currently in its fourth season of production.
Prior to Republic of Doyle, Allan starred in some of the most acclaimed television productions in Canada including ZOS: Zone of Separation (The Movie Network, 2008), political thrillers H2O (CBC, 2004) and Trojan Horse (CBC, 2007) as well as the World War II drama Above & Beyond (CBC, 2006).
Beyond television, Allan has maintained his roots in theatre as the co-founder of Toronto-based theatre company, The Company Theatre, where he received rave reviews as the star of its inaugural production of Tom Murphy’s Whistle in the Dark.
Allan’s feature film credits include a starring role in Love & Savagery (2009), directed by John Smith, and supporting lead in Sir Richard Attenborough’s Closing the Ring (2007) with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine.
Allan’s major accolades include such awards as the Gascon Thomas Award from the National Theatre School, an outstanding achievement award from the Canadian Television Hall of Fame, a Gemini nomination for best actor in a dramatic series (Republic of Doyle), and an ACTRA nomination for best male actor (Love & Savagery).