TONIGHT’S MENU: ON THIS PODCAST, WE SHARE OUR SHORE LEAVE 41 INTERVIEW WITH AARON ASHMORE, WHO PLAYS JOHN JAQOBIS IN KILLJOYS, AND PLAYED JIMMY OLSEN IN SMALLVILLE AND STEVE JINKS IN WAREHOUSE 13 ). AARON ASHMORE WILL BE APPEARING AT SHORE LEAVE 41, HAPPENING ON JULY 12TH THROUGH THE 14TH, IN HUNT VALLEY, MARYLAND.
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Aaron Richard Ashmore (born October 7, 1979) is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13. He plays Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series Killjoys. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.
Aaron Ashmore is known for playing Marc Hall in Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story. Since then, he has appeared in the films Safe, A Separate Peace, and A Bear Named Winnie. He has also had guest roles on television shows such as The Eleventh Hour, The West Wing, and 1-800-Missing. Ashmore played the recurring role of Troy Vandegraff on the UPN television series Veronica Mars, as well as the role of Agent Steve Jinks on the Syfy show Warehouse 13.
He was cast as Jimmy Olsen, first love interest of Chloe Sullivan, for the sixth season of Smallville on the WB television network and continued to play him into its eighth season. Two years after leaving the show, Ashmore returns to play his character’s younger brother on the series finale. Coincidentally, his friend Sam Huntington played Olsen in Superman Returnsand the two have both appeared in Veronica Mars. Ashmore’s twin brother appeared on Smallville in earlier seasons, and he was offered by director Bryan Singer to play Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns before Huntington.
Besides his recurring role on Smallville, Ashmore had roles in the 2007 films Palo Alto, Privileged, The Stone Angel and The Christmas Cottage. Aaron starred in the horror film Fear Island, with Haylie Duff in Vancouver. MTV.ca announced on October 6, 2010, that he will have a role in Maple Pictures comedy film Servitude, which stars Joe Dinicol, Lauren Collins, Linda Kash, and John Bregar.
In 2010, Ashmore starred as Marcus, one of the three journalists who investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice in a small town in Poland, in the horror film The Shrine. He also starred Eric in the romantic comedy Conception. In 2011, Ashmore joined season 3 of Syfy series Warehouse 13, in which he played the role of ATF agent Steve Jinks, a human polygraph of sorts – who has the unique ability to discern whether someone is lying or not.