TV Actor of the Day: OWAIN YEOMAN


What he’s in: The Mentalist which airs Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

His Character: Agent Wayne Rigsby

Why we like him: We first spotted Owain in Kitchen Confidential where he displayed excellent comedic timing. In addition, Owain has mastered the combination of humor and brute strength with ease which makes him perfect to play either a good or bad guy. We hope that his new role on The Mentalist will give him an opportunity to display his skills.


Born 2 July 1978, Owain studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He holds a degree in English Literature from Brasenose College, Oxford University. On 9 December 2006, he married actress Lucy Davis at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

He has starred in numerous shows and movies over the past 4 years:

1. “The Mentalist” …. Wayne Rigsby (6 episodes, 2008)
2. “Kitchen Confidential” …. Steven Daedelus (13 episodes, 2005-2008)
3. “Generation Kill” …. Sgt. Eric Kocher (7 episodes, 2008)
4. “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” …. Cromartie (1 episode, 2008)
5. “The Nine” …. Lucas Dalton (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
6. Traveling in Packs (2007) (TV) …. Ken
7. Beerfest (2006) …. Aussie Sailor #1
8. “Midsomer Murders” …. Henry Charlton (1 episode, 2004)
9. Troy (2004) …. Lysander
10. “Commando Nanny” (2004) TV series …. Miles Ross (Series)


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Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman