Warren Christie — Irish Actor born on November 04, 1975,

Hans Warren Christie is a Northern Irish-born Canadian television and film actor known for his roles as Ray Cataldo on the ABC drama October Road and as Aidan "Greggy" Stiviletto on the ABC series Happy Town. More recently, Christie starred as Cameron Hicks in the SyFy series Alphas. Christie graduated from the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario... (wikipedia)

I think any actor hopes to have variety and range in what they do. Everybody has a certain range, so you take on roles to expand that the best you can... See things a little differently and whatnot.
I've played sports and been active my whole life.