With over 100 film and television credits to his name, award winning actor Adrian Holmes has become one to watch in the entertainment industry through the diverse and dynamic characters he has brought to life on screen. Holmes can be seen starring in Netflix’s vampire-drama series “V-Wars,” based on the popular best-selling book series by Jonathan Maberry. He also appeared on the second season of “Sacred Lies” as well as Amazon’s “The Boys.” On the film front, Holmes was recently seen in the Universal Pictures’ summer action-thriller Skyscraper alongside The Rock and “Chained” an indie-feature that will premiere fall 2020.
Holmes is well-known for starring as Nick Barron on Bravo's original series, “19-2” and for his portrayal of "Captain Pike" on the long running CW series, "Arrow." In 2017 he took home Canada's top honor in film and television for “19-2,” with the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Male in a Dramatic Series. The show also won Best Drama at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards and was also nominated for a 2016 International Emmy Award.
In addition to working in front of the camera, Holmes has also tried his hand in producing and co-produced (alongside Step by Step Productions) the docudrama "Barrow: Freedom Fighter.”
Additional film credits include Sony/TriStar Pictures’ Elysium & Debug, WWE Studios’ Vendetta, Frankie & Alice, IFC’s Wrecked, and Warner Bros’ Red Riding Hood.
Born in Wrexham, North Wales, with family from Barbados, Holmes grew up in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. The eldest of three boys, Holmes was a natural entertainer as a child, doing Michael Jackson impressions for anyone who would watch. In junior high school Holmes’ drama class wrote a play for a local festival called The Challenge, which was awarded Outstanding Junior Play, and Holmes awarded Outstanding Junior Actor. From that moment on he knew he wanted to pursue a career in acting. He continued to perform in stage productions throughout high school and college and studied his craft in Vancouver with world-renowned coach Larry Moss. He went on to study in New York City at Black Nexxus Inc. at the Times Square Arts Center. Holmes received his first LEO Award nomination [the Canadian Emmys] for Best Guest Performance, for his work in the series “The Collector.”
When he isn’t on set, Holmes enjoys traveling, and tries to get back to see his family in Barbados as much as possible. He likes to keep active on his down time and is always up for a great game of golf.