Born in Toronto, Damon Runyan didn't quite have it all figured out in his youth. While he dabbled in acting in school, he didn't have a firm sense of belonging, which led him to run away from home at the age of 16. He returned after a year, finished up school, and then entered the workforce, far away from acting. In his mid-20s, he finally broke through, first with guest spots on shows such as "Queer as Folk" (Showtime 2000-2005) and "Soul Food" (Showtime 2000-2004). His first feature film credit was in a bit part in "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" (2005). The back half of the 2000s saw his appearances become a little more substantial, first with appearances on "Smallville" (The WB/CW 2001-2011) and "Supernatural" (The WB/CW 2005), then a multi-episode run as Coach Carson on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (CTV/MuchMusic/MTV Canada 2001-2015). Around this time, he directed a few shorts that he also wrote in between more guest appearances on TV shows, and even roles in movies such as "Dead of Winter" (2014) and "Prisoner X" (2016). In 2015, he starred in "Gangland Undercover" (History 2015-) as undercover agent Charles Falco. 2017 brought about another bounty of a role for Runyan, as he was cast as the Klingon leader Ujilli in "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS 2017-).