Roger Cross (born October 19, 1966) is a Jamaican born-Canadian contemporary actor who has made numerous appearances in several movies and TV series, mostly on productions shot in Canada. He is best known for his work in America on 24 as CTU Agent Curtis Manning, and in Canada for his work on First Wave. Since 2012, Cross appears in the Canadian series Continuum as a main character. He also currently appears as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in the Canadian police procedural Motive.
Cross was cast in guest roles on such series as Street Justice, The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Chuck. He was also a regular on the sci-fi series First Wave and appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe and Free Willy 3: The Rescue.
Cross is best known for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the Fox television drama 24. His role began at the start of the show's fourth season in 2005 as a recurring character; however he later became a main cast member. For the show's sixth season, he was changed back from a main cast member to a recurring character. The motives behind this switch are apparent now as his character was reluctantly shot and killed in the fourth episode by friend Jack Bauer, as Cross' character was about to compromise the mission by killing a former terrorist for whom he held a personal grudge.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California and has two sons.