Actor Tim Rozon has built an eclectic résumé in everything from musical drama on Instant Star to supernatural Western on Wynonna Earp. He had a game-changing guest role on the steamy fantasy series Lost Girl, was a recurring star on the brilliant sitcom Schitt’s Creek, and even starred in a Hallmark Christmas movie, among many other roles. Rozon recently starred in the sci-fi comedy series Vagrant Queen and will return to finish filming season four of Wynonna Earp once production restarts.

Scoop had a lenghty conversation with Rozon about some of his recent roles. In the first part of that interview, he discussed being on Wynonna Earp, writing for the comic series, and his appreciation for comics. Here, we present the second half of that interview in which he talks about what he enjoyed on Vagrant Queen, his impression of Lost Girl, his experience on Schitt’s Creek, what the Wynonna Earp fandom means to him, and plenty more.

Scoop: Let’s talk about Vagrant Queen. Personally, I love the humor and the nods to other sci-fi movies and TV shows. What attracted you to the show and the role of Isaac?
Tim Rozon (TR):
I got this break down. It was a weird time too, because it was at the time where it sounded like we were losing Wynonna. That’s one of the reasons I could go out for another show and then this audition came, and I said, “What is this? Can I actually love another show? I feel weird, to be honest, because I love this character. I have to get this character. This is fantastic.” I hadn’t felt that since Doc Holliday. I’ve done other roles and I’ve loved other roles, but there’s something special about Doc Holliday. It’s Doc freakin’ Holliday. But, I had that kind of feeling for Isaac. Like, wow, this is incredible. And I’m happy, again, that it’s based in a comic book. My wheelhouse of happiness is somewhere in there.

I remember I did the read and it felt good, they said they liked me, and they said they’d want to see me for a screen test, so be ready next week. In that time, I told my comic book shop to get me this book, Vagrant Queen. So, I get that on my pull list, and I read that before the screen test and there’s where I found more humor, in the book between the two of them. I’m telling you, it helped me. It was like a lightbulb came on and I just played him more aloof and kind of goofy as opposed to trying to be this cool guy in space. Because he wouldn’t be. He’d be insecure and trying to freakin’ survive and he’s not that good with a blaster, he’s just not. Then when I had fun with it, fun with the character it just felt like a glove and it was incredible.

Jem Garrard is incredible. Jason Smith and Magdalene Visaggio’s book is incredible but Jem Garrard wrote all of those TV episodes, almost all of them. All the writers are incredible, but she’s the showrunner, the brain, the creator, the heart. She is Vagrant Queen. She made it all happen. She’s also on set every day, which is amazing. When you have your showrunner directing – it’s pretty awesome because they care a lot about the show, so that’s also infectious and is inspiring.

Scoop: My favorite episode was the Clue spoof –
Clue – there it is. [laughs]

Scoop: That’s one of my favorite movies and I lost count of all the Easter eggs in that episode. Do you have a favorite episode or going smaller, a scene or action sequence?
So many. My favorite episode was also the Clue episode, for so many reasons. At the same time, episode one was just incredible the first time we shot in the Winnipeg. The set they built! We shot it in South Africa, for anybody that didn’t know, the South African crews are just incredible. The sets they built – not only were they amazing looking, but they were functioning. Like, the spaceship worked. When we pressed the buttons in the cockpit of the Winnipeg, they lit up, they did things, your chair would move. The Winnibot robot was controlled by someone else and would move around and talk to you. It was very surreal.

Nothing will compete with the first day on set the Winnipeg, the three of us doing a scene in the cockpit we look down in space and there are giant green screens everywhere projecting space and you just look and you see space, you’re in a spaceship, you’re acting, you have a blaster on your hip, Amae and freakin’ Elida are there being awesome, and you’re like, yeah this is pretty cool.

Then, my favorite scene would have to be when we’re on a train and we kind of get lost together and its Amae and Isaac together. The “not heroes” together – because you know Elida’s going to get things done on her end. But whenever Amae and Isaac got together, I was always like “How are they going to get out of this?” You know? We got off the train and we’re in the woods and we have this beautiful scene where Amae tells Isaac how she feels about Elida. This nice little scene – the spark plug, spark cable – she says how much she misses her, she pretty much says she’s in love with Elida. Just how accepting and happy Isaac is in that moment for her. I just remember, as soon as we said cut, I looked at Alex McGregor and said, “You killed that scene, that was awesome, you were really good. You had me, I was dead, as Isaac. Even me in the scene, that was really awesome.”

And then, my favorite episode was eight. Eight was almost one of the last ones we finished, because we also didn’t finish in complete order because I had to shave, my character had to shave. Eight was really close to the end. Nine and ten had been filmed. We filmed the finale prior to eight and six – whenever I shaved. That was literally the last day of filming, when I had no facial hair. Everyone was gone it was just me there.

But yeah, the Clue episode. For people who don’t know, we have this amazing executive from Syfy network named Josh. He does both Wynonna Earp and Vagrant Queen. This was his favorite movie and I think he said, like, “Jem, I want a Clue episode.” And he got it. Thank God he asked for it because it was awesome. We all had to watch Clue. I’d known Clue before.

Funny enough, the one Easter egg that I thought was going to be in there wasn’t. When we got the scripts, I asked Jem, “When am I going to smell dog poo?” You know, the moment when they’re all smelling dog poo? And she said, “Oh, we’re not doing that.” And I said, “What do you mean?” and she said “No, no, no, it’s not happening.” So, I spoke to Josh when he came down to South Africa and said, “I thought we were going to have the dog poop.” And he said, “Oh don’t bring it up to Jem.” I said, “Yeah, I already did.” He goes, “Why?!” I didn’t know it was a thing. He said, “Yeah, she hates it. Don’t bring it up with her.” But it was too late. I didn’t know that was like her one thing she didn’t like was that one bit. Thank God I asked because I remember I was just going to do it in one scene. I was just going to throw it in there. But I didn’t because then I knew the history of not doing it.

It takes a while from the beginning to find your characters exactly and know where your characters are. Any show, it takes a while. But, by the time we hit Clue we were all cooking with gasoline. The three of us and then those other actors were all amazing. A lot of them – Keeno Lee, Robyn Scott – they played other characters before. They had all come back because they were so good to play different characters again. Leon Clingman too. That’s how amazing Jem is, she’s like if you were amazing and you did really good, she’s bringing you back. She brought all her favorites back for that episode. Everybody brought their A-game, we all just worked off each other and had fun, went crazy and it was super fun. Yeah, it was a special episode. I think we all knew when we were filming it and were happy to see that a lot of people really responded to that episode.

Scoop: On Lost Girl you played Massimo who turns out to be a villain. In playing him, did you try to find something relatable to connect with him or just have fun playing the bad guy?
I’m going to steal an answer from Michael Eklund because I heard Michael Eklund, who plays Bobo Del Rey on Wynonna Earp, but he plays so many amazing characters on so many different projects. He’s one of my favorite actors. But I heard him tell a story about what it’s like to play Bobo and I wished I had said that for anyone who’d ever asked about Massimo. He said, “Bobo doesn’t know he’s a bad guy. Bobo thinks he’s a good guy.” Well, that’s how I played Massimo when I was there. I never played him like the bad guy. I felt bad for Massimo, I did, I felt pity for him. It’s unfortunate that Hale…I took him out.

I thought I was dead by the time I killed Hale, I didn’t know I was coming back, they killed me in the season before. Massimo died, so when I got a call from my agent saying, “Hey, they want you back on Lost Girl for six episodes.” I wanted to say, “You got the wrong guy, I died last year.” But I’m like, okay, I’ll show up for work anyway, how was I to know that I’d die four times on that show. One time was the Twig of Zamora, the origin seed saved me. [laughs]

Lost Girl was a fun show because you have to do homework. I had questions. Luckily my wife at the time loved the show, so I was like “What is this show?” And she was like, “Okay, you’ve got the succubus, you’ve got the Fae. Here’s the Fae.” I’m like, “What the…how do I…I don’t…” [laughs] She was like, “Your scenes are with Kenzi! You better not do anything to Kenzi.” Then the Hale thing happened. Which was very unfortunate. Thank God I’ve done Doc Holliday since then, because people were very upset with me for a long time. Including K.C. [Collins] about the Hale situation.

Scoop: With Massimo – you do feel bad for him.
He just wants his mommy to love him.

Scoop: But he killed Hale!
He killed Hale. And he just wants his mommy to love him. And then she kisses him, so it’s even weirder. It’s Lost Girl. But, they were all amazing. I was very fortunate. Ksenia [Solo] is just a great person and she always made me feel amazing. Paul [Amos] and I became friends on that and Kris [Holden-Ried] and Rachel [Skarsten]. I’ve worked with them all through the years after, so it’s so great. And, I mean, look at Anna [Silk]. She’s one of the best number ones ever. She’s just incredible. What a vibe on set.

Scoop: And a couple of them have been on Wynonna.
Yeah! Yeah, of course. It’s been awesome. That’s how I did the Home Con this year. Paul and Rachel started the Home Con and called me directly and said they were doing this thing and I said, “Yeah, no problem.” This was like a week into Corona, so my only stipulation was, can it be for charity because I definitely didn’t feel like a week into Corona asking anybody for money. Not on my end anyway. They said, “Yeah, you can do what you want, we’re giving 10% to first responders.” I was able to partner up with Canada Helps and we raised a lot of money over the two days. So that was awesome. 

Scoop: What was it like being on Schitt’s Creek?
Schitt’s Creek was, again, just a once in a lifetime opportunity. Anybody who’s anybody knows who Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are. They’re just Canadian royalty. They’re cinematic royalty, not just Canadian. And then Chris Elliott, and everybody. I remember being really scared because I don’t do comedy. I can’t be funny, I didn’t think I knew how to be funny. But that was just one of those things where I was like a literal sponge. I just watched and learned from everybody. You learn so much just watching Eugene and Catherine. It’s incredible. They’ve got it down to the science. They understand comedy on a level that I’ll never understand. They know the words and inflections on words. You hear the two of them talk and it’s just incredible. [Imitating Levy] “Ah, Catherine you should hit there. Try it with there.” And she’ll say “There” and it’s funny.

I remember one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in acting was on Schitt’s Creek. First of all, I was lucky enough to get almost all my scenes with Annie [Murphy] and Annie is just so humble and giving and kind and sweet. We just had a great time. I think the two of us were just so nervous together all the time being around all these greats. So, it was so great that we were together and could make each other feel kind of safe, you know?

I remember one time we were at a read through, and a read through is where we all get together before we film the episode and read it for the writers and producers of the episode. It was the “Jazzagals” episode. So, anyone who’s scene Schitt’s Creek knows when Moira does the whole Jazzagals audition she does this whole big thing. I got to see that live for the first time ever. First time she ever read it. And she went full throttle in the read through and Annie and I were sitting next to each other and I mean, her hand was like digging into my hand like, “Can you believe what we’re watching? That we get to be here to see this epic moment of Catherine O’Hara just giving it in this audition piece for the show?” It was incredible.

And a big shout out to Dan Levy because that’s his baby. Everyone thinks it’s Eugene, but it’s Dan. Dan writes, directs, and he has so much to do with Schitt’s Creek, it’s his baby. And Sarah Levy, his daughter, is incredible as Twyla. Everybody on that show is just incredible.

Scoop: I would be starstruck to meet Catherine O’Hara.
Oh, one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.       

Scoop: Last year you did the Hallmark Christmas movie Christmas Town. What was that like?
It was really fun. This was just a weird time where I thought Wynonna Earp was over. I didn’t know what was happening. I got this offer for Vagrant Queen like two days before Hallmark. I was trying to think, should I have it, should I not have it. My wife and I found out a week before that, we’re having a baby. So I’m trying to figure out how is Africa going to play into it if I go do a series. I’m gone for most of the pregnancy. Do we want to do this, not do this. Then we came to the decision, let’s do it because it’s a series and if we’re not going to do Wynonna, we’re back on another series and we at least have that safety net and work around the schedule. That was the decision. Little did I know that two days later I was going to get a call to fly out to Vancouver to do this Christmas movie and while I was doing that, I got the call saying that Wynonna Earp’s coming back. It’s coming back three weeks after I get back from Africa.

Doing the Hallmark movie – I’d gotten close a couple of times down that avenue and it just never worked out. It was one of those things where…I don’t know how to say it. I didn’t know if I could do a Hallmark movie. I just didn’t know if I could play a normal guy. I’m used to playing Massimo. Undead vampires. Evil Twig of Zamora-eating whatever Massimo was. So, I didn’t know if I could be the normal guy next door. I am more like that Travis character than any other character I’ve played. I always think of acting as being someone different. So, I didn’t know if I’d be able to do it.

I was a huge Full House fan growing up, so I loved Candace Cameron as a kid. I just loved her. So, when I met Candace Cameron Bure later, it just felt like life coming full circle. First of all, I didn’t have cable growing up, so I had two channels and one of the shows we got to watch was Full House. It was Full House, Cosby Show, and G.I. Joe and Transformers in the mornings. If I was lucky, I could sneak in a Night Court if nobody saw. When I got there and met Candace, she was so lovely. We started working together and it felt so great. The young kid who played my son was just wonderful. My wife and I had already decided…she said, “Boy or girl I want the name to be Dylan.” I said okay and then I showed up on set to play the dad of a young boy and his name was Dylan. It all just came together.

Scoop: You said Travis from Christmas Town was the most like you. Are there any other characters like that?
Well, I felt like Doc Holliday was inside me, but I’m nothing like freakin’ Doc Holliday. Travis was pretty close to me. I’m pretty PG. [laughs] If anything, it’d be a little Tommy Q from Instant Star – when I was that age. Now that I’m way past that, I’m nothing like Tommy Q. But at that time, I was a little wilder.

Scoop: What do you find more difficult – action scenes or dramatic scenes?
Oh no, it doesn’t matter for me. I find it hardest to do comedy scenes. [laughs] Comedy’s the one I’m most scared of because I don’t think I’m ever funny. Drama comes easy. We’ve all got pain, so you just need to know how to tap into it. From time to time. And action’s just fun.

Scoop: Have you had any favorite action sequences or stunts?
Every second of Vagrant Queen because, let’s be honest, it was South Africa, so some of the rules just didn’t apply. On Wynonna Earp, there’s only so many things they’re going to let us do. I remember I had a sick moment in season three or two where Wynonna’s truck crashes through the barndoor and I do this rollover and pull out the two guns and shoot. I got to do that, so that was super cool. I didn’t get to drive the truck through the door, but I got to jump from the back of the pickup over the top and shoot. Had we been doing that in South Africa, trust me, I would’ve been blasting through the two doors. So, we did some really fun stuff in South Africa.

Anytime you’re like hanging on wires, listen, these people are really professional. You need to put the trust in these people. But at the same time, if you don’t feel comfortable, you don’t have to do anything. There’re stunt performers that are professionals and they came to work that day because they want to work. You know who wants to do a stunt more than you do? The stunt performer! That’s all they want to do. They want to get in there. It’s tough not to want to do it yourself either. But you have to be responsible and understand that if it’s one of these stunts where someone breaks their ankle, unfortunately, it is…if a stunt performer breaks their ankle, production isn’t going to halt. If Adriyan Rae breaks her ankle and Elida, our number one, can’t act – well then, production has to go on hold. 

Scoop: With Lost Girl, Wynonna Earp, and Vagrant Queen you’ve been in several shows that have assertive, heroic women at the center. Is that important to you?
Yeah. When the feminist movement went full throttle about four or five years ago, for Wynonna Earp, people were asking a lot of questions “What’s it like to be on a show with a strong female lead?” I just say, “I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I don’t know why you’re asking me. I’m used to it. It’s great.”

I started on a Nickelodeon show called Instant Star when I was, like, 24 years old, and the lead actress on the show, number one on that was a young girl named Alexz Johnson and she was incredible. This girl was not only the actor, but she also wrote and played all the music on the show and she had to record all the songs for the albums that went along with the show. You’re talking about work and a work horse. She’s just a legend. She was probably 18 years old at the time and I remember, even back then just being so inspired by her and her work ethic. I said, “This is an artist. This is someone who’s just giving it 100%.”

A number one is so important because their energy can control the whole set. It really can. So, you need someone who’s just going to be giving it and positive. Anna Silk’s just another incredible human. Not just actors, these are great people. Melanie Scrofano…I can’t…Wynonna Earp’s just another level. That group of people, that fandom, that show’s just all magic in a bottle. That’s just once in a lifetime stuff. I’ve been on other things, but it’s just…what a blessing. What an incredible feeling. That’s where I belong – by Mel’s side, supporting Mel. I was put on this Earth to do it. I can’t explain it another way. I’ve been doing it from day one, I highly recommend it to everybody else. It’s great.

Scoop: Earpers, as Wynonna Earp fans are known, have proven to be enthusiastic supporters of the show and the comic. They get excited for new content, announcements, and to meet the cast and crew. What’s it like on your side of that experience?
That’s the most amazing part, for me. It’s one thing that we have this TV show. But at the end of the day our TV show, what are we doing? We’re shooting tentacle monsters coming out of a door. [laughs] What these Earpers have created over the past five years has changed my life in so many ways. So many beautiful, positive things that they’ve done. It’s a fandom built on kindness and acceptance. They’ve put up billboards. They’ve all come together to save our show. But, what I love more than that is what they do for each other. They have these groups, even during the pandemic. There’s a group of Earpers that have had a nonstop Zoom since day one. They go in and out of it, there’s like 20 people. If you’re feeling lonely, come in. We have a thing called Earper greets on Twitter. Have you been on Twitter? I hate Twitter – but I don’t hate Twitter because I have Earpers. I go on there and I talk to the Earpers. You use the hashtag “Earpers” and it’s a great, positive, happy place. So, anything involved with Earpers is just happiness and kindness and it’s infectious. It’s great to be a part of. Some of the most beautiful moments of my life have been with Earpers, meeting Earpers. I feel like we give them this TV show, but they give us way more.

Scoop: I’m a fan of a ton of movies and TV shows but not all of the fandoms are welcoming places. With the Earpers it always feels positive.
That’s why I said, it’s magic in a bottle. It’s the same with our cast. I’m not saying I’ve been on sets where the people are not nice or are horrible people. But, there’s just no drama. We’re just so happy to be there and play our characters and be together. We’re a great group of friends. I think we got to be a part of the Earpers from day one and watch it grow. I can’t wait for the Earpers to see season four, they deserve it so much. I’m so happy. I’m so happy for what everybody’s going to get. It’s still Wynonna Earp, so hang on.

Scoop: That’s all the questions I had for you. Anything else you want to say to your fans?
Oh, they already know, just how enamored I am for them for everything. Just the best fans. The Vagrant Queen fans have been just exceptional. They’ve been a real blast on Twitter also. I’m just the luckiest guy in the world. I’m super thankful, very grateful.

Special thanks go to Wynonna Earp creator Beau Smith for helping to set up this interview.