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Meet Stephen Huszar, the Star of ‘Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath’

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Stephen is a Canadian film and television actor from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Huszar began his screen career in 2004 with a role in “The Cradle Will Fall”. Quickly he built a list of supporting roles in made-for-television films during the mid-2000s. During the late 2000s, Huszar found recurring work on the series “Paradise Falls” and “Corner Gas”.

Huszar currently stars in “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath” and follows Ruby Herring (Taylor Cole) and Detective Jake Killian, played by Huszar, who investigate a suspicious fatal car accident. They solve the case, only to find new evidence that casts doubt on their first conclusion. The TV movie is the sequel to “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness”, which airs on the Hallmark Channel.

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You star in “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Her Last Breath”. For those who are not familiar with it, what is the TV movie about and who do you play? 

Ruby Herring is a consumer news reporter who inadvertently discovers a knack for solving crimes with the reluctant help of detective Jake Killian. In “Her Last Breath” episode, Ruby and Jake investigate a suspicious fatal car accident. I play Detective Jake Killian.  

“Her Last Breath” is the sequel to “Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness”. Will there be a third? 

With movie series like this, the intention is to continue producing them as long as the audience likes them. The hope is that there will be many more! 

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What is your favorite memory from the set, while shooting “Ruby Herring”? 

In this second episode, Jake and Ruby are getting to know each other better ‘off duty’. It’s fun to see the bond between these characters develop as we learn more about their past and what they’re like when they’re not solving crimes. I also love shooting in nature and we were fortunate enough to spend a few days on the mountainside overlooking the ocean and also in the harbor of a yacht club. 

You also star in the upcoming horror film “Rabid”, which is a remark of the 1977 film of the same name. Without giving too much away, how would you describe the film and who do you play? 

After an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, Rose undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price. I play the character of Dominic, who after having a romantic encounter with Rose, develops flu-like systems that become progressively worse. 

In the spirit of the Halloween season, what is your favorite scary film?

I generally don’t like scary movies, but if I would have to choose one, it would be “Interview with the Vampire”. 

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What other projects do you have coming up? 

I have “Mistletoe Magic”, a hilarious romantic comedy about reunited friends on a hunt to find a lost mistletoe before Christmas, coming out soon. Also, I have “Homecoming for a Holiday”, which follows a military officer who has a chance encounter with a budding country music singer only to reunite 3 years later as they build a special bond during the height of her stardom. 

You have an extensive acting resume, what would you say was your favorite role to play so far?

I really enjoy playing villains, which I’ve had the opportunity to do on shows like The CW’s “The Flash”, “Shadowhunters” and “30 Days of Night: Dark Days”. At the same time, I love making people smile and laugh, which is why a lot of my work is comedy. The romantic part just comes with the territory.  

Besides acting, what do you like to do in your spare time? Do you support any charities?

I’m an extrovert and introvert. I am passionate about exploring the world and cultures while at the same time I love to spend time alone in nature, on a yoga mat, and with my eyes closed pondering life. I live for the water and spend as much time sailing, paddle boarding, and surfing as possible. As for charities, I co-founded an organization called Mindful World, that produces media and curriculum to help empower youths with practical tools to help deal with bullying in schools and at home. 

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