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|Works:||Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Stargate Universe, A Dog's Breakfast, Traders|
|Official Website(s):||on IMDB|
|Fan Website(s):||Fan site|
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David Hewlett is a Canadian actor primarily known to fandom for his starring role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the SciFi channel television series Stargate Atlantis (SGA). He also appears as a fictional character in the much smaller Stargate Atlantis RPS fandom, generally paired with his SGA co-star, Joe Flanigan.
More than any other member of the SGA cast, David Hewlett is very connected to fandom. He created and promoted a side-project independent movie with other SGA actors and crew, kept up a popular blog, made frequent con appearances and generally became a fan favorite, leading to the fan campaign, David Hewlett, How Are You So Awesome?.
Many fans of Rodney McKay became fans of David Hewlett as well, leading them to seek out his earlier work. One subgenre of SGA fanfic pairings, known as Hewligan, involved pairing any character played by Hewlett with any character played by his SGA costar Joe Flanigan.