From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Erik Jake Knudsen (born March 25, 1988) is a Canadian actor. Knudsen was born in Toronto, Ontario. He has appeared in several movies and guest appearances, mostly in Canada. In 2000, Knudsen got his start in a small part in Tribulation. In 2001, Knudsen guest starred on The Guardian and played in three other episodes. He was nominated a Young Artist Award for his performance. In 2003, Knudsen started playing the lead role, Donovan MacKay, in the childrens comedy series, Mental Block. The last episode aired on November 1, 2004. Knudsens appeared in Saw II as Daniel Matthews. He portrayed Dale Turner in Jericho. He made an appearance in Bon Cop, Bad Cop and recently appeared in an episode of Flashpoint.