Baby Boy on the Way for Devon Sawa

12/02/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Devon Sawa Expecting First Child Son Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW

Devon Sawa is going to be a dad.

The Nikita star “and his wife [Dawni] are having a boy,” Sawa’s rep confirms to PEOPLE. “The baby is due the first week of January.”

The actor, 35, broke the baby news in understated fashion on Monday, Tweeting a nursery photo captioned, “Room’s almost done.”

Once fans realized what Sawa — known for earlier roles in Final DestinationNow and Then and Casper — was sharing, congratulatory messages flooded in.

“Thanks for all the well wishes. We are very excited,” he replied.

E! was first to report the happy news.

— Sarah Michaud

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H on

Congratulations to Devon and his wife! As a huge fan of Nikita, I am super happy for him.

Luvmylife on

Congratulations! I loved him in Final Destination. He’s my childhood crush❤

Mommytoane on

Devon was the cutest human form of Casper ever! Congrats to the happy couple on their upcoming bundle of joy.

Quinn on

I hope they name him Stan, haha.

Lauren Kaminski on

Wow I didn’t even know that he is married! He was one of my first celebrity crushes. Congratulations!=)

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! I wonder why they waited this long to announce?

Anonymous on

Also meant to say that I sincerely hope the crib bumpers were only for the photo!

SoNotHollywood on

Is it just me, or does he age really well?🙂 Congrats.

Beth on

My thought process while reading this article:

Devon Sawa is alive! I thought he had passed.

Deon Sawa has a wife!

Congrats to them.