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Colm Feore
Canadian actor

Colm Feore

Colm Feore
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Intro Canadian actor
Is Actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From Canada United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 22 August 1958, Boston
Age 63 years
Height: 1.8161 m
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Colm Feore (born August 22, 1958) is an American-Canadian stage, film and television actor best known for his roles as First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the television series, 24 and as Lord Marshal Zhylaw in The Chronicles of Riddick.

Early life

Feore was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish parents who lived in Ireland for several years during his early life. The family subsequently moved to Windsor, Ontario, where Feore grew up.

After graduating from Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario, he attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec and University of Windsor in Ontario.


Feore honed his acting skills as a member of the Acting Company of the Stratford Festival of Canada, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre. He spent 16 seasons at Stratford where he rose from bit parts to leading roles, including Romeo, Hamlet, Richard III, and Cyrano. He returned in 2006 to star in four productions, including Don Juan in both English and French and as Fagin in Oliver!. More recently, in 2009 he played the main role of Macbeth in the play Macbeth, and the main role of Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Lear in King Lear in 2014, all performed at the Stratford Festival Theatre.

In Canada, Feore’s most famous roles were as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the critically acclaimed television mini-series Trudeau, a role for which he won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, as classical pianist Glenn Gould in the 1993 film Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, and as by-the-book anglophone detective Martin Ward in the box-office hit Bon Cop, Bad Cop. He also played a crazed marketing executive imposter in the second season of the Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows, a role that continued for several episodes. The show has run in the United States on the Sundance Channel.

Outside Canada, Feore has appeared in numerous film, theatre and television roles. He is perhaps most famous in the United States for his supporting roles in such Hollywood films as Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, Paycheck, and The Chronicles of Riddick. In 1999, he appeared in Stephen King's Storm of the Century as the powerful, ancient wizard Andre Linoge. He was the crooked Los Angeles Police Chief James E. Davis in 2008's Changeling. In 2011, he appeared as Laufey, King of the Frost Giants, in the live-action superhero film, Thor. In 2014, he portrayed Dr. Francis Dulmacher in Gotham.

He also has appeared on Broadway as Cassius in the production of Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington as Brutus. Off-Broadway, for the Public Theater, he was Claudius in a Hamlet production that starred Liev Schreiber. He portrayed the First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the seventh season of 24, appeared as Tad Whitney in The West Wing second-season episode titled "Galileo" and also played the billionaire suspect Jordan Hayes in the 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Flight". He played murderers (by supernatural means) in two episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series.

(He also narrated the 2002 PBS documentary, Benjamin Franklin.)


In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as an actor of the stage and screen, notably by bridging Anglophone and Francophone cultures as a fluently bilingual performer."

Personal life

Feore is fluent in French. In October 2012, Feore was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, in recognition of his contributions to Canadian theater and film.

He has been married to Donna Feore, a choreographer and theatre director associated with the National Arts Centre and the Stratford Festival, since 1994.


  • A Nest of Singing Birds (1987), Michael Jimson
  • Iron Eagle II (1988), Yuri Lebanov
  • Friday the 13th: the Series (1989–90). Two episodes. Anton Pascola, Alex Dent
  • Beautiful Dreamers (1990), Dr. Maurice Bucke
  • Beyond Reality (1992), voice of The Sorcerer – episode: "Master of Darkness"
  • Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990), Chester Rice
  • Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993), Glenn Gould
  • Truman (1995), Charles Griffith Ross – TV film
  • Friends At Last (1995), Phillip Connelyn – TV Film
  • The Boor (1996), Gruzdev
  • Due South (1996), Charles Carver – TV series, 1 episode
  • Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), Harrison
  • Liberty! The American Revolution (1997), Alexander Hamilton – TV miniseries
  • Face/Off (1997), Dr. Malcolm Walsh
  • Hostile Waters (1997), Pshenishny – TV film
  • The Wrong Guy (1997), the Killer
  • Critical Care (1997), Richard Wilson
  • City of Angels (1998), Jordan
  • The Red Violin (1998), Auctioneer
  • Airborne (1998), Ron Simpson
  • The Lesser Evil (1998), Derek
  • Creature (1998), Admiral Tony Richland – TV film
  • The Herd (1998), Erling Porsild
  • Storm of the Century (1999), Andre Linoge – TV miniseries
  • Striking Poses (1999), Linus
  • The Insider (1999), Richard Scruggs
  • Titus (1999), Marcus Andronicus
  • Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000), Ed Hanson – TV film
  • La Femme Nikita (2000), Leon – TV series, episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
  • Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), Toby the Tram Engine (voice)
  • The Perfect Son (2000), Ryan Taylor
  • Nuremberg (2000), Rudolf Hoess – TV film
  • Ignition (2001), Gen. Joel MacAteer
  • The Caveman's Valentine (2001), David Leppenraub
  • Pearl Harbor (2001), Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
  • Century Hotel (2001), Sebastian
  • Lola (2001), Mike
  • The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001), Caspar Weinberger – TV film
  • Sins of the Father (2002), Dalton Strong – TV film
  • Trudeau (2002), The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau – TV miniseries
  • The Sum of All Fears (2002), Olson
  • Point of Origin (2002), Mike Matassa
  • The Baroness and the Pig (2002), The Baron
  • Chicago (2002), Harrison
  • Highwaymen (2003), Fargo
  • National Security (2003), Detective Frank McDuff
  • And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003), D.W. Griffith – TV film
  • Paycheck (2003), John Wolfe
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Lord Marshal Zhylaw
  • Empire (2005), Julius Caesar the Liberator and Father of the Fatherland – TV miniseries
  • Slings and Arrows (2005), Sanjay, the off beat marketing consultant – TV series
  • Lies My Mother Told Me (2005), Lucas Mackenzie
  • The Deal (2005), Hank Weiss
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Karl Gunderson
  • Battlestar Galactica (2006), President Richard Adar – TV series, episode: "Epiphanies"
  • Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006), Martin Ward
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007), General William Tecumseh Sherman – TV film
  • The Poet (2007), Colonel Hass
  • Intervention (2007), Bill
  • Killing Zelda Sparks (2007), Dr. Leningrad: Self-help speaker
  • Serveuses demandées (2008), RCMP officier corporal Paradis
  • The American Trap (Le piège américain) (2008), Maurice Bishop
  • Changeling (2008), Chief James E. Davis
  • Inconceivable (2008), Dr. Jackson Charles Freeman
  • Six Reasons Why (2008), The Preacher
  • WarGames: The Dead Code (2008), T. Kenneth Hassert/Voice of Joshua
  • 24: Redemption (2008), Henry Taylor – TV film
  • Guns (2008), Paul Duguid – TV miniseries
  • Flashpoint (2009), David Graham – TV series
  • 24 (2009), First Gentleman Henry Taylor – TV series, 12 episodes
  • The Listener (2009), Ray Mercer – TV series
  • The Trotsky (2009), Principal Berkhoff
  • Voodoo (2010), Narrator – Short film
  • Interregnum (2010), King Ubu / Klaus – Short film
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011), Jordan Hayes
  • The Borgias (2011–2013), Cardinal della Rovere – TV series
  • Thor (2011), Laufey
  • French Immersion (2011), Michael Pontifikator
  • The Brother (2011)
  • Saving Hope (2012), Mac
  • Revolution (2012–2013), Randall - TV series, recurring role
  • The Good Wife (2013), Brad Lund
  • House of Versace (2013), Santo Versace
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Rob Behringer
  • Sensitive Skin (2014), Roger – TV series
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Donald Menken
  • Elephant Song (2014), Lawrence
  • Gotham (2015), Francis Dulmacher / The Dollmaker - TV series
  • King Lear (2015), Lear
  • House of Cards (2016), General Brockhart
  • Mean Dreams (2016), The Chief
  • Anon (2017), Charles Gattis
  • Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 (2017), Martin Ward

Stratford Festival Theatre credits

  • Romeo and Juliet (1984), Romeo
  • The Boys from Syracuse (1986), Antipholus
  • Cymbeline (1986), Iachimo
  • Othello (1987), Iago
  • Richard III (1988), King Richard III
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1988), Petruchio
  • The Three Musketeers (1988), Athos
  • Julius Caesar (1990), Cassius
  • Romeo and Juliet (1991), Mercutio
  • Hamlet (1991), Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure (1992), Angelo
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1993), Oberon
  • The Pirates of Penzance (1994), Pirate King
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1994), Cyrano
  • My Fair Lady (2002), Henry Higgins
  • Don Juan (2006), Don Juan
  • Oliver! (2006), Fagin
  • Coriolanus (2006), Coriolanus
  • Intervention (2007)
  • Macbeth (2009), Macbeth
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (2009), Cyrano
  • King Lear (2014), King Lear
  • The Beaux' Stratagem (2014), Archer

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