Colin Ford

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Colin Ford
Born (1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 17)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 2002 – present

Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996[1]) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as young Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural, and as the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, both earned him a Young Artist Award, and as Dylan Mee in the family movie We Bought a Zoo. He currently stars in the CBS summer show, Under the Dome as Joe McAlister.

Life and career[edit]

Ford was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoyed being in front of the camera which led to his start in the entertainment business. At age 4, he modeled for print ads for regional and national retailers. At age 5, he made his film debut as Clinton Jr. in the feature film Sweet Home Alabama. He obtained more roles in independent films such as Moved, The Book of Jaene and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.

In 2004, Ford portrayed Matthew Steed in the movie The Work and the Glory. 2005 began with a high profile photo shoot with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for W magazine. This was immediately followed by a trip to Vancouver with Tom Welling and the cast of Smallville. Following Smallville, he reprised his role as Matthew Steed in The Work and the Glory: American Zion, then played a lead role, as Jackson Patch in Dog Days of Summer, along with veteran actor Will Patton. Capping off a busy year, Ford was back in Vancouver, playing Zeph, the son of Jason Statham's and Claire Forlani's characters in the epic adventure, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which was released in theaters January 2008. Ford voiced the role of Dart, the reindeer, performing with Kathy Bates, Andy Griffith, Jay Leno, Ed Asner, Shirley Jones, and many others in the feature film, Christmas Is Here Again.

He starred in the film We Bought a Zoo, which was released in December 2011. He played the young son Dylan of a three-part family, with Matt Damon as the father, Benjamin, along with a little sister Rosie Maggie Elizabeth Jones.

He attended Campbell Hall School, the same school as his We Bought a Zoo costar, Elle Fanning.[2] He now attends Oaks Christian Online High School, a college preparatory school.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Clinton Jr. Uncredited
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Young Lloyd Uncredited
2004 Moved Young Noel Franks Short film
2004 The Work and the Glory Matthew Steed
2005 The Work and the Glory: American Zion Matthew Steed
2006 The Ant Bully Red Teammate #4 (voice)
2006 Faceless Max TV film
2007 Christmas Is Here Again Dart (voice)
2007 In name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Zeph
2007 Martian Child Additional voices Uncredited
2007 American Family Caleb Bogner
2008 Dog Days of Summer Jackson Patch
2008 Lake City Clayton
2009 Push Young Nick
2009 Bride Wars Additional voices
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Jack
2011 Ticket Out DJ
2011 All Kids Count Jim
2011 In My Pocket Young Stephen
2011 We Bought a Zoo Dylan Mee
2012 Disconnect Jason Dixon
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Mike Ballard
2014 PAW Patrol/Frozen[citation needed] Marshall

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Smallville Younger Evan Gallagher Episode: "Ageless"
2006 Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TheThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dick Chaney Action Figure Episode: "14.47"
2006 Chelsea Handler Show, TheThe Chelsea Handler Show Blind Date Episode: "1.3"
2006 Close To Home Hal Brooks Episode: "Legacy"
2007 Side Order of Life Baby Puree (voice) Episode: "Whose Sperm Is It Anyway?"
2007 Journeyman Young Aeden Bennett Episode: "Blowback"
2007–2011 Supernatural Young Sam Winchester 5 episodes
2008 Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? Mikey (voice) 10 Episodes
2009 Special Agent Oso Joe (voice) Episode: "A View To A Book/The Living Holiday Lights"
2010 Private Practice Walker Episode: "Love Bites"
2010–2013 Family Guy Additional voices 8 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Cody Williams Episode: "Mommie Deadest"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Evan Lowry Episode: "Ohana"
2011–2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake (voice) 37 episodes
2012 Revolution Michael Episode: "The Children's Crusade"
2012–2013 The Mob Doctor Sam Cooper 2 episodes
2013–present Under the Dome Joe McAlister Main cast
2013–2014 Sofia the First Prince Hugo, Axel (voice) 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor Journeyman Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor Christmas Is Here Again Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor Lake City Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 13 and Under Supernatural Won
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13[3] CSI: Miami Nominated
Best Performance in a DVD Film – Young Actor[3] Jack and the Beanstalk Won
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[4] We Bought a Zoo Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor[4] Jake and the Never Land Pirates Won
2014 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[5] Under the Dome Nominated

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