Adam MacDonald

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Adam MacDonald
William Adam MacDonald[1]

(1977-05-16) May 16, 1977 (age 42)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1998–present

Adam MacDonald (born May 16, 1977) is a Canadian actor and film director. He is known for his role as Josh MacIntosh on the CBC show Being Erica, for his starring role as Peter McGregor on Wild Roses, and Detective Steve Peck on Rookie Blue, and for his guest-starring roles in several other shows, including Murdoch Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle. He also starred as Nick McAllister on the short-lived supernatural show Vampire High.

Life and career[edit]

MacDonald was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in the suburbs with his mother, father, and older brother.[citation needed] His parents divorced when he was 12.[citation needed]

He first gained interest in acting during high school, but kept getting kicked out of student plays.[2] Nonetheless, he kept pursuing a career in acting. He gained a brief interest in music, but chose to focus on acting because that is where his passions lied.[2]

MacDonald has recently expressed interest in directing feature films, and is close to directing his first one.[2] He has directed three short films, one of which ("Sombre Zombie") aired on Bravo! Television.

He was the first actor to be cast in the series Being Erica,[2] and was one of its principal antagonists.

MacDonald has said that one of the highlights of his career thus far has been working with Jennifer Love Hewitt, whom he has admired since childhood.[2]

He speaks Spanish and is fluent in French.[citation needed] He is also cousins with actor Jeff Roop, who played Drew French in Vampire High. He made his directorial debut in 2015 with the feature-length film Backcountry.[3]

In 2016, MacDonald filmed his second movie, Pyewacket, an occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.[4]

In 2019, MacDonald directed the third season of the Netflix anthology horror series, Slasher.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Going to Kansas City Floyd Weaver
1999 Running Home Jay Torpy
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Steve
2005 A Stranger Here Myself Conan Short film
2006 Jekyll + Hyde Josh Enfield Straight-to-DVD
2007 14 Days in Paradise Houston
Final Draft Jack
2010 Love Letter from an Open Grave Ray Short film
2012 Home Sweet Home Frank
2014 Wolves Marty
Backcountry N/A Writer, director
2017 Pyewacket N/A Writer, director


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Danny Dabowski Episode: "The Yearbook Mystery"
1999 Misguided Angels Brandon Dean Episode: "Son for the Road"
Big Wolf on Campus Butch Jenkins Episodes: "Butch Comes to Shove", "Butch Is Back"
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Eddy West / Bulldog Episodes: "The Tale of the Misfortune Cookie", "The Tale of Highway 13"
2000 Nuremberg American Guard Television miniseries
The Audrey Hepburn Story Nick Dana Television movie
Satan's School for Girls Blake Television movie
2001 Leap Years Tom Greenway Episodes: 1.19, 1.20
Mutant X Renfield Episode: "Kilohertz"
Snow in August Frankie McCarthy Television movie
Hysteria – The Def Leppard Story Rick Savage Television movie
Vampire High Nick McAllister Recurring role, 12 episodes
2002 The Associates Lyle Thomlin Episode: "Walking the Line"
2003 1-800-Missing Doug Recurring role, 7 Episodes
2004 Love Rules! Brian Television movie
2005 Beach Girls Marty Alba Limited television series; main role, 6 episodes
2007 No Brother of Mine Drew Brampton Television movie
2008 Victor Dave Kolisnik Television movie
Menace Constable Peter Schiemann Television movie
2009 Wild Roses Peter McGregor Main role, 13 episodes
ZOS: Zone of Separation Medic DeFranco TV miniseries, 3 episodes
2009 Being Erica Josh MacIntosh Recurring role, 27 episodes
2010 Living in Your Car Dave Episodes: 1.6, 1.7
Rookie Blue Detective Steve Peck Recurring role (seasons 1–4); main role (seasons 5 & 6)
2011 Murdoch Mysteries Bert Howland Episode: "Dead End Street"
2012 Republic of Doyle Roger Episode: "The Dating Game"
Flashpoint Erik Episode: "Eyes In"
Transporter: The Series Thierry Lefebre Episodes: "Hot Ice", "City of Love"
2019 Slasher: Solstice N/A Director[5]

Other media[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Warriors: Legends of Troy Soldier #5/Male Civilian 1 Video game


Year Award Category Work nominated Result
2011 My TV Awards Guest Actor Being Erica Nominated
2015 Rondo awards Best independent horror film Backcountry Nominated


  1. ^ "Adam Macdonald Biography (1977–)". Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "My TV Nominees- Q&A with Adam MacDonald". Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Q&A: Adam MacDonald talks Survival Horror in “BACKCOUNTRY”'
  4. ^ Seville International boards 'Pyewacket' for AFM
  5. ^ a b Miska, Brad (October 23, 2018). "'Pyewacket's Adam MacDonald Directed the Entire Third Season of "Slasher" for Netflix! [Exclusive]". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 22, 2019.

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