Colin Cunningham

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Colin Cunningham
Colin Cunningham - 2012 Sci-Fi Convention Toulouse 262.jpg
Cunningham at SciFi Convention Toulouse in 2012
Born Colin Alexander Cunningham
1966 (age 51–52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1994-present

Colin Alexander Cunningham (born 1966) is an American television and film actor. Cunningham is best known for his roles as John Pope in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies and as Major Paul Davis on Stargate SG-1.


Cunningham began his acting career when he was dared by a friend to audition for a role in a public casting call.[1] He was a founding member of the Open Fist Theatre Company,[1] and he studied directing at the Vancouver Film School.[1]

He had a recurring role on Stargate SG-1 as USAF Major Paul Davis (15 episodes).[1][2] Another major role was his portrayal of Brian Curtis, a crooked cop, in the popular, award-winning Canadian series Da Vinci's Inquest.[1] He reprises the role of Brian Curtis in the 2006 sequel series, Da Vinci's City Hall. He appeared as Steven Lefkowitz in the short-lived jPod and in several episodes of The L Word. Other appearances include the Canadian series Flashpoint[1] and in Sanctuary,[3] where he plays the husband of a biologist friend of Henry Foss. His most notable role is as John Pope on Falling Skies[1][4][2]

He starred as an anti-clone activist named Tripp in the 2000 thriller The 6th Day,[3] and as the character McCabe in the 2005 film Elektra.

He wrote, directed, and starred in a short film titled Centigrade,[5] a contemporary thriller. It was the winner of the 2007 Kick Start Award.[6]

He also starred as master of ceremonies Julian Slink in the Syfy series Blood Drive.


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hard Evidence Dietrich
1998 Zacharia Farted Michael Bates
2000 The Silencer Hale Bryant
2000 Best in Show New York Butcher
2000 The 6th Day Tripp
2001 Antitrust Building 20 Guard
2003 Stealing Sinatra John Foss
2004 The 30 Second Guaranteed Foolproof Ancient Cantonese Method Smoker Short
2005 Elektra McCabe
2005 Say Yes The Pool Shark Short
2006 Incident at Alma Reverend Wilkens Short
2006 Insider Trading Thomas Reid Short
2006 The Entrance Officer Banks
2007 Human Resources Gerald Short
2007 Centigrade Man Short
2007 Breakfast with Scot Billy
2011 Afghan Luke Christer
2011 Rise of the Damned Zan
2012 Goal! Commentator Short
2014 Guardian Angel Gregor Sarkoff
2014 The Historian Chris Fletcher
2017 Little Pink House Billy Von Winkle
Year Title Role Notes
1994 For the Love of Nancy Intern TV movie
1995 The Commish Morris Episode: "The Johnny Club"
1995 The Marshal Speedy Episode: "The Ballad of Lucas Burke"
1995–96 The X-Files Various 3 episodes: "End Game", "731" and "Wetwired"
1996 Robin of Locksley Walter Nottingham TV movie
1996 The Outer Limits Professor George Ernst Episode: "Worlds Apart"
1996 Captains Courageous Manuel TV movie
1997 Volcano: Fire on the Mountain Stan Sinclair TV movie
1997 Hostile Force Larry TV movie
1997 Dead Fire Cal Brody TV movie
1997 Five Desperate Hours Wesley Ballard TV movie
1997–98 Dead Man's Gun Various 2 episodes: "The Impostor" and "Hangman"
1998 It's True Sheriff Episode: "The Rats of Rumfordton (Pilot)"
1998 The Sentinel Dr. Burke Episode: "Mirror Image"
1998 Viper Dr. Peter Markham Episode: "Trust No One"
1998 The Net Josh Brand Episode: "Lucy's Life"
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Cardosa Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
1999 Y2K Ross Singer TV movie
1999–2001 Beggars and Choosers Herb Kolodny 22 episodes
1999–2005 Stargate SG-1 Major Paul Davis 15 episodes
2000 Final Ascent Wayne TV movie
2000–01 Big Sound Nick Keester 2 episodes: "You Bet Your Ass" and "Developing the Negative"
2001 Dead Last Ray Varner Episode: "Pilot"
2001 Strange Frequency Jay the Music Agent Episode: "A Change Will Do You Good"
2001 Dark Angel Transhuman – DAC Episode: "Bag 'Em"
2001 UC: Undercover Agent Roger Faraday Episode: "Nobody Rides for Free"
2001–02 Cold Squad Sean Ryerson 3 episodes: "All in the Family", "The Shed" and "Enough Is Enough"
2002 Mysterious Ways Mike Hughes Episode: "Friends in Need"
2002 Mr. St. Nick Agent Nardo TV movie
2002–05 Da Vinci's Inquest Det. Brian Curtis 33 episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone Seth Episode: "The Path"
2003 Smallville Nicky Episode: "Insurgence"
2003 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company Steve TV movie
2003 Out of Order Network executive TV mini-series
2003 Wilder Days Car pirate/Makeshift TV movie
2003 Stealing Christmas Mail Security Guard TV movie
2003–04 Andromeda Shig 2 episodes: "Double or Nothingness" and "The Torment, the Release"
2004 Star Trek: New Voyages Captain Pike Episode: "The Protracted Man"
2004 CSI: Miami Ross Kaye Episode: "Stalkerazzi"
2004 The L Word Harry Samchuk 2 episodes: "Lawfully" and "Losing It"
2004 The Chris Isaak Show Neil 2 episodes: "Criminal Favors" and "Run Yola Run"
2004–06 The Collector Narrator / Nuremberg Devil / The Devil 23 episodes
2004, 2007 The 4400 Ryan Powell 2 episodes: "Trial by Fire" and "Fear Itself"
2005 The Dead Zone Pendragon Episode: "Broken Circle"
2005 Reunion Michael Duggan Episode: "1994"
2005–06 Da Vinci's City Hall Det. Brian Curtis 8 episodes
2006 Lesser Evil Jon TV movie
2006 Saved Jack Episode: "Code Zero"
2006 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes Vic Perillo TV movie
2007 Masters of Horror Virgil Episode: "We All Scream for Ice Cream"
2007 Psych Marvin Episode: "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He's Dead"
2007 Men in Trees Lawyer Episode: "Chemical Reactions"
2007 Eureka Dr. Paul Suenos Episode: "Noche de suenos"
2008 The Guard Eric Episode: "Coming Through Fog"
2008 jPod Steve Lefkowitz 10 episodes
2008 Stargate: Continuum Major Paul Davis Video
2009 Stargate Atlantis Major Paul Davis Episode: "Enemy at the Gate"
2009 The Crusader Paul Weebler Pilot
2009 Impact David Rhodes 2 episodes: "Episode #1.1" and "Episode #1.2"
2009 Fireball Tim Timmonds TV movie
2009 Sanctuary Gerald Episode: "Fragments"
2010 Goblin Owen TV movie
2010 Living in Your Car Neil Stiles 13 episodes
2010 Flashpoint Roy Lane 2 episodes: "Unconditional Love" and "The Other Lane"
2011 Shattered Jack Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2011–2015 Falling Skies John Pope Main cast, 37 episodes
2012 Perception Gerard Permut Episode: "Pilot"
2012 The Eleventh Victim Cruise TV movie
2014 Klondike Swiftwater Bill 3 episodes: "Episode #1.1", "Episode #1.3" and "Episode #1.5"
2014 Fools for Hire Det. Lacey 3 episodes: "Whores", "The C Word" and "This Is Gonna Go Viral"
2014 Hell on Wheels Gambler Episode: "Chicken Hill"
2014 Rush Tyle Duggans Episode: "Because I Got High"
2017 Blood Drive Julian Slink Main cast, 13 episodes
2018 Preacher TC Season 3


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wagner, Curt. "Colin Cunningham having a blast playing 'Falling Skies' baddie". RedEye Chicago. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "C. Robert Cargill: "The second novel is a killer"". SciFiNow. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Colin Cunningham: I'm Not A Big Fan Of My Own Face | Airlock Alpha". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  4. ^ "'Falling Skies': Colin Cunningham talks 'amping it up' with Drew Roy". UPROXX. 26 July 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Colin Cunningham | 21 Questions with Colin Cunningham". Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Centigrade Heats Up Canadian Film". E! News. Retrieved 20 March 2017.

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