Colin Ferguson (actor)

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Colin Ferguson
Colin Ferguson (9348716473).jpg
Ferguson in July 2013
Born Colin Ferguson
(1972-07-22) July 22, 1972 (age 44)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1995–present

Colin Ferguson (born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian born American actor, director and producer.[1] He is known for playing Sheriff Jack Carter on the Syfy series Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You.[1][2] and Every Christmas Has a Story with fellow actress Lori Loughlin.

Early life[edit]

Ferguson was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and is a graduate of Appleby College and McGill University.[1][2] Since he was born and raised around Montreal, which predominantly speaks French, he is bilingual speaking both French and English.[2] Although he was born in Canada, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.[3][4]


Ferguson was a member of the Montreal improv group On the Spot.[3][2] He has been cast in many television series, television movies, and films, ranging from The Opposite of Sex to The Stupidest Angel. He was the lead for Eureka, a Syfy original series broadcast between 2006 and 2012. He was also a guest presenter for sci-fi news show HypaSpace.[3]

On September 5, 2011, he appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss what Eureka might have looked like if it had been directed by Michael Bay.[5] He starred in The Vampire Diaries and had a recurring role in TV series Haven in 2013 and 2014. In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest "Maytag Repairman" in Maytag advertisements.[6]

In July 2015, Ferguson began playing a recurring role in season three of the Hallmark Channel series Cedar Cove, as the new district attorney and a rival to Jack.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ferguson is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to as a celebrity blogger.[8]


Ferguson at Oz Comic-Con in 2013


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Rowing Through Tiff Wood
1998 The Opposite of Sex Tom De Lury
2001 The Surprise Party Oscar
2005 Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber Charles Fitz
2005 Guy in Row Five Dean
2005 Mom at Sixteen Bob Cooper
2006 Playing House Michael Tate
2007 Because I Said So Dereck Decker
2010 Lake Placid 3 Nathan Bickerman
2011 Life's a Beach Pierre
2012 The Stupidest Angel Tucker


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tommy Episode: "The Tale of C7"
1997 The Hunger Peter Garson Episode: "Bridal Suite"
1997 A Prayer in the Dark Jimmy Flood Movie
1997 Night Sins Todd Movie
1998 More Tales of the City Burke Andrew Miniseries
1998 The X-Files (TV series) Unnamed US Marshal (Background 6:48) Episode: "Kitsunegari"
1998 More Tales of the City Burke Christopher Andrew 6 episodes
1999 Cover Me Andrew Chase 2 Episodes
2000 Then Came You Lewis 10 Episodes
2001 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story Van Foreman Movie
2001 Inside the Osmonds Mike Curb Movie
2001 The Surprise Party Oscar
2001 Titus Dr. Bennet Episode: "The Pendulum"
2001 Dead Last Prince Torben of Mulravia Episode: "The Mulravian Candidate"
2001 Becker Clark Episode: "Breakfast of Chumpions"
2001 Jennifer Peter Movie
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Deputy Brock Episode: "Malcolm's Girlfriend"
2002 We Were the Mulvaneys Dr. Witt Movie
2002 The Outer Limits David Episode: "Free Spirit"
2003 Imagine Himself Episode: "Imagine"
2003 Crossing Jordan Brad Ferris Episode: "Crossing Jordan"
2003 Coupling Patrick Maitland 10 Episodes
2004 Americana David Movie
2004 Career Suicide Rod Movie
2004 Line of Fire David Gwynn 4 Episodes
2005 Ladies Night Jesse Grant Movie
2005 Vinegar Hill Tom Welton Movie
2005 Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber Charles Fitz Movie
2005 Girlfriends Eric Stone Episode: "Trial and Errors"
2006 Teachers Doug Diamond Episode: "Testing"
2006 My Boys Steve Episode: "Take One for the Team"
2006 The House Next Door Walker Movie
2006–12 Eureka Sheriff Jack Carter 77 episodes
2006 Eureka: Hide and Seek Sheriff Jack Carter 7 episodes
2006/07 HypaSpace Himself/guest presenter 2 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Dominic Whitford / Greg Ramsey Episode: "Triple Threat"
2007 Christmas in Paradise Dan Casey Movie
2008 Eureka: Happenings Around Town Sheriff Jack Carter Movie
2008 Stan Maynard's Best Day Ever The Doctor Movie
2008 Fear Itself Dennis Mahoney Episode: "Family Man"
2008 Ghost Hunters Himself Episode: "USS Hornet"
2009 FedCon XVIII: The Golden Future Himself Movie
2010 Hollywood Treasure Himself Episode: "Chasing Rudolph"
2011 The Guild Himself Episode: "Social Traumas"
2011 Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray Cutter Hanson Movie
2012 Like Father Van Lyons Movie
2012 Tabletop Himself Episode: "Ticket to Ride"
2012 Primeval: New World Howard Canin Episode: "Breakthrough"
2013 Happily Divorced Chris Episode: "Peter's Boyfriend"
2013/15 Haven William 10 episodes
2014 The Vampire Diaries Thomas Vincent 'Tripp' Cooke Recurring role in season 6
2014 Major Crimes Agent Howard's doctor Episode: "Zoo Story"
2015 Cedar Cove District attorney Paul Watson Recurring role


Year Production Notes
2009 Eureka Episode: "Your Face or Mine?" (3.10)
2010 Eureka Episode: "The Story of O2" (4.4)
2010 Triassic Attack Movie


Year Production Notes
2011–12 Eureka 11 episodes in seasons 4 & 5


  1. ^ a b c Colin Ferguson Biography, Yahoo! Movies; accessed April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Colin Ferguson biography; accessed March 14, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Colin Ferguson profile,; accessed March 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Colin Ferguson
  5. ^ Episode 06: Colin Ferguson, Disasterpiece Theatre, September 5, 2011
  6. ^ Justin Bachman (January 9, 2014). "Maytag Ads Ditch That Old, Bored Repairman for a Younger Model". Business Week. 
  7. ^ Gabrielle Pantera. "Season 3 Premier, Hallmark Cedar Cove, Love Triangle for Andie MacDowell with Colin Ferguson". Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  8. ^ "Celeb Blogger Profile: Colin Ferguson". Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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Preceded by
Clay Earl Jackson
Maytag Repairman
Succeeded by