Colin Ferguson

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Colin Ferguson
Colin Ferguson (9348716473).jpg
Ferguson in July 2013
Born (1972-07-22) July 22, 1972 (age 50)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s)Actor, director, producer
Years active1995–present
PartnerLindsay Thompson

Colin Ferguson (born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian-American actor, director and producer.[1] He is known for playing Sheriff Jack Carter on the Syfy series Eureka, the Maytag Man, and Lewis on Then Came You.[1][2]

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] He was born in Canada and 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 films, and films.[5] In 2003, he starred in the short-lived TV show Coupling.[6] He was the lead in Eureka, a Syfy original series broadcast between 2006 and 2012, for which he was also a producer in its later seasons. He was also a guest presenter for sci-fi news show HypaSpace.[3]

He played the role of Burke Andrew in the 1993 TV mini series More Tales of the City, based on Armistead Maupin’s series of novels.

In 2007, he starred as Dan Casey in the Lifetime Christmas film Christmas in Paradise alongside Charlotte Ross.[7] In 2010, Ferguson starred as Nathan Bickerman in the syfy original film Lake Placid 3 co-starring Kirsty Mitchell.[8] 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.[9]

He starred in The Vampire Diaries and had a recurring role in TV series Haven in 2013 and 2014.[10] In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest "Maytag Man" where he plays the role of the appliance in the latest Maytag ad campaign.[11] 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.[12]

In 2016, he starred as Jack Brewster in the Hallmark original film Every Christmas Has a Story alongside Lori Loughlin.[13] Since 2017, he has starred as Mackintyre Sullivan in the Fixer Upper Mysteries alongside Jewel Kilcher.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Ferguson has one son, born in 2013, whom he raises with partner Lindsay Thompson.[16][17]

He is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to as a celebrity blogger.[18]


Ferguson at Oz Comic-Con in 2013


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Rowing Through Tiff Wood
1998 The Opposite of Sex Tom De Lury
2000 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story Van Foreman
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
2018 Breaking & Exiting Officer Davis


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 Television film
1997 Night Sins Todd Television film
1998 More Tales of the City Burke Andrew Television miniseries
1998 The X-Files Unnamed US Marshal (Background 6:48) Episode: "Kitsunegari"[citation needed]
1999 Cover Me Andrew Chase Television miniseries
2000 Then Came You Lewis Recurring role
2001 Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story Van Foreman Television film
2001 Inside the Osmonds Mike Curb Television film
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 Television film
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Deputy Brock Episode: "Malcolm's Girlfriend"
2002 We Were the Mulvaneys Dr. Witt Television film
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 Main role
2004 Americana David Television film
2004 Career Suicide Rod Television film
2004 Line of Fire David Gwynn 4 episodes
2005 Ladies Night Jesse Grant Television film
2005 Vinegar Hill Tom Welton Television film
2005 Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber Charles Fitz Television film
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 Television film
2006–2012 Eureka Sheriff Jack Carter Main role
2006 Eureka: Hide and Seek Sheriff Jack Carter Main role
2006–2007 HypaSpace Himself Guest presenter; 2 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Dominic Whitford / Greg Ramsey Episode: "Triple Threat"
2007 Christmas in Paradise Dan Casey Television film
2008 Eureka: Happenings Around Town Sheriff Jack Carter Television film
2008 Stan Maynard's Best Day Ever The Doctor Television film
2008 Fear Itself Dennis Mahoney Episode: "Family Man"
2008 Ghost Hunters Himself Episode: "USS Hornet"
2009 FedCon XVIII: The Golden Future Himself Television film
2010 Hollywood Treasure Himself Episode: "Chasing Rudolph"
2011 The Guild Himself Episode: "Social Traumas"
2011 Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray Cutter Hanson Television film
2012 Like Father Van Lyons Television film
2012 Tabletop Himself Episode: "Ticket to Ride"
2012 Primeval: New World Howard Canin Episode: "Breakthrough"
2013 Happily Divorced Chris Episode: "Peter's Boyfriend"
2013–2015 Haven William Recurring role (seasons 4–5)
2014 The Vampire Diaries Thomas Vincent 'Tripp' Cooke Recurring role (season 6)
2014 Major Crimes Agent Howard's doctor Episode: "Zoo Story"
2015 Cedar Cove District attorney Paul Watson Recurring role
2016 Every Christmas Has a Story Jack Brewster Television film
2017 Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery Macintyre Sullivan Television film
2017 Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery Macintyre Sullivan Television film
2017 Deadly Deed: A Fixer Upper Mystery Macintyre Sullivan Television film
2017 Sea Change TJ's Dad Television film
2017 You're The Worst Boone Recurring role (season 4)
2018 Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane Morgan Television film
2019 Christmas in Montana Travis Television film
2022 The Summer I Turned Pretty John Conklin Recurring role

As a director or producer[edit]

Year Production Role Notes
2009–2010 Eureka Director Episodes: "Your Face or Mine?", "The Story of O2"
2010 Triassic Attack Director Television film
2011–2012 Eureka Producer 11 episodes (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 Archived 2012-01-08 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed March 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Colin Ferguson[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Colin Ferguson". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  6. ^ "Colin Ferguson (Coupling)". SciFi Stream. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  7. ^ "Christmas in Paradise". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  8. ^ "'Lake Placid 3' Is Most-Watched Syfy Telecast Since October; Most-Watched Original Movie Since 2007". TV By The Numbers by 2010-08-24. Archived from the original on 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  9. ^ Episode 06: Colin Ferguson Archived 2013-01-13 at the Wayback Machine, Disasterpiece Theatre, September 5, 2011
  10. ^ ""The Vampire Diaries: The Downward Spiral"". Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  11. ^ Justin Bachman (January 9, 2014). "Maytag Ads Ditch That Old, Bored Repairman for a Younger Model". Business Week.
  12. ^ Gabrielle Pantera. "Season 3 Premier, Hallmark Cedar Cove, Love Triangle for Andie MacDowell with Colin Ferguson". Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  13. ^ "Colin Ferguson as Jack on Every Christmas Has A Story | Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  14. ^ "Colin Ferguson on Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery | Hallmark Movies and Mysteries". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  15. ^ "Cast | Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery | Hallmark Movies and Mysteries". Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  16. ^ Ferguson, Colin [@colinferg] (September 5, 2013). "Mother and son are happy, healthy and napping. Thanks so much for the kind words everyone" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Gidlow, Steve (March 9, 2018). "Colin Ferguson on solving "Fixer Upper Mysteries" with co-star Jewel". Media Village. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "Celeb Blogger Profile: Colin Ferguson". Retrieved 2014-04-12.

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