Dustin Milligan

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Dustin Milligan
Milligan at the Repeaters premiere in September 2010
Dustin Wallace Milligan

(1985-07-28) July 28, 1985 (age 34)
Years active2004–present

Dustin Wallace Milligan (born July 28, 1985) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Ethan Ward on the teen drama television series 90210 and as Ted Mullens on Schitt's Creek.

Personal life[edit]

Milligan was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, the son of Jean Wallace, a former Yellowknife city councillor, and Brian Milligan.[1]


As part of promoting In the Land of Women, Milligan posted a series of eight video diaries on YouTube with the ostensible aim of obtaining a date for the film's premiere.[2]

He is known for playing the role of Ethan Ward in The CW's 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s primetime drama Beverly Hills, 90210. He was written out of the show at the end of the first season.[3]

His film credits include Final Destination 3 (2006), Slither (2006), The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006), In the Land of Women (with Kristen Stewart, Adam Brody and Meg Ryan), (2007), Butterfly on a Wheel (2007), The Messengers (2007) and Extract (2009).[4]

Milligan starred in the short-lived primetime suspense drama Runaway, picked up by The CW for its inaugural season in September 2006, but cancelled in October after only three of nine episodes completed had been aired.[5]

He starred in the Canadian network CTV's made-for-TV film Eight Days to Live playing The O.C. star Kelly Rowan's missing son.[6] Milligan has also played minor roles in the television series The Days, Andromeda, The Dead Zone, Alice, I Think, Supernatural, the CBC's Da Vinci's City Hall.

In 2010, Milligan played Kyle Halsted in the indie action crime drama film Repeaters, co-starring Amanda Crew.[7] In 2011, he starred as Nick in the horror thriller shark movie Shark Night 3D.[8] In 2011, he played the role of Nick Nader in the suspense thriller The Entitled and played the role of Rory in the indie film Sisters & Brothers.[9][10] In 2012, Milligan starred as Sam Reed in the Lifetime Original Movie Love at the Christmas Table co-starring Danica McKellar.[11] Milligan appeared in the Funny or Die video Post Apocalypse News with Elisabeth Hower.[12] In 2013, Milligan played the role of Callum Beck in the indie thriller Ferocious.[13]

In 2014, Milligan starred as Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear in a vintage 70s"buddy cop" movie Bad City.[14] Milligan played the role of John in the James Wan directed horror film Demonic.[15] In 2015, Milligan landed the main role in the spy thriller TV show X Company, where he played the role of Tom Cummings.[16] Milligan has a recurring role in Schitt's Creek, where he plays the role of veterinarian Ted Mullens. He had a guest spot as Blaine in the TV show Silicon Valley.[17] Later in 2015, Milligan had a lead role as Ogden in the indie drama Sequoia co-starring Aly Michalka.[18][19]

In 2016, Milligan starred as Cory in the indie comedy film Me Him Her.[20] The movie was written and directed by Max Landis. He starred as Nicholas Gray in the indie mystery thriller film Primary.[21] Milligan is set to star in the film The Headhunter's Calling.[22] He plays the role of aggressive young recruiter at Blackridge who’s training under Butler’s character. He played the role of Sgt. Hugo Friedkin, a dimwitted government agent working with Riggins, in the BBC America series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Perfect Romance Rapper Television film
2005 Hush Billy Television film
2005 Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution Grocery clerk Uncredited; television film
2005 The Long Weekend Ed – 14 and 15 years old
2005 A Perfect Note Ripper Television film
2006 Man About Town Young Dooley
2006 Final Destination 3 Marcus
2006 Slither Drawing boy
2006 Eight Days to Live Joe Spring Television film
2006 Nostalgia Boy Nostalgia Boy Short film
2006 The Butterfly Effect 2 Trevor Eastman Direct-to-DVD
2007 Wannabe Macks CJ
2007 The Messengers Bobby
2007 In the Land of Women Eric Watts
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Matt Ryan
2009 Extract Brad Chavez
2010 Tossers Jimmy "The Lace" Santino Short film
2010 Eva Lucien
2010 Gunless Corporal Jonathan Kent
2010 Repeaters Kyle Halsted
2011 Shark Night Nick LaDuca
2011 Sisters & Brothers Rory
2011 The Entitled Nick Nader
2012 The Campaign College frat guy Uncredited
2012 Love at the Christmas Table Sam Reed Television film
2013 Ferocious Callum Bec
2013 The Legend of Sarila Markussi Voice
2013 No Clue Danny
2014 Sequoia Ogden Clarke
2014 Bad City Detective Reverend Grizzly Night-Bear
2015 Demonic John
2015 Milwaukee Ugly Lamp Guy
2016 Me Him Her Cory
2016 Primary Nicholas
2016 A Family Man Sumner
2018 A Simple Favor Chris
Milligan at the 90210 premiere party in Malibu on August 23, 2008


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Days Steve Colter 2 episodes
2004 Dead Like Me Joey Episode: "Death Defying"
2004 Andromeda Lon Episode: "So Burn the Untamed Lands"
2005 Da Vinci's City Hall Chad Markowitz Episode: "Isn't Very Pretty But You Can Smoke It"
2006 The Dead Zone Randy Episode: "Panic"
2006 Alice, I Think Mark Conners Episode: "What Would Jesus Do?"
2006 Runaway Henry Rader/Jason Holland Main cast; 9 episodes
2008 About a Girl Stan Episode: "About a Homecoming"
2008 Supernatural Alan J. Corbett Episode: "Ghostfacers"
2008–09 90210 Ethan Ward Main cast (season 1); 24 episodes
2009 The Assistants Himself Episode: "The Pen"
2012 Call Me Fitz Barry O'Neil Episode: "Semen-Gate"
2013 Motive Felix Hausman Episode: "Fallen Angel"
2015–present Schitt's Creek Ted Mullens Series regular
2015–2016 X Company Tom Cummings Main Role (2 seasons), 18 episodes
2015 Silicon Valley Blaine Episode: "Homicide"
2016–2017 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Sgt. Hugo Friedkin Series regular
2018 Blindspot Lincoln Episode: "The Quantico Affair"


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Marcy Perry Episode: "Marcy Does Yoga"
2014 Math Bites Various 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2013 "Made in the USA" Demi Lovato


  1. ^ Johnson, Adam (May 26, 2006). "Dustin's big break". Northern News Services. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (March 30, 2009). "90210 shocker: Leading man Milligan to exit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Dustin Milligan Biography". www.buddytv.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  5. ^ Runaway: Complete Series, 2009-03-24, retrieved 2015-09-17
  6. ^ "Eight Days To Live". myLifetime.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  7. ^ Roberts, Becky. "Repeaters - HorrorTalk". www.horrortalk.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  8. ^ "'Shark Night 3D': All the Gory Details From Stars Dustin Milligan and Sara Paxton". The Moviefone Blog. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  9. ^ "'The Entitled' Thrills Us with Fighting Fathers, Fleeing Progeny and Psychotic Pursuers". Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  10. ^ Noble, Barnes &. "Sisters & Brothers". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  11. ^ "Love at the Christmas Table - myLifetime.com". myLifetime.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  12. ^ "Post Apocalypse News". Funny Or Die. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  13. ^ Cuffley, Robert (2013-10-01), Ferocious, MTI HOME VIDEO, retrieved 2016-04-02
  14. ^ "BAD CITY screening + Q&A with Filmmaker Carl Bessai | Edmonton". Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  15. ^ Smith, Kat. "Exclusive interview with Dustin Milligan for Demonic [Frightfest 2015]". The Hollywood News. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  16. ^ "Yellowknife's Dustin Milligan to star in CBC-TV's X Company". Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  17. ^ "Silicon Valley: Read every card on the 'Let Blaine Die' board". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  18. ^ Leydon, Joe. "Film Review: 'Sequoia'". Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  19. ^ "Yellowknife's Dustin Milligan appears in new film". Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  20. ^ "'Chronicle's Max Landis Casts Up-and-Coming Trio in Directorial Debut 'Me Him Her' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  21. ^ "PRIMARY THE MOVIE". PRIMARY THE MOVIE. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  22. ^ "Dustin Milligan Joins Gerard Butler in 'Headhunter's Calling'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  23. ^ "'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency': A Guide to All the Crazy Characters". Entertainment Weekly. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2017-02-26.

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