Luke Macfarlane

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Luke Macfarlane
Luke Macfarlane.jpg
Macfarlane in November 2006
Born Thomas Luke Macfarlane
(1980-01-19) January 19, 1980 (age 37)
London, Ontario, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Luke Macfarlane
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Thomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980), known professionally as Luke Macfarlane, is a Canadian actor and musician. His best known roles include Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters and RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis on the Space television science fiction series Killjoys.

Early life and education[edit]

Macfarlane was born in London, Ontario. His late father, Thomas, was the Director of Student Health Services at the University of Western Ontario, and his mother, Penny, is a mental health nurse at a London hospital. Macfarlane attended London Central Secondary School with twin sister Ruth and older sister Rebecca. Macfarlane went to school in Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts,[1] then later studied drama at Juilliard in New York City.[2]

Career[edit]

Macfarlane had early supporting roles including PV2 Frank "Dim" Dumphy on the 2005 FX series Over There, he played opposite Cynthia Nixon in Robert Altman's miniseries Tanner on Tanner[3] on the Sundance Channel and was the leading role in the two-part miniseries titled Iron Road.[4]

Macfarlane first notable role was as Scotty Wandell on ABC's Brothers & Sisters, husband to Kevin Walker (played by Matthew Rhys), one of the "brothers" of the show.[5] Mafarlane's other notable television roles include Jason Howell in the Canadian sitcom Satisfaction,[6] Rick Lincoln on NBC's The Night Shift,[7][8] Chaplain Hopkins on PBS's Mercy Street[9] and the starring role of D'avin Jaqobis in Syfy's Killjoys.[10][11]

Macfarlane has also starred in TV movies, such as Hallmark Channel's The Memory Book,[12] Christmas Land and The Mistletoe Promise (2016).[9]

Stage[edit]

Macfarlane was one of the four leads in Juvenilia at the Playwrights Horizons Theater from November 14–December 21, 2003.[13] He played the lead role in the American premiere of the play Where Do We Live, staged at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004.[14] The production was cited by the 2005 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway. He also appeared with Jill Clayburgh and Hamish Linklater in the off-Broadway production of The Busy World is Hushed, again at Playwrights Horizons, in Summer 2006.[15] He reprised his role of Thomas for the L.A. Premiere at the Skirball Cultural Center from February 7–11 of 2007.

Macfarlane was part of the one-night celebrity performed staging of Howard Ashman's unproduced musical Dreamstuff. The musical was re-imagined by Howard's partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green and performed one night only at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series, directed by actor Michael Urie. Luke starred in the show alongside Eden Espinosa, Vicki Lewis, Fred Willard and David Blue.

Macfarlane starred in the world premiere of stage drama Reverberation in February 2015 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut.[16]

Music career[edit]

Macfarlane was the lead singer and a songwriter for the band Fellow Nameless, which began in his 8th grade along with some of his classmates at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts under the name of Slipnaught, a name they randomly chose from a dictionary because they did not have a name for the band when it came time to perform on stage. Fellow Nameless came from Slipnaught mainly because the band members hated the original name, and so, Fellow Nameless was born at London Central Secondary School. Fellow Nameless has produced one underground album, which was a half-studio, half-live CD album, and they recorded an additional ten songs that never got put out including three songs that were recorded for a development deal with Maverick Records. They played a showcase for Danny Strick A&R of Maverick Records and in the end got passed over. The once thought of as defunct London, Ontario, based band, Fellow Nameless, later had two incarnations without Macfarlane as lead singer. The first incarnation came in the second quarter of 2004 with the creation of Van A Primer and a new singer, Matthew Pearn. Their current incarnation, as of March, 2006, has three of the remaining band members under the new band name of Cancel Winter.

Personal life[edit]

Macfarlane came out as gay during an interview with The Globe and Mail on April 15, 2008.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Kinsey Bruce Kinsey
2006 Recalled Lieutenant Sefton Short film
2006 Trapped Ashes Vincent Segment: "My Twin, The Worm"
2013 Erection Dean Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Tanner on Tanner Stuart DeBarge TV miniseries
2005 Over There PV2 Frank "Dim" Dumphy Main role; 13 episodes
2006–11 Brothers & Sisters Scott "Scotty" Wandell Recurring role (seasons 1–2); main role (seasons 3–5); 81 episodes
2009 Iron Road James Nichol TV miniseries
2012 Beauty & the Beast Phillippe Bertrand Episode: "Proceed with Caution"
2013 Person of Interest Agent Alan Fahey Episode: "Proteus"
2013 Smash Patrick Dillon Episodes: "The Tonys", "The Nominations"
2013 Satisfaction Jason Howell Main role; 13 episodes
2014–present The Night Shift Rick Lincoln Recurring role; 8 episodes
2014 The Memory Book Gabe Television film
2015 Supergirl Agent Donovan Episodes: "Red Faced", "Human for a Day"
2015–present Killjoys RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis Main role
2015 Christmas Land Tucker Television movie (Hallmark)
2016–2017 Mercy Street Chaplain Hopkins Main role
2016 The Mistletoe Promise Nicholas Derr Television movie (Hallmark)
2017 A Birthday Wish David McKinely Television movie (Hallmark)
Music Video
Year Artist Title Notes
2003 Seal Love's Divine Guy chasing after girlfriend in cab

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 Juvenilia Brondie Chase
2004 Where Do We Live? Stephen
2004 In The Wings (Stage Reading) Nicky Sanchez
2006 Busy World Is Hushed, TheThe Busy World Is Hushed Thomas
2007 Busy World Is Hushed, TheThe Busy World Is Hushed Thomas
2008 Dreamstuff (Stage Reading)
2009 Jazz Age, TheThe Jazz Age F. Scott Fitzgerald
2010 Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir Sam Bendrix
2010 Some Men
2011 Normal Heart, TheThe Normal Heart Craig Donner/Grady
2011 Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir Sam Bendrix
2012 Normal Heart, TheThe Normal Heart Felix Turner
2012 “8” (Stage Reading) Jeff Zarrillo
2012 Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir Sam Bendrix
2015 Reverberation Jonathan
2016 Running On Fire
2017 Big Night Austin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chelin, Pamela (April 15, 2008). "A commitment to himself". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Q&A With Luke Macfarlane | The Juilliard School". www.juilliard.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (5 October 2004). "16 Years Later, It's a Sendup of a Sendup". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Iron Road dramatizes chapter in Chinese Canadian history". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Matthew Rhys on Brothers and Sisters". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/Satisfaction/Cast/Luke-Macfarlane.aspx
  7. ^ "Luke Macfarlane excited about his role as gay military man on NBC's The Night Shift". Gay Star News. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Luke Macfarlane on "The Night Shift," Gay Military Couples, "Brothers & Sisters" & More". LOGO News. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Luke Macfarlane Talks Christmas Land, Killjoys, Mercy Street, and More [Exclusive]". TV Goodness. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "'Brothers & Sisters' Alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore Join Syfy's 'Killjoys'". TheWrap. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Media, Comcast Interactive (19 June 2015). "Luke Macfarlane On Sexuality and the Sci-Fi Genre In 'Killjoys' - Xfinity TV Blog". Xfinity TV Blog. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "TV Movie Goodness Interview: Luke Macfarlane Talks Hallmark Movie Channel’s The Memory Book". TV Goodness. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Juvenilia, Tale of College Kids and Games of Seduction, Opens Off-Bway Dec. 7 | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Where Do We Live | Written & Directed by Christopher Shinn". Vineyard Theatre. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  15. ^ Isherwood, Charles (June 26, 2006). "Questions of Family and Faith in 'The Busy World Is Hushed'". The New York Times. 
  16. ^ Kennedy, John R. "Canada’s Luke Macfarlane to star in premiere of ‘Reverberation’". Global News. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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