Macfarlane in November 2006
Thomas Luke Macfarlane|
January 19, 1980
London, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Luke Macfarlane|
Thomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. His best known roles include Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and RAC Agent D'avin Jaqobis on the Space television science fiction series Killjoys (2015–present).
Early life and education
Thomas Luke Macfarlane was born on January 19, 1980, 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, then later studied drama at Juilliard in New York City.
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 on the Sundance Channel and was the leading role in the two-part miniseries titled Iron Road.
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. Macfarlane's other notable television roles include Jason Howell in the Canadian sitcom Satisfaction, Rick Lincoln on NBC's The Night Shift, Chaplain Hopkins on PBS's Mercy Street and the starring role of D'avin Jaqobis in Syfy's Killjoys.
Macfarlane was one of the four leads in Juvenilia at the Playwrights Horizons Theater from November 14–December 21, 2003. He played the lead role in the American premiere of the play Where Do We Live, staged at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2004. 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. 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.
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.
|2006||Recalled||Lieutenant Sefton||Short film|
|2006||Trapped Ashes||Vincent||Segment: "My Twin, The Worm"|
|2017||Rock, Paper, Dead||Peter Harris||Feature|
|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|
|2014–2017||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 Barnes||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)|
|2017||Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle||Casey||Television movie (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)|
|2003||Seal||Love's Divine||Guy chasing after girlfriend in cab|
|2004||Where Do We Live?||Stephen|
|2004||In The Wings (Stage Reading)||Nicky Sanchez|
|2006||The Busy World Is Hushed||Thomas|
|2007||The Busy World Is Hushed||Thomas|
|2008||Dreamstuff (Stage Reading)|
|2009||The Jazz Age||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|2010||Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir||Sam Bendrix|
|2011||The Normal Heart||Craig Donner/Grady|
|2011||Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir||Sam Bendrix|
|2012||The Normal Heart||Felix Turner|
|2012||“8” (Stage Reading)||Jeff Zarrillo|
|2012||Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir||Sam Bendrix|
|2016||Running On Fire|
- 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.
- "Q&A With Luke Macfarlane | The Juilliard School". www.juilliard.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- Stanley, Alessandra (5 October 2004). "16 Years Later, It's a Sendup of a Sendup". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Iron Road dramatizes chapter in Chinese Canadian history". Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Matthew Rhys on Brothers and Sisters". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "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.
- "Interview: Luke Macfarlane on "The Night Shift," Gay Military Couples, "Brothers & Sisters" & More". LOGO News. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Luke Macfarlane Talks Christmas Land, Killjoys, Mercy Street, and More [Exclusive]". TV Goodness. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "'Brothers & Sisters' Alum Luke MacFarlane, Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore Join Syfy's 'Killjoys'". TheWrap. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- 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.
- "TV Movie Goodness Interview: Luke Macfarlane Talks Hallmark Movie Channel's The Memory Book". TV Goodness. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Juvenilia, Tale of College Kids and Games of Seduction, Opens Off-Bway Dec. 7 | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Where Do We Live | Written & Directed by Christopher Shinn". Vineyard Theatre. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- Isherwood, Charles (June 26, 2006). "Questions of Family and Faith in 'The Busy World Is Hushed'". The New York Times.
- Kennedy, John R. "Canada's Luke Macfarlane to star in premiere of 'Reverberation'". Global News. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
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