Colm Feore

Colm Feore

Born: August 22, 1958
Age: 60
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Colm Feore, OC (born August 22, 1958) is an American-Canadian stage, film and television actor best known for his roles as First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the television series, 24, as General Brockhart on House of Cards, and as Lord Marshal Zhylaw in The Chronicles of Riddick.


Early life

Feore was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish parents who lived in Ireland for several years during his early life. The family subsequently moved to Windsor, Ontario, where Feore grew up.

After graduating from Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario, he attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec.


Feore honed his acting skills as a member of the Acting Company of the Stratford Festival of Canada, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre. He spent 16 seasons at Stratford where he rose from bit parts to leading roles, including Romeo, Hamlet, Richard III, and Cyrano. He returned in 2006 to star in four productions, including Don Juan in both English and French and as Fagin in Oliver!. More recently, in 2009 he played the main role of Macbeth in the play Macbeth, and the main role of Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Lear in King Lear in 2014, all performed at the Stratford Festival Theatre. He also has appeared on Broadway as Cassius in the production of Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington as Brutus. Off-Broadway, for the Public Theater, he was Claudius in a Hamlet production that starred Liev Schreiber.

In Canada, Feore’s most famous roles were as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the critically acclaimed television mini-series Trudeau, a role for which he won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, as classical pianist Glenn Gould in the 1993 film Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, and as by-the-book anglophone detective Martin Ward in the box-office hit Bon Cop, Bad Cop. He also played a crazed marketing executive imposter in the second season of the Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows, a role that continued for several episodes. The show has run in the United States on the Sundance Channel.

Outside Canada, Feore has appeared in numerous film, theatre and television roles. He is perhaps most famous in the United States for his supporting roles in such Hollywood films as Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, Paycheck, and The Chronicles of Riddick. In 1999, he appeared in Stephen King's Storm of the Century as the powerful, ancient wizard Andre Linoge. He was the crooked Los Angeles Police Chief James E. Davis in 2008's Changeling. In 2011, he appeared as Laufey, King of the Frost Giants, in the live-action superhero film, Thor. In 2014, he portrayed Dr. Francis Dulmacher in Gotham. He portrayed the First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the seventh season of 24, appeared as Tad Whitney in The West Wing second-season episode titled "Galileo" and also played the billionaire suspect Jordan Hayes in the 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Flight". He played murderers (by supernatural means) in two episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series. (He also narrated the 2002 PBS documentary, Benjamin Franklin.)


In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as an actor of the stage and screen, notably by bridging Anglophone and Francophone cultures as a fluently bilingual performer." In October 2012, Feore was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, in recognition of his contributions to Canadian theatre and film. Feore was honoured with Gascon-Thomas Award from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2013, the award is given annually to an actor that makes an exceptional contribution to the growth of theatre.

Personal life

Feore is fluent in French. He has been married to Donna Feore, a choreographer and theatre director associated with the National Arts Centre and the Stratford Festival, since 1994. They have three children: sons Jack and Thomas, and daughter Anna.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 A Nest of Singing Birds Michael Jimson
1988 Iron Eagle II Yuri Lebanov
1990 Beautiful Dreamers Dr. Maurice Bucke
1990 Bethune: The Making of a Hero Chester Rice
1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould Glenn Gould
1996 The Boor Gruzdev Short film
1997 Night Falls on Manhattan Elihu Harrison
1997 Face/Off Dr. Malcolm Walsh
1997 The Wrong Guy The Killer
1997 Critical Care Richard Wilson
1998 City of Angels Jordan
1998 The Red Violin Auctioneer
1998 Airborne Ron Simpson
1998 The Lesser Evil Derek
1998 The Herd Derek
1999 Striking Poses Linus

1999 "Storm Of The Century" Andre Linoge

1999 The Insider Richard Scruggs
1999 Titus Marcus Andronicus
2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad Toby the Tram Engine (voice)
2000 The Perfect Son Ryan Taylor
2001 Ignition Gen. Joel MacAteer
2001 The Caveman's Valentine David Leppenraub
2001 Pearl Harbor Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
2001 Century Hotel Sebastian
2001 Lola Mike
2002 The Sum of All Fears Olson
2002 Point of Origin Mike Matassa
2002 The Baroness and the Pig The Baron
2002 Chicago Harrison
2003 Highwaymen Fargo
2003 National Security Detective Frank McDuff
2003 Paycheck John Wolfe
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Lord Marshal Zhylaw
2005 Lies My Mother Told Me Lucas Mackenzie
2005 The Deal Hank Weiss
2005 Heidi Mr. Sesseman (voice)
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Karl Gunderson
2006 Bon Cop, Bad Cop Martin Ward
2007 The Poet Colonel Hass
2007 Intervention Bill
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Dr. Leningrad
2008 Serveuses demandées RCMP officier corporal Paradis
2008 The American Trap (Le piège américain) Maurice Bishop
2008 Changeling Chief James E. Davis
2008 Inconceivable Dr. Jackson Charles Freeman
2008 Six Reasons Why The Preacher
2008 WarGames: The Dead Code T. Kenneth Hassert / Joshua (voice)
2009 The Trotsky Principal Berkhoff
2010 Voodoo Narrator Short film
2010 Interregnum King Ubu / Klaus Short film
2011 Thor Laufey
2011 French Immersion Michael Pontifikator
2011 Saving Hope Mac
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Rob Behringer
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Donald Menken
2014 Elephant Song Lawrence
2015 King Lear King Lear
2015 Reversion Jack Clé
2015 Painkillers Dr. Troutman
2016 Mean Dreams The Chief
2017 Bon Cop, Bad Cop 2 Martin Ward
2017 Anon Charles Gattis


Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Great Detective Talbot Episode: "Death Circuit"
1987 Blades of Courage Bruce Gainor Television film
1989, 1990 Friday the 13th: The Series Alex Dent / Anton Pascola 2 episodes
1989, 1990 War of the Worlds Nikita / Leonid Argochev 2 episodes
1991 Heritage Minutes Colonel John McCrae Episode: "John McCrae"
1992 Street Legal Kyle Thompson Episode: "November"
1992, 1993 Beyond Reality Mason Driscoll / Sorcerer (voice) 2 episodes
1993 Romeo & Juliet Mercutio Television film
1995 Forever Knight Walken Episode: "Blood Money"
1995 Friends at Last Phillip Connelyn Television film
1995 Truman Charles Griffith Ross Television film
1995 Where's the Money, Noreen? Kevin Hanover Television film
1995, 1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Selinger 2 episodes
1996 Due South Charles Carver Episode: "The Duel"
1996 The Outer Limits Major Mackie Episode: "The Heist"
1997 Night Sins Deacon Albert Fletcher Television film
1997 Liberty! The American Revolution Alexander Hamilton Miniseries
1997 Hostile Waters Pshenishny Television film
1998 The Escape Hickman Television film
1998 Creature Adm. Aaron Richland Miniseries
1998, 2000 La Femme Nikita Leon / Brutus (voice0 2 episodes
1999 Storm of the Century Andre Linoge Miniseries
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Ed Hanson Television film
2000 The West Wing Tad Whitney Episode: "Galileo"
2000 Boston Public George Guber Episode: "Chapter Seven"
2000 Nuremberg Rudolf Hoess Television film
2001 Foreign Objects Tibor
2001 Haven Bruno Television film
2001 Final Jeopardy Paul Battaglia Television film
2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot Caspar Weinberger Television film
2002 Benjamin Franklin Narrator (voice) Miniseries
2002 Sins of the Father Dalton Strong Television film
2002 Trudeau The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau Television film
2002 Widows Stein Miniseries
2002 Point of Origin Mike Matassa Television film
2002 Napoléon Miniseries
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself D.W. Griffith Teleivision film
2004 The Newsroom David Episode: "Reality Strikes"
2004 The Eleventh Hour Owen Sawyer Episode: "Eden"
2005 Lies My Mother Told Me Lucas Mackenzie Television film
2005 Empire Julius Caesar 3 episodes
2005 Slings & Arrows Sanjay 5 episodes
2005 Burnt Toast Dave Television film
2006 Secret Files of the Inquisition Narrator Miniseries
2006 Battlestar Galactica President Richard Adar Episode: "Epiphanies"
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee General William Tecumseh Sherman Television film
2007 American Experience Narrator Episode: "Alexander Hamilton"
2008 24: Redemption Henry Taylor Television film
2008 Guns Paul Duguid Miniseries
2009 Flashpoint David Graham Episode: "Eagle Two"
2009 24 Henry Taylor 12 episodes
2009 The Listener Ray Mercer 7 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jordan Hayes Episode: "Flight"
2011-2013 The Borgias Giuliano della Rovere 20 episodes
2012 Saving Hope Mac 2 episodes
2012-2013 Revolution Randall Flynn 9 episodes
2013 The Good Wife Brad Lund Episode: "Red Team, Blue Team"
2013 House of Versace Santo Versace Television film
2014 Beauty & the Beast Frank Darnell Episode: "Recipe for Disaster"
2014-2016 Sensitive Skin Roger 7 episodes
2015 Pirate's Passage Corporal Robin Hawkins (voice) Television film
2015 Gotham Dr. Francis Dulmacher 2 episodes
2016-2017 House of Cards Ted Brockhart 12 episodes
2017 Lore Dr. Walter Freeman Episode: "Echoes"
2018 The Umbrella Academy Sir Reginald Hargreeves Main cast

Stratford Festival Theatre credits

  • Romeo and Juliet (1984), Romeo
  • The Boys from Syracuse (1986), Antipholus
  • Cymbeline (1986), Iachimo
  • Othello (1987), Iago
  • Richard III (1988), King Richard III
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1988), Petruchio
  • The Three Musketeers (1988), Athos
  • Julius Caesar (1990), Cassius
  • Romeo and Juliet (1991), Mercutio
  • Hamlet (1991), Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure (1992), Angelo
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1993), Oberon
  • The Pirates of Penzance (1994), Pirate King
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1994), Cyrano
  • My Fair Lady (2002), Henry Higgins
  • Don Juan (2006), Don Juan
  • Oliver! (2006), Fagin
  • Coriolanus (2006), Coriolanus
  • Intervention (2007)
  • Macbeth (2009), Macbeth
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (2009), Cyrano
  • King Lear (2014), King Lear
  • The Beaux' Stratagem (2014), Archer

[ Source: Wikipedia ]