Born in and raised in Montreal, Colin spent his childhood in Hong Kong, England, Connecticut and Toronto. He got into comedy to make money to put himself through McGill University performing in stage comedy that won top awards at the Just For Laughs festival four years in a row. This led to a stint as a founding member of Detroit's Second City franchise which he ultimately left to go back to University and finish his degree.
Colin worked a variety of occupations before he turned to acting full-time. He worked on the assembly line at several General Electric light bulb factories (parent company of NBC Universal and SyFy). And 20 years later he is still working for the same company..."the hours are worse but the pay got better".
Colin's feature-film credits also include "Because I Said So", "Rowing Through," and "The Opposite of Sex" among others. He was a regular on the NBC remake of the hit British comedy series "Coupling" and the sitcom "Then Came You". His many guest-starring roles include "Line of Fire", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Crossing Jordan", "Becker” and "Titus". Additionally, Colin has starred in other television movies such as "Mom at 16", "We Were the Mulvaneys", "Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber", "Ladies Night", "More Tales of the City", "Playing House" and "Christmas in Paradise".
Colin is a producer on Eureka and has directed the "fan favorite" episodes "Your Face or Mine" and "The Story of O2". He has repeatedly been tapped by SyFy to bring a more human and character- based element to their intense visual-effects style. It is the marriage of Second City's character-based approach to scene work and television's economic plot movement that defines his style and approach.
“I like a story that moves. I like a story that’s driven by a situation created by the reality of it's characters... and as for comedy I'm just contrary - I like the comedy in my drama and the drama in my comedy."
2008 : The Egg Factory
2008 : Stan Maynard's Best Day Ever
2007 : Christmas in Paradise
2007 : Night is Day (TV)
2007 : Because I Said So
2006 : Playing House
2006 : Eureka: Hide and Seek (TV)
2006 : The House Next Door