Actor-Director-Producer Colin Cunningham (STARGATE SG1, FALLING SKIES, BLOOD DRIVE, PREACHER) has been nominated for three Best Actor Canadian Film Awards (Canada’s Oscar) and nominated for 11 Best Actor Leo Awards (Canada’s Emmy), for which he won three.
His work has been recognized by The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, TIME magazine and Rolling Stone, and he is sometimes referred to as Canada’s Gary Oldman.
For five seasons Colin starred as ‘John Pope’ alongside Noah Wyle and Will Patton in the Steven Spielberg-Dreamworks produced series FALLING SKIES. Cunningham also Co-Starred as T.C. in AMC’s “Preacher” and for 10 seasons, played Major Davis on MGM’s STARGATE SG-1.
On the big screen, Cunningham teamed up with Catherine Keener in LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Dada Films); been pursued by Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE SIXTH DAY (Columbia Pictures); and put his life on the line for Jennifer Garner in ELEKTRA (20th Century Fox).
He has also appeared in multiple indie favorites, including comedic turns in BEST IN SHOW with Christopher Guest (Warner Bros) and the notorious BLOOD DRIVE (Universal) as the notorious, Julian Slink.
Cunningham is also a multiple award-winning Director/Writer and Producer. In 2009, Cunningham made a name for himself when he and actor-producer Madison Graie made the short-list for an Academy Award Nomination for their film CENTIGRADE. The film, in which Cunningham also starred, took over two dozen Best-Of awards and nominations worldwide. In addition to being considered for an Oscar, CENTIGRADE became the first short film to break the Top Ten in feature downloads, finding itself right alongside such Hollywood blockbusters as IRON MAN and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.
As an accomplished theater actor, Cunningham gained critical praise in the early 1990s in Eugène Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING, and was part of the founding company of the critically acclaimed Open Fist Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Open Fist recently celebrated its 30th year and continues to build upon its exceptional reputation.
Cunningham is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School’s Directors Program, and he also plays the saxophone.