• Colm Feore is a decorated stage and on-screen actor, most famous for playing Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in "Trudeau" and appearing in films such as "The Chronicles of Riddick", "Bon Cop Bad Cop", and "Thor".
• He is of strong Irish ancestry, studied acting at the National Theatre School of Canada, and has been honored with the Gascon-Thomas Award.
• His on-screen acting career began in 1981 and he has made appearances in films such as "Face/Off", "Pearl Harbor", "Chicago", and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
• He has been married twice, has three children, and is the recipient of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in Film.
• His net worth is estimated at $3 million, earned through his successful acting career.

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Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1958
SpouseDonna Feore
FactAwarded Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from University of Windsor in 2002.

Who is Colm Feore?

Colm (pronounced ‘Column’) Feore is a decorated stage and on-screen actor, who is possibly most famous for starring as a Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the critically praised biographical drama movie “Trudeau”. He is also widely recognized for appearing in movies such as “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004), “Bon Cop Bad Cop” (2006) and “Thor” (2011).

Early Life and Education

Colm Feore was born under the astrological sign of Leo on the 22nd August 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, one of two children in the family of a radiologist and an orchestral musician.

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Besides American, he is also of strong Irish ancestry. He has a brother named Rory Fiore, alongside whom he spent his early childhood in his parent’s home country of Ireland, before eventually settling in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

For his secondary education, Colm matriculated from Ridley College in St. Catherines, Ontario, then enrolled at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec, where he studied acting, and from which he graduated in 1980. Additionally, in 2002 he was rewarded with the Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from the University of Windsor, while in 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario.

Theatre Acting Career

Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Feore began his on-stage acting career as a member of the Acting Company. He then went on and honed his skills by regularly appearing at the Stratford Festival of Canada in the course of the next 17 years. During that period, Colm appeared in a vast number of leading roles in a variety of productions, including critically praised stage plays such as “Hamlet”, “Richard III” and “Romeo and Juliet”.

In 2002 he appeared in the play “My Fair Lady”, while in 2005 he starred as Cassius alongside Denzel Washington in the role of Brutus in the Belasco Theatre’s Broadway production of “Julius Caesar”. Additionally, he made memorable appearances in stage plays such as “Don Juan”, “Oliver!” and “Coriolanus”.

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For his great contribution to the growth of theatre, in 2013 Colm was honored with the prestigious Gascon-Thomas Award given by the National Theatre School of Canada.

Screen Acting Career

Colm Feore made his on-screen debut in 1981, when he appeared in an episode of the TV series “For the Record”, after which he featured in an episode of “The Great Detective”. In 1986 he landed the leading role in the TV movie “Twelfth Night”, while in 1988 he appeared in the action war drama film “Iron Eagle II”. Later that year he starred in the TV movie “The Taming of the Shrew”, while between 1989 and 1990 he made guest appearances in the television horror series “Friday the 13th: The Series” as well as in the TV Sci-Fi series “War of the Worlds”.

In 1990 Feore starred in the drama movie “Beautiful Dreamers”, after which he made a streak of small screen appearances in TV series such as “Heritage Minutes” and “Street Legal”. In 1993 he was cast for the title role in the critically acclaimed biographical drama movie entitled “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”, then through the mid-1990s he appeared in the TV crime drama horror series “Forever Knight”, then starred opposite Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner in the drama movie “Friends at Last”. These were followed by appearances in the Golden Globe-winning biographical drama film “Truman”, and the crime thriller movie “Night Falls on Manhattan” in which he portrayed the role of prosecutor Harrison.

In 1997 Colm appeared as Dr. Malcolm Walsh, opposite Nicholas Cage and John Travolta in the Oscar-nominated crime thriller movie “Face/Off”, after which he was cast in the comedy movies “The Wrong Guy” and “Critical Care”. He also portrayed the role of Alexander Hamilton in the highly-rated TV mini-series “Liberty! The American Revolution”. By the end of the 1990s, he had made several memorable appearances in drama movies including the Golden Globe-nominated “City of Angels”, Oscar-winning “The Red Violin”, seven-time Oscar-nominated “The Insider”, and the Oscar-nominated “Titus”.

In 2000 Feore had the leading role in the drama film “A Perfect Son”, after which he appeared opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the crime drama movie “The Caveman’s Valentine”.

In 2001 he appeared in the role of Admiral Kimmel in Michael Bay’s 2001 Oscar-winning war drama masterpiece “Pearl Harbor”, and into the limelight Feore stepped again in 2002 for portraying the title role in CBC TV’s mini biography series “Trudeau”.

To greater prominence Colm Feore came during the early 2000s, when he made a wide range of appearances in critically acclaimed movies such as “The Sum of All Fears”, “Point of Origin”, and “The Baroness and the Pig”, and additionally reprised his role of Harrison in the 2002 six-time Oscar-winning musical film “Chicago”. He then appeared in the television crime drama series “Widows”, and in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning documentary mini-series’ “Napoléon” and “Benjamin Franklin”.

He then went on to make a streak of big screen appearances in movies such as “National Security”, “Paycheck” and “Highwaymen”, before being cast for the role of Lord Marshal in the 2004 Sci-Fi action movie “The Chronicles of Riddick”, featuring Vin Diesel in the title role. These were followed by the recurring role of Caesar in the TV mini-series “Empire”, as well as the supporting role in the TV comedy series “Slings and Arrows”.

In 2006 Feore starred in the leading role of Martin Ward in the action comedy film “Bon Cop Bad Cop”, before appearing in movies “The Poet” and “Killing Zelda Sparks”.

In 2009, opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, Colm starred as Chief James E. Davis in the Clint Eastwood three-time Oscar-nominated biographical drama movie “Changeling”, and later that year made memorable appearances in television series’ “24” and “The Listener”, before appearing in the comedy drama film “The Trotsky”.

In 2011 Feore appeared as a super villain and the King of the Frostgiants Laufey in Marvel’s fantasy blockbuster “Thor“, which was followed by the recurring role of Giuliano Della Rovere in the Golden Globe-nominated historic crime drama series “The Borgias“. Between 2012 and 2013 he could be seen in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV series “Revolution”, before starring as Santo Versace in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV movie “House of Versace”. In 2014 he appeared in movies “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Elephant Song” before starring in the title role of the drama film “King Lear” in 2015.

Between 2016 and 2017 he appeared as General Ted Brockhart in the Golden Globe Award-winning TV series “House of Cards”, which was followed by appearances in the TV series “21 Thunder”. Later that year he reprised his role of Martin Ward in the action comedy film “Bon Cop Bad Cop 2” before appearing opposite Clive Owen in the 2018 fantasy crime drama “Anon”. Colm also appeared in television series “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” and “The Umbrella Academy”. Some of his most recent on-screen appearances include movies “Astronaut”, “Hunter’s Moon” and “My Salinger Year” as well as the TV Sci-Fi series “For All Mankind”.

In 2019, he was rewarded with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in Film.

Personal Life

Speaking of Feore‘s private life, since August 1994 he has been married to Donna Feore, who is a theatre director and choreographer. The couple have welcomed two children, son Thomas and daughter Anna. Prior to this marriage, between 1983 and 1994 he was married to Sidonie Boll, with whom he has a son named Jack.

For his great achievements in acting as well as for his committed contribution to culture, in 2013 Colm Feore was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Net Worth

Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of Colm’s wealth, as of mid-2020, figures around a sum of $3 million. It has all been acquired through his prosperous acting career since the early 1980s, and including his abundant portfolio currently counting nearly 160 on-screen and stage acting credits.

General Info

Full NameColm Feore
Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1958
Height1.82 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of Windsor, Ridley College, National Theatre School of Canada


SpouseDonna Feore
ChildrenJack Feore, Anna Feore, Tom Feore
SiblingsRory Feore


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Jutra Award for Best Supporting Actor, Canadian Screen Awar...
NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Male Performance in a Feature, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, Genie Award f...
MoviesThe Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Chronicles of Riddick, Thor, Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Changeling, National Security, Pearl Harbor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Face/Off, City of Angels, Paycheck, The Insider, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Chicago, The Sum of All Fears, H...
TV ShowsThe Listener, The Borgias, 24, Empire, Foreign Objects, Storm of the Century, Friday the 13th: The Series, Secret Files of the Inquisition

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1I'm pragmatic. If this is going to make sense, get me a job and in the end let me put my kids through school. I'll play killers. But my kids always ask me "do you die in this one too, Daddy?
2One of the things I enjoy about acting is that I work at it all the time. I might be chopping onions as [Pierre Trudeau] and stirring a pot as somebody else. I'm trying things on for size. If you dissect my characterization of Trudeau I could show you where this piece is me, this piece is Hamlet, this piece is Cyrano de Bergerac. Hopefully they are seamlessly stitched together to create the illusion of Trudeau doing what we needed him to do.
3My parents are Irish, so there would be music, jokes, stories, tall tales and a musicality in it. We all tried to outdo each other, and my parents seemed to be reasonably amused by this. I don't think they thought anybody would make a career out of it. They worried that acting would be a very disappointing and hard life. To this day they're not convinced.
4I do dead Canadians. If he's dead and he's Canadian and he's famous, I'll be playing him at some point. I joke, but I have played about five or six famous Canadians so there's a certain amount of "Wait a minute, he's ours". But it was an accident of birth. I've lived in Canada for 40 years.


1He is the only actor to appear in both "Jack Ryan" reboots: The Sum of All Fears (2002) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). He played Olson in the former and Rob Behringer in the latter.
2Auditioned for the part of Norman Osborne in Spider-Man (2002). He would later have a major role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
3Starring as "Cassius" opposite Denzel Washington as "Brutus" in "Julius Caesar" at the Belasco Theatre, New York, NY. [February 2005]
4Colm Feore is back at the Stratford Festival this season with leading roles in Coriolanus, Don Juan, and Oliver! (as Fagin). Season ends early November. [May 2006]
5Playing "Cassius" in a Broadway production of "Julius Caesar" with Denzel Washington as "Brutus". [April 2005]
6Finishing Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006) in Montreal. [November 2005]
7Currently appearing as Henry Higgins in the Stratford Festival production of "My Fair Lady". [June 2002]
8Appearing in several plays at the 2009 Stratford Festival, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, along with Geraint Wyn Davies, a longtime friend of his. [February 2009]
9Longtime friend of Geraint Wyn Davies.
10Brother of Rory Feore.
11His father, now retired, was head of the radiology department at Windsor General Hospital. His mother works for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
12Played a prosecutor named Harrison in both Night Falls on Manhattan (1996) and Chicago (2002).
13He speaks French.
14Wife Donna Feore works at the Stratford Festival in Ontario as a choreographer.
15Awarded "Best Actor - Mini series: Trudeau (2002) in 42nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2002.
16Awarded Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from University of Windsor in 2002.
17Went to and graduated from Ridley College, in St. Catharines, Ontario. He attended and graduated from National Theatre School in Montreal.
18Transferred a few of his classical stage roles to Canadian TV, including his Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" and Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew".
19First named is pronounced "column".
20Lives in Stratford, Ontario. Was born in Boston, but has lived in Canada for 40 years.
21Is of Irish descent.
22Has three children: Jack, Thomas, and Anna.




Burnt Toast2005TV MovieDave
The Exorcism of Emily Rose2005Karl Gunderson
Slings and Arrows2005TV SeriesSanjay
Empire2005TV Mini-SeriesCaesar
The Deal2005Hank Weiss
Lies My Mother Told Me2005TV MovieLucas Mackenzie
Bury the Lead2004TV SeriesOwen Sawyer - Member of Parliament
The Chronicles of Riddick2004Lord Marshal
The Newsroom2004TV SeriesDavid
Burnt Toast: The Traffic Jam2004ShortMan
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself2003TV MovieD.W. Griffith
National Security2003Detective Frank McDuff
Chicago2002DA Martin Harrison
Napoléon2002TV Mini-Series
The Baroness and the Pig2002The Baron
Widows2002TV Mini-SeriesStein
Point of Origin2002TV MovieMike Matassa
The Sum of All Fears2002Olson
Trudeau2002TV MoviePierre Elliott Trudeau
Ignition2002Gen. Joel MacAteer
Sins of the Father2002TV MovieDalton Strong
Benjamin Franklin2002TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The Day Reagan Was Shot2001TV MovieCaspar Weinberger
Century Hotel2001Sebastian
The Big Show2001TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Pearl Harbor2001Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
Final Jeopardy2001TV MoviePaul Battaglia
Haven2001TV MovieBruno
The Caveman's Valentine2001Leppenraub
Foreign Objects2000TV SeriesTibor
Boston Public2000TV SeriesGeorge Guber
The West Wing2000TV SeriesTad Whitney
A Perfect Son2000Ryan
Nuremberg2000TV Mini-SeriesRudolf Höß
Thomas and the Magic Railroad2000Toby (voice)
La Femme Nikita1998-2000TV SeriesLeon / Brutus
Trapped in a Purple Haze2000TV MovieEd Hanson
The Virginian2000TV MovieTrampas
Titus1999Marcus Andronicus
The Insider1999Richard Scruggs
Forget Me Never1999TV MovieAlbert
Striking Poses1999Linus
Storm of the Century1999TV Mini-SeriesAndre Linoge (Human & Monster Form) Andre Linoge Reporter on TV ...
The Herd1998Erling Porsild
The Red Violin1998Auctioneer (Montréal)
The Lesser Evil1998Derek Eastman
Airborne1998Ron Simpson
Creature1998TV Mini-SeriesAdm. Aaron Richland
The Escape1998TV MovieHickman
City of Angels1998Jordan Ferris
Artemisia1997TV Movie documentaryAgostino Tassi
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-SeriesAlexander Hamilton
Critical Care1997Richard Wilson
The Wrong Guy1997The Killer
Hostile Waters1997TV MoviePshenishny
Face/Off1997Dr. Malcolm Walsh
Night Sins1997TV MovieDeacon Albert Fletcher
The Boor1996ShortGruzdev
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues1995-1996TV SeriesSelinger
Night Falls on Manhattan1996Elihu Harrison
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesMajor Mackie
Due South1996TV SeriesCharles Carver
Where's the Money, Noreen?1995TV MovieKevin Hanover
Truman1995TV MovieCharlie Ross
Friends at Last1995TV MoviePhillip Connelyn
Forever Knight1995TV SeriesWalken
The Spider and the Fly1994TV MovieDetective Evan Taylor
Romeo & Juliet1993TV MovieMercutio
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould1993Glenn Gould
Beyond Reality1992-1993TV SeriesMason Driscoll / Sorcerer
Street Legal1992TV SeriesKyle Thompson
Heritage Minutes1991TV SeriesColonel John McCrae
Bethune: The Making of a Hero1990Chester Rice
War of the Worlds1989-1990TV SeriesNikita / Leonid Argochev
Beautiful Dreamers1990Dr. Maurice Bucke
Personals1990TV Movie
Friday the 13th: The Series1989-1990TV SeriesAlex Dent / Anton Pascola
Blades of Courage1988TV MovieBruce Gainor
The Taming of the Shrew1988TV MoviePetruchio Sly
Iron Eagle II1988Yuri Lebanov
Diamonds1988TV Series
A Nest of Singing Birds1987Michael Jimson
The Boys from Syracuse1986TV MovieAntipholus of Ephesus
The Great Detective1982TV SeriesTalbot
The Taming of the Shrew1982TV MovieTranio
For the Record1981TV SeriesRick
Anon2017post-productionDetective Charles Gattis
Everfall2017filmingCoach Goodwin
Hunter's Moon2017/IIpost-productionFather Roman
Bon Cop Bad Cop 22017post-productionMartin Ward
Higher Power2017post-productionControl
Crushed2016TV Movie completedRobert Belgrand
Buckout Roadpost-productionReverend Mike
Sensitive Skin2014-2016TV SeriesRoger
Mean Dreams2016The Chief
House of Cards2016TV SeriesGeneral Brockhart
Kingmakers2015TV MovieDean Vandermeer
Painkillers2015Dr. Troutman
Reversion2015Jack Clé
Gotham2015TV SeriesDr. Francis Dulmacher
King Lear2015King Lear
Pirate's Passage2015TV MovieCorporal Robin Hawkins (voice)
Elephant Song2014Lawrence
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014Donald Menken
Beauty and the Beast2014TV SeriesFrank Darnell
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014Rob Behringer
House of Versace2013TV MovieSanto Versace
Revolution2012-2013TV SeriesRandall Flynn
The Borgias2011-2013TV SeriesGiuliano Della Rovere
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesBrad Lund
Saving Hope2012TV SeriesMac
French Immersion2011Michael Pontifikator
Thor2011King Laufey
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2011TV SeriesJordan Hayes
Voodoo2010/IIShortThe Narrator
Interregnum2010ShortKing Ubu / Klaus
The Trotsky2009Principal Henry Berkhoff
Guns2009TV Mini-SeriesPaul Duguid
The Listener2009TV SeriesRay Mercer
242009TV SeriesHenry Taylor
Flashpoint2009TV SeriesDavid Graham
Serveuses demandées2008Sergeant Connor
242008TV MovieHenry Taylor
Six Reasons Why2008The Preacher
WarGames: The Dead Code2008VideoT. Kenneth Hassert / Joshua
Inconceivable2008Dr. Jackson Charles 'Jack' Freeman
Changeling2008Chief James E. Davis
Le piège américain2008Maurice Bishop
Facing Champlain: A Work in 3 Dimensions2008ShortSamuel de Champlain (voice)
Judy's Got a Gun2007TV MovieCaptain Ruttgauer
Killing Zelda Sparks2007Dr. Theodore Lenningrad
The Poet2007Colonel Hass
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee2007TV MovieGeneral Sherman
American Experience2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Bon Cop Bad Cop2006Martin Ward
Battlestar Galactica2006TV SeriesPresident Richard Adar
Secret Files of the Inquisition2006TV Series documentaryNarrator
Heidi2005/IIMr. Sesseman (voice)


Inconceivable2008devised in collaboration with


Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven2015DocumentaryLawren Harris (voice)
Heroes and Villains: The World of the Amazing Spider-Man2014TV MovieHimself
Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHimself
Operation Oblivion2013TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Museum Secrets2011-2012TV Series documentaryNarrator
Thor: Creating Laufey2011Video shortHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Milk War2010DocumentaryNarrator
Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague2010DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Changeling - Partners in Crime: Bringing Changeling to the Screen2009Video documentary shortHimself
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie2009Video documentary shortHimself
Silo: Sage of the Andes2008Video documentary voice
Vida Y Danza Cuba - Life & Dance2008DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Zombies: When the Dead Walk2008Video documentary voice
In Search of the Great Beast 666: Aleister Crowley2007Video documentary voice
Hamlet (Solo)2007DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Chronicles of Riddick: Keep What You Kill2004Video documentary shortHimself
Canadian Geographic Presents2000-2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
Sci-Fi Channel: The Lowdown - The Chronicles of Riddick2004TV Movie documentaryLord Marshal
Paycheck: Designing the Future2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Titus'2000Video documentaryHimself
The Perfect Son: Behind the Scenes2000Video documentary shortHimself / Ryan (uncredited)
Louisbourg Under Siege1997DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Champagne Safari1995DocumentaryNarrator (voice)

Archive Footage

Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche2004TV Movie documentaryAuctioneer / Glenn Gould


Won Awards

2007NBC Universal Award of DistinctionBanff Television Festival
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureChicago (2002)
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesTrudeau (2002)
2002Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalMini-Series - Best Performance by an ActorTrudeau (2002)
1999JutraJutra AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Meilleur Acteur de Soutien)Le violon rouge (1998)

Nominated Awards

2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesKing Lear (2015)
2007GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleBon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
2007JutraJutra AwardsBest Actor (Meilleur Acteur)Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastChicago (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleChicago (2002)
2001GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesHaven (2001)
2001GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Perfect Son (2000)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV Supporting ActorStorm of the Century (1999)
1989GeminiGemini AwardsBest Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or ActressFriday the 13th: The Series (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleChicago (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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