• Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian-American actor and singer, best known for playing Scotty Wandell in the ABC TV series “Brothers & Sisters”.
• He studied drama at the Juilliard School in New York City and had supporting roles on TV series like “Over There” and “Tanner on Tanner”.
• He was rumored to be gay and admitted to it in 2008.
• He was in relationships with celebrities like Wentworth Miller, Charlie David, and T.R Knight.
• He has an estimated net worth of $2 million and is skilled in woodworking.

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Short Info

FactSang in the Amabile Boys Choir.

Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian-American actor and singer who is best known for playing the role of Scotty Wandell in the ABC TV series’ “Brothers & Sisters” which lasted for five seasons.

Early life, family, educational background

Thomas Luke Macfarlane was born on 19 January 1980 in London, Ontario. His late father, Thomas, was a director of Student Health Services at the University of Western Ontario. Penny is the name of his mother, a mental health nurse at a London hospital. He has a twin sister named Ruth, and Rebecca, an elder sister.

Luke finished his High School at London Central Secondary School, then studied drama at the famous Juilliard School in New York City.


Luke started his acting career during college as he actively participated in New York theatrical scene. He got the chance to join in the productions like “The Grapes of Wrath”, “The School of Night”, and “Romeo & Juliet”, before graduating in 2003 from the drama division. He then played in “Juvenilla” at the Playwrights Horizons Theater as one of the four leads.

In 2004, he performed the lead role in the play “Where Do We Live”, and cited as the Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and off-Broadway, by the 2005 GLAAD Media Awards.

When it comes to television, Luke had supporting roles for a 2005 FX series “Over There”, where he played as PV2 Frank “Dim” Dumphy, also on the Sundance Channel, a role opposite to actor Cynthia Nixon in Robert Altman’s miniseries “Tanner on Tanner”.

Luke got his first notable role by playing Scotty Wandell on the ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters” (aired from 2006 – 2011), his characted was the husband of one of the “brothers” of the show named Kevin Walker which was played by Matthew Rhys. He also starred on the Space television science fiction “Killjoys” (aired from 2015 – 2019) as RAC Agent D’avin Jaqobis. He appeared in the movies including “Maggie’s Miracle Christmas”, “Christmas Land”, and “The Mistletoe Promise.”

Despite being on television, he still actively participated in theatre and performed in the productions such as “The Busy World is Hushed” (2006), Howard Ashman’s unproduced musical “Dreamstuff”, and in the stage drama “Reverberation” (2015).

In his music career, Luke was the lead singer as well as the song writer of a band named Fellow Nameless. The band produced one half-studio, half-live CD album, and then recorded additional ten songs but it never got put out. The band also played a showcase of Maverick Records for Danny Strick A&R.

Personal life

Luke’s personal life made an interest in the eyes of the paparazzi as he had been rumored as gay. It appeared on the headlines from time to time as they said the he was often noticed being in the company of men, where most of them were also celebrities.

Luke Macfarlane

Gay rumors became in the spotlight when Televisionista Blogspot posted in 2007 a headline including him dating the “Prison Break” actor Wentworth Miller. They confirm that they have been secretly dating for over 6 months.

But then, in April 2008, Luke admitted that he is gay, at The Globe and Mail, and he concedes that he is ‘terrified’, he said ‘I don’t know what will happen professionally … that is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth.’

Also in an interview in The Juilliard Journal, he was asked if he was concerned about coming out as gay will negatively affect his career, which he then answered, ‘I think anytime as an actor you step out and choose to engage with the media in any sort of way that reveals your personal life, it can be frightening. However, I feel strongly that there is a distinction between revealing my sexual preference and my most private thoughts. My sexual preference is one irrefutable aspect of me, like the color of my skin. I’ve never been interested in revealing intimate details about my life. The concern with engaging with the media has to do with trying to make sure they will understand this difference.’

Luke’s first known boyfriend was Charlie David, who is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He was also seen together with T.R Knight. The most famous relationship he had was with Wentworth, but they went separate ways afterward. Then he was seen with Chad Slivenski, a wrestler cum actor, but the rumor lasted for a short time.

Currently, Luke is said to be single, and maintaining privacy about his relationships.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • Luke’s hobby is watching movies.
  • His favorite actor and actress are Aaron Ashmore and Hannah John-Kamen, respectively.
  • “Brothers & Sisters” is his favorite TV show.
  • He is a skilled woodworker.
  • His favorite colors are blue and black.
  • He became an American citizen in 2018.

Appearance, clothing style

Robin has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall and weighs around 77 kgs.

Net worth and salary

With his careers mentioned above, Luke has an estimated net worth of around $2 million, and according to a source, his salary is around $50,000.

General Info

Full NameLuke Macfarlane
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor, Musician
EducationLondon Central Secondary School, Juilliard School


ParentsPenny Macfarlane, Thomas Macfarlane
SiblingsRebecca Macfarlane, Ruth Macfarlane


AwardsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
TV ShowsBrothers & Sisters, Over There, Iron Road, Killjoys

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1Attended Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts Elementary School, followed by Central Secondary school before being accepted into Juilliard for acting.
2Sang in the Amabile Boys Choir.
3He has a twin sister.




Rock Paper Dead2017post-productionPeter Harris
Mercy Street2016-2017TV SeriesChaplain Hopkins
The Birthday Wish2017TV MovieDave McGee
The Mistletoe Promise2016TV MovieNick
Killjoys2015-2016TV SeriesD'avin Jaqobis
The Night Shift2014-2016TV SeriesRick Lincoln
Christmas Land2015TV MovieTucker
Supergirl2015TV SeriesAgent Donovan
The Memory Book2014TV MovieGabe
Smash2013TV SeriesPatrick Dillon
Person of Interest2013TV SeriesSpecial Agent Alan Fahey
Satisfaction2013TV SeriesJason Howell
Beauty and the Beast2012TV SeriesBertrand
Brothers & Sisters2006-2011TV SeriesScotty Wandell
Iron Road2009TV Mini-SeriesJames Nichol
Supreme Courtships2007TV MovieAllen
Trapped Ashes2006Vincent (segment "My Twin, The Worm")
Recalled2006ShortLieutenant Sefton
Over There2005TV SeriesPvt. Frank 'Dim' Dumphy
Tanner on Tanner2004TV SeriesStuart DeBarge
Kinsey2004Bruce Kinsey (as Luke MacFarlane)


Over There2005TV Series writer - 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearBrothers & Sisters (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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