Considered one of the most versatile actors in film and television, California native Colin Cunningham has made an underground name for himself with his complex and captivating characters. He is well known from his role as John Pope on Falling Skies. On the film front, he can next be seen starring alongside Catherine Keener in the feature film Little Pink House (the Suzette Kelo story).
Additional television credits for Cunningham include: a series lead role on the critically acclaimed series Da Vinci's Inquest, co-starring on the comedy Living in Your Car (Gemini Award nomination, Best Performance by an Actor) and roles on Rush, Hell on Wheels, Perception, Flashpoint (Gemini Award nomination Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series), Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka and Stargate SG-1, to name a few. In film, Cunningham has been pursued by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Sixth Day and put his life on the line for Jennifer Garner in Elektra. He has also appeared in multiple indie favorites, including comedic turns in Best in Show and Breakfast with Scott.
In 2009, Cunningham made a name for himself as a director, when he made the short list for an Academy Award® nomination for his film Centigrade. Along with working the US, Cunningham has dominated the Canadian scene for years, being nominated for twelve Leo Awards, including three wins: in 2008 for Best Director for a Short Drama and Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama for Centigrade, and in 2004 for Dramatic Series: Best Guest Performance by a Male for Da Vinci's Inquest. He has also directed several award-winning music videos and was nominated for Best Emerging Director at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).
Cunningham currently resides in Malibu, California. In addition to acting, he is on the stable of music video directors for Country Music Television. Colin also plays tenor saxophone for the New York Based funk/soul band, WHAT-THE-FUNK!
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