Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Josh Wheeler in Daybreak, Joe McAlister in Under the Dome,[2] the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mikey on Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?, which earned him a Young Artist Award, young Sam Winchester in Supernatural and Dylan Mee in the family movie We Bought a Zoo.[3]

Colin Ford
Colin Ford SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Ford at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con
Born (1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 25)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Notable work

Early life and educationEdit

Ford was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Campbell Hall School.[4] He later attended Oaks Christian School, a college preparatory school in Westlake Village, California.

CareerEdit

Ford enjoyed being in front of the camera, which led to his start in the entertainment business. At age four, he modeled for print ads for regional and national retailers.[5][6] At age five, he made his film debut as Clinton Jr. in the feature film Sweet Home Alabama.[7] He obtained more roles in independent films such as Moved, The Book of Jaene and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.[5]

In 2004, Ford portrayed Matthew Steed in the movie The Work and the Glory. In 2005, he had a guest role in Smallville. Following Smallville, he reprised his role as Matthew Steed in The Work and the Glory: American Zion, then played a lead role as Jackson Patch in Dog Days of Summer. Ford played Zeph in the epic adventure In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, which was released in April 2007. Ford voiced the role of Dart, the reindeer, in the feature film Christmas Is Here Again, also in 2007.[citation needed]

Ford starred in the film We Bought a Zoo, which was released in December 2011, in which he played Dylan.[8] After filming We Bought a Zoo, Ford was cast in the TV series Under The Dome, playing Joe McAlister.[9]

In 2018, it was announced that Ford had been cast in the main role of Josh Wheeler in the Netflix comedy-drama series Daybreak.[10] The series premiered on October 24, 2019, and was canceled after one season.[11][12]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Clinton Jr. Uncredited
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Young Lloyd Christmas Uncredited
2004 The Work and the Glory Matthew Steed
2005 The Work and the Glory: American Zion Matthew Steed
2006 The Ant Bully Red Teammate #4 (voice)
2007 Christmas Is Here Again Dart (voice) Video
2007 In the Name of the King Zeph
2007 American Family Caleb Bogner
2008 Dog Days of Summer Jackson Patch
2008 Lake City Clayton
2009 Push Young Nick Gant
2009 Bride Wars Additional voices
2009 Jack and the Beanstalk Jack
2011 Ticket Out DJ
2011 All Kids Count Jim
2011 In My Pocket Young Stephen
2011 We Bought a Zoo Dylan Mee
2012 Disconnect Jason Dixon
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Mike Ballard
2018 Every Day Xavier Adams
2018 Family Blood Kyle
2019 Extracurricular Activities Reagan Collins
2019 Captain Marvel[13] Steve Danvers
2020 The War with Grandpa Russell

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Smallville Younger Evan Gallagher Episode: "Ageless"
2006 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dick Chaney Action Figure Episode: "14.47"
2006 The Chelsea Handler Show Blind Date Episode: "1.3"
2006 Close To Home Hal Brooks Episode: "Legacy"
2007 Side Order of Life Baby Puree (voice) Episode: "Whose Sperm Is It Anyway?"
2007 Journeyman Young Aeden Bennett Episode: "Blowback"
2007; 2009–2011; 2016 Supernatural Young Sam Winchester 6 episodes
2008–2009 Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? Mikey (voice) Main role
2009 Special Agent Oso Joe/David (voice) Episodes: "A View to a Book", "Diamonds Are for Kites"
2010 Private Practice Seth Episode: "Love Bites"
2010–2013; 2017 Family Guy Various voices 11 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Cody Williams Episode: "Mommie Deadest"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Evan Lowry Episode: "Ohana"
2011–2013 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake (voice) Main role (season 1–"Little Red Riding Hook")
2012 Revolution Michael Episode: "The Children's Crusade"
2012–2013 The Mob Doctor Sam Cooper 2 episodes
2013–2014 Sofia the First Prince Hugo, Axel (voice) 2 episodes
2013–2015 Under the Dome Joe McAlister Main role
2017 American Dad! Derek, student (voices) 2 episodes
2019 Daybreak Josh Wheeler Main role
2019 All Rise Billy Webb Episode: "Fool For Liv"
2022 The Rookie Austin Geoffrey Episode: "Coding"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor Journeyman Nominated
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor Lake City Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor Christmas Is Here Again Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 13 and Under[14] Supernatural Won
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a DVD Film – Young Actor[15] Jack and the Beanstalk Won
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13[15] CSI: Miami Nominated
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[16] We Bought a Zoo Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor[17] Jake and the Never Land Pirates Won
2014 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[18] Under the Dome Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colin Ford on Twitter".
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 15, 2013). "Colin Ford Cast In CBS Series 'Under The Dome' Based On Stephen King's Novel". Deadline. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  3. ^ Mack Rawden (October 20, 2010). "Colin Ford Cast As Matt Damon's Son In We Bought A Zoo". CINEMABLEND. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  4. ^ "Elle Fanning Colin Ford We Bought a Zoo Interview (Video)".
  5. ^ a b "Colin Ford". TVGuide.com. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "interview | colin ford". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  7. ^ "Colin Ford – sbjct". Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  8. ^ Rawden, Mack. "Colin Ford Cast As Matt Damon's Son In We Bought A Zoo". Cinema Blend. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  9. ^ West, Kelly. "Under The Dome Casts Supernatural's Colin Ford To Play Joe". Cinema Blend. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (October 25, 2018). "'Daybreak': Colin Ford, Sophie Simnett, Jeante Godlock, Cody Kearsley, Among Eight Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Swift, Andy (September 16, 2019). "Daybreak Trailer: Netflix Teen Comedy Is a Post-Apocalyptic Ferris Bueller (Complete With Matthew Broderick)". TVLine. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Nyren, Erin (December 16, 2019). "Daybreak Canceled After One Season at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Captain Marvel Footage Teases Rooftop Train Battle
  14. ^ "Child/Teen Star Winners Announced at 31st Annual Young Artist Awards" (PDF). The Young Artist Foundation. April 11, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 28, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  15. ^ a b "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  16. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  17. ^ "A day of winners at the Young Artist Awards" (PDF). The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  18. ^ ""Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"". Variety. February 26, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014.

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