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Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996)[1] is an American actor and voice actor. He appeared as Joe McAlister in Under the Dome. He is also known as the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, which earned him a Young Artist Award, and for his role as Dylan Mee in the family movie We Bought a Zoo.

Colin Ford
Colin Ford SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Born (1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 22)
Years active2001–present
Notable work
We Bought a Zoo
Under The Dome
Jake and the Never Land Pirates (voice) (2011–13)
Supernatural (2007–11, 2016)


Life and careerEdit

Ford was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoyed being in front of the camera which led to his start in the entertainment business. At age 4, he modeled for print ads for regional and national retailers. At age 5, he made his film debut as Clinton Jr. in the feature film Sweet Home Alabama. He obtained more roles in independent films such as Moved, The Book of Jaene and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.[citation needed]

In 2004, Ford portrayed Matthew Steed in the movie The Work and the Glory. 2005 began with a high profile photo shoot with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for W magazine. This was immediately followed by a trip to Vancouver with Tom Welling and the cast of 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, along with veteran actor Will Patton. Capping off a busy year, Ford was back in Vancouver, playing Zeph, the son of Jason Statham's and Claire Forlani's characters 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, performing with Kathy Bates, Andy Griffith, Jay Leno, Ed Asner, Shirley Jones, and many others in the feature film, Christmas Is Here Again.[citation needed]

He starred in the film We Bought a Zoo, which was released in December 2011. He played the young son Dylan of a three-part family, with Matt Damon as the father, Benjamin, along with a little sister Rosie Maggie Elizabeth Jones.[2]

He attended Campbell Hall School, the same school as his We Bought a Zoo costar, Elle Fanning.[3] He now attends Oaks Christian Online High School, a college preparatory school. After filming We Bought a Zoo, Colin was cast on the TV series Under The Dome, playing Joe McAlister.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Clinton Jr. Uncredited
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Young Lloyd Christmas Uncredited
2004 Moved Young Noel Franks Short film
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
2016 Lockdown Brandon Short film
2018 Every Day Xavier Adams
2018 Family Blood Kyle
2018 Extracurricular Activities Reagan Collins
2018 The War with Grandpa Russell
2019 Captain Marvel Post-production[5]


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"
2007–2016 Supernatural Young/Teen Sam Winchester 6 episodes
2008 Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? Mikey (voice) 10 Episodes
2009 Special Agent Oso Joe (voice) Episodes: "A View To A Book/The Living Holiday Lights"
2010 Private Practice Seth Episode: "Love Bites"
2010–2017 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) 42 episodes
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 (39 episodes)
2017 American Dad! Derek, student (voices) 2 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Colin Ford on Twitter".
  2. ^ Rawden, Mack. "Colin Ford Cast As Matt Damon's Son In We Bought A Zoo". Cinema Blend. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  3. ^ "Elle Fanning Colin Ford We Bought a Zoo Interview (Video)".
  4. ^ West, Kelly. "Under The Dome Casts Supernatural's Colin Ford To Play Joe". Cinema Blend. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Captain Marvel Footage Teases Rooftop Train Battle
  6. ^ "Child/Teen Star Winners Announced at 31st Annual Young Artist Awards" (PDF). The Young Artist Foundation. April 11, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "A day of winners at the Young Artist Awards" (PDF). The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  10. ^ ""Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"". Variety. February 26, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014.

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