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Colin Fox (actor)

Colin Fox (born November 20, 1938) is a Canadian actor.

Colin Fox
Born (1938-11-20) November 20, 1938 (age 80)
Other namesColin R. Fox
EducationNational Theatre School of Canada
Years active1969–present
Spouse(s)Carol Fox (?-present)


His acting credits include playing Jean Paul Desmond and Jacques Eloi Des Mondes (the latter speaking to his descendant from the portrait) in Strange Paradise (CBC/Syndicated, 1969–70), as well as voice work in various animated series, and in other roles in film, television and on the stage. He created the role of Walter Telford, an attorney on the series High Hopes. His most famous role may be that of Anton Hendricks in the TV series PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. He also appeared in Shining Time Station episode, "Schemer's Special Club" as the misogynistic and racist Nicklear Club President and owner Mr. Hobart Hume III.

Fox is well known for his portrayal of Swiss chef Fritz Brenner in the A&E TV original series, A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002), and the series pilot, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000). Fox's Fritz is a complex person, like the Fritz portrayed in the books, but does not joke with Archie as much. A running joke in the series is the offscreen sound of pots and pans falling and dishes breaking when Fritz is annoyed or upset. In Eeny Meeny Murder Mo, Fritz gets drunk after a woman is murdered in Wolfe's office and Wolfe refuses to eat.

He played cunning, ruthless villains in three episodes of the Canadian TV show Friday the 13th: The Series. One of them actually killed Micki, one of the lead characters, in the episode "Tails I live, heads you die".

He also supplied the voice of the Professor in Rupert; King Harkinian in The Legend of Zelda animated series and the arch villain The Wizard in The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland.

Fox was born in Aldershot, Ontario, Canada. He is a 1965 graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.[1] Fox's wife, Carol, is deceased. They had one daughter, Sarah. He lives in Elora, Ontario, just outside Toronto, in an 1860s Victorian home.


Year Film Role Notes
1969 The Three Musketeers Aramis
Strange Paradise Jean Paul Desmond / Jacques Eloi Des Monde
1971 The Reincarnate Ormsby
1972 The Discoverers
1973 Tom Sawyer (TV)
1974 House of Pride (TV series) Dan Pride
1975 Witness to Yesterday (TV series) John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham "Lord Durham"
My Pleasure is My Business Freddie
1977 The War Between the Tates Leonard Zimmerman
1978 The Prophet from Pugwash Narrator
High Hopes (TV series) Walter Telford
1979 Chocolate Eclair (Éclair au chocolat) Le businessman américain
A Man Called Intrepid (TV) Acker
1980 Virus Spy Z
1981 A Whale for the Killing (TV)
Silence of the North Arthur Herriot
1982 Murder By Phone Dr. Alderman
1983 A Christmas Story Ming the Merciless scenes deleted
1984 Real Inside Arthur Mudgin
Covergirl Maitre d'
1985 Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
1985–1986 The Equalizer (TV series) Consul
"The Defector"
"The Cup"
1986 My Pet Monster Dr. Eugene Snyder
Spenser: For Hire (TV series) Father Brendan "Shadowsight"
1987 My Pet Monster (TV series) Mr. Hinkle voice
The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland The Wizard voice
Hello Again Clergyman
1987–1988 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV series) Victor Stouts
Dr. Herman Vandenburg
"If the Shoe Fits"
"Murder Party"
1987–1989 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV series) Le Croix
Sylvan Winters
Horst Mueller
"The Poison Pen"
"Tails I Live, Heads You Die"
"The Butcher"
1987–1990 Street Legal (TV series) Dr. Peter Marcheson
Lowell McMurrich
"Star Struck"
"Shadow Boxing"
1988 Biographies: The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (TV) Arthur Prince
Diamonds (TV series) "All Bets Off"
1989 Passion and Paradise (TV) Axel Wenner-Gren
Gnaw: Food of the Gods II Professor Edmond Delhurst
The Legend of Zelda King Harkinian voice
Small Sacrifices (TV) Jim Pex
Lady in the Corner (TV) Theo
1990 Beautiful Dreamers Rev. Haines
Counterstrike (TV series) Lord Sutcliffe "Dead in the Air"
"Art for Art's Sake"
In Defense of a Married Man (TV) Brad Monroe
Descending Angel (TV) Doctor
1990–1992 Maniac Mansion (TV series) Edward Edison "The 10th Anniversary Special"
"Money Dearest"
"The New Look"
"The Prince's Broad"
1991 Money 1st Executive
Law & Order (TV series) Peter Martin "In Memory of"
Mark Twain and Me (TV) Dr. Quintard
A Little Piece of Heaven (TV) The Preacher
Conspiracy of Silence (TV) George Dangerfield
1991–1997 Rupert (TV series) Professor
1992 Scanners III: The Takeover Dr. Elton Monet
E.N.G. (TV series) Sandy Ferguson "Pressure"
Deadbolt (TV) Professor Rhodes
In the Eyes of a Stranger (TV) Richard
The Sound and the Silence (TV) Samuel Langley
Partners 'n Love (TV) Dr. Hatch
1992–1995 Forever Knight (TV series) Priest
Dr. Alex Nystrom
"For I Have Sinned"
"Near Death"
1993 Shining Time Station (TV series) Hobart Hume The Third "Schemer's Special Club"
Dieppe (TV) Laffin
Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon King Harkinian voice
Road to Avonlea (TV series) Galileo Dale "Tug of War"
Bonds of Love (TV) Dr. Roche
Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (TV) Joe Bembenek
Matrix (TV series) The Man from the Other Side "The Yellow Chamber"
On My Own Palter
Return to Lonesome Dove Lord Henry
Blauvogel (TV miniseries) Priest
1994 Historica Minutes: Agnes Macphail Guthrie
PCU Trustee #1
The Mighty Jungle (TV series) Harold "Guerrilla in My Midst"
RoboCop: The Series (TV series) Hammersmith "Sisters in Crime"
1995 The NeverEnding Story (TV series) Large Head
Butterbox Babies Rutledge
Open Season Jackson Carp
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV series) Ray Lawson "The Tale of Train Magic"
Tommy Boy Nelson
Hiroshima Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal
Voices Sir Thomas Beecham
1995–1996 Goosebumps (TV series) Shopkeeper "The Haunted Mask (Part I & II)"
"The Haunted Mask II (Part I & II)"
1996 Windsor Protocol (TV series) FBI Agent James K. Smith
The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV series) Mr. Howie
Sins of Silence (TV) Judge Boland
The Haunting of Lisa (TV) Bishop McCarthy
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV) Lord Elgin
Mrs. Winterbourne Wedding Guest
L5: First City in Space Scientist-Grandfather
Daylight Roger Trilling
In Love and War Dr. Hemingway
1996–2000 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV series) Professor Anton Hedricks
1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV) Sir Harold
End of Summer (TV) Ezra
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (TV) State Senator Jonathan Hoover
1998 Silver Surfer (TV series) Uatu the Watcher "Learning Curve"
Seeds of Doubt David Golden
1998–1999 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend (TV series) King Cepheus
"Andromeda: The Warrior Princess"
"Ulysses and the Trojan Horse"
1999 Hype: The Time Quest voice
Wind at My Back (TV series) Senator Carlisle Woodman "New Directions"
2000 Left Behind: The Movie Chaim Rosenzweig
La Femme Nikita (TV series) Gelman "Getting Out of Reverse"
The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV) Fritz Brenner
Angels in the Infield (TV) The Devil
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (TV) John Quincy Adams
Dirty Pictures (TV) Walsh
A House Divided (TV) Dr. Lovick
Relic Hunter (TV series) Hans Lubeck "Last of the Mochicas"
The Last Debate (TV) Joshua Simpson
Phantom of the Megaplex (TV) Wolfgang Nedermayer
2001 Drive Time Murders (TV) Frederick Rankin
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV) Cal Weebs
Down to Earth Director
The Zack Files (TV series) Charles "The Switch"
"Dinner with Grandpa"
Prince Charming (TV) King Leo
Chasing Holden Pappy
2001–2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV series) Fritz Brenner
2002 Drummer Boy Board Chairman
Henry's World (TV series) Mr. Wiggins
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV) Westchester Priest
Salem Witch Trials (TV) Israel Porter
2003 America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (TV) Richard Lawton
Deathlands: Homeward Bound (TV) Baron Titus Cawdor
Webs (TV) Dr. Richard Morelli
2004 Peep and the Big Wide World (TV series) Newton
Wonderfalls (TV series) Fred Bradley "Crime Dog"
Atomic Betty (TV series) Supreme Overlord Maximus IQ
A Separate Peace (TV) Professor Fitzwinkler
Plain Truth (TV) Bishop Stoflus
Perfect Strangers Sir Nigel
The Manly Bee (TV series) Doc Zombie
2005 Puppets Who Kill (TV series) Sir Percy Quill "Buttons the Dresser"
Our Fathers (TV) Daniel Kibbe
2006 This Is Wonderland (TV series)
2007 The Dead Zone (TV series) Father Brendan "Transgressions"
2008 One Week Father O'Neill
Cutting for Stone Chairman
2010 Unnatural History (TV Series) Dante Morneau "Pilot"


  1. ^ "Alumni, Acting: 1963-1969". National Theatre School of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-05-12.

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