COLM FEORE (Chief James E. Davis) is a veteran talent with a distinguished catalogue of work. Feore’s talent crosses many borders: an international success story, he acts in both English and French and has conquered many mediums, with starring roles in film, television and on stage. Feore recently co-starred in the hit film Bon Cop, Bad Cop, the highest-grossing Canadian film of all time.
Feore will be seen next in the upcoming season of FOX’s hit drama 24, as first husband to the new president, and can currently be seen on the CBC miniseries Guns. On the Canadian big screen, he will be seen next in a Kevin Tierney-produced project entitled Serveuses demandées and in Le Pèige Américain, a feature film about Lucien Rivard, who became a leader of the Canadian drug trade in the 1940s, which will be directed by Charles Binamé.
Feore has a string of roles working with high-profile filmmakers including Julie Taymor’s Titus; Michael Mann’s Oscar®-nominated The Insider; John Woo’s blockbuster Face/Off; Sidney Lumet’s Night Falls on Manhattan; François Girard’s The Red Violin; and Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor, among others.
Feore’s other motion picture credits include the Academy Award® winner for Best Picture, Chicago, which also won the 2003 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture; The Chronicles of Riddick; The Exorcism of Emily Rose; Paycheck; The Sum of All Fears; François Girard’s biopic, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, which won the Genie Award for Best Picture and earned him a nomination for his performance; City of Angels, opposite Meg Ryan; the dark comedy Critical Care; Airborne; The Wrong Guy; Iron Eagle II; Bethune: The Making of a Hero, starring Donald Sutherland; Beautiful Dreamers; and Truman.
Though he was born in the U.S. and spent the first years of his life in Ireland, Feore and his family moved to Ottawa when he was three and Canada became his official home. After studying acting at National Theatre School of Canada, Feore built a distinguished Canadian stage career, performing in over 40 productions during 13 seasons with the prestigious Stratford Festival.
In 2000, he appeared in the New York Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In 2005, Feore starred with Denzel Washington and received widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cassius in the Broadway performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The power of his performance earned him the St. Clair Bayfield Award, denoting the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area.
His list of small-screen movie credentials is as long as it is varied, ranging from historical roles in Nuremburg, Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, The Day Reagan Was Shot, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, Empire and Trudeau—for which he won the 2002 Monte Carlo Television Festival Award for Best Actor and the 2002 Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Mini Series—to classic dramas including Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. Feore has also had many roles in such successful contemporary shows as The West Wing, Boston Public and the Canadian miniseries Slings & Arrows II, a look behind the scenes at the chaotic world of theater.