BIO

Colin Walker is a native of New Orleans, where he began his acting career before moving to Los Angeles. In between New Orleans & Los Angeles he has studied and worked in Boston, Boulder and Santa Fe where he received a degree in acting & directing. A professionally trained actor, his career spans television, film, theatre, and commercials – he has been cast as everything from a cocky businessman to a vengeful cowboy to a tortured priest to a renegade cop (OK, he’s been a cop more times than he can count!). He’s worked with his share of Oscar, Emmy & Tony winners including Melissa Leo, David Morse, John Cusack, Forest Whitaker, & David Simon. Proud of his theater roots, he also started a theater company in the basement of a Santa Fe, NM coffee shop with acclaimed playwright Steven Adly Guirgis (who at the time was just another hungry young actor.)

FUN FACTS

  • Lived in Boston the last two times the Red Sox lost the World Series.
  • Lived in Santa Fe, NM for years.
  • Has met Fidel Castro.
  • Is an avid triathlete with an Ironman PR: 11:35 and a Marathon PR: 3:25.
  • Cooks about 250 lbs of live crawfish every year at his home in Culver City.
  • Born and raised in New Orleans and from a family that has been in Louisiana since the 1700’s and has a town named after his family.
  • Surfs goofy footed and favorite spots include Zero’s or Salsipuedes (Baja).
  • Has climbed the highest peak in contiguous United States.
  • Can play “Rocky Racoon” and a few other tunes on the guitar.
  • Knows when he’s being insulted in English, French, Spanish and Lakota.
  • Is a certified “minister” and has married 3 couples (In New Orleans, DC and Kauai)
  • Past day jobs have included: Ice-cream man, Psych ward tech, ditch digger, life guard, union propmaker (IATSE Local 44!), waterski instructor, dishwasher, and best of all- Dad.
  • Became a friend of Bill W’s on 4/1/87.
  • Built his own house in Culver City.

RESUME

FILM

Maggie Supporting Henry Hobson
Devil’s Due Supporting Radio Silence / Fox
The Butler Supporting Lee Daniels / TWC
Callie’s Rhythm Lead J. Soller
The Coma Ward Lead A. Posten
Abel Edwards Supporting St. Soderbergh: ExProd
On Monday the Movers Came Lead Melissa Timme
Lightening Jack Featured Savoy Pictures
Wyatt Earp Featured WB
Dry Ice Lead Pilot Films

TELEVISION

Devious Maids Co-Star
Treme Recurring HBO: dirs: A. Hemingway, E.Dickerson, R. Dawson
Young & Restless Principle CBS
Breakout Kings Guest Star A&E: Dir: Guy Ferland
Common Law Co-Star USA: Dir: Paul McCrane
The Defenders Guest Star CBS: Dir: Paul McCrane
Texas Ranger Murder Files Lead Pilot: Dir: T. Russel
The Unit Co-Star CBS: Dir: M. Zinberg
Passions Recurring NBC
Days of Our Lives Recurring NBC
Crossballs Co-Star Comedy Central
It’s A Miracle Co-Star PAX Network
Pacific Blue Co-Star USA Network
The Outlaw Lead Pecos Films

THEATRE (PARTIAL LIST)

Pony of Love Man (lead) Open Fist Theater (N. Labute World Premiere)
Wolf Inside the Fence †* Harold (lead) Open Fist Theater
Sorority Queen Dennis (Lead) Open Fist Theater
St. Joan and the Dancing Sickness Ensemble Open Fist Theater
Blue Night in The Heart of the West Ensemble Open Fist Theater
Because They Have No Words † Ensemble The Lounge
North Beach Butch (Lead) Trapdoor Ensemble
Sexual Perversity in Chicago Bernie (Lead) Blacksheep Ensemble
Dancing at Lughnasa Gerry (Lead) Greer Garson Theatre
Execution of Justice Frank (Supporting) Greer Garson Theatre
Boy’s Life Don (Lead) Blacksheep Ensemble
Only His Knees Murphy (Lead) Southern Rep. Theatre
Welcome To The Moon Stephen (Lead) Loyola Univ. Theatre
Orphans Treat (Lead) Dog & Pony Theatre
Huck Finn Huck (Lead) Le Petit Theatre
Cat’s Paw Victor (Lead) Actor’s Warehouse
Taming of the Shrew Lucentio (Supporting) Southwest Rep.
Cowboy Mouth Slim (Lead) UNO Theatre

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

BA (Acting) College of Santa Fe – Tchrs: Karen Grassle, Jonathan Wacks, John Weckesser
Professional Training Stephen Book, Lily Parker Ensemble
Meisner Hannibal Studios
Improv Empty Stage
Commercial Killian’s Workshop, Boise Thomas

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Dialects: Southern (New Orleans, Cajun, Red Neck), New York, Boston, British, Irish, Scottish
Sports: Ironman, Marathoner, Baseball, Basketball, Surf, Water-ski, Certified Lifeguard
Other: Member OPEN FIST Theater Co. Outdoor survival, Guitar, Dance, Stage combat, Finish Carpenter, Creole Chef
† Best Ensemble Acting Nominee: Ovation & LA Weekly Awards. *Best Supporting Actor: La Weekly Awards