Colin Ford

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Colin Ford
Colin Ford SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Born(1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 18)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2002 – present
 
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Colin Ford
Colin Ford SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Born(1996-09-12) September 12, 1996 (age 18)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active2002 – present

Colin Ford (born September 12, 1996[1]) is an American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as young Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural, and as the voice of Jake on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, both earned him a Young Artist Award, and as Dylan Mee in the family movie We Bought a Zoo. He currently stars in the CBS summer show, Under the Dome as Joe McAlister.

Life and career[edit]

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.

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.

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.

He attended Campbell Hall School, the same school as his We Bought a Zoo costar, Elle Fanning.[2] He now attends Oaks Christian Online High School, a college preparatory school.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Sweet Home AlabamaClinton Jr.Uncredited
2003Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met LloydYoung LloydUncredited
2004MovedYoung Noel FranksShort film
2004The Work and the GloryMatthew Steed
2005The Work and the Glory: American ZionMatthew Steed
2006The Ant BullyRed Teammate #4 (voice)
2007Christmas Is Here AgainDart (voice)
2007In name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleZeph
2007Martian ChildAdditional voicesUncredited
2007American FamilyCaleb Bogner
2008Dog Days of SummerJackson Patch
2008Lake CityClayton
2009PushYoung Nick
2009Bride WarsAdditional voices
2010Jack and the BeanstalkJack
2011Ticket OutDJ
2011All Kids CountJim
2011In My PocketYoung Stephen
2011We Bought a ZooDylan Mee
2012DisconnectJason Dixon
2012Eye of the HurricaneMike Ballard

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005SmallvilleYounger Evan GallagherEpisode: "Ageless"
2006Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TheThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoDick Chaney Action FigureEpisode: "14.47"
2006Chelsea Handler Show, TheThe Chelsea Handler ShowBlind DateEpisode: "1.3"
2006Close To HomeHal BrooksEpisode: "Legacy"
2007Side Order of LifeBaby Puree (voice)Episode: "Whose Sperm Is It Anyway?"
2007JourneymanYoung Aeden BennettEpisode: "Blowback"
2007–2011SupernaturalYoung Sam Winchester5 episodes
2008Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?Mikey (voice)10 Episodes
2009Special Agent OsoJoe (voice)Episode: "A View To A Book/The Living Holiday Lights"
2010Private PracticeWalkerEpisode: "Love Bites"
2010–2013Family GuyAdditional voices8 episodes
2010CSI: MiamiCody WilliamsEpisode: "Mommie Deadest"
2010Hawaii Five-0Evan LowryEpisode: "Ohana"
2011–2014Jake and the Never Land PiratesJake (voice)37 episodes
2012RevolutionMichaelEpisode: "The Children's Crusade"
2012–2013The Mob DoctorSam Cooper2 episodes
2013–presentUnder the DomeJoe McAlisterMain cast
2013–2014Sofia the FirstPrince Hugo, Axel (voice)2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2008Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young ActorJourneymanNominated
2009Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young ActorChristmas Is Here AgainNominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young ActorLake CityNominated
2010Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 13 and Under[3]SupernaturalWon
2011Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 11–13[4]CSI: MiamiNominated
Best Performance in a DVD Film – Young Actor[4]Jack and the BeanstalkWon
2012Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[5]We Bought a ZooNominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor[6]Jake and the Never Land PiratesWon
2014Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[7]Under the DomeNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colin Ford". 
  2. ^ "Elle Fanning Colin Ford We Bought a Zoo Interview (Video)". 
  3. ^ "Child/Teen Star Winners Announced at 31st Annual Young Artist Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. April 11, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  6. ^ "A day of winners at the Young Artist Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  7. ^ ""Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"". Variety. February 26, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 

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