Luke MacFarlane

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Luke MacFarlane

Born

1/19/1980, London, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name

Thomas Luke MacFarlane, Jr.

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Biography Early life Macfarlane was born Thomas Luke MacFarlane, Jr. in London, Ontario. His father, Thomas (deceased), was the Director of Student Health Services at the University of Western Ontario, and his mother, Penny, is a mental health nurse at a London hospital. Macfarlane attended London Central Secondary…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Though it wasn't a secret to his family and close friends, Luke Macfarlane has publicly admitted to be gay in an interview with the magazine "Globe and Mail" on April 15, 2008.

    • Luke has been cast as the leading role in a two-part mini-series called Iron Road.

    • Luke was cast as Allen Moore on the FOX pilot, Supreme Courtships, he was the last cast member to be added to the show; however the pilot wasn't picked up by Fox Broadcasting Company for the 2007-2008 season.

    • Luke's mother realized her son's acting potential the first time she saw him perform in a high school show.

    • Luke's mother, Penny Macfarlane is a mental health nurse at a London hospital.

    • Luke is dyslexic.

    • Luke really didn't think much about an acting career while he was in secondary school.

    • Luke's father Dr. Tom MacFarlane is the director of student health services at the University of Western Ontario.

    • Luke appeared as "Thomas" in the 2006 off-Broadway production of "The Busy World is Hushed". Luke will be reprising his role of "Thomas" at the West Coast Premiere in Los Angeles from February 7th to February 11th of 2007.

    • Luke played a character named Stephen in the American premiere of the play "Where Do We Live".

    • Luke can play classical cello and the trumpet.

    • Luke's band released one 10-track album under the banner of "Slipnaught". Under their new name of "Fellow Nameless," they only recorded several songs, three of which they used to pitch their group to Maverick Records (a division of Warner Bros. Music). Fellow Nameless never officially released any albums.

    • Luke's band "Fellow Nameless" started off during their 8th grade year at their high school under the name of "Slipnaught".

    • Luke MacFarlane was the lead singer and songwriter for the band "Fellow Nameless" and "Slipnaught".

    • Luke MacFarlane played Brodie on stage in "Juvenilia" at the Playwrights Horizons, from November 14th to December 21st in 2003.

    • Luke graduated from Juilliard's drama division in 2003. Luke was part of Group XXXII (32).

    • Luke studied drama at Juilliard in New York City.

    • Luke has a fraternal twin sister, Ruth.

    • He graduated from London Central Secondary School in London, Ontario.

  • Quotes

    • Luke MacFarlane: Being in "Over There" is a wonderful thing, but, at the same time, I don't want it to be the highlight of my career.

    • Luke MacFarlane: The hardest thing about this business is that the more you have, or achieve, the more fear there is of losing it. There's this huge pressure to keep improving and going to that next step.

    • Luke MacFarlane: The most important thing I learned at Julliard is how important theatre can be.

    • Luke MacFarlane: (about his role in "Over There") I figure I got the role because I wanted and needed the job so darned desperately. Being broke makes you real determined.

    • Luke MacFarlane: Of course, you need talent and hard work -- and I work damned hard -- but it's naive to think that good fortune doesn't play a pretty big part in this business.

    • Luke MacFarlane: I'm very lucky, I really haven't struggled too much, which is probably both a blessing and a curse.

    • Luke MacFarlane: You cannot make a TV show about a war that's going on and not have a political show.

    • Luke MacFarlane: (About the show "Over There"). Steven Bochco is a really smart person and he knows exactly what to say. But I think that of course it was a political TV show.

    • Luke MacFarlane: (About the show "Over There"). Any group of people in a specific field are going to be watching out for details. And the army is filled with particularly intense people when it comes to details, you know?

    • Luke MacFarlane: (About the cancellation of "Over There"). I think FX kinda backed themselves into a corner, they had to cut their losses and just run away.

    • Luke MacFarlane: (About his role in "Over There"). They called him Dim because he went to Cornell and they figured he had to be stupid to end up in the army.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Luke's acting on this show can only be described as "exceptional!". He has made his character "Dim" so adorable and dependable. If I've to write down every reason why he's my favorite, I'll need more space so I'll just sum it up and say "he's simply the bmoreless

    10
    Luke's acting on this show can only be described as "exceptional!". He has made his character "Dim" so adorable and dependable. Though he is facing his own personal demons, he never failed to make his comrades feel that they have each other. His role and acting really gets into me and if I've to write down every reason why he's my favorite, I'll need more space so I'll just sum it up and say "he's simply the best!!!".moreless
  • Luke MacFarlane knows his stuff.

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    Luke MacFarlane is an amazing actor. I first became introduced to Luke when I saw him play Scotty on Brothers & Sisters. He plays the role so well. He was definitely the perfect choice for the role. It's so good to hear that the executive producers of Brothers & Sisters would like to find a way to bring Scotty back in the future. He really is a great character thanks mostly in part to Luke's brilliant portrayal of Scotty. Luke truly is an amazing actor, and I really hope that he goes on to achieve great success with his acting career.moreless
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