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Colin Foo filmography and biography

Colin Foo biography

Foo, who plays two roles of different gender in Mina Shum's bittersweet comedy, _ Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)_, was born and raised in Asia to a family that owned hotels and restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. He left home to study at the prestigious Royal College of Art & Design in London and went on to achieve a second Master's Degree in Graphic Design at St. Martin's. He abandoned his dynamic and promising Ad Agency career there to come to Canada in 1975 when his parents retired and the whole family immigrated. A top-ranked Realtor for over 18 years, Foo retired in January 2002 to pursue acting; a career that came about by accident when he drove a friend to an audition for a Yellow Pages commercial, a role for which he is still recognized. That was seven years ago. Today, Foo has an impressive, lengthy, and expanding resume, with credits that range from the series lead in the Comedy Network show The Unprofessionals, to principal roles in the feature films _Truth About Miranda, The (2003)_, A Guy Thing, Saving Silverman, Josie and the Pussycats and Romeo Must Die. Other television credits include NBC's recent It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) (TV), a recurring role in These Arms of Mine and roles in a jost of others.

Foo has been dubbed a "Renaissance Man". He speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, is a pianist, an award-winning baritone singer, and an internationally renowned artist. He is also an accomplished chef who began his love affair with cuisine in the kitchen of his parents' hotel, had his own cooking show on Rogers Cablevision, and still frequently appears as a guest chef.

A born comedian who performs impersonations of Elvis, Liberace, Elton John and Donny Osmond, amongst others, he utilizes those talents in the annual charity fund raising shows that he co-writes, directs and performs. Foo has, in fact, dedicated huge amounts of his time helping to raise thousands of dollars through his art, his acting and his culinary skills. The list of the organizations that he supports runs into two pages and even his custom designed 5,000 square foot home, which overlooks the Fraser River, serves double duty as a space for charity shows, art exhibits, and fundraising watercolour painting classes and Chinese cooking demonstrations.

Colin Foo filmography

Name Year
Hiccups 2010
The Tea Master 2009
Stan Helsing 2009
V 2009
The 10th Annual Leo Awards 2008
Another Cinderella Story 2008
They Wait 2007
Postal 2007
Live Feed 2006
Presumed Dead 2006
Eureka 2006
Psych 2006
Fetching Cody 2005
Robson Arms 2005
Masters of Horror 2005
Just Smile and Nod 2004
The Truth About Miranda 2004
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004
Touching Evil 2004
The L Word 2004
The Great Upstanding Member 2003
A Guy Thing 2003
MXP: Most Xtreme Primate 2003
Peacemakers 2003
Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity 2002
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002
They 2002
The Unprofessionals 2001
Josie and the Pussycats 2001
Antitrust 2001
Saving Silverman 2001
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve 2001
Broken Saints 2001
See Spot Run 2001
Bones 2001
Gadget and the Gadgetinis 2001
Romantic Comedy 101 2001
Voyage of the Unicorn 2001
Just Cause 2001
Say It Isn't So 2001
Smallville 2001
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! 2001
The Chronicle 2001
Mr. Fortune's Smile 2000
By Dawn's Early Light 2000
Secret Agent Man 2000
Cabin by the Lake 2000
Andromeda 2000
Mysterious Ways 2000
Romeo Must Die 2000
Dark Angel 2000
Harsh Realm 1999
These Arms of Mine 1999
So Weird 1999
Seven Days 1998
The New Addams Family 1998
Dead Man's Gun 1997
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1996
Millennium 1996
The Outer Limits 1995
Madison 1993
Highlander 1992