A man born of the bayou and the loyal caretaker and soldier for Gran'ma. Weasely and wiry, he'll gladly tell you about his perversions whether you ask him or not. While he seems like the friendliest guy you'll ever meet, don’t make the mistake of turning your back on him.
Considered one of the most versatile actors in film and television, California native Colin Cunningham reaffirms his reputation as a ‘chameleon’ with the complex and captivating character of T.C. in AMC’s Preacher. Before taking on the role of T.C., Cunningham starred in SYFY’s groundbreaking series Blood Drive, playing master of ceremonies Julian Slink. A “P.T. Barnum of the underworld” type character who creates a cross-country death race with cars powered by human blood.
In addition, Cunningham is well known from his role as John Pope on the hit DreamWorks/Steven Spielberg Produced series Falling Skies for TNT. On the film front, he can next be seen starring alongside Katherine Keener in the award winning feature, Little Pink House (the Suzette Kelo Story) which was recently honored with a Congressional Screening in Washington, D.C.
Additional television credits for Cunningham include: a series lead role on the critically acclaimed series Da Vinci’s Inquest [CBC], co-starring on the comedy Living in Your Car for HBO Canada, and roles on Rush, Hell on Wheels, Perception, Flashpoint, Stargate: Atlantis, Eureka, and Stargate SG-1, to name a few.
Cunningham has received two Gemini Award nominations, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series for his work on Living in Your Car and Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series for Flashpoint.
In film, Cunningham has been pursed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Sixth Day, [Columbia Pictures], and put his life on the line for Jennifer Garner in Elektra [20th Century Fox]. He has also appeared in multiple indie favorites, including comedic turns in Best in Show [Warner Bros.] and Breakfast with Scott [Regent Releasing].
In 2009 Cunningham made a name for himself as a director, when he [along with actor/ producer Madison Graie] made the short list for an Academy Award nomination, for their film Centigrade. The film [in which Cunningham also starred] took over two dozen “Best Of” awards and nominations, and in addition to being considered for the Oscar, it became the first short film in iTunes history to break the Top Ten in Feature Downloads, finding itself right alongside such Hollywood blockbusters as Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The film hit numerous Top Ten Lists, including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Jackson Hole International Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, Short Film Corner [Cannes], Best of Shorts Film Festival [France], and Canadian Film Center [CFC]. Centigrade enjoys the notoriety as one of the most successful short films ever made and was developed into a project for television.
Along with working in the US, Cunningham has dominated the Canadian scene for years, being nominated for twelve Leo Awards including three wins; in 2008 for Best Director for a Short Drama and Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama for Centigrade, and in 2004 for Dramatic Series: Best Guest Performance by a Male for Da Vinci’s Inquest.
He has also directed several award winning music videos, and was nominated for Best Emerging Director at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival [VIFF].
Cunningham currently resides in New York City. In addition to acting, Colin also plays the tenor saxophone.