Born in Montreal, Colin Ferguson grew up in Hong Kong, England, Connecticut and Toronto. He got into improv comedy to make money to put himself through McGill University, and he was a founding member of Detroit's Second City comedy club while still in school.
Ferguson worked in a variety of occupations before he made acting his full-time profession. He taught high school when he was only 19, planted 3,000 trees a day in the Canadian north and even worked as a mannequin in store windows. When he worked the assembly line at a factory for General Electric (parent company of NBC Universal), he never imagined that he would work for the company again as an actor.
He recently appeared in the romantic comedy Because I Said So, with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, and in the Lifetime telefilm The House Next Door opposite Lara Flynn Boyle.
His feature-film credits include the upcoming Universal movie Because I Said So with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, Rowing Through, The Opposite of Sex, Guy in Row Five and The Surprise Party. He was a regular on the NBC remake of the hit British comedy series Coupling and the ABC sitcom Then Came You. He has had many guest-starring roles, on such series as Line of Fire, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan, Becker and Titus.
In addition, Ferguson has starred in several telefilms, such as Mom at 16, We Were the Mulvaneys, Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, Ladies' Night, More Tales of the City and Lifetime's upcoming Playing House.
Ferguson's love of travel has taken him to exotic destinations in Turkey, Morocco, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Iceland, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Singapore. He hopes to make future trips to India and Africa.