Colin was born in Farmington Hills, MI and moved to Chicago when he was 10 years old. At the age of eleven, his family moved to a small town south of Chicago where he got introduced to acting at ‘The Illinois Theatre Center’ close to where he grew up in Crete. After doing a couple of professional plays, high school sports took over and his focus became going to college and studying to attend medical school. After playing a year of college football at Illinois Wesleyan University, he transferred to The University of Iowa where he graduated with a degree in Biology/Pre-Med.
On a whim, he attended a model/talent search event in Chicago and it wasn’t too long before he was traveling to Europe and working with some of the top designers and photographers in the world. Medical school was put on hold as he began doing campaigns and walking the runways for the likes of Calvin Klein, Versace, and Giorgio Armani to name a few. This led to his moving to New York City where he continued to work in fashion and began to revisit his roots in acting.
It wasn’t too long before he was portraying the infamous, Erica Kane’s son on the long lived daytime drama, ‘All My Children’ which soon led to roles on such shows as ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ and ‘The Client List’ with Jennifer Love Hewitt. He has also starred in several films including the romantic comedy ‘Something Borrowed’ with Kate Hudson, ‘Open Road’ with Andy Garcia, ‘The Space Between Us’ with Gary Oldman and ‘Backtrace’ with Sylvestor Stallone.
In 2014, acting on his desire to get into the world of real estate, Colin started his own real estate investment company called Stage 2 Properties and began rehabbing houses in the south side of Chicago. He also holds a broker’s license with Keller Williams Realty and currently is working with community leaders and developers to help revitalize underserved communities in Chicago’s south side.
Colin also is very active giving motivational talks at schools and events based on his experience of ‘Beating the Odds’ to become a successful actor in Hollywood and real estate developer. Through his extensive experience traveling and filming around the world and working with some of the entertainment industry’s top actors, producers and directors allows him to talk about a vast array of topics including what it takes to break through barriers of entry to achieve high levels of accomplishment.
Colin also loves to compete in marathons and triathlons and actively helps raise money for such organizations as St. Jude Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Muscular Dystrophy Association and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. In addition, Colin has tutored high school students at ‘The Door’ community youth center in lower Manhattan and is currently working on creating a youth center in Chicago’s south side.
Colin’s energy and passion for making a positive difference is what inspires him to continually focus on finding opportunities for others to pursue their dreams and make an impact on the people and communities he’s involved with.