Colin Foo is an Asian-Canadian actor.
He 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 eighteen 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.
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 The Truth About Miranda (2004), A Guy Thing (2003), Saving Silverman (2001), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and Romeo Must Die (2000). Other television credits include NBC's It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, a recurring role in These Arms of Mine and roles in a host of other television shows.
Foo has been dubbed a "Renaissance Man". He speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and 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.