Luke Macfarlane, a Canadian actor, and musician has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003 and is regarded as one of the most successful Hallmark actors. He is best known for his roles as Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and Private Frank “Dim” Dumphy on the short-lived FX series Over There (2005). In his eighth grade at the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts, he was also the lead singer of the band Fellow Nameless, going by the stage name Slipnaught.
Who are the Parents of Luke Macfarlane?
Luke Macfarlane was born Thomas Luke Macfarlane on January 19, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada, under the Capricorn zodiac sign. He is of mixed ethnicity and holds Canadian nationality.
Macfarlane was the son of Thomas and Penny MacFarlane. His father was the Director of Student Health Services at the University of Western Ontario, and his mother, Penny, is a mental health nurse at a London hospital. Ruth MacFarlane, his twin sister, and Rebecca, his elder sister, are his siblings.
Luke attended London Central Secondary School before enrolling in the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts Elementary School, followed by Central Secondary School, and finally Juilliard for acting.
He began working as an actor for a local theater shortly after finishing high school. Later on, he began attending auditions for TV and film roles.
How much is Luke Macfarlane Net Worth?
Luke Macfarlane earns a lot of money as an actor. His main source of income is from his appearances in films and stage plays. In addition, he is a singer and has a few advertisements and endorsement deals.
Macfarlane’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2021. In the year 2008, he was cast in the biographical drama film Kinsey, which became an instant hit at the box office, grossing over $16.9 million while costing around $11 million to produce. He appeared in the film alongside Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell, and Peter Sarsgaard.
Personal Life of Luke Macfarlane
Luke Macfarlane is openly gay, as he revealed in an interview with The Globe and Mail in April 2008. He has had several relationships with celebrities.
Charlie David, Macfarlane’s first boyfriend, is a Canadian actor, writer, director, and producer. His most well-known relationship is with American actor and model Wentworth Miller, who is best known for his role in the hit television series Prison Break.
Perez Hilton, an American blogger, columnist, and television personality, stated about Macfarlane’s relationship with Wentworth:
Wentworth and Luke have been secretly dating for nearly six months; they’ve been very quiet about their relationship, obviously, because Wentworth is still in the closet.
The couple later divorced for an unknown reason, and after the separation, Macfarlane began dating semi-professional wrestler-turned-actor Chad Slivenski, but this was also a short-lived relationship.
TR Knight has previously been in a relationship. He is possibly single as of 2021, as there are no rumors of him being with anyone.
Professional Career of Luke Macfarlane
Luke Macfarlane began his acting career in the 2005 American action/drama/war television series Over There, playing PV2 Frank “Dim” Dumphy. He then co-starred with Cynthia Nixon in Robert Altman’s Tanner on Tanner miniseries.
Scotty Wandell, Macfarlane’s first notable role, was on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters from 2006 to 2011. He also co-starred in the two-part miniseries Iron Road with Sun Li, Sam Neill, Peter O’Toole, and others.
His other notable roles include Rick Lincoln on NBC’s The Night Shift, Jason Howell on Satisfaction, Chaplain Hopkins on PBS’s Mercy Street, D’avin Jaqobis on Syfy’s Killjoys, and many more.
He also appeared in a number of stage plays, including Juvenilia, Where Do We Live, The Busy World is Hushed, and Dreamstuff, Reverberation, among others. Just Add Romance is his upcoming project.
In addition to acting, Macfarlane is a singer and songwriter. Under the alias Slipnaught, he was the lead singer of the band Fellow Nameless in his eighth grade at the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts.