Luke Macfarlane

Luke Macfarlane

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Updated On December 7, 2021
London, Ontario, Canada
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Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian actor and singer best known for his roles in “Brothers & Sisters”, “Killjoys “, “The Memory Book”, and “Over There” among others. Luke Macfarlane was the lead singer of the band “Fellow Nameless.”

Early Life and Childhood

Luke Macfarlane’s full name is Thomas Luke Macfarlane and he was born on 19 January 1980. He is originally from London, Ontario, Canada. His late father’s name is Thomas and he was the Director of Student Health Services at the University of Western Ontario. Similarly, his mother’s name is Penny and she is a mental health nurse at a London hospital, and Aiden Thornberry.

Talking about his siblings, he has a twin sister named Ruth and an elder sister named Rebecca. He attended London Central Secondary School with his twin sister. Likewise, he went to school in Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts, then he later studied drama at Juilliard in New York City.

He is a Canadian national but his ethnic background is not available. Also, his current age is 40 years and his zodiac sign is Capricorn. Moreover, he also sang in the Amabile Boys Choir.

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Caption: Luke Macfarlane and his sister attending their cousin’s wedding. Source: Fanpop

Professional Life and Career

Luke Macfarlane is a Canadian actor and singer well known for playing “Scotty Wandell” on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters. The drama aired from 2006 to 2011. In this drama, his character was the husband to Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys, one of the “brothers” of the show. He also played RAC Agent “D’avin Jaqobis” on the Space television science fiction series Killjoys which aired from 2015 to 2019.

Additionally, he had early supporting roles that include PV2 Frank “Dim” Dumphy on Over There. It is a 2005 FX series. He also played opposite actor Cynthia Nixon in Tanner on Tanner, which is Robert Altman’s miniseries on the Sundance Channel. Moreover, he and was the leading role in Iron Road, which is a two-part miniseries.

He Macfarlane’s other notable TV roles include Jason Howell in the Canadian sitcom Satisfaction, Rick Lincoln on NBC’s The Night Shift, and Chaplain Hopkins on PBS’s Mercy Street. He also starred in TV movies like the Hallmark Channel’s The Memory Book, Christmas Land, Maggie’s Miracle Christmas, and The Mistletoe Promise released in 2016.


From November 14 to December 21, 2003, he was one of the four leads in Juvenilia at the Playwrights Horizons Theater. He played the lead role in the American premiere of the play Where Do We Live. In May 2004, the Vineyard Theatre staged the play. The 2005 GLAAD Media Awards cited the production for “Outstanding New York Theatre: Broadway and Off-Broadway”.

He also appeared with Jill Clayburgh and Hamish Linklater in the off-Broadway production of The Busy World is Hushed, again at Playwrights Horizons, in the Summer of 2006. He reprised his role as Thomas for the L.A. Premiere at the Skirball Cultural Center from February 7 to 11, 2007.

Furthermore, he became a part of the one-night celebrity performed staging of Howard Ashman’s unproduced musical Dreamstuff. This musical was re-imagined by Howard’s partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green, then performed one night only at Los Angeles’ Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series. Actor Michael Urie directed the play.

Moreover,he also starred in this show alongside Eden Espinosa, Vicki Lewis, Fred Willard, and David Blue. Also, he starred in the world premiere of stage drama Reverberation in February 2015 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut.

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Caption: Luke Macfarlane in a movie. Source: Brief Take

Music career

Moving on to his music career, he was the lead singer and a songwriter for the band Fellow Nameless. The band began in his 8th grade along with some of his classmates at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts. The band’s name came from the word Slipnaught, which was a name they randomly chose from a dictionary because they did not have a name for the band when it came time to perform on stage.

The band’s name, Fellow Nameless, came from Slipnaught. It was mainly because the band members hated the original name. Hence, Fellow Nameless originated at London Central Secondary School. The band has produced one half-studio, half-live CD album. They recorded an additional ten songs that were never put out. It includes three songs that were recorded for a development deal with Maverick Records.

The band played a showcase for Danny Strick A&R of Maverick Records and in the end, got passed over. Later, this once thought of as defunct London, Ontario based band had two incarnations without Macfarlane as lead singer. The first incarnation came in the second quarter of 2004. It was with the creation of Van A Primer. In this new incarnation, they included a new singer named Matthew Pearn. Similarly, the band’s current incarnation, as of March 2006, has three of the remaining band members under the new band name of Cancel Winter.

Relationship Status and Rumors

Luke Macfarlane is an openly gay celebrity. He has been in a number of relationships during his life. Some notable ones are Charlie David, T.R Knight, Wentworth Miller, and Chad Slivinski.

Charlie was his first known boyfriend to the media, However, he hasn’t shared about when the then-lovers started dating each other. Likewise, Luke and T.R Knight were also seen together around the year 2005 to 2006. But not much information about them is available either.

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Caption: Luke Macfarlane photographed with hi then-lover Wentworth Miller. Source: Bio Gossip

His next lover was the Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller. This relationship gained more public attention compared to the other three of his relationships. The then-lovebirds dated in the year 2007. A source once said:

“Wentworth and Luke have been secretly dating for almost six months now; they’ve been very quiet about their relationship, obviously, as Wentworth is not out of the closet.”

Following this, the then-couple was also seen riding in a car together laughing along. In an interview with Televisionista Blogspot in 2007, Wentworth denied that he is gay by saying that he would like a girlfriend and a family. When the interviewer stated, “There are rumors that you prefer men.” His answer was along the lines:

“I’m not gay, but that rumor can’t be killed. I’d like to have a girlfriend and a family. But I haven’t met the right one yet. Until then I’m focusing on my job. I had to wait so long for this chance I savor every second on set even if it means 14 hours of shooting a day.”

Despite all his denial, as Eonline reported in 2013, Wentworth once opened up himself as gay in a letter to Maria Averbakh, the director of the St. Petersburg International Film Festival.

Moreover, in March 2008, he was seen with semi-professional Wrestler-cum-actor Chad Slivenski also known as Chad Austin. Unfortunately, there are no pictures available of the duo. This relationship was only assumed and was not confirmed. The pair involved in the rumors have not spoken about the alleged relationship.

Coming out Gay

In an interview with Julliard in 2008, Luke talked about his experience in coming out as gay and how it influenced his career, life as well as the various factors that affected his action. When questioned with how he thought his decision to come out of the closet would affect him personally he replied:

I don’t know what will happen professionally … but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my truth

Furthermore, when asked with how the media handled his coming out as well as its effect on his career, he had quite a lot to say:

I feel strongly that there is a distinction between revealing my sexual preference and my most private thoughts. My sexual preference is one irrefutable aspect of me, like the color of my skin. I’ve never been interested in revealing intimate details about my life. The concern with engaging with the media has to do with trying to make sure they will understand this difference.

He also went on to talk about how his then-role of Scotty, who is homosexual as well, in the TV show Brothers and Sisters definitely influenced him. The show furthermore gave him the strength to accept who he was as he was essentially projecting himself on Scotty every time he was portraying the role.

Body Measurements

Talking about Luke’s body measurement details, he stands tall at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 77 kgs. However, his other body measurement details like chest-waist-hip, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. are not available. Nevertheless, he has beautiful blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Social Media and Net Worth

Luke Macfarlane is not active on social media platforms. Moving on to his earnings, his net worth estimation is at around $3 million. Also, his yearly earnings sum up to $50,000. His involvement in music, movies, TV series, shows, etc. influence his earnings and net worth.