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Dr. Ray Mercer
Colm Feore plays Dr. Ray Mercer, an author and renowned expert in cognitive psychology and an influential figure in Toby's life on ''The Listener.''
Colm Feore is a veteran talent with a distinguished catalog of work. Feore's talent crosses many borders: an international success story, he acts in both English and French and has conquered many mediums, with starring roles in film, television, and on stage. Feore recently co-starred in the hit film ''Bon Cop Bad Cop,'' one of the highest-grossing Canadian films of all time.
Feore can be seen in Fox's hit drama ''24'' as first husband to the new President. He just recently finished filming ''The Trotsky'' for Alliance Films. He also starred alongside John Malkovich and Angelina Jolie in Universal's ''Changeling,'' for director Clint Eastwood. He also appears in 2008's ''Inconceivable'' and the police drama ''Flashpoint.''
On the Canadian big screen, he can be seen in a Kevin Tierney-produced project entitled ''Serveuses Demandées,'' as well as in ''Le Piège Américain'' (''The American Trap''), a feature film about Lucien Rivard who became a leader of the Canadian drug trade in the 1940s, which will be directed by Charles Binamé. On the small screen he can currently be seen in the CTV mini-series ''Guns.''
In 2005, Feore starred with Denzel Washington and received widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cassius in the Broadway performance of Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar.'' The power of his performance has earned him the St. Clair Bayfield Award, denoting the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area.
Feore's credits on the big screen include the Academy Award winner for Best Picture ''Chicago,'' which also won the 2003 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture; ''The Chronicles of Riddick''; ''The Exorcism of Emily Rose''; ''Paycheck''; ''The Sum of All Fears''; ''Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould,'' which won the Genie Award for Best Picture and earned him a nomination for his performance; ''The Insider'' and ''Titus.''
His list of small screen movie credentials is as long as it is varied, ranging from historical roles in ''Nuremburg,'' ''The Day Reagan was Shot,'' ''And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,'' ''Empire,'' and ''Trudeau'' (for which he won the 2002 Monte Carlo Television Festival Award for Best Actor and the 2002 Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Mini Series), to classic dramas including ''Romeo and Juliet'' and ''Taming of the Shrew.'' Feore has also had many roles in successful contemporary shows such as ''The West Wing,'' ''Boston Public,'' and the Canadian series ''Slings & Arrows,'' a look behind the scenes at the chaotic world of theatre.
Feore returned to Canada's exciting Stratford Festival to star in ''Don Juan,'' in which he played the title role in both the English and the French performances. Feore also acted in the title role in ''Coriolanus,'' and performed to rave reviews as Fagin in ''Oliver.''
He first gained prominence as one of Canada's premiere stage actors through 13 seasons with the prestigious Stratford Festival, playing virtually all of Shakespeare's leading men, from Richard III and Iago to Romeo and Hamlet. Feore was also recently on stage as ''Claudius'' in Hamlet in New York and returned to Stratford for its 50th Anniversary season playing Professor Higgins in ''My Fair Lady.''
Feore is the 2007 recipient of the NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction at the Banff World Television Festival. He makes his home in Ontario with his wife, director/choreographer Donna Feore, and their three children.