INSPIRING actor Andrew Airlie has worked on over 100 television and feature film projects during his extensive acting career, and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Coming up next for Andrew is the role of Dr. Ross in the highly anticipated feature film Untitled Seth Rogen Project starring Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film follows Adam Schwartz (Gordon-Levitt) and his best friend Seth (Rogen). After being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, Adam is forced to come to terms with the overwhelming challenge of beating cancer, and learning to appreciate what he has in life. Andrew, as Dr. Ross, is Adam’s oncologist with an unorthodox bedside manner.
Andrew will be seen as well on the small screen this fall, appearing in the CW’s new television series Hellcats. He also plays Professor Harris in Dear Mr. Gacy, a true story from the producer of Monster starring Charlize Theron. The drama is based on the experience of 18-year-old college student Jason Moss and his relationship with notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
The in-demand actor is also currently working on a made-for-TV movie entitled Killer Mountain, also starring Emmanuelle Vaugier and Aaron Douglas. Andrew plays Walter Burton, a wealthy industrialist who sponsors a climbing expedition in Bhutan. The mission goes awry and he has to hire another expert climber to rescue the members of the first climb team. With ulterior motives at play, danger and mayhem ensue. Killer Mountain is produced by Chris Bartleman and Jeff Schenck, and directed by Sheldon Wilson.
One of the recurring roles that Andrew is most proud of is that of Mike Goss on ABC/CTV’s Defying Gravity. The program follows the adventures of eight astronauts onboard the international spacecraft Antares on its six-year mission through the solar system. The lives of the astronauts onboard are constantly recorded and broadcast back to Earth, both as part of an ongoing documentary and as part of mission monitoring. Mike Goss is at the center of the mission’s true purpose, a secret that he hides from astronauts until after the mission is launched.
In 2009, Andrew was nominated for a Leo Award for his recurring role as John Oliver in Reaper. He greatly enjoyed the experience of being on the pilot episode of the hit series House, and a recurring role on the critically acclaimed CBC TV series Intelligence. Other small screen credits include recurring roles on Whistler, Saved, The 4400 and guest-star roles on Fringe, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1 and Smallville. He also worked with a star-studded cast in the feature film The Safety of Objects starring Glenn Close. Other film credits include Normal, The Butterfly Effect 2 and Fantastic Four, to name a few.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Andrew moved to Toronto before putting down roots in Vancouver. The well-rounded performer completed a number of impressive scholarly programs before venturing on his acting career. He attended the University of Toronto, Ulster College (New York) and George Mason University (Virginia), and graduated with a BA (History and Political Science) and a Masters Degree (International Relations), both from the University of Toronto.
Looking ahead, Andrew plans to write and produce his own material. He is currently collaborating with British film director Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Laws of Attraction), writing a suspense/thriller and a TV pilot. When he is not acting and managing his busy career, the actor enjoys spending his free moments with his two children. Andrew also has a passion for photography, and is a die-hard Toronto Maple Leaf and Glasgow Celtic fan.
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