Thomas Luke Macfarlane earned the tag of “gifted” when he was a boy who grew up in and around London, Ontario, Canada, as the son of his father, a director of Student Health Services and mother, who was a mental health nurse. He carried that tag throughout his teens into a vibrant youth with starry dreams of becoming an actor.
By then, he evolved into Luke Mcfarlane and started testing the waters of acting on television and Hollywood. He appeared as the character Frank “Dim” Dumphy in the 2005 FX series ‘Over There’ and played a significant role alongside Cynthia Nixon in the miniseries ‘Tanner on Tanner’ directed by Robert Altman. The actor landed his first leading role in ‘Iron Road,’ a two-part miniseries directed by David Wu from a screenplay by Barry Pearson and Raymond Storey.
Macfarlane’s breakout role came with the 2006 ABC drama series ‘Brothers & Sisters.’ The actor played the character of Scotty Wandell, Kevin Walker’s husband, Daniel’s father and Olivia’s adoptive father, who runs the restaurant as the chief chef. The series captured the attention of the wider public with the on-screen wedding of Matthew Rhys (Kevin) and Macfarlane.
When asked about the chemistry with Matthew, he told EW, “It was a great show. I was very proud of that! I miss it. It was such a great cast and they’re all doing really well now, too.”
The ‘Brothers & Sisters’ Wedding