Andrew Airlie has worked on over 100 television and feature film projects during his extensive acting career, and isnʼt slowing down anytime soon. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Andrew moved to Toronto, before putting down roots in Vancouver. The wellrounded performer completed a number of impressive scholarly programs before venturing on his acting career. He attended the University of Toronto, Ulster College (NY) and George Mason University (Virginia), and graduated with a BA (History and Political Science) and a Masterʼs Degree (International Relations), both from the
University of Toronto. He has also played Collegiate and semi-professional soccer in Canada, the U.S and Scotland.
In the Fall of 2015, Andrew starred in the new Chris Haddock espionage thriller, “The Romeo Section” for CBC. Andrew portrays ‘Wolfgang McGee’, a former Canadian Intelligence operative and current professor of International Affairs who also works as an ‘off-the-books’ spymaster who manages a roster of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ spies and informants. These players use seductive measures to extract valuable intelligence from their targets. Wolfgang is perhaps the most complete and wonderfully flawed character Andrew has had the privilige to play.
Of his many television roles, another particular favorite is that of Mike Goss on ABC/CTVʼs ʻDefying Gravityʼ. The program followed the adventures of eight astronauts onboard the international spacecraft Antares, on its 6 year mission through the solar system. Mike Goss is at the centre of the missionʼs true purpose, a secret that he hides from the astronauts until well after the mission is launched.
In 2009 Andrew was nominated for a Leo Award for his Series Regular role as John Oliver in ʻReaperʼ– a character and show he also loved. He greatly enjoyed the experience of guest starring on the pilot episode of the Fox hit series ʻHouseʼ, and a recurring role on the critically acclaimed CBC television series ʻIntelligenceʼ. Other television credits include recurring roles on ʻWhistlerʼ, ʻSavedʼ, ʻThe 4400ʼ, and guest star roles on ʻFringeʼ, ʻSupernaturalʼ, ʻStargateʼ, ʻCapricaʼ, ʻSmallvilleʼ and ʻThe L Wordʼ.
Andrewʼs favorite feature film experience was working with a star-studded cast in the feature film ʻThe Safety of Objectsʼ, starring Glenn Close and Patricia Clarkson. Other feature film credits include ‘Big Eyes’, ʻNormalʼ, ʻThe Butterfly Effect 2ʼ and ʻFantastic Fourʼ, to name only a few.
In recent years, Andrew has been one of the busiest and most in demand actors in Canada. Looking forward, he also plans to write and produce his own material. He is currently collaborating with acclaimed British film director, Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Laws of Attraction), writing a suspense/thriller film and a pilot for television.
When he is not acting and managing his busy career Andrew enjoys spending his free moments traveling with his wife and two children. He also has a passion for photography, and is a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs and Glasgow Celtic fan.