– “Of course, you need talent and hard work – and I work damned hard – but it’s naive to think that good fortune doesn’t play a pretty big part in this business” Canadian Fit for U.S. Tv Duty”, The London Free Press, 3rd September 2005.
– “The most important thing I learned at Julliard is how important theatre can be, I was surrounded by people, both students and teachers, who have devoted their whole lives and careers to the art of acting” Canadian Fit for U.S. Tv Duty”, The London Free Press, 3rd September 2005
– “We were a progressive, alternative rock group with a pop element added. I was just the guy acting like the band’s lead singer. Graeme and Nate were the real musical talents” Luke’s talking about his band Fellow Nameless, from Canadian Fit for U.S. Tv Duty”, The London Free Press, 3rd September 2005.
– “I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world” Canadian Fit for U.S. Tv Duty”, The London Free Press, 3rd September 2005.
– “Never lose touch with your past while you pursue the future, because they always connect” Making It, The London Free Press interview, 3rd December 2005.
– “If I weren’t in this career, I’d be… A carpenter or a student” Making It, The London Free Press, 3rd December 2005.
– “Being in Over There is a wonderful thing, but at the same time, I don’t want it to be the highlight of my career” Making It, The London Free Press, 3rd December 2005.
– “I don’t know what will happen professionally, that is the fear, but I guess I can’t really be concerned about what will happen, because it’s my thruth. There is this desire in L.A. To wonder who you are and what’s been blaring for me for the last three years is how can I be most authentic to myself – so this it the first time I am speaking about it in this way” Luke’s outing, from A Commitment with Myself, Globe and Mail, 15th April 2008.
– “I am Canadian and it was a way to create my identity” Luke’s talking about his experience at Julliard, from A Commitment with Myself, Globe and Mail, 15th April 2008.
– “Roles tend to pick me. That’s sort of where I am in my career. I’ve always been very lucky, especially in TV, which is something that really interests me” A Commitment with Myself, Globe and Mail, 15th April 2008.
– “My whole experience on the show started off as just a few episodes and it’s just become more and more and more and I’m grateful for that” Luke’s talking about his recently regular cast member on Brothers & Sisters season 3, from Out in Hollywood, 29th April 2008.
– “We all know in television it’s hard to get a gig that lasts for a long time so when the agent calls up and says, ‘You’re guaranteed these number of episodes’, you feel very, very lucky” A chat with Luke Macfarlane, Out in Hollywood, 29th April 2008.
– “Matthew’s a wonderful actor, he just oozes charm. From day one it’s always been super simple with him” Luke’s talking about his Brothers & Sisters co-star Matthew Rhys, from Matthew Rhys and Luke Macfarlane on their TV Nuptials, Out in Hollyood, 29th April 2008.
– “The creator of the show had known me from another series, so I had met them very early on in the process and originally auditioned for the part of Justin. But since ABC was really in love with another actor [Dave Annable] for that role, they did me a total solid and invited me to come on for this little part that ended up being Scotty. So I came on, did it and it just turned into more and more and more. It was a dream, it really was and I was so very grateful for not just the role, but to the fans.” Luke’s talking about Scotty Wandell and his role in “Brothers & Sisters”, The Tv Addict, 24th June 2013.
– “Nowadays there are so many gay voices on network television now and I like to think Kevin and Scotty’s relationship was one of the most authentic and real.” Luke’s talking about Scotty & Kevin and “Brothers & Sisters”, The Tv Addict, 24th June 2013.
– “I know I’m working harder than I’ve ever worked on any other show. That being said, I feel relieved, from what I’ve seen, I think the show is funny, so we’ll see.” Luke’s talking about his role in the comedy tv show “Satisfaction”, The Tv Addict, 24th June 2013.
– “Like my character I’m a bit of a nerd! In fact, I love driving and when I was driving across the country to start filming here I spent some time talking to the show’s creator Tim McAuliffe where I was telling him that I got a National Park Passport to visit all these National Parks along the way. And Tim was like, “Okay, we’re working that into the scripts because that is so corny!.”” Luke’s talking about his role in the comedy tv show “Satisfaction”, The Tv Addict, 24th June 2013.
– “I love television. As an actor I think it’s the medium you want to be in. In a movie some guy may write a beautiful script where you have to somehow find your way into it. With TV shows, the actor gets to really take charge of the character and who he becomes and what his life develops into it. It sort of unfolds in a much more organic way. TV, when it’s a good job, see actors working with a family and evolving together.” Luke’s talking about his job, The Tv Addict, 24th June 2013.
– “Well there’s this really useful person on the set called the script supervisor. I don’t know how familiar your readers are with the script supervisor, but they become my best friends on the set. (Laughs) Sometimes I have a really hard time with words and memorizing. So they can remind you what happens before the scene. I always make a point to befriend them, pull my chair right up next to them and ask them to help me with everything that just happened. I’m very close to the script supervisor for that reason. ” Luke’s talking about his job on the set, Examiner, 25th June 2014.
– “I’m an outdoors enthusiast. I’m essentially an outdoor person.” Luke’s talking about himself, Examiner, 25th June 2014.
– “Gabe has something that I admire. He’s sort of free…like a free spirit in life. He really sort of lets things come and go their way, to each their own…for lack of a better term, he’s a little bit more of a hippie than I am.” Luke’s talking about his character Gabe in the movie “The Memory Book”, Examiner, 25th June 2014.
-.”I bought a really old house. One of the amazing things [about it] was that the house had never been owned by any other owners except for the people I bought it from. It was in the same family for 100 years. So I have this incredible archival sort of life there including photographs of the house from 1913. I also have the original correspondence from the builders and the architect. So I always sort of appreciated documentation. It is not so much a part of my family but for me, being a lover of history, and through my house I’ve had that opportunity.” Luke’s talking about his house, Examiner, 25th June 2014.
– “I have a lot of interests, I really do. I think it’s your job as an actor to show interests in other things so I have too many hobbies. I’m a woodworker. I have a wood shop in my garage and I build furniture. I’m an avid reader. I’m an outdoorsman.” Luke’s talking about himself, Examiner, 25th June 2014.
– “We got along really well. We both have a sort of practicality where we feel very lucky to be in this business and we take everything as a blessing. We enjoyed the process. I really did have so much fun on this movie, and that’s not always the case. I had a blast.” Luke’s talking about his co-star Meghan Ory and his role in the movie “The Memory Book”, Tv Goodness, 26th June 2014.
– “I got into acting because I didn’t know entirely what I wanted to do, but I’m figuring it out as I’m going along. I do love the long form and TV. The last year has been very weird with all the different projects.” Luke’s talking about himself, Tv Goodness, 26th June 2014.
– “I think they’re pretty solid. I think they’re actually representative of a lot of the military guys that I’m actually friends with in that they have these really clear boundaries about what can and can’t be discussed, but I think that they really value each other and they bond over this sort of separate life that they have together. I think it’s healthy. They definitely vacation, they spend time together. I don’t think necessarily anybody’s bringing them home to meet Mom and Dad, but like I said, it’s really a good representation at least of a few of the gay, military couples that I know that both happen to be enlisted. But I think they’re pretty healthy, other than the distance between them, which technology has made easy.” Luke’s talking about Rick and Drew in the tv show “The Night Shift”, The Backlot, 30th June 2014.
– “Brendan, he’s great. He’s a fellow Canadian. I really enjoyed him. He’s very serious about his work and really enjoys talking about the scenes. I was tremendously impressed with him. He really did his work.” Luke’s talking about his co-star Brendan Fehr in the tv show “The Night Shift”, The Backlot, 30th June 2014.
– “I would say that my education by my family was very special and different and accepting and I don’t know if that is the right thing for everybody, because everybody has different families and different friends and different circumstances. You really just have to figure it out for yourself, I think.” Luke’s talking about his family, The Backlot, 30th June 2014.
– “D’Avin is the older brother. He doesn’t join as a killjoy but becomes fascinated by the lifestyle. He’s former military and a bit of a rogue. He’s very taken with Dutch. He’s not at all like me – he’s super cocky.” Luke’s talking about his character in “Killjoys”, Spoiler Tv, 16th June 2015.
– “Doesn’t have Twitter!” Luke’s talking about the use of Twitter during the premiere of “Killjoys”, Spoiler Tv, 16th June 2015.
– “My mom came to set and watched me and my stunt double do a scene. The stunt double goes first, then the actor to get more close ups. My mom told the stunt double I did it better – just being a mom.” Luke’s talking about “Killjoys”, Spoiler Tv, 16th June 2015.
– “I watched a lot of scifi to get into the genre to do it justice because I wasn’t really familiar with it.” Luke’s talking about “Killjoys”, Spoiler Tv, 16th June 2015.
Last Updated: November 2015
The Spanish, Italian and French versions of Luke’s Biography will be online very soon.