Biography

Colin Moss was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 9th of February 1976 to parents Veronica Salt and Richard Moss. He is of English (his paternal grandfather was a Cockney), Irish (maternal & paternal), Germanic and South African heritage. Colin started his career on the South African stand-up and improv comedy circuit. Whilst he was studying for his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Natal (now Kwazulu-Natal), Durban he joined the highly successful South African improv troup, Comedy Games and remained a main company member for the following few years. He spent years doing stand-up in clubs around the country and in the UK and Ireland and he continues go back to comedy in between TV and film jobs. He was first introduced to a wider SA audience on the popular South African daytime drama, Isidingo (a role he quit to move to Cape Town).

 

His film roles have included playing Officer DeWitt in the period drama, The World Unseen which won several awards on the international festival circuit. He followed this with a lead role in Surviving Evil – playing alongside an international cast including Billy Zane, the role of Max in a BBC adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love, opposite Rosamund Pike and the role of Kevin Fuller in Momentum, starring opposite Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy and Morgan Freeman. His theatre roles include that Tom in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig and Paul in David Hare’s My Zinc Bed – a performance for which the Tonight newspaper said, “...as he proves with this mature performance in My Zinc Bed, the man is…a fine and talented actor”.

 

Colin relocated to New York City in 2015, looking for fresh challenges and new opportunities and was quickly signed by The Talent House. His latest credits include a recurring role (Justin Boden) on Marvel’s hit Netflix series, Jessica Jones, playing opposite David Tennant and Krysten Ritter, the role of Anthony in the latest season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, working with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve, working opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s new series, THE DEUCE and a supporting role in Peter Hutchings film, DEPARTURES, starring Masie Williams and Asa Butterfield.