Colin Lawrence was born in London but brought up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Since 1991 he has participated in many TV series, either as guest star or in recurring roles.
In 2004's TV series Battlestar Galactica he gained recognition as Hamish "Skulls" McCall. In the TV series Blade he was the protagonist's father. In the TV series Endgame he appeared as detective Jason Evans. He currently can be seen as Benjamin Abani on The Killing.
Besides his career as a TV actor he also appeared in many feature films including Afghan Knights and Watchmen.