Colby Alan Knowles Wilson
May 3rd, 1984 – January 25th, 2021
Colby Wilson is now a legend. This is not something we ever would have wanted for him. But “legend” feels like the best word for him now. He was a larger-than-life personality, a loyal friend, a confidant, the life of the party, and, of course, a fantastic actor.
If you were lucky enough to be part of Colby’s inner circle you knew adventure, mayhem, hilarity and life-long memories were sure to follow.
We knew him best as a friend, actor, producer and collaborator. Colby co-founded ITSAZOO along with Chelsea Haberlin and Trevor Hinton in 2004 while all three were students at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre. The three collaborated on a production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and history was made.
From 2004 to 2014, Colby was involved in nearly every single ITSAZOO Production including acting in over 20 shows, co-producing many and co-creating what would eventually become our Halloween hit, Hidden. Long-time ITSAZOO fans will remember Colby’s numerous fantastic performances in Casualties of Progress, The Road To Canterbury, Robin Hood, and Death of a Clown. And, of course, his hilarious and award-winning turn as Hansel in Grimm Tales; his suave London gangster in Mojo: his unforgettably menacing titular hitman in Killer Joe.
After leaving ITSAZOO, Colby focused his attention on a successful TV, Commercial and Film career amassing over 30 credits. His time off camera was spent implementing an endless stream of creative projects including creating seasonal lobby displays in his apartment building, designing the most epic bachelor apartment ever, orchestrating elaborate practical jokes on friends and playing with his beloved dog Cypress at Hadden Park.
We look forward to gathering with our friends and families to celebrate Colby’s life in the near future.
We miss you old buddy.
– Sebastien & Chelsea
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