‘Eureka’ Turns 15: Catch Up With the Cast of the Syfy Series


Time to book a return ticket to the town of Eureka, Oregon — if you can find it! Sci-fi drama Eureka is now 15 years old, having debuted on July 18, 2006.

Set in a secretive small town in the Pacific Northwest, Eureka followed Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) as he tried to keep the town’s population of future-tech scientists — and their inventions — in check.

Eureka premiered as Sci-Fi Channel’s highest-rated series launch, and it ended in 2012, with the network — by then renamed Syfy — remarking on the “difficult business decision” to cancel the show after five seasons.

Nevertheless, the residents of Eureka have not been forgotten. The series is currently streaming on Peacock, and Mill Creek Entertainment released the complete series as a Blu-ray box set last year.

As we celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, scroll down to see what the Eureka cast members have been up to since the end of the series.

Colin Ferguson
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Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter)

Since the end of Eureka, Ferguson has recurred on The CW’s sudsy The Vampire Diaries, Hallmark’s Cedar Cove, and Syfy’s own Haven. He also starred opposite Jewel in Hallmark’s Fixer Upper Mysteries. But if you’re still wondering why he looks so dang familiar, you might also know him as the Maytag Man, a role he took on in commercials in 2014.

Jordan Hinson
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Jordan Hinson (Zoe Carter)

Hinson — who’s now going by the name Jordan Danger — starred in the 2015 ABC Family (now Freeform) comedy Kevin From Work opposite future Schitt’s Creek star Noah Reid. She’s currently working on a drag queen dramedy called God Save the Queens, which she wrote and directed.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Dr. Allison Blake)

After Eureka, Richardson-Whitfield had a recurring role in HBO drama The Newsroom and a starring role in Freeform’s sci-fi Stitchers. But she’s really made waves behind the camera: Richardson-Whitfield won a NAACP Image Award for directing an episode of Marvel series Luke Cage and a Black Reel Award for helming an episode of ABC sitcom black-ish.

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Joe Morton (Dr. Henry Deacon)

Morton is probably best known for playing Eli Rowan Pope (father to Kerry Washington’s Olivia) on the ABC political thriller Scandal. He has also starred in the TV shows Proof and CBS’s killed-too-soon dramedy, God Friended Me, and on the big screen, he played scientist Silas Stone in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

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Ed Quinn (Dr. Nathan Stark)

Quinn had big post-Eureka roles on Revenge, Mistresses, 2 Broke Girls, and One Day at a Time. These days, however, he’s in a fictional White House playing U.S. President Hunter Franklin on the BET drama The Oval.

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Debra Farentino (Dr. Beverly Barlow)

In the time since Eureka ended, Farentino has only graced the screen twice: in one episode of Criminal Minds and one of Trouble Creek. But Variety lists her as one of the producers on A Look Through His Lens, an upcoming documentary about cinematographer Philippe Rousselot.

Erica Cerra
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Erica Cerra (Josephina “Jo” Lupo)

Cerra has booked big recurring parts in recent years, playing Miss De Luca on Deadly Class, the angel Duma on Supernatural, and Dr. Becca Franco on The 100. Currently, she’s playing Connie Rivers on the Nickelodeon action series The Astronauts.

Neil Grayston
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Neil Grayston (Dr. Douglas Fargo)

This actor has guest-starred on shows all over the television dial. In the last five years, he has appeared in: Daredevil, iZombie, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, The Magicians, and Loudermilk.

Niall Matter
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Niall Matter (Zane Donovan)

Matter mostly stayed in the sci-fi genre after Eureka, starring in the Primeval spin-off series Primeval: New World. But he also recurred in the fourth season of Hallmark’s drama When Calls the Heart, and he has starred opposite Candace Cameron Bure in the network’s cozy Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

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Tembi Locke (Dr. Grace Monroe)

Locke’s recent television work includes appearances on dramas like S.W.A.T., NCIS: Los Angeles, Into the Dark, and Proven Innocent, plus Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever. She also appeared opposite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in the 2014 big-screen sequel Dumb and Dumber To.