Julian McMahon
(Cole Turner )

Prior to his demonic role as Cole on Charmed, Australian actor Julian McMahon was best known to American television audiences for his portrayal of Detective John Grant on the television drama Profiler.

The son of the late Sir William McMahon, Prime Minister of Australia in the 1970s, McMahon grew up in the public eye until he escaped into academia as a law student at the University of Sydney. During his first year, however, the limelight beckoned and he won the lead in the primetime drama The Power, the Passion. Law school was but a memory as he moved on to star in a second hit series, Home and Away.

Moving to the United States from Australia, McMahon broke into American television as Ian Rain on the daytime drama Another World. He also co-starred in the cable movie In Quiet Night and guest-starred on Will & Grace. Feature credits include Wet and Wild Summer (opposite Elliot Gould), Magenta and Chasing Sleep. He has also starred on stage, most notably in Sydney and Melbourne productions of Love Letters.

McMahon is currently enjoying success on the hit cable series Nip/Tuck. He also co-stars as supervillain Doctor Doom in The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.