June 26, 1964 |
British Columbia, Canada
Ian Tracey (born June 26, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Over the years, Tracey has participated in over seventy films and television series. Tracey has starred in series like Da Vinci's Inquest and Intelligence, both CBC television series produced by long-time colleague Chris Haddock. He is also known for his role as the title character in 1979's Huckleberry Finn and His Friends and gap toothed beach bum "Spider" in TV series Tropical Heat.
Life and career
Tracey was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He grew up in British Columbia's Port Coquitlam. A performer at a young age, Tracey started working at the age of 11, playing in the 1976 film The Keeper starring Christopher Lee. He is also the father of actor Keenan Tracey (b. 1991).
Tracey's recent feature film credits include Prozac Nation, Owning Mahowny, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Costner's western Open Range and Christopher Nolan's 2001 thriller Insomnia. In 1999, Tracey won the Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Rupert's Land.
Tracey has appeared in a number of movies-of-the-week, including starring in the title role of Milgaard, for which he won both the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series and Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Picture in 1999. Other television film include The Rookies, for which he received a 1991 Gemini nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2000 for his portrayal of the talented Homicide Detective Mick Leary in the Canadian TV series Da Vinci's Inquest. He also directed two episodes in that television series, as well as two in Intelligence.
Tracey was a series regular on Sweating Bullets (also known as Tropical Heat) and had a recurring lead on The Commish. He was also seen in Taken and has guest starred on Smallville, Dark Angel, The Sentinel, The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Highlander: The Series, The Collector, 21 Jump Street, and Mom P.I.
In 2005, Tracey was in the TV miniseries Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story and Intelligence, a CBC television series about the interactions between organized crime and government intelligence services. In Intelligence, Tracey plays the head of a third-generation crime family that built its fortune on rum-running before turning to heroin and weed. He also appeared as Nova Group leader Daniel Armand in season three of the science fiction series The 4400 and guest-starred as Lincoln Cole in Smallville. In 2010 he began the recurring role of villain Adam Worth on Sanctuary. In spring 2007, he filmed the Chinese-Canadian historical miniseries Iron Road with Sam Neill and Peter O'Toole and narrated the making-of documentary for the DVD release of the series Huckleberry Finn and His Friends.
|1976||Dream Speaker||Peter||TV Movie|
|1978||In Praise of Older Women||Andras Vajda Jr|
|1985||The Journey of Natty Gann||Parker's Gang|
|1986||Fire with Fire||Panther|
|1994||Trust in Me||Eddie Kelly|
|1995||The War Between Us||Jig Parnum|
|1995||Man with a Gun||Roy Burchill|
|1997||Free Willy 3: The Rescue||Kron|
|1998||Rupert's Land||Dale McKay|
|1999||Milgaard||David Milgaard||TV Movie|
|2000||Dangerous Attraction||Det. Ryan Bell|
|2001||Prozac Nation||Rolling Stone Editor|
|2003||Do Not Disturb||The Man||Short|
|2003||Owning Mahowny||Det. Ben Lock|
|2013||Man of Steel||Ludlow|
Major television roles
|1979||Huckleberry Finn and His Friends||Huckleberry Finn|
|1991||Conspiracy of Silence||Dwayne Johnston|
|1991||The Commish||Officer Jon Hibbs|
|1991||Sweating Bullets||Spider Garvin|
|1991||Fly by Night||Berry the Rat|
|1995||The X-Files||Leonard 'Rappo' Trimble||"The Walk"|
|1998||Da Vinci's Inquest||Detective Mick Leary|
|2005||Da Vinci's City Hall||Coroner Mick Leary|
|2006||The 4400||Daniel Armand|
|2011||Hell on Wheels||Bolan|
- Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official website, last accessed October 22, 2007
- Leo Awards official website, last accessed October 22, 2007