Wesley MacInnes

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Wesley MacInnes
Born Calgary, Alberta
Nationality Canadian
Other names Wes Mack
Occupation Actor
Musician
Known for Icicle in Smallville
Austin Mars in Heartland

Wesley MacInnes is a Canadian actor, director and country musician (performing under the stage name Wes Mack). He is best known for playing the supervillain Icicle on the CW's Smallville, and the country musician Austin Mars on CBC's Heartland.

Early life[edit]

MacInnes was born in Calgary, Alberta. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]

Music career[edit]

MacInnes performs as a country musician under the name Wes Mack. In June 2013, Mack released his debut single, Duet (featuring Carly McKillip of Canadian country duo One More Girl ) to Canadian country radio.[2] The song, mixed by renowned producer Joey Moi, peaked at Number 9 on the Country Billboard Chart[3] and also landed Mack the overall grand prize in the International Unsigned Only Music competition.[4]

In September 2013 Mack was awarded a Canadian Country Music Association award. He released a second single (Our Soundtrack) in late 2013 and has announced a forthcoming album to be released in 2014.[5]

Acting career[edit]

From 2009 to 2010, MacInnes appeared in two CW shows, The Vampire Diaries and Smallville (where he played the supervillain Icicle in the two hour TV movie Smallville: Absolute Justice). He also portrayed a young Bruce Greenwood, in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film A Dog Named Christmas.[6]

In 2011, MacInnes was cast in a recurring role on CBC's Heartland as country musician Austin Mars - the romantic interest of series lead Mallory Wells.[7] He also appeared in the Lifetime Network biopic Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story (starring Poppy Montgomery) playing the character Sean Harris – the real life inspiration for the Ron Weasley character in the literary and film franchise, Harry Potter.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 The Vampire Diaries Peeing Guy #1
2009 A Dog Named Christmas George - Age 20
2010 Smallville Icicle
2011 Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story Sean Harris
2011–12 Heartland Austin Mars
2012 The Phantoms Kevin O Neill
2012 Continuum Hoyt Gerber
2014 Supernatural (U.S. TV series) Thaddeus/Corey

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN Country
[9]
CAN
[10]
2013 "Duet" 9 89 TBD
"Our Soundtrack" 20
2015 "Before You Drive Me Crazy"A 6 98
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Duet" (with Carly McKillip) Wes Mack
"Our Soundtrack"
2015 "Before You Drive Me Crazy"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2014 Canadian Country Music Association Rising Star Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Duet" Nominated
Video Director of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Eramo. Smallville’s Wesley MacInnes – The Iceman Cometh. April 11, 2010 [Retrieved May 18, 2012]. Sci Fi TV and Talk.
  2. ^ Artist: Wes Mack. [Retrieved December 30, 2013]. CMT Canada.
  3. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Unsigned Only Music Competition Announces 2013 Winners. August 29, 2013 [Retrieved December 30, 2013]. PR Web.
  5. ^ Wes Mack New Single “Our Soundtrack” Out to Radio and iTunes, video and EP to follow. November 12, 2013 [Retrieved December 30, 2013]. Chief Music Management.
  6. ^ Jasmyn Pozzo. Wesley MacInnes gets magical in the JK Rowling Story. Aug 18, 2011 [Retrieved May 17, 2012]. Vancouver Observer.
  7. ^ Heartland On CBC. Season 5’s Sixth New Episode. October 30, 2011 [Retrieved May 18, 2012]. Heartland.
  8. ^ Heath McCoy. Wesley MacInnes on playing ‘the guy behind Ron Weasley’. Aug 18, 2011 [Retrieved May 12, 2012]. National Post.
  9. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 

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