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Ian Tracey | Canadian Actor, Age, Biography, Career, Early Life, Facts


IntroCanadian actor
TypeFilm, Television, Stage and Radio
Birth26 June 1964, British Columbia, Canada
Age55 years


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.


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.


1976The KeeperThe Kid
1978In Praise of Older WomenAndras Vajda Jr
1985The Journey of Natty GannParker’s Gang
1986Fire with FirePanther
1987StakeoutCaylor Reese
1994Trust in MeEddie Kelly
1995The War Between UsJig Parnum
1995Man with a GunRoy Burchill
1997Free Willy 3: The RescueKron
1998Rupert’s LandDale McKay
2000Dangerous AttractionDet. Ryan Bell
2001Prozac NationRolling Stone Editor
2003Do Not DisturbThe ManShort
2003Owning MahownyDet. Ben Lock
2003Open RangeTom
2004Ice MenTrevor
2005ElektraPool Shark
2013Man of SteelLudlow
2016Dead Rising: EndgameGeorge HancockCrackle Original Movie
1976Dream SpeakerPeterTV Movie
1979Huckleberry Finn and His FriendsHuckleberry Finn
198821 Jump Street
1991Conspiracy of SilenceDwayne Johnston
1991The CommishOfficer Jon Hibbs
1991Sweating BulletsSpider GarvinMain cast (season 3), 44 episodes
1991Fly by NightBerry the Rat
1995The X-FilesLeonard ‘Rappo’ TrimbleEpisode: “The Walk”
1998Da Vinci’s InquestDetective Mick Leary13 episode
1999MilgaardDavid MilgaardTV Movie
2002TakenBill Walker
2005Da Vinci’s City HallCoroner Mick Leary
2006The 4400Daniel Armand
2006IntelligenceJimmy Reardon26 episodes
2009–12HeartlandWade5 episodes
2010–12SanctuaryAdam Worth8 episodes
2011Hell on WheelsBolan
2012SupernaturalLee Chambers
2012The ListenerPinto
2012–15ContinuumJasonRecurring cast, 13 episodes
2013–14Bates MotelRemo Wallace11 episodes
2014Strange EmpireRoy ArnoldEpisode: “The Whiskey Trader”
2015BackstromJulien GaynorEpisode: “I Like To Watch”
2015KilljoysLucas KotlerEpisode: “One Blood”
2015The 100Vincent Vie3 episodes
2015Wayward PinesFranklin Dobbs3 episodes
2016TravelersRay4 episodes
2017SupernaturalIshimEpisode: “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”
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