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Wesley MacInnes
Wesley MacInnes
Wes Mack CCMA Awards 2016 Green Carpet.jpg
Wes Mack on the Green Carpet at the 2016 CCMA Awards where he was nominated for Album of the Year for Edge of the Storm.
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 country musician under the stage name Wes Mack, an actor, and a director.

Early life

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

Music career

MacInnes performs as a country musician under the name Wes Mack.[2] In June 2013, Mack released his debut single, "Duet" (featuring Carly McKillip of Canadian country duo One More Girl ) to Canadian country radio.[3] The song, mixed by renowned producer Joey Moi, peaked at number 9 on the Country Billboard Chart[4] and also landed Mack the overall grand prize in the International Unsigned Only Music competition.[5]

In September 2013 Mack was awarded a Canadian Country Music Association award.

He released a second independent single in late 2013 shortly before announcing his signing a record deal with Big Machine and Universal Music (in a joint venture). He was nominated for three Canadian country music awards: Video of the year (Duet), rising star, and video director of the year (for One More Girl's Love Like Mine).

In January 2015 Mack released his debut major label single, Before You Drive Me Crazy.[6] The song peaked at #6 on the Canadian Country Billboard chart. In June 2015 Mack released his second major label single, The Way You Let Me Down (which peaked at number 11 on the Canadian Country Billboard chart) and began the first leg of Shania Twain's Rock This Country farewell tour serving as the only opening act. After completing the first leg, Mack was asked by Twain to return for a number of additional performances in Canada in the fall. In September 2015, Mack performed on the CCMA Awards show and was nominated for two awards (Music video director of the year and songwriter of the year).

In 2016 Mack released a new single titled Listen To Me, and once again directed the music video, which featured a mixture of current footage, clips from Mack's childhood, sections from his teenage years as well as footage from his tour with Shania Twain. His album Edge of the Storm was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 CCMA Awards, where he was also nominated for Interactive Artist of the Year.[7]

Acting career

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Filmography

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 Thaddeus/Corey
2014 The 100 Derek
2014 Girl House Alex
2015 Motive Theo
2016 iZombie Hunter
2016 Warcraft Gate Guard
2017 Power Rangers Colt Wallace (credited as "Bully")

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Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details
Edge of the Storm

Extended plays

Title Album details
Wes Mack
  • Release date: June 2, 2015
  • Label: Universal Music Canada

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
CAN Country
[12]
CAN
[13]
2013 "Duet" 9 89 Edge of the Storm
"Our Soundtrack" 20 --
2015 "Before You Drive Me Crazy" 6 98
"The Way You Let Me Down" 12 100
"I Lost Count" 29 --
2016 "Listen to Me" -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2013 "Duet" (with Carly McKillip) Wes Mack
"Our Soundtrack"
2015 "Before You Drive Me Crazy"
"The Way You Let Me Down" Andrew Hines
"I Lost Count"[14] Emma Higgins/Jack Chen
2016 "Listen to Me" Wes Mack

Awards and nominations

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
2015 Songwriter of the Year - "Before You Drive Me Crazy" Nominated
Video Director of the Year Nominated
2016 Album of the Year - Edge Of The Storm Nominated
Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated

References

  1. ^ Steve Eramo. Smallville's Wesley MacInnes - The Iceman Cometh. April 11, 2010 [Retrieved May 18, 2012]. Sci Fi TV and Talk.
  2. ^ "CMT Artist Bio". CMT. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ Artist: Wes Mack. [Retrieved December 30, 2013]. CMT Canada.
  4. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ Unsigned Only Music Competition Announces 2013 Winners. August 29, 2013 [Retrieved December 30, 2013]. PR Web.
  6. ^ "Universal Music Press Release". Universal Music. Retrieved 2016. 
  7. ^ "Universal Music Press Release". Universal Music. Retrieved 2016. 
  8. ^ Jasmyn Pozzo. Wesley MacInnes gets magical in the JK Rowling Story. Aug 18, 2011 [Retrieved May 17, 2012]. Vancouver Observer.
  9. ^ Heartland On CBC. Season 5's Sixth New Episode. October 30, 2011 [Retrieved May 18, 2012]. Heartland.
  10. ^ Heath McCoy. Wesley MacInnes on playing 'the guy behind Ron Weasley'. Aug 18, 2011 [Retrieved May 12, 2012]. National Post.
  11. ^ "IMDB Artist Page Wesley MacInnes". IMDB. Retrieved 2016. 
  12. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wes Mack Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013. 
  14. ^ "I Lost Count - Wes Mack". Vevo. Retrieved 2015. 

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