Ian Tracey

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Ian Tracey
Born (1964-06-26) June 26, 1964 (age 57)
Years active1976–present

Ian Tracey (born June 26, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Over the years, Tracey has participated in more than 70 films and television series. Tracey has starred in series such as 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 .


Life and career

Tracey was born on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He grew up in British Columbia's Port Coquitlam. Tracey started working at the age of 11, playing in the 1976 film The Keeper , starring Christopher Lee. [1] [ better source needed ] He is also the father of actor Keenan Tracey (b. 1991).[ citation needed ]

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 .[ citation needed ]

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 [2] and Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Picture [3] in 1999.

Other television films 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 .[ citation needed ]

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. [ citation needed ]

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.[ citation needed ]

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 . Most recently, he appeared in 4 seasons of Bates Motel as Remo Wallace.[ citation needed ]



1976 The Keeper Kid
1978 In Praise of Older Women Andras Vajda Jr.
1983 Eureka Joey
1984Change of HeartKenny
1986 Fire with Fire 'Panther'
1987 Stakeout Caylor Reese
1989 American Boyfriends Gerald
1990The Last IslandJack
1991 Crooked Hearts 'Limber' Watkins
1993 Morning Glory Orlan Nattes
1995The War Between Us'Jig' Parnum
1995 Man with a Gun Roy Burchill
1995For a Few Lousy DollarsZack
1996Trust in MeEddie Kelly
1996 Carpool Neil
1997 Free Willy 3: The Rescue Kron
1998 Rupert's Land Dale McKay
2000Dangerous AttractionDetective Ryan Bell
2002 Liberty Stands Still SWAT Commander Mac Munro
2002 Insomnia Warfield (voice)
2003 Owning Mahowny Detective Ben Lock
2003 Open Range Tom
2003 Emile Tom
2004 Ice Men Trevor
2005 Desolation Sound Michael Elliott
2006 Civic Duty Lieutenant Randall Lloyd
2011 Donovan's Echo Ray
2013 Man of Steel Ludlow
2013Hell in a HandbagTerrance
2014 Aloft Hans
2015 Eadweard Stanford
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame George Hancock
2016 Hello Destroyer Aaron Weller
2019 A Score to Settle 'Tank'
2020 Endless RichardPost-production


1976DreamspeakerPeterTV film
1980 Huckleberry Finn and His Friends Huckleberry FinnMain role
1981The MinikinsAlbiTV series
1982 Hangin' In RandyEpisode: "Days of Wine and Rabbis"
1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter DougEpisode: "Beans' Wicked and Awesome Adventures at College"
1987–1989 21 Jump Street Cosmo / Lieutenant Taubman / MattyEpisodes: "After School Special", "Raising Marijuana", "Swallowed Alive"
1988 Knightwatch John O'NeillEpisodes: "Knights of the City", "Friday Knight"
1988 Danger Bay Jerry LangstromEpisode: "Fire Jumper"
1988 Street Legal ArnoldEpisode: "Cat and Mouse"
1989C.B.C.'s Magic HourPat HeblerEpisode: "Rookies"
1990 Neon Rider CameronEpisode: "Confessions"
1991Conspiracy of SilenceDwayne JohnstonTV miniseries
1991–1995 The Commish John HibbsRecurring role (seasons 1–4)
1992 The Comrades of Summer AndyTV film
1992Home MovieBobTV film
1992–1993 Tropical Heat 'Spider' GarvinMain role (seasons 2–3); also known as Sweating Bullets
1993Miracle on Interstate 880Mark HelmTV film
1994Incident at Deception RidgeDel HayesTV film
1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series BillyEpisode: "Judgement Day"
1995 The X-Files Leonard 'Rappo' TrimbleEpisode: "The Walk"
1996Bloodhounds IIMatthew StandingTV film
1996 The Adventures of Sinbad MustaphaEpisodes: "Return of Sinbad: Parts 1 & 2"
1996 Highlander: The Series Johnny KellyEpisode: "Glory Days"
1996-2000 The Outer Limits Mr. Tarkman / Declan McMahonEpisodes: "Trial by Fire", "Judgment Day"
1997 Murder in My Mind LeonardTV film
1997Survival on the MountainEricTV film
1997 Dead Man's Gun Joe 'Wild Joe' TateEpisode: "The Impostor"
1997Medusa's ChildPeter CookeTV film
1997-1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy Mike McCreadyEpisodes: "The Devil's Lighthouse", "She's Got the Devil in Her Heart"
1997–1998 Viper Mickey FinchEpisodes: "Triple Cross", "What Makes Sammy Chun?"
1998Dirty Little SecretRayTV film
1998 Welcome to Paradox ColeEpisode: "The Winner"
1998–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Detective Mick LearyMain role
1999 Milgaard David Milgaard TV film
1999 The Sentinel Jack BartleyEpisode: "The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg"
2000The Man Who Used to Be MeGrant LoganTV film
2000 First Wave GarvinEpisode: "Still at Large"
2001 Dark Angel B.C.Episode: "Haven"
2001 Trapped Captain Al BeckerTV film
2002 Stargate SG-1 SmithEpisode: "Prometheus"
2002 Taken Bill WalkerTV miniseries
2003 The Dead Zone Marc DionneEpisode: "The Mountain"
2004 Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss Sergeant WillefordTV film
2004 The Life MattTV film
2005–2007 Intelligence Jimmy ReardonMain role
2005–2006 Da Vinci's City Hall Detective Mick LearyMain role
2006 The Collector Timothy AlbertEpisode: "The Customer Service Rep"
2006 Prairie Giant Charlie LawsonTV miniseries
2006 Smallville Lincoln ColeEpisode: "Mercy"
2006 The 4400 Daniel ArmandEpisodes: "The New World", "Gone: Part 2", "Graduation Day"
2009-2015 Heartland WadeRecurring role
2010 Republic of Doyle Bill GorskyEpisode: "The Return of the Grievous Angel"
2010 Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story Harry SindenTV miniseries
2010 Rookie Blue Ray Donald SwannEpisode: "Big Nickel"
2010 Flashpoint Nick WatsonEpisode: "The Other Lane"
2010The CultThomasTV film
2010–2011 Sanctuary Adam WorthRecurring role (seasons 4–5)
2011 Shattered Ethan QuinnEpisodes: "Finding the Boy"
2011 Hell on Wheels BolanRecurring role (season 1)
2012 The Listener PintoEpisode: "The Bank Job"
2012 True Justice Dr. ZeeEpisodes: "Blood Alley", "All In"
2012Ring of FireHector JanenTV miniseries
2012-2017 Supernatural Lee Chambers / IshimEpisodes: "Adventures in Babysitting", "Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets"
2012–2015 Continuum JasonRecurring role
2013 Rogue Lucas 'Mitch' MitchellMain role (season 1)
2013 Cedar Cove BobbyEpisode: Pilot
2013–2017 Bates Motel Remo WallaceRecurring role (seasons 1–2), guest role (season 5)
2014 Strange Empire Roy ArnoldEpisode: "The Whiskey Trader"
2015 The 100 Vincent VieEpisodes: "Resurrection", "Bodyguard of Lies", "Blood Must Have Blood: Part 1"
2015 Backstrom Julien GaynorEpisode: "I Like to Watch"
2015 Wayward Pines Franklin DobbsEpisodes: "Betrayal", "The Friendliest Place on Earth", "A Reckoning"
2015 Killjoys Lucas KotlerEpisode: "One Blood"
2015–2016 The Romeo Section 'Fergie'Main role
2016 Motive Ian MitchellEpisode: "In Plain Sight"
2016–2017 Incorporated TerrenceMain role
2016–2018 Travelers Ray GreenRecurring role
2019–2020 The Order Jurgen Sawyer / Diego NunezEpisodes: "Undeclared, Part 2", "Finals, Part 2", "Free Radicals, part 1"
2019–2020 Project Blue Book The FixerRecurring role
2019 The Murders Grant David AlcottEpisode: "In My Feelings"
2019–Present Virgin River JimmyRecurring role

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  2. Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television official website Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine , Academy.ca, last accessed October 22, 2007
  3. Leo Awards official website Archived 2007-08-25 at the Wayback Machine , Leoawards.com, last accessed October 22, 2007