Mackenzie Gray

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Mackenzie Gray
Born
Alexander Mackenzie Gray

(1957-11-22) 22 November 1957 (age 62)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active1983-present

Alexander Mackenzie Gray [1] (born 22 November 1957) is a Canadian film, television, and stage actor. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada. He divides his time between Toronto and Vancouver.

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Life and career

Gray was born in Toronto. After studying and working in London, UK, he completed his training at the University of Toronto. He performed in independent films in the UK, but his first North American feature film was The Wars in 1983. A professional actor for over 30 years, he has worked on stage numerous times in Britain, Canada and the United States. He has also appeared in over 130 films and television shows and was a series lead on a major US network. Gray has also done voiceover work for animated series, documentaries and video games. In addition to performing, Gray is a director, writer and producer in film and theatre. He wrote vignettes and "shorts" for several episodes of Sesame Street from 1984 to 1986.

Gray also has a musical background. He was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Toronto rock band The Fridge Stickers. Mackenzie has composed and recorded many songs, incidental music and scores for films, TV shows and web features. In 2008, he co-produced the award-winning feature film Poe: Last Days of The Raven. He taught Film History at The Art Institute of Vancouver for 5 years and teaches Acting for Film at The University of British Columbia. He was a sitting member of the board of directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for 4 years, as well as a voting member. He also served on the Western Gemini 2006 Committee for that year's Gemini Awards. [2]

Gray has appeared multiple times in Superman media, including twice in the television series Smallville , notably as an older clone of Lex Luthor; and as Kryptonian scientist Jax-Ur in Man of Steel . He played Fangtom in the 2011 animated series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu , and also took the lead role of Dr. Hitz in the 2016 short film 2BR02B: To Be or Naught to Be based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut. He also provided the voice for the main villain, Gramorr, in the first two seasons of LoliRock . Gray also appeared in the 2011 horror film Grave Encounters . [3] In 2016, Gray portrayed Lux Dujour in Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency . In 2017, Gray voiced Dandy Grandeur in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season seven episode "Fluttershy Leans In". He currently portrays Walter/The Eye on the FX television series Legion .

Filmography

Film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994 Replikator Candor
1995Johnny ShortwavePerformer (voice)
19972103: The Deadly WakeNigel Chan
1997Falling FireJoe Schneider
1997Strip SearchLawrence Durrell
1997 My Teacher Ate My Homework The Reaper
1997The CellarMr. FriendlyShort film
1998ShepherdLyndon
1999Shepherd IILyndon / Alter Lyndon
2000Legs ApartDoctorShort film
2000The Artist's CircleShort film
2002 Groove Squad Dr. Nathaniel Nightingale (voice)Direct-to-video
2003 Ben Hur Rabbi (voice)Direct-to-video
2003 The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting LieutenantDirect-to-video
2003TherapyDr. Alex ManningShort film
2004Adolescent NationWindsor (leader of the tired)Short film
2004Lucky StarsDr. Brown
2004Part of the GameDale
2005 Ark Rabble Rouser (voice)
2005Say YesThe BartenderShort film
2005Laundry DayHaunting ManShort film
2005The VeilThe HusbandShort film
2005The Road That Binds UsDonaldShort film
2006Till Death Do You PartWalter DevlinShort film
2006Memories: A Writer's ConfessionJohn CarterShort film
2006 Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage Marshall / Boris / Stilt Walker / Floor Worker (voice)Direct-to-video
2007 Shooter Dave Simmons
2008Under Pressure: A Story of Microscopic StakesDr. AllenShort film
2008Poe: Last Days of the RavenJohn Allan / Old Man
2008Mothers&DaughtersBook Launch Host
2008 Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead BartenderDirect-to-video
2008A Zombie MusicalShort film
2009 Barbie: Thumbelina Rick (voice)Direct-to-video
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus First Monk
2010TunnelMan on the LawnShort film
2010Hard Ride to HellCrowleyDirect-to-video
2010 Messages Deleted Director
2010SenselessEdgarShort film
2011 Grave Encounters Houston Gray
2011While I BreatheBossShort film
2011Mulligan's RunMulligan (voice)Short film
2011Citizen 101Preacher
2012Fred & GingerFredShort film
2012The VesselTorinShort film
2012Now and ForeverMale TV VoiceShort film
2013Under the Bridge of FearJervis Pender - Pool SharkShort film
2013 Man of Steel Jax-Ur
2013Citizen 101: The Religion of ConsumerismPreacherShort film
2013 Metallica: Through the Never Tall Man
2014 Barbie and the Secret Door Father (voice)Direct-to-video
2014Unlikely AllyGerman SS Leader - Special Guest AppearanceShort film
2014EarthlickersSheriffShort film
2014 Mina.Minerva Cemetery PatronShort film
2015I Wanna Date UTedShort film
2015The Wolf Who Came to DinnerThe VampireShort film
2015The Twisted SlipperLe DukeShort film
2015The Starlight HeistAllan SwanShort film
2015DisappearedWesShort film
2016Grocery Store Action MovieLimeyShort film
2016 Warcraft Lordaerian Delegate
20162BR02B: To Be or Naught to BeDr. HitzShort film
2017The CatchPeterShort film
2017 Entanglement Street Photographer
2017Runaway Christmas BrideTravis Paulson
2017The BasementDadShort film
2017Heart of ClayNicholas Miles Adew
2018ViolentiaSenator Edward Frost
2018EdenThe Mad ManShort film
2018The Prodigal DadSidney
2018Saint Playtrix DayLiam O MurchuShort film
2019 Rabid Gunter
2020DitchedCaine
2021BeliefBelial (voice)Short film

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References

  1. "Mackenzie Gray Biography (1957-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  2. "Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Annual Report" Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine 2006-2007
  3. Harvey, Dennis; Harvey, Dennis (24 May 2011). "Grave Encounters". Variety.com. Retrieved 5 July 2020.