IAN TRACEY plays the CONTROLLER in Iron Road, an untrustworthy man in a trustworthy position.
Tracey is a true Canadian star, probably best known as Detective “Mick” Leary in the gritty, crime drama Da Vinci’s Inquest which ran for eight years on CBC. The series made its US debut in 2005, was launched in Australia in 2006, and in the United Kingdom in 2007, and earned Tracey several Gemini and Leo nominations for Best Actor
He won a Gemini Award in 1999 for his portrayal of David Milgaard in the acclaimed and controversial CTV movie Milgaard, based on the true story of a man who was sentenced to a life in prison for a crime he did not commit. That same year, he won a Leo Best Actor Award for his role in Rupert’s Land.
Tracey's series Intelligence, a contemporary espionage saga, played 2 seasons on CBC and internationally.
Tracey has appeared in numerous movies of the week including Rookies (nominated for Gemini Award for Best Actor in A Supporting Role in 1991), Dirty Little Secret, Mountain of Fear, Murder in My Mind, The War Between Us, Jacks, Miracle on 1-880, and Conspiracy of Silence. As a child, he played the lead role in Claude Jutra’s Dreamspeakerand was nominated for an ACTRA Lead Role award.
He was a series regular on Sweating Bullets, starred in Huckleberry Finn & His Friends, and was a recurring character on The Commish. He guest-starred on The Outer Limits, The X-Files, Welcome To Paradox, Highlander,and Knightwatch.
Among his feature film credits are Emile opposite Ian McKellen; Owning Mahowny, with Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Desolation Sound; and Open Range with Kevin Costner and Robert Duval.
Tracey was born in British Columbia and began acting at the age of 11. During the Iron Road shoot, he proudly brought his teenage son to set to see him plotting Little Tiger’s death on the cliff face. That’s a long acting career!