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Canadian film director Gail Harvey hails Wes Williams as one of the country’s most exceptional actors. Wes’s impressive career includes being honored with an induction into the Scarborough Walk of Fame and receiving The 2003 Reel World Film Festival Trailblazer Award.
In the world of television, Wes shines brightly. He graces the screen alongside renowned talents such as Linda Hamilton (famous for her role in ‘The Terminator’) and Sharon Lawrence (known for her work in ‘NYPD Blue’) in the HBO Canada drama series ‘The Line,’ created by George F. Walker and Dani Romain. His portrayal of Tony Bogard in ‘Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story’ garnered acclaim, sharing the stage with Academy-Award winner Jamie Foxx, who portrayed the former gang leader and Nobel Prize nominee.
Wes’s versatility extends to both film and television, with notable appearances in projects like ‘Poor Boy’s Game,’ ‘Instant Star,’ ‘Four Brothers,’ ‘Soul Food,’ and ‘Paid In Full.’
Beyond his acting prowess, Wes has also achieved musical success. He boasts two Juno Awards, and his albums have achieved gold and platinum status. Notably, his signature track, ‘Let Your Backbone Slide,’ stands as the sole Canadian Hip Hop single to achieve gold status.
Wes Williams is not just a talented artist but a committed community advocate. He has left a significant mark on his country through his involvement in various charitable organizations, including War Child, Save The Children, Covenant House, Special Olympics, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), and The African AIDS Society.
In addition to his impressive body of work, Wes is set to expand his creative horizon with the release of his first book, titled ‘Stick To Your Vision,’ scheduled for 2010.
For those looking to connect with Wes and follow his journey, you can find him online under the handle @maestrofreshwes.