Wes Williams

Wes Williams is one of the finest actors in the country, says award-winning, Canadian film director Gail Harvey. An inductee into the Scarborough Walk of Fame, Wes is also the recipient of The 2003 Reel World Film Festival Trailblazer Award. He appears alongside an all-star cast, including Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), in the George F. Walker/ Dani Romain HBO Canada drama series 'The Line'. Wes was praised for his portrayal of Tony Bogard in 'Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story' which also starred Academy-Award winner Jamie Foxx as the former gang leader/ Nobel Prize nominee. He has appeared in several other film and television projects including 'Poor Boy's Game', 'Instant Star', 'Four Brothers', 'Soul Food' and 'Paid In Full'. He has received two Juno Awards and his albums have reached gold and platinum status. His signature song 'Let Your Backbone Slide' remains the only Canadian Hip Hop single to ever go gold. Wes has always been community oriented and has made a serious impact on his country in many different capacities. He continues to support several charitable organizations such as War Child, Save The Children, Covenant House, Special Olympics, Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) and The African AIDS Society. He will release his first book, 'Stick To Your Vision', in 2010.