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Wayne is a Toronto-based actor and creator. He graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada, is a two-time Theatre Nova Scotia award-winner and was chosen as a "Breakthrough Theatre Artist" by NOW Magazine.
As an actor, he may be most known for playing Lykos, the Prince of Athens, in the Syfy Original Series, Olympus. He is currently on OUTtv’s Avocado Toast and IFC’s Slo Pitch. Wayne’s latest short film, LIAR, made its World Premiere at the 2020 FilmPride Festival in Brighton, UK, went on to win "Best Actor" at the 2021 ACTRA Maritimes Award, and has since been licensed by CBC for their long-running short film series, Canadian Reflections.
He has developed work with The National Film Board of Canada, the Inside Out Film Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, The City of Toronto, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre and Fall For Dance North, with projects going to play festivals and art spaces worldwide. As a writer, his blog, An Actor’s Life, was awarded one of the "Top 20 Acting Blogs on the Internet" by Feedspot.com
Wayne was the co-founder, producer and host of Toronto’s longest-running interdisciplinary conversation series, Dark Nights, from 2015-18. He facilitated live conversations with over 40 artists across 13 mediums through residencies at The Gladstone Hotel, The Theatre Centre and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
A dual-citizen (Canada & USA), Wayne was born on the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people in Wagobatik/Truro, Nova Scotia.