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Wayne is a classically trained actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada, he continues to work internationally in Theatre, Film, Television and Voice Over.

As a theatre artist, Wayne has originated roles in David S. Craig's "Tough Case", which toured Atlantic Canada and played some of the nation's most violent prisons; Ori Black's "Summer of Semitism" (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Breton LaLama's "The Last Show on Earth (tm)!" (Neptune Theatre); and most recently, Rose Napoli's "Mad Madge" (Nightwood Theatre). In 2017, Wayne was chosen as a “Breakthrough Theatre Artist” by NOW Magazine for his performance in Michael Ross Albert’s critically acclaimed "Miss"(Unit 102) at The Assembly Theatre.

Making his film debut in Jason Buxton’s award-winning feature, "Blackbird", Wayne has appeared on television in CBC’s “Murdoch Mysteries”, “Mr. D”, and “The Baroness Von Sketch Show”; Global’s “Remedy”; IFC’s “Slo Pitch”; OUTtv’s “Avocado Toast”; and FX’s “What We Do In The Shadows”. He may be most recognized for playing Lykos, The Prince of Athens, in the limited Syfy series “Olympus”, created by BAFTA Nominee Nick Willing.

Wayne's solo work has been presented by Fluid Fest, In The Soil Arts Festival, and Solo-icious, with works being incubated at residencies with Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre. As a writer, his personal blog,"The Life of an Actor", was awarded “One of the Top 20 Acting Blogs on the Internet” by Feedspot.com. His first short film, LIAR, premiered at the 2020 FilmPride Festival in Brighton, UK, won Best Actor at the 2021 ACTRA Maritimes Award and is licensed by CBC for their long-running short film series, “Canadian Reflections”. 

Up next: He can be seen in the feature films "The Players" written and directed by Sarah Galea-Davis, "Sharp Corner" written and directed by Jason Buxton, and "Longing" written and directed by Savi Gabizon, where Wayne plays opposite Golden Globe © Winner Richard Gere.

 

He is developing new solo work with Ashley Comeau (The Lusty Mannequins, Second City) and Petra O'Toole, and a new short film "EEL" with Canadian Screen Award Nominee Tim Mombourquette ("Vollies"). His latest short film, "fastLOVE", is set to premiere on the film festival circuit late 2024.

A dual citizen, Wayne splits his time between Toronto and New York City. He was born and raised on the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia. 

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