Mackenzie Gray was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After studying and working in London, England, he completed his training at the University of Toronto. He performed in independent films in England, but his his first North American feature film was The Wars (1983) in 1983. A professional actor for over 30 years, he has appeared in over 130 films and television shows and was a series lead on a major US network. He has worked on stage in Britain, Canada and the United States in hundreds of plays, musicals and cabarets, and has provided many voices for animated series and documentaries. In addition to performing, Gray is a prolific director, writer and producer in film and theatre. He wrote vignettes and "shorts" for several episodes of "Sesame Street" (1969) and was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the popular Toronto rock band The Fridge Stickers. Gray has won and been nominated for many awards as a performer and in his other disciplines. He taught Film History at The Art Institute Of Vancouver for 5 years and teaches Acting for Film at The University of British Columbia. He was also a sitting member of the board of Directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for 4 years. He most recently starred as the new "Lex Luthor" in the premiere of the final season of Smallville and just completed a lead role in Ginger And Fred. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom/Europe and Canada and divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario Canada.