Kevin McGarry Wiki Bio
Kevin McGarry was born on 19 March 1985, in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. He’s an actor, perhaps known best for his leading roles in Hallmark movies such as “The Wedding Veil Expectations” (2022), and “Random Acts of Christmas” (2019), along with his recurring roles in the TV series “When Calls the Heart” and “Heartland”.
Early life and education
Kevin was born into a family of Irish and Scottish descent, and grew up in his hometown of Kincardine, where he received his primary education. Kevin’s interest in acting started during his freshman year in high school, after he mistakenly entered a 12th grade theatre class. This ‘happy accident’ led him to join the school’s drama club, and he started appearing in local productions of plays.
After matriculating high school, Kevin enrolled at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, from which he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also studied acting at the Pro Actors Lab in Toronto, and at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
Kevin made his film debut in 2006, with a role in the short drama “Rock and a Hard Place”. In the following year, he appeared in an episode of the Canadian sitcom “Lovebites”, centered on the daily lives of a young couple, played by David Julian Hirsh and Meghan Heffern. Kevin’s first major film role came in 2010, when he appeared in the horror blockbuster “Saw: The Final Chapter”, the seventh installment in the highly-successful “Saw” movie franchise.
After taking a five-year-long break from acting between 2010 and 2015, Kevin made his comeback with a recurring role in the medical drama series “Open Heart”. Created by Ramona Barckert, the show aired on YTV from 2015 through 2016, and followed the story of Dylan Blake (played by Karis Cameron), a rebellious teenager who is investigating the mysterious disappearance of her father who worked at a prestigious hospital. In the series, Kevin played the role of Dr. Timothy Hudson, a resident cardiologist known for his cold and aloof demeanor; his performance was well-received by the audience, and helped him further his acting career.
Taken on set today (May 9): Ohhh! I see that Mitch is on today. An extraordinary number of cast for Day 1! 🎥😎🎥 pic.twitter.com/kenrh0WCEx
— Heartland (@HeartlandOnCBC) May 10, 2016
Next in 2016 until 2021, he landed a recurring role on the Canadian soap-opera “Heartland”, which aired on CBC, playing the character Mitch Cutty, a charming and compassionate veterinarian who becomes a love interest for one of the show’s main characters, Amy Fleming (played by Amber Marshall). Kevin’s performance on the show was praised by critics and audiences alike, and he quickly became a fan favorite. Concurrently, Kevin continued to make minor appearances in Canadian TV shows such as “The Bold Type” (2018), “When Hope Calls” (2019), and “Schitt’s Creek” (2020).
However, it was Kevin’s work on the Hallmark Channel that truly catapulted him to fame. He has appeared in numerous Hallmark productions over the years, starting with a supporting role in the romantic drama film “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love” (2015). Two years later, he played the male lead opposite Jana Kramer, in the romantic comedy “Love at First Bark”, which he followed up with starring roles in Hallmark movies, such as “A Song for Christmas” (2017), and “Winter Love Story” (2019).
In 2019, Kevin landed the lead role of Mountie Nathan Grant in the Hallmark Channel period drama series “When Calls the Heart”, set in a small Canadian town in the early 20th century, following the lives of its residents as they navigate love, loss, and the challenges of daily life. Kevin’s character becomes a love interest for the show’s main character, Elizabeth Thatcher (played by Erin Krakow).
In 2022, he starred as Peter Hastings, in the romantic drama “The Wedding Veil”, following a group of friends who embark on a journey to reunite a mysterious wedding veil with its original owner. He reprised his role in the film’s two sequels, “The Wedding Veil Legacy” (2022) and “The Wedding Veil Expectations” (2023).
Aside from his work on TV and in film, Kevin is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared in a number of theater productions, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “She Loves Me”.
Hobbies and interesting facts
In addition to his acting career, Kevin is a philanthropist, and an advocate for various charitable causes. He’s worked with organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, raising money and awareness for their work.
Before his acting career took off, Kevin briefly worked as a model. In 2014, he revealed that he’d posed for the covers of multiple erotic novels, poking fun at his modeling past.
Fans who follow him on social media know that Kevin is a talented musician, as he often uploads videos of himself playing the guitar and singing, at home and on set. He hasn’t released any music, although he’s been featured on the soundtrack of several movies he’s starred in, such as “A Song for Christmas” and “Christmas Scavenger Hunt”.
Kevin loves to watch baseball in his spare time, especially when his favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays is playing – the actor can often be seen sporting the team’s cap wherever he goes.
Relationship with Kayla Wallace
Kevin and his now-fiancée Kayla Wallace, met on the set of the sixth season of “When Calls the Hearth”. Although their respective characters aren’t romantically involved, the co-stars soon started a real-life relationship behind the scenes.
Kevin confirmed the rumors that they were dating in an Instagram post from November 2020. In March 2022, they played romantic partners on-screen for the first time in the Hallmark Channel movie “Feeling Butterflies”, and later in the same year, co-starred in the TV film “My Grown-Up Christmas List”.
Not too long after that, in December Kevin proposed to Kayla, and rumors are circulating on the Internet that the two are planning to exchange vows sometime in 2023.
As of March 2023, Kevin’s net worth has been estimated at close to $5 million.
Who is his fiancée, Kayla Wallace?
Kayla Wallace is a Canadian actress, singer and dancer who was born on 31 October 1993, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She’s perhaps known best for her roles in TV series, such as “When Calls the Heart” and “The Magicians”.
Kayla studied acting at the prestigious Canadian College of Performing Arts in nearby Victoria, from 2011 through 2012, then returned to Vancouver to pursue more acting opportunities.
Kayla began her acting career in the mid-2010s by making her debut in the 2015 Disney Channel movie “Descendants”. In the following years, she appeared in supporting roles in films such as “Death of a Vegas Showgirl” (2016) and “A Song for Christmas” (2017).
Later in 2017, Kayla landed her first major television role in the Canadian drama series “The Good Doctor,” which aired on CTV, playing the character of Grace, a young patient who becomes close with one of the show’s main characters, Dr. Shaun Murphy.
Kayla then starred in a number of made-for-TV movies, such as “Once Upon a Prince” (2018), “Undercover Cheerleader” (2019), and “Snowed in for Christmas” (2021). Also in 2019, Kalya landed a recurring role on the hit Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart”, in which she plays the character Fiona Miller. Kayla’s performance in the show has been praised by critics, and she’s become a fan favorite among viewers.
Aside from her work in television and film, Kayla has also established herself as a proficient stage performer. She has appeared in several stage productions, including “The Sound of Music” and “Grease”.
Kayla’s net worth has been estimated at more than $1.5 million, as of March 2023.