Have you ever wondered what happened to your favourite cast members fromWind At My Back?
Here’s a look at what the cast have all achieved since their days in New Bedford.
Shirley Douglas is a cherished Canadian icon both on and off screen. Her role as May Bailey, the domineering mother-in-law of Honey, mother of Grace and Bob, and grandmother to Hub, Fat and Doris. Acting as May in Wind At My Back was Douglas’ prime time series debut. Douglas has appeared in many films such as Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita as well as other films like Dead Ringers, Shadow Dancing, and Mesmer. She has had many roles in plays too, as she played Big Mama in a Stratford production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Hagar in the National Arts Centre production of The Stone Angel.
Cynthia Belliveau began the series as Honey Bailey, the kind and resilient wife of Jack Bailey who returns to his home town to start fresh after they lose their family hardware store. Belliveau was in episodes of TV shows like Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Goosebumps. She played Sally Rand in the TV movie Million Dollar Babies. Her role in ENG as a reporter won her a Gemini nomination in 1995. Belliveau left Wind at my Back in 1999 for the TV series Caitlin’s Way, where she had the role of Dori Lowe, which was her last TV credit.
Dylan Provencher has the role of the practical thinker Hubert ‘Hub’ Bailey, the oldest Bailey child. Provencher moved to Toronto from Quebec to pursue acting as a child. He was in the TV series Goosebumps and Are You Afraid Of The Dark before he began acting in Wind At My Back. As well he was in a few TV movies such as, The Sweetest Gift, Earthquake in New York, and Mail to the Chief. His last role was in the TV movie Ta Voix Dans la Nuit in 2002 and he is currently working in real estate.
Tyrone Savage plays honest and kind hearted ‘Fat’ Bailey, the second oldest Bailey child, the most understanding of his grandmother May. The character ‘Fat’ Bailey was Savage’s first acting role. Both of his parents, Janet-Laine Green and Booth Savage, are also involved in the Canadian film and TV industry. Savage has also been in the TV shows Goosebumps, Are you Afraid of the Dark, Stoked, and Instant Star. While he most recently did the voice for the character Lightning on the animated TV show Total Drama Island from 2011 to 2012.
James Carroll has the role of Max Sutton, the good natured school teacher and eventually the second husband to Honey. Carroll has been in a few Sullivan Entertainment programs, including Under The Piano and Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. As well he has been in many plays, such as Guys and Dolls, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gun Metal Blues, and Company. Carroll has also been in numerous great TV shows like Street Legal, The Gathering, and Top Cops. He most recently did the voice for the Red Dead Redemption video game in 2010.
Kathryn Greenwood plays Grace Bailey, the naive but sweet sister-in-law of Honey, the daughter of May, and the sister of Bob. She has had many roles over the years in TV and film. Greenwood has been in the TV shows Street Legal, Goosebumps, History Bites, and The Drew Carey Show. She has been in many comedic roles in Royal Canadian Air Farce, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and Who’s Line Is It Anyway. She has been in movies like, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, and The Man. She has also done voice work for the animated movie Anne: Journey to Green Gables and the TV show The Dating Guy.
Dan Lett has the role of Bob Bailey, the hard working brother-in-law of Honey, the son of May, and the brother of Grace. Lett, a music and theatre graduate from La Salle University and Villanova University, has had a few roles in Sullivan Entertainment films, such as Butterbox Babies, Under The Piano, and Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. He won three Gemini Awards for his work in the program Made In Canada. He has had extensive TV work in programs like Murdoch Mysteries, Flashpoint, Dan For Mayor, and Lost Girl.
Kathryn Long plays Doris, Bob Bailey’s snobbish and opinionated teenage daughter. She is a very talented dancer and singer, since she won the Showstopper American Dance Championships and was a finalist in YTV’s Vocal Spotlight Talent Search. She can be seen in other TV shows, including Road To Avonlea, Goosebumps, Ready Or Not, and Are You Afraid Of The Dark. Because she is such a talented dancer, she was in the TV movie Degas and The Dancer.
Robin Craig is Toppy Bailey, the snobbish then humbled wife of Bob Bailey, mother of Doris Bailey, sister-in-law to Honey and Grace, and the daughter-in-law to May. Craig has been in many Shaw stage productions, since she has been in over twelve productions. She was also in the Academy Award nominated short Life Times Nine. As well she has been in TV shows like Street Legal, The Campbells, and Degrassi: The Next Generation. She won a Gemini for her role as Toppy Bailey in Wind at my Back. She most recently had a role in the film The Power of Three in 2011.
Dan Redican plays Judd Wainwright, the sweet travelling salesman that falls in love with Grace. Redican started performing in the 1980’s with the comedy troupe The Frantics, who later had a TV show called The Frantics. He has had roles on many shows like Street Legal, Kids In The Hall, Corner Gas, Puppets Who Kill and Being Erica. He also provided the voice for the narrator on the animated TV show Freaky Stories as well as doing voice work for the animated TV show Groundling Marsh. He was featured on Just for Laughs as part of The Frantics too.
Dalene Irvine has the role of Maisey McGinty, who is Leo McGinty’s grand daughter, the new tomboy in New Bedford who becomes friends with Hub and Fat. She was previously in the TV show Goosebumps before Wind At My Back. She was in the Sullivan Entertainment productions Anne of Green Gables: A Continuing Story and was the voice of Felicity King in Anne: Journey to Green Gables. She was also in the popular children’s movie Cadet Kelly, which starred Hilary Duff.
Ron Lea has the part of Del Sutton, the drifter older brother of Max Sutton, who comes to New Bedford for Honey and Max’s wedding and begins an on and off again relationship with Grace. Lea has been in numerous TV shows with roles in Canadian productions like ENG, Street Legal, Due South, Goosebumps, This Is Wonderland, Jeff Ltd., and Flashpoint. He has been in American programs including Susan Thomas F.B. Eye, Supernatural and Smallville. His movie roles have been in Iron Eagle IV, The Recruit, Saw IV, and Bon Cop Bad Cop.
Laura Bruneau plays Honey Bailey-Sutton after Cynthia Belliveau who originally played Honey left Wind At My Back to pursue other interests. Before Bruneau took the role of Honey, she was in TV shows like The Beachcombers, Bare Essence, Knight Rider, Katts and Dog, Street Legal, Material World, and The Outer Limits. She was also in TV movies like Packin’ It In and Sealed with a Kiss. She can be seen in the movie Little Ghost as well. Bruneau enjoys acting in plays too, since she has been in stage productions of Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Hot and Cold.
Neil Crone has the role of Ollie Jefferson, the town mechanic with a big crush on Grace. Crone has been in many TV shows over the years, including The Red Green Show, Eerie Indiana, Goosebumps, Monk, Susan Thomas F.B.Eye, and Doc. He had a role on the CBC program Little Mosque as the character Fred Tupper. He has done voice work for animated shows like Odd Job Jack, Bob and Doug, and The Dating Guy. He has also been in a few movies, such as Pushing Tin, Bait, The Recruit, New York Minute, and Hairspray. His most recent work was in 2012 on the TV show Saving Hope.
Robert Bockstael has the part of Jim Flett, who comes to New Bedford to start fresh after his wife passed away, but begins to have feelings for Grace. He started his career with a lot of voice work for animated TV shows, such as Dennis The Menace, Babar, Rupert, X-Men and Sailor Moon. His other TV roles include spots on the TV shows Street Legal, North Of 60, Nikita, The Famous Jett Jackson, Doc, and Flashpoint. He can also be seen in the Sullivan Entertainment program Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Bockstael has been in the movie Strike as well. His most recent work was in 2011 on the movie Edwin Boyd.
Richard Blackburn plays Archie Attenborough, the town drug store owner. Blackburn has had many roles throughout his career in TV shows and movies. His TV show credits include Street Legal, Susan Thomas: F.B.Eye, Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, Doc, Little Mosque, Heartland, Flashpoint, The Border and Lost Girl. He has been in other Sullivan Entertainment programs like Road To Avonlea, Under The Piano, and Sleeping Dogs Lie. He has also had parts in the movies Murder at 1600, Loser and Blue State. His most recent work was in 2012 in TV show Alphas.