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Who Is Wes Brown? The Hallmark Star's Southern Roots + Side Singing Career

The Hallmark star grew up in Louisiana.

The Hallmark Channel is full of familiar faces that we love seeing season after season. While we love our leading ladies like Lacey Chabert and Ashley Williams, we also love the hunky heartthrobs who steal their hearts in the feel-good films. One of those regulars who Hallmark fans should immediately recognize is actor Wes Brown.

Brown has been a staple on the Hallmark roster for years, appearing in a handful of Christmas movies and rom-coms on the network since his debut in 2011. Whether it's a heartfelt drama or holiday comedy like this year's "Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up," Brown's charm is infectious. He's also notably one of the many Hallmark stars who can sing, even performing at friend Nikki DeLoach's recent charity event. So, who is Wes Brown? From how he got his start in Hollywood to details on his many Hallmark projects and a look into his personal life, here's everything to know about the actor.

Who is Wes Brown?

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Though born in Fort Worth, Texas, Wesley Brown was actually raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He even attended LSU right there in town. Before he graduated college, Brown got his first taste of Hollywood when he booked a role in the feature film "Glory Road," a sports drama that was filming in his home state. Soon after, he knew he wanted to be an actor and packed his bags for Los Angeles. 

Another role in a sports film came when Brown played Ian McShane's son in "We Are Marshall." Non-Hallmark fans might also recognize Brown from his recurring role on the HBO vampire series "True Blood," playing former football player and vampire hater, Luke. Brown has had a steady career over the years appearing in numerous TV shows, including "Criminal Minds," "Beach Girls," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Hart of Dixie," "CSI: Miami," "Desperate Housewives," "Private Practice," "Once Upon a Time" (he played Gaston!), and even the reboot of "Twin Peaks." He even appeared opposite Harrison Ford in the film "The Call of the Wild."

Wes Brown's Hallmark Movies 

Wes Brown and Lacey Chabert

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But we really love Wes Brown for his many Hallmark original movies. You might remember him starring opposite Kellie Pickler in "Christmas at Graceland" and "Wedding at Graceland." He also played Clark Davis in the prequels to "Love Comes Softly — Love Begins," "Love's Everlasting Courage," and "Love's Christmas Journey." A few more favorites are "Under the Autumn Moon," "Check Inn To Christmas" and "Christmas Cookies."

This year, Brown follows up 2022's popular "Haul Out the Holly" with a sequel, co-starring Lacey Chabert and Melissa Peterman. The original film followed a community passionate about decorating for the holidays, with Brown starring as the head of the H.O.A. The sequel, which premieres Nov. 25, reunites us with the residents of Evergreen Lane with some new neighbors showing up to shake things up.

Is Wes Brown Married?

Wes Brown and Amanda Moy at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

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Brown's wife Amanda works in animation at Disney and the couple shares a daughter, Meribeth. Outside of his acting career, Brown lives in Los Angeles and owns his own small production company, Island House Entertainment. He told The Advocate that he's been working on numerous projects that he hopes to pitch when the timing is right. As if that didn't keep him busy enough, Brown is also a musician and released his own Christmas EP.

"Musically, I continue to write with my songwriting partners in Nashville, Texas and California via Skype or Zoom," Brown said. 

But Brown also appreciates his Hallmark fans and told Southern Living how grateful he is to "land at this network and call it home."

"I got to meet so many fans and learn really how broad the network is and how many people it touches from young to old, its huge. I didn't give it enough credit to how big it is and to how much it means to people too... the fans are as passionate about these movies as we are making them."

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