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'My Grown-Up Christmas List' on Hallmark: How Kevin McGarry discovered his love for acting

'My Grown-Up Christmas List' is the heartwarming story of the special bond between Taylor and Luke who spend several Christmas together and apart
A still from 'My Grown-Up Christmas List' (Hallmark)
A still from 'My Grown-Up Christmas List' (Hallmark)

Hallmark Channel is ready to entertain its viewers with a delightful holiday movie. Based on the Amy Grant and David Foster hit holiday song of the same name, 'My Grown-Up Christmas List' is the heartwarming story of Taylor Nichols (Wallace) and Luke Malone (McGarry) and the special bond that grows between them over the course of several Christmas spent together and apart. Directed by Andrew Cymek and written by Bryar Freed, 'My Grown-Up Christmas List' will premiere on July 9 at 8 pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.
The official synopsis states, “Taylor, a successful journalist, has returned home after her mom’s passing a few years prior to help her grandfather with his Christmas Christmas store, and Luke has just returned home from military duty to spend the holidays with his family. When Taylor and Luke meet, their chemistry is undeniable, and we follow them along their journey from a warm friendship to a budding romance. They work together to overcome any challenges that arise and commit to making the most important wish on their Christmas list come true – to spend every Christmas together for the rest of their lives.” Kevin McGarry will play Luke Malone in the Hallmark movie. Scroll down to learn more about the star.


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What was Kevin McGarry’s debut film/series?

Born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada Kevin McGarry’s career in acting started in his freshman year in high school. He entered a 12th-grade theater class, and suddenly discovered a love for acting. He later went on to attend George Brown College where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in Creative Writing. He also studied Theatre Arts at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, and later studied at the Pro Actors Lab in Toronto.

McGarry began his acting career in 2006. He played an uncredited role in a short film titled ‘Rock and a Hard Place’. He later played Kevin in a TV series called ‘Lovebites’. He went on to land his first major television role as Dr Timothy Hudson in 'Open Heart' (2015). McGarry also appeared in his first major motion picture titled 'Saw: The Final Chapter' (2010) and landed numerous television roles including his role as Mitch Cutty in 'Heartland' (2007) and as Nathan Grant in 'When Hope Calls' (2019) and 'When Calls the Heart' (2014). He appeared in the lead role of Peter in the TV movie ‘The Wedding Veil’ (2022). McGarry is also a director and has directed a short film titled ‘Lucky’.


Who is Kevin McGarry dating now?

Kevin McGarry began a relationship with actress Kayla Wallace in November 2020. They both played the lead roles in Hallmark’s 'Feeling Butterflies' and 'When Calls the Heart'. The couple will reunite again in 'My Grown Up Christmas List'. The couple frequently shares photos on social media about their relationship and their adventures together.


What is Kevin McGarry’s net worth?

According to allfamousbirthday, Kevin McGarry's net worth is approximately $1.5 million. Most of his fortune comes from his acting roles on television.

Who else will be seen alongside Kevin McGarry in 'My Grown-Up Christmas List'?

Kevin McGarry will star alongside Kayla Wallace as Taylor, Cory Lee as Bonnie, Colton Royce as Captain Adam, Susan Hamann as Peggy Malone, and Dave Rose as Priest.