Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch

Age
33
Birthday
Apr. 8th, 1981
Born in
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Height
6'

Taylor Kitsch's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Friday Night Lights TV Show
Friday Night Lights
The Normal Heart TV Show
The Normal Heart
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Lone Survivor
2014 - The Grand Seduction
2012 - Battleship
2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2008 - Gospel Hill
2006 - John Tucker Must Die
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2006 - The Covenant

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Colm
1
Male Camper
1
Himself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star Tim Riggins on NBC's acclaimed television series "Friday Night Lights," actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

In "Friday Night Lights," the Emmy-nominated series USA Today called "one of the best acted, best written best produced shows on television," Kitsch stars as the strong, brooding backbone of the Dillon Panthers football team. He brings a poignancy and vulnerability to the role of a Texas high school fullback struggling to find his identity and wrestling with his demons by way of the bottle. Executive produced by actor-director Peter Berg based on his hit Universal Pictures feature, the second season of "Friday Night Lights" premiered on October 5, 2007.

During the show's summer hiatus, Taylor filmed the feature Gospel Hill alongside Julia Stiles, Danny Glover, Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Giancarlo Esposito, the film focuses on the bigoted former sheriff of a southern town and a one-time civil rights worker whose intersecting lives are still haunted by events that took place decades earlier. Old wounds are reopened as residents of a black neighborhood are forced out of their homes to make way for a multi-million dollar development.

Kitsch got serious about acting in 2002 when he moved to New York City to study with renowned acting coach Sheila Grey. His career took off the next year after he returned to his home town of Vancouver and landed his first film major role alongside Samuel L. Jackson in David Richard Ellis' adrenaline fueled action picture Snakes on a Plane. The film was released in August 2006 by New Line Cinema.

Then, Kitsch starred as prep school student Pogue Perry in director Renny Harlin's The Covenant, which opened at No. 1 on the box office chart in September 2006. In the stylish thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment and Sony Screen Gems, four young witches do battle with a powerful, centuries-old supernatural force.

Kitsch's other credits include director Betty Thomas' comedy John Tucker Must Die, opposite Jesse Metcalfe, Ashanti, Sophia Bush and Brittany Snow, which was released by 20th Century Fox in July 2006; the TV series "Godiva's" and the pilot for ABC Family's sci-fie drama "Kyle XY."

When he's not on set, Kitsch pursues children's charity work and enjoys spending time with family and friends.


TRIVIA:
  • Favorite actor is Sean Penn.
  • One of Rolling Stone's Hot 100 List 2009.
  • Learned acting from the renowned acting coach Sheila Grey.
  • Attended University of Lethbridge in Alberta, where he studied Nutritional Training.
  • In September 2007, took part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, which benefits the Children's Hospital, Los Angeles. Taylor supports fitness activities for kids.
  • In January 2008 participated in Luc Robitaille's Celebrity Shoot Out, a celebrity hockey game that raised money and awareness for the children's charity Echoes of Hope.
  • Close friends with his Friday Night Lights co-stars Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and Zach Gilford.
  • Did all his own stunts in the movie 'The Covenant'.


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