Kavan Smith

Kavan Smith

May. 6th, 1970
Born in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5' 9

Kavan Smith's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Eureka TV Show
Stargate Atlantis TV Show
Stargate Atlantis
When Calls the Heart TV Show
When Calls the Heart
Rogue TV Show
Search Party TV Show
Search Party
Destiny Ridge (CA) TV Show
Destiny Ridge (CA)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor, best known for his roles of Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Deputy Andy in Eureka, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.

Kavan Smith attended the University of Calgary and then Mount Royal University. After graduation Smith began his acting career in 1993, in the lead role of Clay Roberts in Destiny Ridge. In 1999 he caught the eye of Brian DePalma and was cast in the sci-fi adventure Mission to Mars.
Since then he has played key roles in Human Target, Smallville, Supernatural, The Outer Limits, Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica, Fairly Legal and Rogue, among others. Smith has also had large recurring roles in Mistresses as Ellis Boone, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency as Nathan.

Kavan Smith has appeared in numerous TV films including The Annette Funicello Story, Mixed Blessings, Generation X, Alibi, Intensity, Escape From Mars, Fearless, Living With the Dead, Due East, Miss Texas, The Time Tunnel, Red: Werewolf Hunter, The Cult, Iron Golem, The Killing Game, Baby Bootcamp, Wedding Bells, The Perfect Bride, The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells,and Love on the Menu to name a few.

Kavan Smith is married with two children.

  • Bartended for a brief time in between acting.
  • His favorite _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv) episode is "Runner".
  • He worked in theater before going into film.
  • In the "Enemy Mine" commentary, Peter DeLuise says he named Lorne after his brother-in-law.
  • His mothers' name is June Hawk.
  • His character, Major Lorne, on _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) was only intended on being used in one episode. The character wasn't seen for quite some time, but then the character returned in the show's spin-off _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv), and Smith soon became a frequent guest.
  • When auditioning for _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv), he was reading for a new recurring character (not Major Lorne).

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