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Taylor Kitsch

Kitsch at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere in April 2009
Born April 8, 1981 (1981-04-08) (age 28)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor/Model
Years active 2002–present

Taylor Kitsch (born April 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor and model.

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Early life and modeling career

Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has two older brothers and two younger half sisters. Originally set to become a professional hockey player, he played for the Langley Hornets in the Canadian BCHL before a bad knee injury ended his career. He moved to New York in 2002 after receiving an opportunity to pursue modeling with IMG and studied acting there as well. After two years, he signed with production company, Untitled Entertainment. While staying in New York, Kitsch also became certified as a nutritionist and personal trainer.

Kitsch has modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Kitsch also appears in the limited edition coffee table book by celebrity photographer John Russo.[1][2]

Acting career

Kitsch currently stars in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as football player Tim Riggins.

He played Pogue Parry in The Covenant alongside Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas and Chace Crawford.

In February 2008, he signed on to play Gambit in the X-Men franchise spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in May 2009. Of the fan-favorite character of Gambit, Kitsch states, "I knew of him, but I didn't know the following he had. I'm sure I'm still going to be exposed to that. I love the character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn't know that much, but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I'm excited for it, to say the least."[3]

In 2009, Kitsch signed up for Steven Silver's The Bang Bang Club alongside Ryan Phillipe and Malin Akerman, set in South Africa and documenting the final bloody days of the apartheid.[4]

As of June 2009, Kitsch is to play the title role in the film John Carter of Mars, alongside his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Lynn Collins. The film is slated for a 2012 release.[5]

Filmography

References

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Year Film Role Notes
2006 Godivas Colm
Kyle XY Male Camper Pilot
John Tucker Must Die Justin
Snakes on a Plane Kyle "Crocodile" Cho
The Covenant Pogue Parry
2006 - present Friday Night Lights Tim Riggins TV series; 59 episodes
2007 Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant Himself Documentary
2008 Gospel Hill Joel Herrod
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Remy LeBeau / Gambit
2012 John Carter of Mars John Carter of Mars
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Taylor Kitsch
Born April 8, 1981 (1981-04-08) (age 29)
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor/Model
Years active 2002–present

Taylor Kitsch (born April 8, 1981) is a Canadian actor and model.

Contents

Early life and modeling career

Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has two older brothers and two younger half sisters. Originally set to become a professional hockey player, he played for the Langley Hornets in the Canadian BCHL before a bad knee injury ended his career. He moved to New York in 2002 after receiving an opportunity to pursue modeling with IMG and studied acting there as well. After two years, he signed with production company, Untitled Entertainment. While staying in New York, Kitsch also became certified as a nutritionist and personal trainer.

Kitsch has modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Kitsch also appears in the limited edition coffee table book by celebrity photographer John Russo.[1][2]

Acting career

Kitsch currently stars in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as football player Tim Riggins.

He played Pogue Parry in The Covenant alongside Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas and Chace Crawford.

In February 2008, he signed on to play Gambit in the X-Men franchise spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in May 2009. Of the fan-favorite character of Gambit, Kitsch states, "I knew of him, but I didn't know the following he had. I'm sure I'm still going to be exposed to that. I love the character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn't know that much, but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I'm excited for it, to say the least."[3]

In 2009, Kitsch signed up for Steven Silver's The Bang Bang Club alongside Ryan Phillipe and Malin Åkerman, set in South Africa and documenting the final bloody days of the apartheid.[4]

As of June 2009, Kitsch is to play the title role in the film John Carter of Mars, alongside his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Lynn Collins. The film is slated for a 2012 release.[5]

In April 2010 it was announced Kitsch would star in Peter Berg's Battleship, an adaptation of the Hasbro guessing game, as Naval commander Alex Hopper.[6]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Godivas Colm
Kyle XY Male Camper Pilot
John Tucker Must Die Justin
Snakes on a Plane Kyle "Crocodile" Cho
The Covenant Pogue Parry
2006 - present Friday Night Lights Tim Riggins TV series; 59 episodes
2007 Breaking the Silence: Exposing the Covenant Himself Documentary
2008 Gospel Hill Joel Herrod
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Remy LeBeau / Gambit
2010 The Bang Bang Club Kevin Carter

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