Kevin McKidd


Date Of Birth

August 9, 1973


Scottish actor Kevin McKidd was born on August 9, 1973 in Elgin, Moray where he also grew up. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre where he honed his skills in acting at a young age. He initially wanted to become an engineer, enrolling at University of Edinburgh, but dropped out to enroll at Queen Margaret College and study drama. While in college he participated actively in theater productions, joining the University's student theater company, Bedlam Theatre.

Kevin McKidd earned his first professional acting role by appearing on the television series Father Ted. Since then, he became known for playing Tommy in the film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and as Malky Johnson in Small Faces. He later played the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot. McKidd also had a role in the blockbuster movie Kingdom of Heaven by Ridley Scott. In 2002, the actor was in the film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby and voiced Jezz Torrent in GTA: Vice City. Later on, he was cast in the Neil Marshall horror film Dog Soldiers and got a role in the BBC drama The Virgin Queen. Other credits of his include the 4-part BBC2 series Looking After Jo Jo, as well as the HBO/BBC series Rome. His portrayal of soldier/politician Lucius Vorenus earned him critical acclaim, and he continued his career with a role in another series, NBC’s Journeyman. The sci-fi television show required him to play Dan Vasser, the lead character. Other roles of McKidd include those in 2004’s The Purifiers, in The Rocket Post, in the Silence of the Lambs prequel, Hannibal Rising, in 2007’s The Last Legion, in 2008’s Made of Honor, and in several episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. He has also signed on to play characters in Bunraku, Catwalk and Dylan.

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Place of Birth

Elgin, Moray, Scotland, UK

Birth Name

Kevin McKidd



Fun Facts

- He is married to Jane Parker.

Tommy, his Trainspotting character, was the only main character not to feature in the poster campaign. This was because Kevin went on holiday straight after filming finished, and missed the photo-shoot.

- He initially majored in engineering but left to audition for the Queen Margaret Drama School.

His son is named Joseph (born 2000) and his daughter named Iona (born 2002).



2 wins & 3 nominations.

2005: (won) Golden FIPA
TV Series and Serials: Actor
for: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)

1999: (won) International Fantasy Film Award
Best Actor
for: The Acid House (1998)


2008-2012: Grey's Anatomy (TV series) - Dr. Owen Hunt
2011: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game) - Soap MacTavish (voice)
2011: The Great Ghost Rescue - Hamish
2010: Seattle Grace: Message of Hope (TV series) - Owen Hunt
2010: Bunraku - Killer 2
2010: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Poseidon
2010: One Night in Emergency (TV movie) - Peter
2009: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Video Game) - 'Soap' MacTavish (voice)
2008: Made of Honor - Colin
2007: Journeyman (TV series) - Dan Vasser
2007: The Last Legion - Wulfila
2005-2007: Rome (TV series) - Lucius Vorenus
2007: Hannibal Rising - Petras Kolnas
2006: The Virgin Queen (TV mini-series) - Duke of Norfolk
2005: Kingdom of Heaven - English Sergeant
2004: Does God Play Football (short) - Father Davis
2004: De-Lovely - Bobby Reed
2004: The Purifiers - Moses
2004: The Rocket Post - Thomas McKinnon
2004: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (TV movie) - Bothwell
2004: One Last Chance - Seany
2003: The Key (TV series) - Duncan
2003: AfterLife - Kenny Brogan
2003: That Old One (short) - Tom Furness
2003: 16 Years of Alcohol - Frankie
2002: Nicholas Nickleby - John Browdie
2002: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) - Jezz Torrent (voice)
2002: Max - George Grosz
2002: Dog Soldiers - Pvt. Cooper
2001: Understanding Jane - Elliot
2000: North Square (TV series) - Billy Guthrie
2000: Marcie's Dowry (short) - Fraser
2000: Anna Karenina (TV mini-series) - Count Vronsky
1999: The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV movie) - Jericho O'Grady
1999: Topsy-Turvy - Durward Lely (Nanki-Poo)
1998: Hideous Kinky - Henning
1998: Bedrooms and Hallways - Leo
1998: The Acid House - Johnny
1998: Dad Savage - H
1998: Looking After Jo Jo (TV series) - Basil
1997: Behind the Lines - Callan
1997: Richard II (TV movie) - Henry Percy
1997: Tales of Old Edinburgh (video) - Edinburgh Councillor
1996: Father Ted (TV series) - Father Deegan
1996: The Leading Man - Ant
1996: Small Faces - Malky Johnson
1996: Trainspotting - Tommy
1996: Kavanagh QC (TV series) - David Lomax


6' (1.83 m)

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