Taylor Kitsch

Actor, Model, Hockey player
Taylor Kitsch became television's latest teenage bad-boy with the premiere of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" (2006-2011), playing a small-town Texas football team's brooding yet charismatic ne'er-do-well. A former ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Friday Night Lights 2006 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Detective 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grand Seduction 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Paul Lewis (Actor)

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

Bruce Niles (Actor)

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Lone Survivor 2013 (Movie)

Michael Murphy (Actor)

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Actor)

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

John Carter (Actor)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

Chon (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bang Bang Club 2011 (Movie)

Kevin Carter (Actor)

30 for 30 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Gospel Hill 2009 (Movie)

Joel Herrod (Actor)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

Remy LeBeau (Actor)

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

John Tucker Must Die 2006 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

Kyle XY 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Covenant 2006 (Movie)

Pogue Parry (Actor)

Biography

Taylor Kitsch became television's latest teenage bad-boy with the premiere of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" (2006-2011), playing a small-town Texas football team's brooding yet charismatic ne'er-do-well. A former minor-league athlete himself, Kitsch's circumspect route to stardom took him from the hockey rinks of British Columbia to sleeping on New York subways to the pivotal role of the swashbuckling superhero Gambit in the 2009 summer blockbuster entry "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." His "Friday Night Lights" boss, producer-writer Peter Berg, went on to proclaim Kitsch "a ridiculous, unreal mix of acting talent and outrageous good looks" - a sentiment few people could argue with as the heartthrob continued to win over fans on both the big and small screen.

Milestones

2015

Co-starred in the second season of acclaimed police drama "True Detective."

2014

Co-starred in Ryan Murphy's TV adaptation of Larry Kramer's AIDS drama "The Normal Heart."

2013

Co-starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in gritty war drama "Lone Survivor."

2013

Starred in Canadian director Don McKellar's indie comedy "The Grand Seduction."

2012

Co-starred in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

2012

Cast in the ensemble crime drama "Savages," featuring John Travolta and Salma Hayek

2012

Cast as the title character in sci-fi Western "John Carter"

2010

Played suicidal Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Carter in "The Bang-Bang Club"

2009

Played Gambit opposite Hugh Jackman in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

2006

Appeared in thriller "Snakes on a Plane," starring Samuel L. Jackson

2006

Delivered breakthrough role as sensitive football player Tim Riggins on NBC drama series "Friday Night Lights"

2006

First film role was a small part in "John Tucker Must Die"

2006

Made TV acting debut on an episode of ABC Family's "Kyle XY"

Bonus Trivia

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Played hockey with the Langley Hornets before an injury ended his career.

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"I just think it's more of that the upbringing that I had kind of squared me away. A single mom raising three boys. From a trailer park. So I understand an opportunity when it comes maybe more than others that were a bit more fortunate. And I think a late start helps: I really kind of broke out in my mid-to-late twenties. So having at least some kind of ground to stand on within myself helps a lot. And it's more about the work than really anything else. I'm not chasing celebrity or money or whatever it is." -- Elle, May 21, 2014

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