Taylor Kitsch is an actor who has starred in films such as Friday Night Lights, The Covenant, and John Carter.
Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model. He was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia. His mother, Susan (née Green), worked for the BC government, while his father, Drew Kitsch, played minor league hockey. He has two older brothers, Shawn and Darren.
Kitsch grew up in a small town of approximately 2,000 people and spent much of his childhood outdoors. When he was 11 years old, his family moved to Vancouver so that he could pursue acting. Kitsch enrolled at the University of Calgary to study broadcast journalism after being turned down by every acting school to which he applied; however, he dropped out after one semester when an opportunity arose for him to pursue modeling in Italy.
Career of Taylor Kitsch
Before he was an actor, Taylor Kitsch was a model. He has graced the covers of many magazines, including GQ and Men’s Fitness. His chiseled features and smoldering good looks made him a natural choice for the role of Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights. The show was a huge success, and Kitsch’s performance earned him critical acclaim.
After Friday Night Lights ended, Kitsch starred in a string of blockbuster movies, including John Carter and Battleship. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed TV series True Detective. Most recently, he starred in the hit film Lone Survivor.
Kitsch is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors, and it is clear that he has a bright future ahead of him.
Personal Life of Taylor Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch is a Canadian actor and model, best known for his roles as Tim Riggins in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights and as Gambit in the 2009 superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He has also appeared in films such as John Carter, Battleship, Lone Survivor and The Finest Hours.
Where was Taylor Kitsch born?
Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia. His father worked in construction and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older brothers. Kitsch grew up playing ice hockey and began modeling at the age of 12. He moved to New York City at the age of 17 to pursue acting.
What movies has Taylor Kitsch been in?
After several years of struggling to find work as an actor, Kitsch landed the role of Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights in 2006. The show was a critical and commercial success, and Kitsch’s performance earned him a Teen Choice Award for Best TV Actor Drama. After Friday Night Lights ended in 2011, he starred in a number of films including John Carter, Battleship and Lone Survivor. In 2016, he starred in The Finest Hours opposite Chris Pine.
Early Life of Taylor Kitsch :
Taylor Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia on April 8, 1981. He grew up in a small town called Gladstone and played hockey and soccer growing up. After high school, he moved to New York City to pursue acting. He studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Films of Taylor Kitsch :
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Justin|
|Snakes on a Plane||Kyle “Crocodile” Cho|
|The Covenant||Pogue Parry|
|2008||Gospel Hill||Joel Herrod|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Remy LeBeau / Gambit|
|2010||The Bang Bang Club||Kevin Carter|
|2012||John Carter||John Carter|
|Battleship||Lieutenant Alex Hopper|
|Savages||John “Chon” McAllister Jr.|
|2013||Lone Survivor||Lieutenant Michael P. “Murph” Murphy|
|The Grand Seduction||Dr. Paul Lewis|
|2015||Larry Kramer in Love and Anger||Bruce Niles|
|2017||American Assassin||Ronnie “Ghost”|
|Only the Brave||Christopher MacKenzie|
|2019||21 Bridges||Ray Jackson|
|2006||Godiva’s||Colm||Episode: “Flipping Switches”|
|Kyle XY||Male Camper||Episode: “Pilot”|
|2006–2011||Friday Night Lights||Tim Riggins||68 episodes|
|2014||The Normal Heart||Bruce Niles||Television film|
|2015||True Detective||Paul Woodrugh||8 episodes|
|2018||Waco||David Koresh||Miniseries; 6 episodes
Also executive producer
|2020||The Defeated||Max McLaughlin||Miniseries; 8 episodes
Also executive producer
|2022||The Terminal List||Ben Edwards||Main role|
|TBA||Painkiller||Glen Kryger||Miniseries; 8 episodes
Awards and nominations :
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Breakout||Friday Night Lights||Nominated|
|2008||Choice TV Actor: Drama||Nominated|
|2009||Choice Movie Fresh Face Male||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Nominated|
|2010||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite On-Screen Team||Nominated|
|2012||Genie Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||The Bang Bang Club||Nominated|
|CinemaCon Awards||Male Star of Tomorrow||Himself||—|
|2014||Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||The Normal Heart||Nominated|