Kevin Mckidd

Kevin Mckidd

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% Home Sweet Hell (2015)

Birthday: Aug 9, 1973

Birthplace: Moray, Scotland, UK

A Scottish actor whose heritage is betrayed as much by his pale skin and red hair as it is by his accent, Kevin McKidd first earned recognition in 1996 with parts in Trainspotting and Small Faces, two films that helped to put the Scottish film industry on the world cinema map. Born and raised in Elgin, a town in the northeast of Scotland, McKidd developed an interest in acting early on and was active with the Moray Youth Theatre throughout his childhood and adolescence. His time as an engineering student at the University of Edinburgh produced little in the way of engineering but did allow McKidd to rack up experience as part of the university's Bedlam Theatre. Finally deciding to chuck his course of study in order to pursue acting full-time, he enrolled in the Queen Margaret Drama School, where he trained until he graduated in 1994. Immediately after his graduation, McKidd auditioned for and won the lead role in The Silver Darlings, which was staged by Robert Carlyle's Rain Dog Theatre Company. This was followed by his casting as a vicious Glasgow gang leader in Gillies MacKinnon's Small Faces (1995) and his role as Tommy, an Iggy Pop-worshipping, AIDS-stricken heroin addict in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996). The huge success of the latter film got McKidd noticed, although his performance was largely overshadowed by those of co-stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle. However, the actor soon found more work headed in his direction and spent the rest of the decade appearing in a steady stream of small art house pictures. Among the films he appeared in were Gilles MacKinnon's Hideous Kinky (1998), in which he had a cameo as a massively stoned traveler in Morocco and Rose Troche's Bedrooms and Hallways (1998), in which he starred as a gay man grappling with bisexual urges. In addition to his work on the screen, McKidd remained active on the stage, portraying the title character in the Almeida Theatre production of Jean Racine's Britannicus and starring alongside Jude Law in director Jonathan Kent's Albery Theatre production of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. He worked steadily throughout the next decade in projects like Anna Karenina, Dog Soldiers, and the biopic De-Lovely. In 2005 he appeared in Ridley Scott's epic Kingdom of Heaven, and that same year he was cast in the historical series Rome. Two years later he had a major role in the Silence of the Lambs prequel Hannibal Rising. The following year, in 2008, McKidd joined the ensemble cast of Grey's Anatomy, which scaled back his film work. In 2010 he was cast as Poseidon, the father of the young hero in Percy Jackson & The Olympians. He joined the Pixar family in 2012 giving voice to Lord MacGuffin in Brave.

Highest Rated Movies



10% Tulip Fever Johan De Bye $2.4M 2017
5% Home Sweet Hell Freeman 2015
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot Actor 2014
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Thomas Wayne / Flashpoint Batman 2013
78% Brave Lord MacGuffin $237.3M 2012
38% Comes A Bright Day Cameron 2012
17% Bunraku Killer No. 2 2011
No Score Yet The Great Ghost Rescue Hamish 2011
50% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Poseidon $61.2M 2010
15% Made of Honor Colin $46.1M 2008
No Score Yet The Rocket Post Actor 2007
15% The Last Legion Wulfila $6M 2007
16% Hannibal Rising Kolnas $27.6M 2007
No Score Yet The Purifiers Moses 2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven English Sergeant $47.3M 2005
48% De-Lovely Bobby Reed $13.2M 2004
No Score Yet AfterLife Kenny Brogan 2003
80% 16 Years of Alcohol Frankie 2003
100% One Last Chance Seany 2003
78% Nicholas Nickleby John Browdie $1.4M 2002
69% Max George Grosz $0.3M 2002
77% Dog Soldiers Lawrence Cooper 2002
89% Topsy-Turvy Durward Lely 1999
No Score Yet The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Jericho 1999
69% Bedrooms and Hallways Leo 1999
45% The Acid House Johnny 1998
No Score Yet Regeneration Actor 1998
No Score Yet Dad Savage H 1998
65% Hideous Kinky Henning 1998
69% The Leading Man Ant 1998
67% Small Faces Malky Thomson 1996
90% Trainspotting Tommy 1996


81% Grey's Anatomy
Director Owen Owen Hunt Producer 2020
61% Franklin & Bash
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2009
44% Journeyman
Dan Vasser 2007
84% Rome
Lucius Vorenus 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Count Alexis Vronsky Vronsky Norfolk 2005


Zeus says: What do you see?

Poseidon says: Thunderclouds.

Zeus says: With no lightning. Stolen.

Lord Dingwall says: Show yourself! Or are you too afraid to ruffle your pretty hair?

Lord MacGuffin says: At least we actually have hair!

Lord Macintosh says: And all our teeth!

Sgt. Harry Wells says: My guts are out Coop!

R/man Lawrence Cooper says: We'll just put 'em back in then!

Sgt. Harry Wells says: They're not gonna fucking fit!

R/man Lawrence Cooper says: Of course they'll fit, man!