Kevin McKidd

Kevin McKidd

Highest Rated: 100% One Last Chance (2004)

Lowest Rated: 5% Home Sweet Hell (2015)

Birthday: Aug 9, 1973

Birthplace: Elgin, Moray, Scotland, UK

Many audiences first became familiar with Kevin McKidd from the moment he began his career with his debut role in the international sleeper hit "Trainspotting" (1996) in 1996. Born in Elgin, Scotland in 1973, McKidd was shy as a child with no particular interest in the sports that were a popular pastime amongst his peers, but he discovered his own unique talent when he began performing in school plays. He found work during his student years at a distillery and as an apprentice coppersmith, and despite his thespian leaning, initially enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to study engineering. However before long, McKidd concluded that his best option was to follow his artistic talent, and he transferred to Queen Margaret College to study drama, where he joined the student theater company the Bedlam Theatre and the improv troupe the Improverts. By the time he graduated in 1995, he had already auditioned for "Trainspotting," impressing director Danny Boyle who later compared his introduction to the friendly McKidd to meeting a member of the Beach Boys. Boyle cast McKidd in the sunny role of Tommy in "Trainspotting," which put the young actor on the map. Worked steadily from that moment on, appearing in the indie drama "Small Faces" (1996) that same year, reuning with "Trainspotting" co-star Jonny Lee Miller for the period drama "Behind the Lines" (1997), and co-starring with Patrick Stewart in "Dad Savage" (1998). In 1999, McKidd worked with auteur director Mike Leigh with a role in "Topsy-Turvy" (1999), an art house hit about composing duo Rodgers and Hammerstein and the original production of the operetta "The Mikado." He married Jane Parker that same year. In 2002, McKidd worked with Neil Marshall on the underground hit "Dog Soldiers" (2002). He would memorably appear in the Cole Porter biopic "De-Lovely" (2004), as well as in Ridley Scott's Crusade epic "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005) before taking the starring role on the prestige period drama "Rome" (HBO, 2005-07). In 2008, McKidd appeared with Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy "Made of Honor" (2008) before joining him for a longer term project as a new cast member on the popular medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005-). McKidd would instantly become an integral member of the cast, playing Dr. Owen Hunt, but he nonetheless continued to act in films as well, memorably appearing with Uma Thurman and Sean Bean in the young adult fantasy "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" (2010) and joining several other native Scottish actors in the voice cast of the Scotland-set Pixar movie "Brave" (2012). In 2016, McKidd and Parker were divorced, but he garnered praise the following year for his performance opposite Alicia Vikander in the acclaimed period drama "Tulip Fever" (2017). In 2018, McKidd was remarried to Arielle Goldrath.

Highest rated movies

One Last Chance
Toy Story That Time Forgot
Trainspotting
Topsy-Turvy
16 Years of Alcohol
Dog Soldiers
Nicholas Nickleby
Max

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
10% 43% Tulip Fever Johan De Bye (Character) $2.4M 2017
5% 27% Home Sweet Hell Freeman (Character) - 2015
91% 81% Toy Story That Time Forgot Unknown (Character) - 2014
100% 93% Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Thomas Wayne / Flashpoint Batman (Voice) - 2013
38% 34% Comes a Bright Day Cameron (Character) - 2012
78% 75% Brave Lord MacGuffin (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 23% The Great Ghost Rescue Hamish (Character) - 2011
17% 49% Bunraku Killer No. 2 (Character) - 2010
49% 53% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Poseidon (Character) $88.8M 2010
16% 55% Made of Honor Colin (Character) $46.0M 2008
15% 34% The Last Legion Wulfilla (Character) $5.9M 2007
16% 55% Hannibal Rising Kolnas (Character) $27.7M 2007
39% 72% Kingdom of Heaven English sergeant (Character) $47.4M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpowder, Treason and Plot -- Mary Queen of Scots Bothwell (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 25% The Purifiers Moses (Character) - 2004
48% 65% De-Lovely Bobby Reed (Character) $13.3M 2004
100% 22% One Last Chance Seany (Character) - 2004
80% 68% 16 Years of Alcohol Frankie (Character) $7.5K 2003
No Score Yet 67% Afterlife Kenny Brogan (Character) - 2003
78% 76% Nicholas Nickleby John Browdie (Character) $1.3M 2002
80% 79% Dog Soldiers Pvt. Cooper (Character) - 2002
69% 64% Max George Grosz (Character) $527.0K 2002
90% 79% Topsy-Turvy Durward Lely (Nanki-Poo) (Character) $6.2M 1999
69% 66% Bedrooms & Hallways Leo (Character) $136.0K 1998
66% 60% Hideous Kinky Henning (Character) - 1998
45% 69% The Acid House Johnny (Character) $142.8K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Understanding Jane Elliot (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 54% Dad Savage H (Character) - 1998
91% 93% Trainspotting Tommy MacKenzie (Character) $16.6M 1996
67% 87% Small Faces Malky Johnson (Character) $160.7K 1995

TV

Credit
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Owen Hunt (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2008-2022
No Score Yet 50% Station 19 Owen Hunt (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2014
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Duke Albert Daughtery (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
44% 100% Journeyman Dan Vasser (Character) 2007
86% 97% Rome Lucius Vorenus (Character) 2005 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Thomas Howard (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet North Square Billy Guthrie (Character) 2000