Kevin Rankin

Kevin Rankin

Highest Rated: 97% Hell or High Water (2016)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Chaperone (2011)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1976

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

An incredibly versatile character actor, Kevin Rankin had a diverse career in film and television playing everything from sympathetic leads to villains. Born in Baton Rouge, the young Rankin was a big fan of action movies and TV shows, particularly "The Fall Guy" (ABC 1981-86), and wanted to be a stuntman until he realized the series star Lee Majors was just an actor playing a stuntman. After a side step towards performing, he made his screen debut in "The Apostle" (1997) and while his character was only credited as 'Young Man in Car,' all his scenes were opposite the star of the film, Robert Duvall. This led to a larger role in the film "Clean and Narrow" (1999), which helped Rankin decided to take the profession seriously, moving to Los Angeles in 2000. The same year he landed his first TV job on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" (WB 1997-2003). It was a good move as soon Rankin was working regularly on both the big and small screen including a four-episode run on Judd Apatow's critically-acclaimed college comedy "Undeclared" (Fox, 2001-02), eleven episodes of "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" (WB, 2002) and Ang Lee's big-screen adaptation of Marvel comics hero "Hulk" (2003). He continued to work consistently popping up in "The O.C." (Fox 2003-07), "Without a Trace" (CBS 2002-09) and "Six Feet Under" (HBO 2001-05) before landing the role of Herc, a wheelchair bound former football player, in Texas high school drama "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/101 Network 2006-2011) from 2006-2008. This was followed by regular TV work, including a recurring role in the short-lived reboot of "Bionic Woman" (NBC 2007). His next major role was Tyler Briggs on medical drama "Trauma" (NBC 2009-2010); while working on this show, he met and married co-star Jill Farley. He proved that he could be a chilling villain when he played a white supremacist for a recurring role in the western-style police drama "Justified" (FX 2010-) before landing a similar part in "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008-2013) shortly after.


Highest Rated Movies



48% 69% Skyscraper Ray (Character) $67.8M 2018
97% 88% Hell or High Water Billy Rayburn (Character) $27M 2016
88% 75% Wild Greg (Character) $37.7M 2014
90% 88% Dawn of the Planet of the Apes McVeigh (Character) $208.5M 2014
93% 91% Dallas Buyers Club T.J. (Character) $27.3M 2013
51% 62% White House Down Killick (Character) $73.1M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Congratulations Casey Tremblay (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santeria: The Soul Possessed Brother Neil (Character) - 2012
29% 43% The Chaperone Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 65% Friendship! Marvin (Character) - 2010
62% 29% Hulk Harper (Character) $132.1M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clean and Narrow Tommy lee (Character) - 2000


90% 82% Claws Bryce (Character) 2017-2019
86% 77% Lucifer Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
90% 92% Halt and Catch Fire Henry Clark (Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
64% 77% Gracepoint Paul Coates (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 90% The Newsroom Cellmate (Guest Star) 2014
96% 97% Breaking Bad Kenny (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Det. Roe Saunders (Character) 2011-2012
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2012
80% 77% Big Love Verlan Walker (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
100% No Score Yet Trauma Tyler Briggs (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Jerry Royal / Jerry Rogan (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 91% Lost Jerry (Guest Star) 2009
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Herc (Guest Star) 2006-2008
82% 81% The Closer Dean Murphy (Guest Star) 2008
82% 89% My Name Is Earl T.R. (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Dennis Moran (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
90% 81% Bones Mike Doyle (Guest Star) 2006
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
67% 72% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Unknown (Character) 2002
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Chris Nelson (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
93% 100% Undeclared Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
66% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2001


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