Actor Kevin McKidd Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Height, Occupation, Spouse, Children & Net Worth

Biography

Kevin McKidd is a Scottish television and film actor, director, and occasional singer. Before playing the role of Owen Hunt in Grey’s Anatomy, for which he is widely known, McKidd starred as Dan Vasser in the NBC series Journeyman (2007), Tommy in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting (1996), Count Vronsky in the BBC miniseries Anna Karenina (2000), and Lucius Vorenus in the historical drama series Rome (2005–2007). Moreover, he provided the voice of John “Soap” MacTavish in the video games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Furthermore, he played Poseidon in the film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and Fr. Deegan in the Father Ted Christmas special.

Early life

McKidd was born on 9 August 1973, in Elgin, Moray, Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and a plumber father, Neil. He grew up in a council estate near Inverness. At 17, McKidd worked at The Macallan distillery in Speyside. He later went to work with the Lumsden family of coppersmiths. He attended Seafield Primary School and Elgin Academy. and was a member of the local amateur dramatic group, Moray Youth Theatre.

Career

After playing Tommy in Trainspotting, McKidd was cast as Father Deegan in the 1996 Christmas episode of Father Ted. Subsequent roles include Malky Johnson in Small Faces. In 2004, he played James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, in the BBC mini-series Gunpowder, Treason & Plot.

Since 1999 he was part of an ensemble cast in Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy, depicting the development of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. The actors researched their historical characters and used this knowledge during extensive rehearsals to help develop dialogue for scenes blocked out by Leigh. McKidd, like the rest of the cast, did his own singing in the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas portrayed in the film.

Furthermore, in 2001 he played Elliot in the British film Understanding Jane, directed by Caleb Lindsay. He appeared in Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, and in the 2002 film adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. In Neil Marshall’s horror film Dog Soldiers, he appeared as Pte Lawrence Cooper. In the 2005 BBC drama, The Virgin Queen, he played Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

Speyside Sessions

McKidd instigated The Speyside Sessions, a Scottish folk music album recorded in 2011/12 at Hogmanay in his home town of Elgin. Likewise, many of the contributors to the album are old school friends of McKidd’s. The album was released on 15 June 2012 in aid of Save the Children.

Personal life

McKidd tied a knot Jane Parker in 1999. They have two children, daughter Iona and son Joseph. Since August 2015, McKidd and his family became U.S. citizens. The couple said in July 2016 that they were separating and have been divorced since December 2016.

McKidd announced on March 2018 that he and chef Arielle Goldrath tied a knot in a Jewish ceremony, on an undisclosed date. On 13 May 2018, they welcomed their first son Aiden. Similarly, he is a supporter of Scottish Independence.

Overview

  • Full Name: Kevin McKidd
  • Date of Birth: August 9, 1973
  • Age: 46 years
  • Birth Place: Elgin, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S
  • Citizenship: British, American (since 2015)
  • Occupation: Actor, director, singer
  • Years active: 1996–present
  • Spouse(s): Jane Parker (m. 1999; div. 2016), Arielle Goldrath (m. 2018)
  • Children: Iona McKidd, Joseph McKidd
  • Net Worth: $2 million
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