Kellan Lutz

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Kellan Lutz
Kellan Lutz, 2012.jpg
Kellan Lutz in April 2012
BornKellan Christopher Lutz
(1985-03-15) March 15, 1985 (age 33)
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
  • singer
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
Brittany Gonzales (m. 2017)
Websitekellanlutz.com

Kellan Christopher Lutz (born March 15, 1985) is an American actor, model, and singer. He made his film debut in the comedy sports drama Stick It (2006). Lutz is best known for his supporting role as Emmett Cullen in the romantic thrillers of The Twilight Saga film series (2008–2012), and has since played Poseidon in the fantasy film Immortals (2011), Tarzan in the animated film Tarzan (2013), John Smilee in the action film The Expendables 3 (2014), and Hercules in the epic film The Legend of Hercules (2014).

Early life[edit]

Kellan Christopher Lutz was born on March 15, 1985, in Dickinson, North Dakota, the son of Karla (née Theesfeld) and Bradley Lutz.[2][3] He has one sister, Brittany, and six brothers, Brandon, Tanner, David, Daniel, Brad, and Chris.[2] Lutz grew up in the midwest and Arizona,[2] and graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Arizona,[2] before deciding to pursue an acting career.[4] He attended Chapman University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering.

Career[edit]

Lutz has had recurring roles on Model Citizens (2004) and The Comeback (2005), and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes. He was also in the films Stick It (2006), Accepted (2006), and Prom Night (2008). Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California stage and was the host of Bravo's Blow Out. He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love".[5] In 2008, he appeared in another music video, Hinder's "Without You".[6] In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries Generation Kill, based on the book by Evan Wright, and had a starring role in the film Deep Winter.

Lutz's big break came when he played Emmett Cullen in the film adaptations of the Twilight (2008) saga by Stephenie Meyer and reprised his role for the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).[7][8] He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff (2009) on The CW.[9] Lutz also appeared the 2010 remake A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010.[10] He reprised his role as Emmett Cullen in the third installment of the Twilight saga, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). He appeared as the feisty Poseidon, God of the Sea in Immortals (2011).[11] Lutz reunited with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film A Warrior's Heart (2011).[12] He was considered for the lead role in Conan the Barbarian (2011), but eventually lost out to Jason Momoa.[13] He also reunited with his Immortals co-star Mickey Rourke in the action film Java Heat (2013), which was shot in Indonesia.[14] In 2012, Lutz was one of the candidates for the lead role in the film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a role that ultimately went to Jeremy Renner.[15] Lutz starred in the epic The Legend of Hercules (2014), but the film was a critical and commercial failure.

Lutz is signed with Ford Models.[16] He is one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.[17]

In 2012, Lutz made a special guest appearance on the TV show 30 Rock, playing a version of himself who is related to the character J.D. Lutz, played by actor John Lutz. Once again, he portrayed Emmett Cullen in the fourth and fifth Twilight installments, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2 (2012).

In 2015, it was announced that Lutz will star in the thriller film Money with Jamie Bamber, Jesse Williams, and Jess Weixler directed by Martin Rosete and produced by Atit Shah.[18]

On June 24, 2016, Lutz tweeted that he had a meeting with both McG and Mary Viola about playing the role of He-Man.[19][20]

Charity work[edit]

Lutz' primary charity is Saving Innocence (www.savinginnocence.org) which works to rescue and rehabilitate child victims of sex trafficking in the United States. Lutz was GQ magazine's Gentleman of the year for his work with this organization in 2014, and has been the organization's public ambassador since 2011. Lutz dedicates his birthday each year to financially benefit Saving Innocence, and runs campaigns for them on a regular basis. Lutz' latest campaign is a celebrity fitness challenge to benefit Saving Innocence.[21]

Lutz supports the animal charity PETA and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them.[22] He is also a supporter of West African primate conservation charity Ape Action Africa, and used the Dublin premiere of the film Tarzan to raise funds for the charity's work to save endangered gorillas and chimpanzees.[23]

He is also a supporter of rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, in particular with the St. Bernard Project.[24]

Lutz endorsed the documentary film The Paw Project, which focuses on the declawing of exotic and domesticated cats in America.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Lutz enjoys numerous outdoors and fitness activities.[26] He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films.[27] Although Lutz enjoys watching horror movies, he prefers to star in action films.[28] He is a devout Christian.[1]

In October 2017, Lutz revealed that he was engaged to TV host and model Brittany Gonzales.[29] On November 23, 2017, Lutz and Gonzales announced that they had gotten married.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Stick It Frank Film debut
2006 Accepted Dwayne
2007 Ghosts of Goldfield Chad
2008 Prom Night Rick Leland
2008 Deep Winter Mark Rider
2008 Twilight Emmett Cullen
2009 After Dusk They Come Jake
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Emmett Cullen
2010 Meskada Eddie Arlinger
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Dean Russell
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Emmett Cullen
2011 A Warrior's Heart Conor Sullivan
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage Charlie
2011 Arena David Lord
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Emmett Cullen
2011 Immortals Poseidon
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Emmett Cullen
2013 Java Heat Jake Travers
2013 Syrup Sneaky Pete
2013 Tarzan Tarzan Voice role
2014 The Legend of Hercules Hercules Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actor: Action
2014 The Expendables 3 John Smilee
2015 Experimenter William Shatner
2015 Extraction Harry Turner
2016 Money Mark
2017 Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child Sy Lombrok
2018 Guardians of the Tomb Ridley
2018 Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Model Citizens Himself Contestant
2004 The Bold and the Beautiful Rob Episode #1.4409
2005 CSI: NY Alex Hopper Episode: "Tri-Borough"
2005–14 The Comeback Chris MacNess 14 episodes
2005 Six Feet Under Critter Episode: "Hold My Hand"
2005 Summerland Fordie 2 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chris Mullins Episode: "Empty Eyes"
2007 Heroes Andy Episode: "Five Years Gone"
2008 Generation Kill Cpl. Jason Lilley Miniseries
2008–09 90210 George Evans 6 episodes
2012 Punk'd Himself Guest host
2012 30 Rock Himself Episode: "Unwindulax"
2015 Bullseye Host

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Valley Peaks Kyle McBride 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2007 "With Love" Hilary Duff
2008 "Without You" Hinder
2012 "Put Your Hands Up" Matchbox 20

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Male[31] The Twilight Saga: New Moon Won
2011 Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer[32] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Won
2012 Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male[33] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Won
2013 Choice Movie Scene Stealer[34] The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Won
2014 Choice Movie Actor: Action[35] The Legend of Hercules Nominated
Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero Won
Hottest Body N/A Nominated
2015 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Actor The Legend of Hercules Nominated
Worst Screen Combo Nominated

References[edit]

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