Kevin Durand

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Kevin Durand
Kevin Durand SDCC 2014.jpg
Durand at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1974-01-14) January 14, 1974 (age 44)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s)
Sandra Cho (m. 2010)
Children 1

Kevin Serge Durand (born January 14, 1974) is a Canadian actor and singer.

Durand is known for portraying Vasiliy Fet in The Strain, Joshua in Dark Angel, Martin Keamy in Lost, Fred J. Dukes / The Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Gabriel in Legion, Little John in Robin Hood, Jeeves Tremor in Smokin' Aces, and Carlos in The Butterfly Effect. He received a 2012 Best Supporting Actor Genie nomination for his portrayal of Lenny Jackson in Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster. An accomplished dramatic actor and former comedian, Durand has performed in a wide variety of starring roles in numerous independent and major studio features, ranging from comedies to drama to science fiction and action thrillers.

Early life[edit]

Durand was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the son of Reina (née Perreault) and Serge Durand.[1] Durand was an ice hockey player in his youth and initially displayed an interest towards becoming a rapper. He also discovered a penchant for stand-up comedy for which he was named one of "Canada's Funniest New Comedians" in 1994. According to an interview with radio and television personality George Stroumboulopoulos, a play that had been touring in his hometown coerced Durand to audition and allegedly made him realise "where he belonged." At the age of 20, Durand moved to Hollywood.

Career[edit]

Durand is a character actor whose first big movie break came when he was cast in Mystery, Alaska.[2] With a muscular physique, distinctive facial features, and suave voice, Durand is frequently tapped for roles as a thuggish brute, a law enforcement officer or as a gangster. His film credits on both the good and bad sides of law enforcement include the portrayals of Booth in Walking Tall, sidekick Red in Wild Hogs, the psychotic neo-nazi Jeeves Tremor in Smokin' Aces, the title role in Otis E., Gabriel in Legion, Little John in Robin Hood, and the hired thug Tucker in the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma[2] with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Recent film successes include, X-Men Origins: Wolverine playing the comic book character Blob[3] and the role of Ricky in Real Steel,[4] both with Hugh Jackman. In 2012, he co-starred in Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, the latter film opposite Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, and Samantha Morton. He will appear in The Truth with Andy García and Forest Whitaker, and took on video game character Barry Burton in the 5th installment of the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution.[5] Durand's combined box office numbers total over 2.5 billion dollars worldwide. In 2013, he appeared in the film The Mortal Instruments.[6] He co-starred in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Atom Egoyan's two newest films, Devil's Knot and The Captive. Since 2014, he has starred as Vasiliy Fet in Guillermo del Toro's FX TV series The Strain.[7] In 2015, he stars as Harbard the Wanderer in History Channel's original series Vikings.[8] Durand also has acted in a number of Off-broadway stage productions, including originating the role of Injun Joe in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Durand has played series regulars on shows such as James Cameron's Dark Angel as Joshua, Agent Jay Swopes in the American remake of Touching Evil, as well as guest roles on CSI, CSI: Miami, ER, Without a Trace, Dead Like Me and others. He also recurred on the television show Stargate SG-1 as "Lord Zipacna" (based on the Mayan mythological figure Zipacna) and on Lost during seasons 4 and 6, in which he played as the antagonist Martin Keamy for 12 episodes.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Durand married long-time girlfriend Sandra Cho on October 1, 2010. Their daughter, Amélie Moon Durand, was born on August 30, 2015.[9] He is good friends with actor Russell Crowe and performed as a guest vocalist with Crowe's former band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. Durand and his family reside in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Bazooka Marksman Joe
1999 Mystery, Alaska 'Tree' Lane
2002 K-9: P.I. Agent Verner
2004 The Butterfly Effect Carlos
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Black Knight Ghost
2004 Walking Tall Booth
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Oshima
2007 Smokin' Aces Jeeves Tremor
2007 Wild Hogs Red
2007 Throwing Stars Reed
2007 3:10 to Yuma Tucker
2007 Stars Carl
2008 Greener Mountains Three-toe
2008 The Echo Walter
2008 Winged Creatures Bagman
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Frederick J. Dukes / The Blob
2009 Otis E. Otis
2010 Legion Gabriel
2010 Robin Hood Little John
2011 I Am Number Four Mogadorian Commander
2011 Citizen Gangster Lenny Jackson
2011 Real Steel Ricky
2012 Cosmopolis Torval
2012 Resident Evil: Retribution Barry Burton
2012 A Dark Truth Tor
2013 Devil's Knot John Mark Byers
2013 Fruitvale Station Officer Caruso
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Emil Pangborn
2014 Dark Was the Night Paul Shields
2014 Winter's Tale Cesar Tan
2014 Noah Rameel
2014 The Captive Mika
2014 Garm Wars: The Last Druid Skellig 58
2017 Tragedy Girls Lowell Orson Lehmann

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science John Greer 1 episode
1999 Beggars and Choosers Cliff
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Kenny, Flynn's henchman TV film
2000 The Outer Limits Alan 1 episode
2000 ER Mr. Mooney 1 episode
2000 Stargate SG-1 Lord Zipacna 3 episodes
2001 Dark Angel Joshua 14 episodes
2001 Andromeda VX 1 episode
2002 Taken Homeless Bloke on Train TV film
2003 Dead Like Me Chuck 1 episode
2003 Tarzan Gregory Creal/Trevor Whedon 1 episode
2003 Mob Princess Claudio TV film
2004 The Goodbye Girl Earl TV film
2004 Touching Evil Agent Jay Swopes 12 episodes
2005 The Collector The Devil/Bus Driver 1 episode
2005 Andromeda Elysian 2 episodes
2005 Threshold Crewman Sonntag 2 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Connor Daly 1 episode
2006 Kyle XY Police Officer at Party 1 episode
2006 The Dead Zone Cabot 1 episode
2006 12 Hours to Live John Carl Lowman TV film
2006 Without a Trace Travis Holt 1 episode
2007 CSI: Miami Mike Newberry 1 episode
2007 Shark Rick Carris 1 episode
2008, 2010 Lost Martin Keamy 12 episodes
2010 American Dad! Uncredited 1 episode
2012 Republic of Doyle Donnie Squires
2014–2017 The Strain Vasiliy Fet Main cast
2015–2016 Vikings The Wanderer/Harbard 5 episodes
2017 Trial & Error Rutger Hiss 3 episodes
2018 Ballers Werner Thompson 1 episode

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