Kevin Rankin (actor)
Kevin Rankin (born April 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Herc in the NBC series Friday Night Lights, Tyler Briggs in the NBC series Trauma, Roe Sanders in the CBS series Unforgettable, Kenny in the AMC series Breaking Bad, and Derek "Devil" Lennox in the FX TV series Justified.
Early life and career
Rankin was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1976. Up to age eleven, he also grew up there with his parents and three older sisters. The family then moved to Houston, Texas, where Rankin finished high school.
After watching the television show The Fall Guy, Rankin originally intended on becoming a stunt man, until he realized the main character, a stunt man, was, in fact, played by an actor, Lee Majors.
Rankin began his acting career with an appearance on the television show Unsolved Mysteries. He began his acting career in 1997 with a small role in the drama film The Apostle. Starting in 2000, roles in various television series followed, notably Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue and Philly. In 2002, he starred as "Doc" in eleven episodes of the series My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. He also had other, longer-running appearances in Undeclared, Six Feet Under, State of Mind, Bionic Woman, and Friday Night Lights.
In 2009, he landed the role of "Tyler Briggs" in the NBC series Trauma. However, the series was canceled after the first season with 18 episodes. In 2011, he guest-starred in five episodes of the HBO drama Big Love. He played a main role in the criminal series Unforgettable from 2011-12. After a restructuring of the show, his character was dropped in the second season. Since 2017, he has played Bryce Hussar in TNT's drama Claws.
In 2000, Rankin moved to Los Angeles, where he met Jill Farley. At the shooting of the pilot episode of Trauma, he proposed to her. They married on October 23, 2010 and have a son and daughter together.
|1997||The Apostle||Young Man in Car|
|1999||Clean and Narrow||Tommy Lee|
|2001||Carman: The Champion||Scrappy|
|2005||Heads N TailZ||Heads|
|2007||Box One Forty-Seven||Bill||Short film|
|2012||Santeria: The Soul Possessed||Brother Neil||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Congratulations||Casey Tremblay||Co-executive producer|
|2013||Pawn Shop Chronicles||Randy||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Dallas Buyers Club||T. J.|
|2013||White House Down||Killick|
|2014||Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||McVeigh|
|2016||Hell or High Water||Billy Rayburn|
|2019||El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie||Kenny|
|2000||After Diff'rent Strokes: When the Laughter Stopped||Lanny||Television film|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Donny Maclay||Episode: "Family"|
|2001||Spin City||Kurt||Episode: "Trainstopping"|
|2002||Philly||Marty Schlosser||Episode: "Tall Tales"|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Chris Nelson||Episode: "One in the Nuts"|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Dr. Lewis Melfin||Episode: "Three Birds and a Baby"|
|2002||My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star||Doc||11 episodes|
|2003||All About the Andersons||—||Director, episode: "My Hero"|
|2004||The O.C.||Lucas||Episode: "The Strip"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Larry Schneider||Episode: "Transitions"|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Johnny||4 episodes|
|2006||Bones||Mike Doyle||Episode: "The Man in the Morgue"|
|2006–2008||Friday Night Lights||Herc||21 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Shawn Curtis||Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Jack Vaughan||2 episodes|
|2007||State of Mind||Arthur Cromwell||3 episodes|
|2007||Bionic Woman||Nathan||7 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order||Dean Emerson||Episode: "Misbegotten"|
|2008||NCIS||Dennis Moran||Episode: "Stakeout"|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||TR||Episode: "Killerball"|
|2008||The Closer||Dean Murphy||Episode: "Live Wire"|
|2009||Last of the Ninth||Slick Rick||Television film|
|2009||In Plain Sight||Jerry Rogan / Jerry Royal||Episode: "In My Humboldt Opinion"|
|2009–2010||Trauma||Tyler Briggs||20 episodes|
|2010||The Mentalist||Danny Ruskin||Episode: "Cackle-Bladder Blood"|
|2010||All Signs of Death||Talbot||Television pilot|
|2010||The Odds||Holt McCready||Television film|
|2010–2012||Justified||Derek "Devil" Lennox||8 episodes|
|2011||Lie to Me||Kent Clark||Episode: "Saved"|
|2011||Big Love||Verlan Walker||5 episodes|
|2011–2012||Unforgettable||Roe Saunders||22 episodes|
|2012–2013||Breaking Bad||Kenny||7 episodes|
|2014||Gracepoint||Paul Coates||10 episodes|
|2014||The Newsroom||Cellmate||Episode: "Oh Shenandoah"|
|2015||Halt and Catch Fire||Henry Clark||2 episodes|
|2016||Lucifer||Malcolm Graham||7 episodes|
|2017–2022||Claws||Bryce Husser||Main role|
|2020||The Umbrella Academy||Elliott||6 episodes|
|TBA||East New York||Tommy Killian|
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- Vineyard, Jennifer. "Kevin Rankin on the Breaking Bad Shoot-out and Playing a Bad Guy in Everything". Vulture.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- "Kevin Rankin Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
- Bernd Michael Krannich (2012-07-19). "Unforgettable: Nur drei Hauptdarsteller bleiben für Staffel 2". Serienjunkies.de. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
- "Jill Farley". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
- Daniel Fienberg (2014-10-09). "Interview: 'Gracepoint' co-star Kevin Rankin on diversified roles from 'Undeclared' on". HitFlix.com. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-05-03.