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An established star of film, television and theatre, Scottish actor Kevin McKidd made his feature film debut in 1996, starring in Gillies Mackinnon's "Small Faces," followed by a starring role alongside Ewan McGregor in the film "Trainspotting." He has also been a brooding Caesar-era soldier in HBO's "Rome" and a time-travelling journalist in the 2007 NBC drama "Journeyman."
McKidd most recently voiced two characters, Young MacGuffin and Lord MacGuffin in the Disney/Pixar animated film, "Brave," in June 2012. In 2010 he appeared alongside Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan in Chris Columbus' "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." In 2008 he co-starred in the romantic comedy "Made of Honor," alongside Michelle Monaghan. Other film credits include "Hannibal Rising"; Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"; the musical by Irwin Winkler; "De-Lovely," with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd; "Sixteen Years of Alcohol," for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards; "Nicholas Nickleby"; "Hideous Kinky," with Kate Winslet; and "Max" with John Cusack.
In 2007 McKidd made his debut on American network television as the star of NBC's drama "Journeyman." While unfortunately the show was short-lived, it resonated with television critics and helped establish McKidd as a household name. Prior to "Journeyman," he starred in HBO's Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated "Rome." Other television credits include "The Virgin Queen," "Gunpowder, Treason and Plot," "North Square," "The Key," "Anna Karenina," "Richard II" and "Looking After Jo Jo."
McKidd's theatre credits include "Richard III," "Britannicus," for which he won an Ian Charleston Award, and "Far Away." He also recently released an album of traditional Scottish folk songs, "The Speyside Sessions," with a group of friends in June 2012. Proceeds from the album benefit the charity Save the Children, for which McKidd is an ambassador.
Born and raised in Scotland, McKidd was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre. He became involved in the Bedlam Theatre Company while a student at the University of Edinburgh, and it was there that he decided to pursue acting full-time, landing his first leading role in the Wild Cat Theatre Company produced "The Silver Darlings," for which he won the Gulliver Award.
McKidd currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
HOMETOWN Elgin, Scotland
BIRTHDATE August 9
James Pickens, Jr.
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