Kevin Serge Durand (born January 14, 1974) is a Canadian actor. He is best 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, Barry Burton in Resident Evil: Retribution, 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 Citizen Gangster.

Kevin Durand
Durand in July 2014
Born (1974-01-14) January 14, 1974 (age 50)
Years active1994–present
Sandra Cho
(m. 2010)

Early life edit

Kevin Serge Durand was born January 14, 1974,[1] in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the son of Reina (née Perreault) and Serge Durand.[2] He is of French-Canadian descent.[3]

Career edit

Durand's first break came when he was cast in Mystery, Alaska.[4] He often portrays characters on both sides of law enforcement, such as Booth in Walking Tall, sidekick Red in Wild Hogs, psychotic neo-nazi Jeeves Tremor in Smokin' Aces, the title role in Otis E., Gabriel in Legion, Little John in Robin Hood, Officer Caruso in Fruitvale Station, and hired thug Tucker in the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma.[4]

Durand appeared opposite Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Blob[5] and in Real Steel.[6] In 2012, he co-starred in Citizen Gangster and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, and as video game character Barry Burton in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution.[7] In 2013, he appeared in the film The Mortal Instruments.[8] He co-starred in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and two mid-2010s Atom Egoyan films, Devil's Knot and The Captive.

Durand has played series regulars on shows such as Joshua in Dark Angel, Vasiliy Fet in The Strain,[9] Harbard the Wanderer in Vikings,[10] 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, on Lost as Martin Keamy,[4] and on the DCEU's 2019 season of Swamp Thing as Dr. Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man.

Personal life edit

Durand married his longtime girlfriend Sandra Cho on October 1, 2010. They have two daughters.[11]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Bazooka Marksman Joe
Mystery, Alaska 'Tree' Lane
2002 K-9: P.I. Agent Verner
2004 The Butterfly Effect Carlos
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Black Knight Ghost
Walking Tall Booth
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Oshima
Smokin' Aces Jeeves Tremor
2007 Wild Hogs Red
Throwing Stars Reed
3:10 to Yuma Tucker
Stars Carl
2008 Greener Mountains Three-toe
The Echo Walter
Winged Creatures Bagman
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fred Dukes / The Blob
Otis E. Otis
2010 Legion Gabriel
Robin Hood Little John
2011 I Am Number Four Mogadorian Commander
Citizen Gangster Lenny Jackson
Real Steel Ricky
2012 Cosmopolis Torval
Resident Evil: Retribution Barry Burton
A Dark Truth Tor
2013 Devil's Knot John Mark Byers
Fruitvale Station Officer Caruso
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Emil Pangborn
2014 Dark Was the Night Paul Shields
Winter's Tale Cesar Tan
Noah Rameel
The Captive Mika
Garm Wars: The Last Druid Skellig 58
2017 Tragedy Girls Lowell Orson Lehmann
2018 Bigger Bill Hauck
Take Point Markus Korean film
2019 Primal Richard Loffler
2021 Dangerous Cole
2024 Abigail Post-production
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Proximus Caesar Post-production

Television edit

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science John Greer Episode: "The Frankenstein of Sleep
1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel Kenny, Flynn's henchman TV film
2000 The Outer Limits Alan Episode: "Skin Deep"
ER Mr. Mooney Episode: "Mars Attacks"
Stargate SG-1 Lord Zipacna 3 episodes
2000–2001 Beggars and Choosers Cliff 6 episodes
2001 Andromeda VX 1 episode
2001–2002 Dark Angel Joshua 14 episodes
2002 Taken Homeless Bloke on Train TV film
2003 Dead Like Me Chuck Episode: "Sunday Mornings"
Tarzan Gregory Creal / Trevor Whedon Episode: "Pilot"
Mob Princess Claudio TV film
2004 The Goodbye Girl Earl TV film
Touching Evil Agent Jay Swopes 12 episodes
2005 The Collector The Devil / Bus Driver Episode: "The Tour Guide"
Andromeda Elysian 2 episodes
Threshold Crewman Sonntag 2 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Connor Daly Episode: "Still Life"
2006 Kyle XY Police Officer at Party Episode: "Pilot"
The Dead Zone Cabot Episode: "Panic"
12 Hours to Live John Carl Lowman TV film
Without a Trace Travis Holt Episode: "The Damage Done"
2007 CSI: Miami Mike Newberry Episode: "Dangerous Son"
Shark Rick Carris Episode: "No Holds Barred"
2008–2010 Lost Martin Keamy 11 episodes
2010 American Dad! CIA Guy (voice) Episode: "Great Space Roaster"
2012 Republic of Doyle Donnie Squires Episode: "Streets of St. John's"
2014–2017 The Strain Vasiliy Fet 41 episodes
2015–2016 Vikings The Wanderer / Harbard 6 episodes
2017 Trial & Error Rutger Hiss 4 episodes
2017–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender King Zarkon / Commander Mar (voice) 5 episodes
2018 Ballers Werner Thompson 6 episodes
2019 Swamp Thing Jason Woodrue 10 episodes
Wu Assassins James Baxter / Earth Wu Episode: "Legacy"
2021–2022 Locke & Key Frederick Gideon Recurring role (season 2, 3 episodes); Main role (season 3, 8 episodes)
2022–2023 Pantheon Anssi Voice role
2023 Essex County Jimmy [12]

References edit

  1. ^ Rose, Mike (January 14, 2023). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 14, 2023 includes celebrities Dave Grohl, Carl Weathers". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 14, 2023.
  2. ^ "Timmins Press". Timmins Press.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Hab at Heart: Kevin Durand".
  4. ^ a b c Deerwester, Jayme (May 27, 2008). "For Durand, playing the 'Lost' psychopath can be a blast". USA Today.
  5. ^ "Kevin Durand to Play the Blob in Wolverine". MovieWeb. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Sturdivant, Brad (May 7, 2010). "Kevin Durand reteams with Hugh Jackman in Real Steel". Flix 66.
  7. ^ Walkuski, Eric (September 9, 2011). "More Resident Evil 5 Casting News: Kevin Durand, Johann Urb... And Oded Fehr?!".
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (6 July 2012). "Durand, Maillet join 'Mortal Instruments'".
  9. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 26, 2013). "'Lost' Vet Joins FX Vampire Drama 'The Strain'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ Trumbore, Dave (June 18, 2014). "VIKINGS: Season 3 Adds New Cast Members Including Kevin Durand, Morgane Polanski, and Ben Robson". Collider.
  11. ^ Rayne, Naja (September 2, 2015). "Kevin Durand Welcomes Daughter Amélie Moon". People. Archived from the original on February 11, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  12. ^ Ashly July, "Molly Parker, Stephen McHattie and Kevin Durand to star in TV adaptation of hit graphic novel Essex County". CBC Books, October 13, 2022.

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