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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.

Kevin Durand
Kevin Durand SDCC 2014.jpg
Durand at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1974-01-14) January 14, 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)
Sandra Cho (m. 2010)
Children2

He received a 2012 Best Supporting Actor Genie nomination for his portrayal of Lenny Jackson in Citizen Gangster. A 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.[citation needed]

Early lifeEdit

Durand was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the son of Reina (née Perreault) and Serge Durand.[1] He is of French-Canadian descent.[2] Durand was an ice hockey player in his youth and initially displayed an interest towards becoming a rapper.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Durand is a character actor whose first big movie break came when he was cast in Mystery, Alaska.[3] 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[3] with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Recent film successes include, X-Men Origins: Wolverine playing the comic book character Blob[4] and the role of Ricky in Real Steel,[5] both with Hugh Jackman. In 2012, he co-starred in 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.[6] Durand's combined box office numbers total over 2.5 billion dollars worldwide. In 2013, he appeared in the film The Mortal Instruments.[7] He co-starred in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and two mid 2010s Atom Egoyan 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.[8] In 2015, he stars as Harbard the Wanderer in History Channel's original series Vikings.[9] 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.[citation needed]

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.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Durand married long-time girlfriend Sandra Cho on October 1, 2010. Their daughter, Amélie Moon Durand, was born on August 30, 2015.[10] 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.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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
2007 Smokin' Aces Jeeves Tremor
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 / 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

TelevisionEdit

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;
2005
Andromeda VX/Elysian 2 episodes
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 Main role; 41 episodes
2015–16 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; voice
2018 Ballers Werner Thompson 6 episodes
2019 Swamp Thing Jason Woodrue[11] Main role; 9 episodes
Wu Assassins James Baxter / Earth Wu Episode: "Legacy"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nurun.com. "Timmins Press". Timmins Press.
  2. ^ https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/hab-at-heart-kevin-durand/c-775049
  3. ^ a b c Deerwester, Jayme (May 27, 2008). "For Durand, playing the 'Lost' psychopath can be a blast". USA Today.
  4. ^ "Kevin Durand to Play the Blob in Wolverine". MovieWeb. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Sturdivant, Brad (May 7, 2010). "Kevin Durand reteams with Hugh Jackman in Real Steel". Flix 66.
  6. ^ Walkuski, Eric (September 9, 2011). "More Resident Evil 5 Casting News: Kevin Durand, Johann Urb... And Oded Fehr?!". JoBlo.com.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (6 July 2012). "Durand, Maillet join 'Mortal Instruments'".
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 26, 2013). "'Lost' Vet Joins FX Vampire Drama 'The Strain'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ Trumbore, Dave (June 18, 2014). "VIKINGS: Season 3 Adds New Cast Members Including Kevin Durand, Morgane Polanski, and Ben Robson". Collider.
  10. ^ Rayne, Naja (September 2, 2015). "Kevin Durand Welcomes Daughter Amélie Moon". People.
  11. ^ Boucher, Geoff (November 12, 2018). "DC Universe: 'Lost' Actor Kevin Durand Joins 'Swamp Thing' As Villain". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

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