Kevin McKidd

Kevin McKidd


8/9/1973, Elgin, Scotland, UK

Birth Name

Kevin McKidd


  • Kevin McKidd on Grey's Anatomy Season 9.
  • Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt on Grey's Anat...
  • Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt of Grey's Anat...
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253 votes


Kevin McKidd was brought up in Elgin, Scotland. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at university Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the university's student theatre company. At this point Kevin decided to…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Kevin: (on working for months in a skirt) [Laughs] When you're working in the Italian summer, it's quite nice. It's sort of like wearing a Scottish kilt. You have your own personal air-conditioner.

    • Kevin: I didn't actually enjoy the shoot of Trainspotting. I felt like a fish out of water.

    • Kevin: (on "Journeyman" creator Kevin Falls and the people he's worked with on the show) If I was going to be in bed with a group of people for a long time with a TV show, I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather be in business with.

    • Kevin: (on his character in "Journeyman") I'm always attracted to characters that aren't extraordinary from the outset, but actually are pretty normal, maybe forward - Dan is a forward guy. He's had a gambling problem in his past and had some dark, dark moments.

    • Kevin: One thing I'm starting to realize is that audiences and critics expect you to deliver the same thing when you play different characters. But to me, playing different people is the whole point of being an actor. I love the challenge of playing different characters.

    • Kevin: All the years of moviemaking and flying by the seat of your pants and using your instincts has really helped me and helped keep me, hopefully, at an all time high on a tough schedule.

    • Kevin: (on wearing wardrobe from different eras in "Journeyman") It's funny, some of the clothes I'm put in, I feel like I'm Joey on Friends. I keep singing the Friends theme tune whenever I put some of that gear on. It's hilarious!

    • Kevin: (about the main difference between the British and American acting jobs) The hours are much longer here (America). But the professionalism of everyone is awe-inspiring.

    • Kevin: (about his motivation as an actor) To me, playing different people is the whole point of being an actor. I love the challenge of playing different characters.

    • Kevin: (about having to use different accents for different roles) I actually love working with accents. I don't know, something about it unlocks something in me. It makes me concentrate on getting into character a little more, helps me find a focus.

  • Kevin McKidd is one of the best actors I have seen! I've seen him in many movies & in a large range of characters. He's excellent & believeable no matter how parts or skills differ. If it's only a small part,he still manages to outshine the rest!!!moreless

    Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait! I've Spend half my life it seems on the net trying to find movies of his that will play on our USA equipment = was able to get at least half. Now I can actually see him on my own tv! I don't know how well the show is written but I'm positive that Kevin will give it his all as he always does and will make the show a must see - just as he made ROME such a success! He is the type of actor that can do anything and you never tire of him. He's the only actor I have seen that you can tell what his CHARACTER is thinking without his saying a word. Hopefully the guys smart enough to cast Kevin will be smart enough to insist on a good time slot and advertising so that it is not missed. I'll be waiting along with all the people who loved the HBO tv series ROME!!!moreless
  • Review

    I have only seen him on Journeyman but you always have to respect someone who comes into a major television role for the first time and is able to carry a show on his back. While the show is in dire straights for survival right now, I think that Kevin performed very well in the show and wish that I could see more of his work. His work in Journeyman has given me an incentive to go out and take a look at Rome, a show I hadnt really given a chance to before now. Overall, I would say Kevin is a prime example of someone you could look at to carry a major show on his back.moreless