Taylor Kitsch is a model and actor. He has most recently found success in the role of "Tim Riggins" on NBC's Friday Night Lights.
Born in Kelowna, British Columbia and raised in Vancouver, Taylor Kitsch is the middle child of a large family with 2 older brothers and 2
Gospel Hill, Taylor's latest movie, was screened August 24, 2008 at the Democratic National Convention to an audience of A-List stars, including key political figures at a red carpet screening.
Taylor's favorite movies are: State of Grace, Hurly Burly and Dead Man Walking.
Taylor has been nominated twice in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. The nominations are for Choice Male Hottie and Choice TV Actor: Drama.
In January 2008 Taylor, and avid hockey fan, participated in Luc Robitaille's Celebrity Shoot Out, a celebrity hockey game that raised money and awareness for the children's charity Echoes of Hope.
Taylor recently finished filming the feature Gospel Hill alongside Julia Stiles, Danny Glover, Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. It is due to released in 2008.
In 2007 Taylor was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Choice TV: Breakout for his role as Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights.
Taylor played ice hockey in the Canadian BCHL for the Langley Hornets before a career ending knee injury.
In September 2007 Talor took part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, which benefits Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Taylor is out to support fitness activities for kids.
Taylor's favorite book is The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
In 2008 Taylor took a trip to Africa with Friday Night Lights co-star, Connie Britton, and toured Uganda and Kenya and become more aware of a charity called the African Children's Choir.
In February 2008 Taylor signed on to play Gambit in the upcoming X-Men movie spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The movie is in post-production and is slated for release May 2009.
In August 2006, Taylor appeared on the cover page of the magazine named Dish Entertainment Magazine.
Taylor learned acting from the renowned acting coach Sheila Grey.
Taylor is 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall.
At age 25, Taylor became the youngest ever cover boy for Men's Health magazine.
He joined the men of the Friday Night Lights cast in Esquire's October 2006 spread, "There's no I in Coat".
Taylor made his big screen debut in 2006 with appearances in 3 summer blockbusters: John Tucker Must Die (July), Snakes on a Plane (August), and The Covenant (September).
Talor: (On where he seeks his inspiration for playing Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights)
His looks come from a movie called State of Grace. His hair and some of the mannerisms are from the character played by Gary Oldman. I love watching Sean Penn and take as much as I can from him for this character, but I also have to make him my own, so a lot of his personality comes from what I choose.
Taylor: (On his role in the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie)
It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot working with Hugh Jackman and Liev [Schreiber]. It was just incredible. I'm super excited just to be a part of a project like that, you know?
Taylor: (on playing Gambit in the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie)
The character is so much fun. It's gonna be fun to watch.
Taylor: (on Friday Night Lights being renewed for a third season)
I can't wait to play Riggs one more go at least, you know? It's a comfort zone, it's so free, it's so...Riggs is a lot of fun, you know? I hope you guys have a lot of fun watching him again this year.
Taylor: Mark my words, if ten years from now you're seeing me on those red carpets at every premiere possible, posing with these toys...never, never, never, never, no. I'll be back home on the lake, on the boat, hanging out with friends and family.
Taylor: (on playing Tim Riggins) I think it's any actor's dream to do this kind of role.
Taylor: (on his first job cleaning outdoor toilets) Any job you start you know you're going to be that try-hard kid of the year, you know, you're scrubbing those toilets and you're just going to be going off, but soon you realize, that hey- you know what- it's a Biffy, you know, no one is going to walk into this thing going, "Whoa! Someone did a bang-up job cleaning this thing."
Taylor: (on receiving his role on Friday Night Lights) When I walked in the door the phone's ringing. Manager is like, "You're Tim Riggins." Take the phone off, and I'm like, 'Whew!' So many things are going through you head, like, 'Oh my God...I tricked 'em. I got 'em. Now what? I have to actually act and be this kid?'