Kevin Serge Durand

Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand, a celebrated actor from Canada, is renowned for his portrayal of distinctive and often villainous characters. His breakthrough came with his performance as an assassin in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” a vagrant in “The Captive,” the head of a group of mercenaries named Martin Keamy in “Lost,” and the character of Agent Werner in “K-9: P.I.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Kevin Serge Durand

Date of birth:

January 14, 1974

Zodiac sign:

Taurus

Birthplace:

Thunder Bay, Canada

Age:

50

Citizenship:

Canada

Marital status:

Married to Sandra Cho

Children:

2

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)

Occupation:

actor

Early life

Born on January 14, 1974, in Thunder Bay, Kevin Serge Durand grew up in a family with no connections to the arts—his parents, Reina (Perreault) and Serge Durand, were not involved in the creative sector. Dreaming of a career in sports from a young age, Durand had a particular fondness for hockey and committed himself to rigorous training, which resulted in him achieving remarkable physical condition.

Durand attended St. Ignatius High School, where he displayed a knack for linguistics, mastering both French and English. This bilingual ability stems from his upbringing in a French-speaking household, as his mother was French and often communicated in her native language, making French Durand’s preferred language of communication. During his teenage years, Kevin also explored his musical interests, becoming the lead singer of an obscure band and embarking on a musical tour at the age of 17.

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Kevin Durand in Vikings

Career

Kevin Durand embarked on his acting journey in 1994, landing a bit part in an episode of “ER.” His early career featured minor roles in series such as “The Outer Limits,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Andromeda.” Durand’s portrayal of antagonists began with his role in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” setting the stage for similar characters in his career.

In “Mystery, Alaska” (1999), Durand appeared as a hockey player, a casting choice influenced by his athletic physique. This film also featured Russell Crowe. In 2003, Durand was seen in “The Butterfly Effect,” a sci-fi drama starring Ashton Kutcher, where Durand played Kutcher’s fellow inmate.

Durand’s performances in “Walking Tall,” “Robin Hood,” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” were well-received. He played the role of Fred Dukes in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” His role as the Archangel Gabriel in the blockbuster “Legion” was notably successful, collaborating with stars such as Paul Bettany, Willa Holland, Adrianne Palicki, and Tyrese Gibson.

Durand’s career gained momentum in 2011 with roles in significant projects like “Real Steel,” “Resident Evil: Retribution,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” and “Noah,” working alongside Olga Fonda, Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Terry O’Quinn, and Tamara Taylor. In 2019, he took on the role of Jason Woodrue in “Swamp Thing.”

As excitement builds for Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Elon Musk biopic, a groundswell of support has emerged for Kevin Durand to portray the iconic entrepreneur. Fans argue that Durand’s versatile acting range, demonstrated in works like “The Strain,” “The Butterfly Effect,” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” makes him an ideal candidate to embody Musk’s complex persona.

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Kevin Durand as Blob in X-men Origins: Wolverine

Kevin Serge Durand Movies and TV Shows

  • 2014

    Noah

    Rameel

  • 2013–2020

    Vikings

    The Wanderer / Harbard

  • 2013

    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    Emil Pangborn

  • 2011

    Real Steel

    Ricky

  • 2010

    Robin Hood

    Little John

  • 2010

    Legion

    Gabriel

  • 2009

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Fred J. Dukes / The Blob

  • 2007

    3:10 to Yuma

    Tucker

  • 2004–2010

    Lost

    Martin Keamy

  • 2003

    The Butterfly Effect

    Carlos

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Kevin Durand as Martin Keamy in Lost

Talk Shows

  • 2019

    On the Gold with Kevin Hoagland

    Role: Guest

  • 2012

    The Hour

    Role: Guest

  • 2010

    Made in Hollywood

    Role: Guest

  • 2010

    Today

    Role: Guest

  • 2010

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    Role: Guest

Kevin Durand’s personal life

Kevin Durand keeps his personal life private. Married since 2010 to Sandra Cho, who is not involved in the entertainment industry, the couple welcomed their daughter, Amelie Moon, in 2015. Four years following the arrival of their first child, the couple greeted their second daughter into the world on June 12, 2019. Cho affectionately names her second daughter Fox.They cherish their time with her and are considering expanding their family. Durand enjoys family time and has interests in traveling, music, and sports, balancing his personal passions with his professional life.

Published: February 27, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024
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