Scottish television and film actor Kevin McKidd has starred in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy as “Dr. Owen Hunt” since Season 5.In 2010, Kevin added director to his box of tricks. He first stepped up to the plate by helming 4 webisodes of Grey’s Anatomy.He now directs several regular episodes per season, demonstrating his keen ability both in front of and behind the camera.
He has also had leading roles as “Tommy” in Trainspotting, “Count Vronsky” in the BBC miniseries “Anna Karenina” and “Lucius Vorenus” in the historical drama series “Rome.” McKidd was raised in Elgin, Scotland and was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre before leaving to study engineering at the University of Edinburgh. After becoming involved with the University’s Bedlam Theatre, he decided to pursue acting full-time. In 1994 he landed the leading role in the stage play The Silver Darlings and later made his screen debut in “Small Faces” before taking on the “Trainspotting” role. He appeared in “North of Hell” in 2015 and starred in “Tulip Fever” in 2017.
In 2012 he collaborated with a group of friends and released an album of traditional Scottish folk songs “The Speyside Sessions,” with proceeds going to Save The Children, one of several charities supported by the actor. “Cleartune,” a guitar tuner, and “Surfline,” a surfing forecaster are his favorite apps (McKidd surfs up to five times a week). The Scot became an American citizen in 2015. He recently married, is expecting his third child, and lives in Los Angeles.