Kevin Zegers

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Kevin Zegers
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BornKevin Joseph Zegers
(1984-09-19) September 19, 1984 (age 30)
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, model
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Jaime Feld (m. 2013)
 
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Kevin Zegers
Kevin Zegers by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornKevin Joseph Zegers
(1984-09-19) September 19, 1984 (age 30)
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor, model
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Jaime Feld (m. 2013)

Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian actor and model. He played the role of Josh Framm in the Air Bud film series, Damien Dalgaard in the CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and the protagonist in Rock Mafia's music video "The Big Bang". He also had a lead role in the film Transamerica. He had also starred in the films Dawn of the Dead, It's a Boy Girl Thing, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Jane Austen Book Club, Fifty Dead Men Walking, and Frozen.

Personal life[edit]

Zegers was born in Woodstock, Ontario,[1] the son of Mary-Ellen, a teacher, and Jim Zegers, a quarry worker.[2][3] He has two sisters, Krista and Katie.[4] All of his grandparents were born in The Netherlands.[5] He attended St Mary's Catholic High School in Woodstock.[6]

In August 2013, Zegers married Jaime Feld, an agent who was his girlfriend for several years.[7]

Career[edit]

Zegers began his performing career at the age of 6, appearing in about 30 TV commercials.[4] His first film appearance was at the age of 7, in a small role in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey (1993).[1] Subsequently, he appeared in many supporting roles, including a guest appearance on the television series The X-Files, playing a stigmatic child. He had the starring role in Air Bud (1997), a film about a sports-playing dog. In the years following, Zegers appeared in three sequels, as well as a similar genre film, MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000), which featured a hockey-playing chimp.

Between 1997 and 2004, Zegers had starring or costarring roles in many low-budget Canadian and horror films, including Nico the Unicorn (1998), Komodo (1999), and Wrong Turn (2003). He also appeared in the short-lived American television series Titans (2000), for which he was chosen by producer Aaron Spelling. Zegers had previously worked with co-star Yasmine Bleeth in the 1999 film It Came from the Sky.

After appearing in the remake of Dawn of the Dead, he had a major role in the Academy Award-nominated independent film Transamerica (2005), co-starring Felicity Huffman. Zegers' performance as the street-hustling bisexual son of a male-to-female transsexual was praised by several critics, and he won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Chopard Award, which is given to promising young actors.[8] Also in 2005 he appeared in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure based on the American Girl book series, as Benjamin "Ben" Davidson in Williamsburg Virginia 1775. Zegers starred in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy Girl Thing. In 2009, Zegers signed to play the role of Clyde Barrow in the remake of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, with Hilary Duff. The two roles have since been recast due to scheduling conflicts for both actors.[9] He also guest-starred as Damien Dalgaard in Gossip Girl from 2009 until 2010, and returning again in late 2010 for multiple episodes throughout season 4. He appeared in Rock Mafia's 2010 music video "The Big Bang", and in 2012, played the male protagonist in the television series Titanic: Blood and Steel.

He portrayed Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Life with MikeyLittle Mikey
1994Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden StoryLarry (1954)Television film
1994In the Mouth of MadnessKid
1995Silence of Adultery, TheThe Silence of AdulterySteven HarlettTelevision film
1996SpecimenBart
1996Cold Heart of a Killer, TheThe Cold Heart of a KillerMatthew ArnoldTelevision film
1997Rose HillCole Clayborne at 13Television film
1997Air BudJosh Framm
1997Call to Remember, AA Call to RememberBen TobiasTelevision film
1998Shadow BuilderChris Hatcher
1998Air Bud: Golden ReceiverJosh Framm
1998Nico the UnicornBilly Hastings
1999Treasure IslandJim Hawkins
1999It Came from the SkyAndy BridgesTelevision film
1999Four DaysSimon "the kid"
1999KomodoPatrick Connally
2000Acting Class, TheThe Acting ClassLou Carpman
2000Air Bud: World PupJosh Framm
2000Time ShareThomas WeilandTelevision film
2000MVP: Most Valuable PrimateSteven Westover
2001Sex, Lies & ObsessionJosh ThomasTelevision film
2002Virginia's RunDarrow Raines
2002Air Bud: Seventh Inning FetchJosh FrammDirect-to-video
2002Fear of the DarkDale BillingsTelevision film
2003Wrong TurnEvan
2003Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, TheThe Incredible Mrs. RitchieCharlie
2004Dawn of the DeadTerry
2004Hollow, TheThe HollowIan Cranston
2004Some Things That StayRusty Murphy
2005TransamericaToby
2005Felicity: An American Girl AdventureBenjamin "Ben" DavidsonTelevision film
2006ZoomConnor Shepard/Concussion
2006It's a Boy Girl ThingWoody Deane
2007Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book ClubTrey
2007NormalJordie
2007Stone Angel, TheThe Stone AngelJohn
2008Gardens of the NightFrank
2008Narrows, TheThe NarrowsMike Manadoro
2008Fifty Dead Men WalkingSean
2009Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, TheThe Perfect Age of Rock 'n' RollSpyder
2010FrozenDan
2011VampireSimon
2011Girl Walks into a BarBilly
2011Entitled, TheThe EntitledPaul Dynan
2013Colony, TheThe ColonySam
2013Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, TheThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesAlec Lightwood
2013All the Wrong ReasonsSimon Brunson
2014Curse of Downers Grove, TheThe Curse of Downers GrovePost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Street LegalJeremy MorrisEpisode: "It's a Wise Child"
1993Tales from the Cryptkeeper6X (voice)Episode: "Grounds for Horror"
1994, 1996Magic School Bus, TheThe Magic School BusCaller (voice)2 episodes
1994Free WillyEinstein (voice)Episode: "Cry of the Dolphin"
1994Tales from the CryptkeeperJeremy (voice)Episode: "Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors"
1995Road to AvonleaGordon BradleyEpisode: "A Time to Every Purpose"
1995X-Files, TheThe X-FilesKevin KryderEpisode: "Revelations"
1996GoosebumpsNoah ThompsonEpisode: "Let's Get Invisible!"
1996–2000TradersSean Blake72 episodes
1999Twice in a LifetimeYoung Flash JerichoEpisode: "Blood Brothers"
1999So WeirdRyan OllmanEpisode: "Second Generation"
2000–2001TitansEthan BenchleyMain cast; 11 episodes
2003SmallvilleSeth NelsonEpisode: "Magnetic"
2004HouseBrandon MerrellEpisode: "Occam's Razor"
2009–2011Gossip GirlDamien Dalgaard10 episodes
2011GeorgetownMontgomery "Monty" KnoxUnsold ABC pilot
2012Titanic: Blood and SteelMark Muir/Marcus MaloneMain cast
2014GracepointOwen BurkeUpcoming series
Music videos
YearTitleArtist
2010"The Big Bang"Rock Mafia

Music Video- Stay by Miley Cyrus


Awards[edit]

YearGroupAwardResultNotes
1998YoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy FilmWonAir Bud
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young ActorWon
Best Performance in a TV Movie or Feature Film — Young EnsembleWonRose Hill
Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series — Supporting Young ActorWonA Call to Remember
1999Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young ActorWonAir Bud: Golden Receiver
2001Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young ActorWonMVP: Most Valuable Primate
2006Cannes Film FestivalChopard Trophy — Male RevelationWonTransamerica

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zegers preparing for latest role - Woodstock Sentinel Review - Ontario, CA". Woodstock Sentinel Review. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Movies: Zegers the new hot Canuck". Jam.canoe.ca. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ Rizzo, Carita. "Kevin Zegers | Celebrities". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  4. ^ a b "The Kevin Zegers Gallery". Cpps90.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  5. ^ "KZ MOTH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 2012 « Kevin Zegers – Man of the Hour". Kz-manofthehour.com. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  6. ^ "Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  7. ^ Kevin Zegers Marries Jaime Feld, People Magazine, Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, 08/04/2013
  8. ^ "Chopard and the Cannes Festival: A nine-year idyll". Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH. June 14, 2006. Retrieved March 10, 2007. 
  9. ^ Bartyzel, Monica (January 27, 2009). "Hilary Duff & Kevin Zegers Sign On for 'Bonnie and Clyde'". Cinematical.com. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 

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