Kevin McKidd is a versatile Scottish actor, director, and producer who rose to prominence as a result of his unique ability to depict whatever role he is being cast in with uncommon ease and perfection. Having been on the movie scene for years, he hit the spotlight as a result of his role as Dr. Owen Hunt on the award-winning medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy, before going on to establish himself as a force to reckon with in the movie industry.
Bio – Who Is McKidd?
Kevin McKidd was born on the 9th of August 1973 in Elgin Murray, Scotland. Growing up, he had his primary school education at Delafield School, before going on to attend the Elgin Academy for his secondary school education. As a kid, he was fascinated by Steven Spielberg and often fantasized about starring in a Steven Spielberg movie while lying in bed at night.
Although he did fantasize about being an actor, it’s important to note that he only delved into acting as a result of his inadequacy in sports as a young boy. After making his first acting appearance in a High School play, he fell in love with acting and started brewing thoughts of making a career out of it someday.
Upon graduation from high school, he attended Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret College with the intent of studying Engineering but switched to Drama after just a year at the university. While studying at the University, McKidd was known to be very devoted to his academics as well as being very committed to achieving his dreams of becoming an actor; this led him to join the University Theatre Company – Bedlam Theatre.
On completion of his studies in 1996, Kevin McKidd set out to accomplish his dreams as an actor. That year, he got his first television role in the British sitcom Father Ted, with him playing the character of Father Deegan before going on to play the role of Tommy in Trainspotting. From 1997 to 2007, he starred in several movies and TV shows such as the Kingdom of Heaven, Silence of the Lambs, Topsy Turvy, The Mikado, Dog Soldiers, and Rome to name a few.
His big break finally came in 2008, when he got cast to play the role of Dr. Owen Hunt in the hit medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy, which earned him a Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series. Since then, Kevin McKidd has gone all the way to feature in several other hit TV series and movies alike; the most significant being his role as Poseidon in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. In 2015, McKidd became a legally recognized US citizen by naturalization.
Kevin McKidd Net worth
Since his breakthrough role on Grey’s Anatomy, McKidd has surprised fans and movie lovers alike not just with his ability to put up a spectacular performance no matter the role he is playing, but also for his great eyes for business and investment. He is a proud owner of a series of restaurants in Edinburgh called the McKidd Burger Chain, as well as a fashion line called Kevin McKidd Seduction. In 2016, he announced the launch of his own Vodka – Pure Wondermckkid. That being said, his net worth is set at an estimated $2 million, the bulk of which he earned through his several business ventures as well as his illustrious career as an actor.
Kevin McKidd Wife, Family, Divorce, and Kids
By virtue of being a very private person, not much is known about the family of Kevin McKidd. It is however known that he hails from a very small family. He is the second of two children born to his parents. It is said that his father was a plumber while his mother worked as a secretary.
According to Kevin, his parents weren’t quite happy with him switching from engineering to drama but after a little while, they gave him all their support.
In 1999, McKidd got married to his longtime girlfriend Jane Parker with whom he went on to father two children by the name of Iona McKidd and Joseph McKidd. After 17 years of marriage, their love got sour and they got divorced in December 2016. McKidd started dating popular chef Arielle Goldrath in 2017, with the pair eventually tying the knot in March 2018 at a private Jewish ceremony. On 13th May 2018, they welcomed their first child together, a boy they named Aiden McKidd.
Height and Weight
Heading to his late 40s, the Scottish actor can still be considered as sexy and hot. Standing at a height of 1.84 m with a weight of 84 kg and his simple sense of style, the actor is very easy to spot in public.