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Kevin Durand Biography

Birth Name:
Kevin Serge Durand
Birth Place:
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Played hockey as a kid
  • Was a teen rapper known as Kevy D, performing in local shows with his group, the AOK posse
  • Did stand-up comedy while in college to help pay for his tuition
  • Befriended Russell Crowe while filming Mystery, Alaska (1999); he sang backup and resurrected his rap skills on Gaslight (1998), the debut album of Crowe's band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2001 in the musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Is often cast as threatening and imposing characters because of his towering height (he's 6'6"), and he admits that he finds these types of characters intriguing
  • Is a native French speaker


  • 2011Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Amélie Moon Durand -- Daughter
  • Sandra Cho -- Wife