Kevin Zegers

Kevin Zegers

  • Highest Rated: 83% Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)
  • Birthday: Sep 19, 1984
  • Birthplace: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
  • The Canadian child actor-turned-young heartthrob Kevin Zegers inevitably recalls an early Tom Cruise, with his high-gloss and surreal handsomeness. These photogenic, audience-pleasing qualities helped to carry Zegers through his adolescent screen career, with a steady series of roles in family-friendly films. Zegers then proved himself capable of sustaining more mature, adult-oriented Hollywood turns, signified by his fine contribution to the pansexual comedy drama Transamerica (2005). Born September 19, 1984, into a blue-collar family (his dad worked in a lime quarry), Zegers attended Holy Family French immersion school in his hometown of Woodstock, Ontario, and received an invitation at eight years old to participate in a London fashion show as a child model. Zegers did a few of these events, then talked his parents into letting him audition for a Toronto-based talent agent; not long after, Zegers landed his first screen role, as a younger version of Michael J. Fox's character in James Lapine's uneven comedy drama Life with Mikey (1993), and spent the preponderance of the next ten years starring in innumerable animal-oriented comedies -- everything from Air Bud and its sequels to Virginia's Run to Nico the Unicorn and MVP: Most Valuable Primate. Lest he be typecast, however, Zegers demonstrated his versatility throughout this period with occasional turns in dark horror outings and telemovies as well.Zegers later recalled how, throughout this period, he honed his ability to size up the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of a script, and by his early twenties, he placed a high premium on this instinct, often rejecting screenplays on the basis of poor quality. Transamerica (which Zegers reportedly read and then fell in love with at first glance) marked the actor's first dramatic leap away from child and adolescent-oriented roles. He later told interviewer Selma Blair that he refused to be turned down for the part, and stalked director Duncan Tucker for weeks on end after an initial rejection from the film, until Tucker recanted. In that well-received picture, Zegers plays Toby, the long-estranged juvenile-delinquent son of pre-operative transsexual Bree (christened Stanley and portrayed by Felicity Huffman). Toby reconnects with his father for a road trip -- just as Bree is about to undergo a permanent sex-change operation. Together, they set off for Los Angeles -- Bree to have her procedure and Toby to make it as a porn star. Zegers proved himself thoroughly worthy of the role; few critics who praised the film failed to single out the actor's performance.Unfortunately, Zegers followed this with an ill-advised retread of his career origins -- first in the critically reviled, Tim Allen-starring family comedy Zoom, then in the Nick Hurran-directed teen film It's a Boy Girl Thing (both 2006) -- leading many of the actor's fans to grow impatient for additional Zegers work on the level of Transamerica. Not long after, he signed for a small role in more substantial fare: the eagerly anticipated, female-driven ensemble drama The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), directed by Robin Swicord and starring Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello, and Jimmy Smits. Beginning in 2009, Zegers took on a recurring role in the CW's teen drama Gossip Girl, playing the entitled son of a foreign ambassador. His growing career gradually led Zegers to starring roles, playing one of the leads in the 2010 horror film Frozen, opposite Shawn Ashmore and Emma Bell, and the lead in the Encore miniseries Titantic: Blood and Steel (2012).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Nighthawks Chad 2019
60% Another Kind of Wedding Kurt 2018
No Score Yet Sleepwalker Dr. Koslov 2017
42% Aftermath John Gullick 2017
15% The Curse of Downers Grove Chuck 2015
18% The Colony Sam 2013
14% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec $31.2M 2013
No Score Yet Vampire Simon 2013
No Score Yet All the Wrong Reasons Simon Brunson 2013
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Spyder 2011
No Score Yet Girl Walks Into a Bar Billy 2011
No Score Yet The Entitled Paul Dynan 2011
63% Frozen Dan Walker $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet The Story of Bonnie and Clyde Actor 2010
57% Gardens of the Night Frank 2008
83% Fifty Dead Men Walking Sean $1.8M 2008
25% The Narrows Mike Manadoro 2008
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Trey $3.4M 2007
0% Normal Jordie 2007
44% The Stone Angel John $32.4K 2007
67% It's a Boy Girl Thing Woody Deane 2006
3% Zoom Connor Shepard/Concussion $11.7M 2006
77% Transamerica Toby Wilkins $8.8M 2006
No Score Yet Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Ben Davidson 2005
No Score Yet Some Things That Stay Rusty Murphy 2004
No Score Yet The Hollow Ian Cranston 2004
No Score Yet Run Away Home Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Charlie 2004
75% Dawn of the Dead Terry $58.9M 2004
40% Wrong Turn Evan $15.2M 2003
No Score Yet Fear of the Dark Dale Billings 2002
No Score Yet Air Bud 4 - Seventh Inning Fetch Josh 2001
No Score Yet Virginia's Run Darrow Raines 2001
No Score Yet Nico The Unicorn Billy 2001
No Score Yet Air Bud 3 - World Pup Josh Framm 2001
No Score Yet Sex, Lies & Obsession Josh Thomas 2001
20% MVP: Most Valuable Primate Steven Westover 2000
No Score Yet Komodo Patrick Connally 2000
No Score Yet Time Share Thomas Weiland 2000
No Score Yet It Came from the Sky Andy Byers 1999
No Score Yet Four Days The Kid 1999
No Score Yet Treasure Island Jim Hawkins 1998
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver Josh Framm 1998
No Score Yet Shadow Builder Actor 1998
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder Chris Hatcher 1998
45% Air Bud Josh Framm 1997
No Score Yet A Call To Remember Ben Tobias 1997
No Score Yet Rose Hill Cole Clayborne at 13 1997
No Score Yet Specimen Bart 1996
59% In the Mouth of Madness Kid 1995
No Score Yet Silence of Adultery Steven 1995
No Score Yet The Silence of Adultery Actor 1995
27% Life with Mikey Little Mikey 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

67% What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage
2019
Guest
  • 2019
23% Notorious
2016
Oscar Keaton
  • 2016
64% Gracepoint
2014
Owen Burke
  • 2014
84% Gossip Girl
2007-2012
Damien Damien Daalgard
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
91% House
2004-2012
Brandon Merrell
  • 2004
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Seth
  • 2003
30% Titans
2000
Ethan
  • 2000
No Score Yet So Weird
1999-2001
Ryan
  • 1999
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Kevin Kryder
  • 1995
No Score Yet Free Willy
1994
Voice
  • 1994

QUOTES FROM Kevin Zegers CHARACTERS

Sam
It's no the cold we need to worry about. It's each other.
Toby
I'm out of cigarettes.
Bree
Quel dommage.
Toby
What's quel dommage mean?
Bree
It means you're not getting any cigarettes.
Toby
Beauty is relative.
Bree
Not my relatives.
Alec
She looks like someone who's number should be on a bathroom door
Alec
She looks like someone who's number should be on a bathroom door.
Sam
We used to live and die by the rules we made. But our rules like, everything else we built... are breaking down. There's only one rule left out anyway. One rule above all. Survive
Clifton Hangar
You loved her didn't you?
Spyder
Who?
Clifton Hangar
Rose
Spyder
Please, she was just another hot piece of ass....don't print that.
Spyder
Please, she was just another hot piece of ass... don't print that.
Spyder
So I do a lil blow every now and then get freaking over it!
Spyder
There's nothing worse than a reformed whore.
Spyder
Rock N Roll is the bastard son of the blues,man.
Spyder
Rock 'n' roll's the bastard son of the blues, man!
Kid
(after their ball rolls over to Linda) - Give it.
Kid
(after their ball rolls over to Linda) Give it.
Linda Styles
What are you? Where do you come from? Where do you live?
Kid
With you.
Linda Styles
Who takes care of you?
Kid
You do...You're my mommy...Know what today is? Today is Mommy's Day.
Kid
You do. You're my mommy. Know what today is? Today is Mommy's Day.
Dan Walker
"You know I said I done this before... I haven't I'm scared shitless"
Dan Walker
You know how I said I did this before...? I haven't and I'm scared shitless.
Dan Walker
Dan, why don't I ever have a girlfriend? Why?