Saturday, 15 December 2007

Kevin Zegers

Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian film and television actor and model.

Zegers began his performing career at the age of 6, appearing in commercials. His first film appearance was at the age of 7, in a small role in Michael J. Fox comedy Life With Mikey (1993). 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 basketball-playing dog. In the years following, Zegers appeared in three sequels, as well as a similar genre film, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, which featured a hockey-playing chimp.

Between 1997 and 2004, Zegers had starring or co-starring roles in many low-budget Canadian and horror films, including Komodo (1999) and Wrong Turn (2003). He also appeared in the short-lived American television series Titans (co-starring Yasmine Bleeth) in 2000, for which he was personally chosen by producer Aaron Spelling. Zegers had previously worked with 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's performance as the bisexual street hustling 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.

Zegers starred alongside Samaire Armstrong in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy/Girl Thing.

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