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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 June 1974Dallas, Texas, USA
Nickname Chris
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. But Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his truck and his life savings of a few hundred dollars and headed to Hollywood. Christian had many jobs, including mail-room clerk for a talent agency. His big break came when he played Ryan "Flyboy" Legget, the male lead, in a new show called Fame L.A. (1997) based on the hit movie and 80s TV show. Unfortunately, the show was canceled after 22 episodes. Christian's next role was on Aaron Spelling's Rescue 77 (1999), where he played Wick Lobo a.k.a "cowboy" because of his radical application of "gutter" medicine. Due to poor ratings, the show was canceled. Not to be defeated, Christian was soon cast as a production assistant in Edtv (1999) starring Woody Harrelson as well as a made-for-TV Western called Crossfire Trail (2001) with Tom Selleck.

Kane's TV resume also includes a leading role on Leverage (2008-2012) as Eliot Spencer. He also appeared in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, CBS series "Close To Home" (2005-2006) and a featured slot in the Stephen Spielberg/TNT miniseries "Into The West." In addition, Kane made his mark in big-screen films that include "Friday Night Lights" (2006); "Just Married," where he starred with Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy (2003); "Life Or Something Like It" (2002); and "Secondhand Lions," (2003) in which he was honored to play a young Robert Duvall.

Kane starred in "50 to 1" (2014), along side Skeet Ulrich and William Devane. Kane is working on "The Librarians" (slated for December 2014 on TNT) produced by Dean Devlin who also produced "Leverage".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TreasuresQueen

Trade Mark (2)

Piercing blue eyes
Husky, southern-accented voice

Trivia (19)

Auditioned for the role of Riley Finn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
Lead singer and guitarist for Kane, a southern rock band he put together with his buddies Mike Eaton and Steve Carlson.
He has a sister named Jennifer.
He is a cousin of country music phenomenon Branden Hart.
His best friend is David Boreanaz. They have been friends since before David Boreanaz became Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997); also, they share something very special - they are the only two actors who have appeared in the very first Angel (1999) episode, and the last.
Named #8 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).
Has never had any formal acting training.
He loves cooking big meals even if he's eating by himself.
In the episodes "Epiphany" and "Dead End" of Angel (1999), the '56 Ford that is featured is Christian's own truck.
Wears a Silver Fleur-De-Lis bracelet in multiple roles as a reminder of his mother, who is from New Orleans.
Has a scar on his upper lip from an injury he received while filming Secondhand Lions (2003).
Good friends with Supernatural (2005) star, Jensen Ackles.
Has Native American ancestry.
Besides David Boreanaz, he is the only other actor to appear in both the pilot and the finale of Angel (1999).
Performing with his band, Kane, every other Sunday at Dante's, in downtown Portland. Engagement is for the duration of filming of season 2 of Leverage (2008). [June 2009]
Just completed filming for his character "The Peacemaker" in Universal Squadrons (2011) starring Riley Smith. [November 2009]
Currently in Portland, OR filming Leverage (2008) Season 3. [March 2010]
After wrapping the first part of Season 3 of Leverage (2008), Christian is currently touring the world doing many radio interviews and stage appearances supporting his new EP release, "The House Rules". He will soon be in London for "The Vampires Ball" meeting and greeting his Angel (1999) fans. [September 2010]
Filming season two of Leverage (2008) in Portland, Oregon. [April 2009]

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