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Overview (4)

Born in Dallas, Texas, USA
Birth NameChristopher Michael Short
Nickname Chris
Height 5' 10" (1.78 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. However, 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. Christian's next role was on the short-lived Aaron Spelling's Rescue 77 (1999), where he played Wick Lobo a.k.a. "Cowboy" because of his radical application of "gutter" medicine. 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 starred in The Librarians (2013) on TNT, which was produced by Dean Devlin who also produced "Leverage". His portrayal of Jake Stone earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television with the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Christian collaborated with his friend Clayne Crawford on Tinker which won him Best Supporting Actor at the Sutter Creek Intl Film Festival. He's also an avid supporter of the Clayne Crawford Foundation.

Christian is well-known for performing his own stunts on most of his shows! Continuing his collaboration with Dean Devlin, he stars as former DEA agent Alex Walker on Almost Paradise (2020) on WGN America and the Leverage: Redemption (2021) reboot for IMDB TV!

- IMDb Mini Biography By: TreasuresQueen

Trade Mark (2)

Piercing blue eyes
Husky, southern-accented voice

Trivia (21)

Auditioned for the role of Riley Finn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
He had been lead singer and guitarist for Kane, a southern rock band he put together with his buddies Mike Eaton and Steve Carlson. The band is no longer together.
He is a cousin of country music phenomenon Branden Hart.
His best friend had been, at one time was, David Boreanaz. They had been friends since before David Boreanaz became Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 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.
Has a scar on his upper lip from an injury he received while filming Secondhand Lions (2003).
Wore a Silver Fleur-De-Lis bracelet in multiple roles as a reminder of his mother, who is from New Orleans.
Good friends with Supernatural (2005) star, Jensen Ackles.
Has Native American ancestry.
He had been performing with his band, Kane, every other Sunday at Dante's, in downtown Portland., Oregon. [June 2009]
Just completed filming for his character "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]
Has lived in Portland, Oregon during the filming of two TV series; Leverage (seasons 2-5) and The Librarians. Often performing live with his band Kane at local venues.
Christian has a younger sister.
His parents are Billy Michael and Pamela Ann, most people call them Mike & Pam.
Was in the music video So Small by Carrie Underwood.

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