Kevin Durand Enjoys His Battles With Creatures Of The Night

Kevin Durand plays a rat exterminator turned vampire hunter on ‘The Strain’, and he stars as a local sheriff fighting an unseen evil in the new horror movie, ‘Dark Was The Night.’

Fun facts about Kevin Durand (Source: Wikipedia)

Durand is a character actor and has played series regulars on shows such as James Cameron's Dark Angel as Joshua, Agent Jay Swopes in the American remake of Touching Evil,as well as guest roles on CSI, CSI: Miami, ER, Without a Trace, Dead Like Me and others. He also recurred on the television show Stargate SG-1 as "Lord Zipacna" (based on theMayan mythological figure Zipacna) and on Lost during its fourth and sixth seasons, in which he played as the antagonist Martin Keamy for 12 episodes.

Durand's first big movie break came when he was cast in Mystery, Alaska. His film credits include the role of Booth in Walking Tall, sidekick Red in Wild Hogs, the psychotic neo-nazi Jeeves Tremor in Smokin' Aces, the title role in Otis E., Gabriel in Legion, Little John in Robin Hood, and the hired thug Tucker in the 2007 remake of 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Recent film successes include, I Am Number Four in which he played The Commander and the role of Ricky opposite Hugh Jackman in Real Steel. In 2012, he co-starred in Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, the latter film opposite Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, and Samantha Morton. He will appear in The Truth with Andy García and Forest Whitaker, and took on video game character Barry Burton in the 5th installment of the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution. Durand's combined box office numbers total over 2.5 billion dollars worldwide. In 2013, he appeared in the film The Mortal Instruments. He co-starred in Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Atom Egoyan's two newest films, Devil's Knot and The Captive.

In 2014, he starred as Vasiliy Fet in Guillermo del Toro's FX TV series The Strain. In 2015, he stars as Harbard the Wanderer in History Channel's original series Vikings.

'The Strain' returns Sunday night, July 12th on FX. 'Dark Is The Night' opens in theaters on July 24th.

Follow Kevin Durand on Twitter: @kevin_durand

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