Kevin Zegers

Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian actor and model. He is known for his roles as Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Josh Framm in the Air Bud film series, and Damien Dalgaard in the CW teen drama Gossip Girl. He also starred in the films Dawn of the Dead (2004), Transamerica (2005), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008), and Frozen (2010).

    Personal life

    Zegers was born in Woodstock, Ontario, the son of Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher, and Jim Zegers, a quarry worker. He has two sisters, Krista and Katie. He is of Dutch descent; all four of his grandparents were born in The Netherlands. He attended St Mary's Catholic High School in Woodstock. In August 2013, Zegers married Jaime Feld, an agent. The couple had twin girls in August 2015: Zoë Madison and Blake Everleigh.

    Career

    Zegers began his performing career at the age of 6, appearing in about 30 TV commercials. His first film appearance was at the age of 7, in a small role in the 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 sports-playing dog. In the years following, Zegers appeared in three sequels, as well as a similar genre film, MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000), which featured a hockey-playing chimp.

    Zegers at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    Between 1997 and 2004, Zegers had starring or costarring roles in many low-budget Canadian and horror films, including Nico the Unicorn (1998), Komodo (1999), and Wrong Turn (2003). He also appeared in the short-lived American television series Titans (2000), for which he was chosen by producer Aaron Spelling. Zegers had previously worked with co-star Yasmine 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' performance as the street-hustling bisexual son of a male-to-female transsexual was praised by several critics, and he won the Trophée Chopard for Male Revelation at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Also in 2005 he appeared in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure based on the American Girl book series, as Benjamin "Ben" Davidson in Williamsburg Virginia 1775. Zegers starred in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy Girl Thing. In 2009, Zegers signed to play the role of Clyde Barrow in the remake of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, with Hilary Duff. The two roles have since been recast due to scheduling conflicts for both actors. He also guest-starred as Damien Dalgaard in Gossip Girl from 2009 until 2010, and returning again in late 2010 for multiple episodes throughout season 4. He appeared in Rock Mafia's 2010 music video "The Big Bang", and in 2012, played the male protagonist in the television series Titanic: Blood and Steel.

    He portrayed Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

    Filmography

    Film
    Year Title Role Notes
    1993 Life with Mikey Little Mikey
    1994 Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Larry (1954) Television film
    1994 In the Mouth of Madness Kid
    1995 Silence of Adultery, TheThe Silence of Adultery Steven Harlett Television film
    1996 Specimen Bart
    1996 Cold Heart of a Killer, TheThe Cold Heart of a Killer Matthew Arnold Television film
    1997 Rose Hill Cole Clayborne at 13 Television film
    1997 Air Bud Josh Framm
    1997 Call to Remember, AA Call to Remember Ben Tobias Television film
    1998 Shadow Builder Chris Hatcher
    1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver Josh Framm
    1998 Nico the Unicorn Billy Hastings
    1999 Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
    1999 It Came from the Sky Andy Bridges Television film
    1999 Four Days Simon "the kid"
    1999 Komodo Patrick Connally
    2000 Acting Class, TheThe Acting Class Lou Carpman
    2000 Air Bud: World Pup Josh Framm
    2000 Time Share Thomas Weiland Television film
    2000 MVP: Most Valuable Primate Steven Westover
    2001 Sex, Lies & Obsession Josh Thomas Television film
    2002 Virginia's Run Darrow Raines
    2002 Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch Josh Framm Direct-to-video
    2002 Fear of the Dark Dale Billings Television film
    2003 Wrong Turn Evan
    2003 Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, TheThe Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Charlie
    2004 Dawn of the Dead Terry
    2004 Hollow, TheThe Hollow Ian Cranston
    2004 Some Things That Stay Rusty Murphy
    2005 Transamerica Toby
    2005 Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Benjamin "Ben" Davidson Television film
    2006 Zoom Connor Shepard/Concussion
    2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Woody Deane
    2007 Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book Club Trey
    2007 Normal Jordie
    2007 Stone Angel, TheThe Stone Angel John Shipley
    2008 Gardens of the Night Frank
    2008 Narrows, TheThe Narrows Mike Manadoro
    2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking Sean
    2009 Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, TheThe Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Spyder
    2010 Frozen Dan
    2011 Vampire Simon
    2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Billy
    2011 Entitled, TheThe Entitled Paul Dynan
    2013 Colony, TheThe Colony Sam
    2013 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, TheThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec Lightwood
    2013 All the Wrong Reasons Simon Brunson
    2015 Curse of Downers Grove, TheThe Curse of Downers Grove In post-production
    Television
    Year Title Role Notes
    1992 Street Legal Jeremy Morris Episode: "It's a Wise Child"
    1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper 6X (voice) Episode: "Grounds for Horror"
    1994, 1996 Magic School Bus, TheThe Magic School Bus Caller (voice) 2 episodes
    1994 Free Willy Einstein (voice) Episode: "Cry of the Dolphin"
    1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Jeremy (voice) Episode: "Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors"
    1995 Road to Avonlea Gordon Bradley Episode: "A Time to Every Purpose"
    1995 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Kevin Kryder Episode: "Revelations"
    1996 Goosebumps Noah Thompson Episode: "Let's Get Invisible!"
    1996–2000 Traders Sean Blake 72 episodes
    1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Flash Jericho Episode: "Blood Brothers"
    1999 So Weird Ryan Ollman Episode: "Second Generation"
    2000–01 Titans Ethan Benchley Main cast; 11 episodes
    2003 Smallville Seth Nelson Episode: "Magnetic"
    2004 House Brandon Merrell Episode: "Occam's Razor"
    2009–11 Gossip Girl Damien Dalgaard 10 episodes
    2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Mark Muir/Marcus Malone Main cast; 12 episodes
    2014 Gracepoint Owen Burke Main cast; 10 episodes
    Music videos
    Year Title Artist
    2010 "The Big Bang" Rock Mafia

    Awards

    Year Award Category Work Result
    1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor Air Bud Won
    1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series: Supporting Young Actor A Call to Remember Nominated
    1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie or Feature Film: Young Ensemble Rose Hill Nominated
    1998 YoungStar Award Best Young Actor in a Comedy Film Air Bud Nominated
    1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor Air Bud: Golden Receiver Nominated
    2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor MVP: Most Valuable Primate Nominated
    2006 Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard – Male Revelation Transamerica Won

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