Kevin McKidd was brought up in Elgin, Scotland. He was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre before going on to study Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. While at university Kevin became involved with Bedlam Theatre, the university’s student theatre company. At this point Kevin decided to give up on engineering and dropped out of university to pursue acting full-time. He then auditioned for the Queen Margaret Drama School.
In 1994 he landed the leading role in the stage play The Silver Darlings, produced by Robert Carlyle’s Rain Dog Theatre Company. It was only a matter of time before Kevin made his screen debut as the vicious gang leader Malky Johnson in Gillies McKinnon’s Small Faces (1996). His next role was as the tragic, gentle giant Tommy in Trainspotting (1996).
In 2007, Kevin was cast as the title character playing Dan Vasser in the NBC sci-fi drama Journeyman, which was canceled after only one season. The following fall season, he joined the ensemble cast of the ABC hit Grey’s Anatomy as a military doctor visiting Seattle Grace.
Kevin resides in Bedford, England with his spouse, Jane McKidd, and children — a son named Joseph (born 2000) and a daughter named Iona (born 2002).