Current Conditions

Mainly Clear

Kelowna born actor cast in second season of True Detective

Kelowna born actor Taylor Kitsch has confirmed he will play a role on the second season of HBO's True Detective.
Image Credit: wikimedia
October 29, 2014 - 2:30 PM

KELOWNA – From Snakes on a Plane to Friday Night Lights, Kelowna-born actor Taylor Kitsch has been making his mark in Hollywood for a number of years, but it is his latest role that could really set him apart.

In an interview this week Kitsch, 33, said he will play a recurring lead character on the second season of HBO’s True Detective opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

Born in Kelowna in 1981, Kitsch grew up in Vancouver where he still lives when not on set.

Best known for his role as football player Tim Riggins on the TV series Friday Night Lights, Kitsch was named one of Rolling Stone’s Hot 100 in 2009 and Variety Magazine listed him as one of ten actors to watch in 2011.

A former BCHL hockey player for the Langley Hornets, Kitsch is also a professional model who has worked for Abercrombie & Fitch and Diesel. According to his bio on IMDB, he is also the youngest ever cover model featured in Men’s Health magazine.

Kitsch can be seen in feature films like Gospel Hill, John Tucker Must Die, Battleship, John Carter and The Covenant. He also played Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary
    Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a ho
  • Fire on Front Street
    PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefight
  • No, Okanagan Lake will not peak this weekend
    If you’re confused about projections for what Okanagan Lake is going to do over the next few weeks, you’re not alone. The City of Penticton issued a media release yesterday, May
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile