ABOUT TAYLORKitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. He has two older brothers and two younger half sisters. Originally set to become a professional hockey player, he played for the Langley Hornets in the Canadian BCHL before a bad knee injury ended his career. He moved to New York in 2002 after receiving an opportunity to pursue modeling with IMG and studied acting there as well. After two years, he signed with production company, Untitled Entertainment. While staying in New York, Kitsch also became certified as a nutritionist and personal trainer.
Kitsch has modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch. He also appears in the limited edition coffee table book by celebrity photographer John Russo.
Kitsch currently stars in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as football player Tim Riggins.
He played Pogue Parry in The Covenant alongside Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas and Chace Crawford.
In February 2008, he signed on to play Gambit in the X-Men franchise spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in May 2009. Of the fan-favorite character of Gambit, Kitsch states, "I knew of him, but I didn't know the following he had. I'm sure I'm still going to be exposed to that. I love the character, I love the powers, and I love what they did with him. I didn't know that much, but in my experience, it was a blessing to go in and create my take on him. I'm excited for it, to say the least."
In 2009, Kitsch signed up for Steven Silver's The Bang Bang Club alongside Ryan Phillipe and Malin Åkerman, set in South Africa and documenting the final bloody days of the apartheid.
As of June 2009, Kitsch is to play the title role in the film John Carter of Mars, alongside his X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Lynn Collins. The film is slated for a 2012 release.
In April 2010 it was announced Kitsch would star in Peter Berg's Battleship, an adaptation of the Hasbro guessing game, as Naval commander Alex Hopper.
2006 - Godivas
2006 - Kyle XY
2006 - John Tucker Must Die
2006 - Snakes on a Plane
2006 - The Covenant
2006 - 2011 - Friday Night Lights
2008 - Gospel Hill
2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2010 - The Bang Bang Club
2012 - John Carter of Mars
2012 - Battleship