You probably know Friday Night Lights," but the versatile actor has appeared in everything from "The Normal Heart" to "John Carter." Next up is "Only the Brave," based on the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot elite firefighters. Before you check out Taylor's new movie, get to know a little bit more about him.
1. Oh, Canada
Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981, in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
2. Humble Beginnings
Taylor and his brothers were raised by his single mom, Susan, in a trailer park.
3. Ice King
The actor played hockey for years and joined the BCHL's Langley Hornets until a bad knee injury ended his athletic career.
Taylor took modeling gigs for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Diesel.
6. Rocky Start
Taylor told EW that he was so terrible in one of his first auditions during pilot season, that he actually had to stop and admit how bad he was doing. He also had to embarrassingly ask to start over.
7. Clear Eyes, Full Heart
Taylor auditioned for the role that made him famous, Tim Riggins in "Friday Night Lights," on tape. He told The Daily Beast how he got into it, revealing, "I found Texan beers, a cooler, and had the long hair." Despite the Canadian accent, he nailed down the part.
8. Texas Forever
Even though "Friday Night Lights" ended in 2011, that doesn't mean Taylor left the Lone Star State for good. He bought land in Austin and built a home there.
9. But What He Really Wants to Do Is...
Kitsch got behind the camera for a short film called "The Pieces," which he is planning on turning into a feature.