Taylor Kitsch from ‘Friday Night Lights’ plays Tim Riggins. Learn more about his role on the show below with Taylor Kitsch’s biography, photos and video to follow.
If you’re a Friday Night Lights fan than you already know who bad boy Tim Riggins (played by Taylor Kitsch) is. If not, you’re definitely missing out on a great show centered on the fictitious town of Dillon Texas, its football obsessed residents and their everyday drama that really knows how to suck you in. It’s a mixed bag of teenage angst, life lessons and adult fare. The show has quite a committed fan following whether the numbers are there or not.
What makes this show so great is the cast of Friday Night Lights. Taylor Kitsch is one of them and he portrays football star Tim Riggins each week. Riggins is the Panthers fullback and town juvenile delinquent who gets by on his talent and charm. He’s a self medicater who has a broody, mysterious charm about him. Kind of like a young Hank Moody! Californication fans you know what I’m talking about. He’s from a broken home and in love with the town’s all American girl Lyla Garrity.
Often times actors who portray their characters so seamlessly have a lot in common with their alter ego, again take David Duchovny for example. In the case Taylor Kitsch this doesn’t seem to hold true. Kitsch is an actor who takes time out of his schedule to support charities and is a certified nutrionist and personal trainer. Far from the womanizing playboy he is once a week on the small screen. Lets just hope Friday Night Lights continues to grace our TV each week, the show hasn’t been picked up for a fourth season but there’s still time. There may not be time for some of the cast though. Friday Night Lights Executive Producer Jason Katims spoke out about season four saying:
“I want to wait until I get the [fourth season] pickup before I really decide. Things might change in the time between the finale and where we start with season 4. The truth is, some people go off to college and it doesn’t work out. Something brings them back to town. And some people never end up leaving town. Cuts will eventually have to be made, Katims concedes. It’s a phenomenal cast. It’s not easy for me to say I’m willing to let go of any of them.”
I for one am praying Riggins sticks around! Get more on Taylor Kitsch below with video after the jump.
Taylor Kitsch was born in Kelowna, British Columbia on April 8, 1981. Kitsch and his four siblings, two older brothers and two younger half sisters, were raised in Vancouver. At a young age the actor already knew he would spend his future in the spotlight. Before breaking into the business Kitsch played as a professonal hockey player for the Langley Hornets in the Canadian BCHL. A knee injury ended his career.
Taylor then began work as a model. The Friday Night Lights star has worked for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch. Shortly there after he broke into the acting biz and has starred in Godivas, Kyle XY, John Tucker Must Die, Snakes on a Plane, The Covenant and Gospel Hill.
Currently Taylor Kitsch continues to play Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights and will also appear in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Gambit. The movie is due out this May.
More photos and a video of Taylor Kitsch are below.