Kevin Joseph Zegers (born September 19, 1984) is a Canadian actor and model. He is known for his roles as Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Josh Framm in the Air Bud film series, and Damien Dalgaard in the CW teen drama Gossip Girl. He also starred in the films Dawn of the Dead (2004), Transamerica (2005), It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008), and Frozen (2010).

Background Edit

Zegers was born in Woodstock, Ontario, the son of Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher, and Jim Zegers, a quarry worker. He has two sisters, Krista and Katie. He is of Dutch descent; all four of his grandparents were born in The Netherlands. He attended St Mary's Catholic High School in Woodstock.

Career Edit

Zegers began his performing career at the age of 6, appearing in about 30 TV commercials. His first film appearance was at the age of 7, in a small role in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey (1993). Subsequently, he appeared in many supporting roles, including a guest appearance on the television series The X-Files, playing a stigmatic child. He had the starring role in Air Bud (1997), a film about a sports-playing dog. In the years following, Zegers appeared in three sequels, as well as a similar genre film, MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000), which featured a hockey-playing chimp.

Between 1997 and 2004, Zegers had starring or costarring roles in many low-budget Canadian and horror films, including Nico the Unicorn (1998), Komodo (1999), and Wrong Turn (2003). He also appeared in the short-lived American television series Titans (2000), for which he was chosen by producer Aaron Spelling. Zegers had previously worked with co-star Yasmine Bleeth in the 1999 film It Came from the Sky.

After appearing in the remake of Dawn of the Dead, he had a major role in the Academy Award-nominated independent film Transamerica (2005), co-starring Felicity Huffman. Zegers' performance as the street-hustling bisexual son of a male-to-female transsexual was praised by several critics, and he won the Trophée Chopard for Male Revelation at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Also in 2005 he appeared in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure based on the American Girlbook series, as Benjamin "Ben" Davidson in Williamsburg Virginia 1775. Zegers starred in the 2006 romantic comedy It's a Boy Girl Thing. In 2009, Zegers signed to play the role of Clyde Barrow in the remake of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, with Hilary Duff. The two roles have since been recast due to scheduling conflicts for both actors. He also guest-starred as Damien Dalgaard in Gossip Girl from 2009 until 2010, and returning again in late 2010 for multiple episodes throughout season 4. He appeared in Rock Mafia's 2010 music video "The Big Bang", and in 2012, played the male protagonist in the television series Titanic: Blood and Steel.

He portrayed Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

Personal Life Edit

In August 2013, Zegers married Jaime Feld, an agent. The couple had twin girls in August 2015: Zoë Madison and Blake Everleigh.

Filmography Edit

Movies Edit

Movie Role Year Notes
Life with Mikey Little Mikey 1993
In the Mouth of Madness Kid 1994
Specimen Bart 1996
Air Bud Josh Framm 1997
Shadow Builder Chris Hatcher 1998
Air Bud: Golden Receiver Josh Framm 1998
Nico the Unicorn Billy Hastings 1998
Treasure Island Jim Hawkins 1999
Four Days Simon "the kid" 1999
Komodo Patrick Connally 1999
The Acting Class Lou Carpman 2000
Air Bud: World Pup Josh Framm 2000 Direct-to-video
MVP: Most Valuable Primate Steven Westover 2000
Virginia's Run Darrow Raines 2002
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch Josh Framm 2002 Direct-to-video
Wrong Turn Evan 2003
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Charlie 2003
Dawn of the Dead Terry 2004
The Hollow Ian Cranston 2004
Some Things That Stay Rusty Murphy 2004
Transamerica Toby 2005
Zoom Connor Shepard / Concussion 2006
It's a Boy Girl Thing Woody Deane 2006
The Jane Austen Book Club Trey 2007
Normal Jordie 2007
The Stone Angel John Shipley 2007
Gardens of the Night Frank 2008
The Narrows Mike Manadoro 2008
Fifty Dead Men Walking Sean 2008
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Spyder 2009
Frozen Dan 2010
Vampire Simon 2011
Girl Walks into a Bar Billy 2011
The Entitled Paul Dynan 2011
The Colony Sam 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec Lightwood 2013
All the Wrong Reasons Simon Brunson 2013
The Curse of Downers Grove Chuck 2015
Aftermath John Gullick 2017

Television Edit

Show Role Year(s) Notes
Street Legal Jeremy Morris 1992 Episode: "It's a Wise Child"
Tales from the Cryptkeeper 6X 1993 Voice; Episode: "Grounds for Horror"
The Magic School Bus Caller 1994, 1996 Voice; 2 episodes
Free Willy Einstein 1994 Voice; Episode: "Cry of the Dolphin"
Tales from the Cryptkeeper Jeremy 1994 Voice; Episode: "Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors"
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Larry (1954) 1994 Television film
Road to Avonlea Gordon Bradley 1995 Episode: "A Time to Every Purpose"
The X-Files Kevin Kryder 1995 Episode: "Revelations"
The Silence of Adultery Steven Harlett 1995 Television film
Goosebumps Noah Thompson 1996 Episode: "Let's Get Invisible!"
The Cold Heart of a Killer Matthew Arnold 1996 Television film
Traders Sean Blake 1996-2000 Recurring role; 72 episodes
Rose Hill Cole Clayborne at 13 1997 Television film
A Call to Remember Ben Tobias 1997 Television film
Twice in a Lifetime Young Flash Jericho 1999 Episode: "Blood Brothers"
So Weird Ryan Ollman 1999 Episode: "Second Generation"
It Came from the Sky Andy Bridges 1999 Television film
Time Share Thomas Weiland 2000 Television film
Titans Ethan Benchley 2000-01 Main cast; 11 episodes
Sex, Lies & Obsession Josh Thomas 2001 Television film
Fear of the Dark Dale Billings 2002 Television film
Smallville Seth Nelson 2003 Episode: "Magnetic"
House Brandon Merrell 2004 Episode: "Occam's Razor"
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Benjamin "Ben" Davidson 2005 Television film
Gossip Girl Damien Dalgaard 2009-2011 Recurring role; 10 episodes
Titanic: Blood and Steel Mark Muir / Marcus Malone 2012 Main cast; 12 episodes
Gracepoint Owen Burke 2014 Main cast; 10 episodes
Notorious Oscar Keaton 2016 Main cast; 4 episodes

Music Videos Edit

Artist Song Year
Rock Mafia "The Big Bang" 2010
1200px-Kevin Zegers WonderCon 2013
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