Kris Holden-Ried Biography

Birthday: 1973-08-01
Place of Birth: Pickering, Ontario
Height: 6' 3¼" (1.91 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Pickering, Ontario, Kristen Holden-Reid was studying at Montreal's Concordia University School of Business when he went to his first audition and landed the leading role in 12th century drama, Young Ivanhoe. It helped that he was a champion competitor in riding and fencing. A former member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team, he has a silver medal from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships. He trained as an actor with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study, with Janine Manatis as well as at the Green Room Actor's Workshop and the National Film Acting School. He has built himself a well-respected, growing reputation as a character actor. He's had juicy roles in Touch of Pink (2004), Death of Alice Blue, The (2008), Ice Bound (2003) (TV), The Many Trials of One Jane Doe (2005) (TV), A Killing Spring (2002) (TV), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Chasing Cain (2001), Hendrix (2000) (TV), Forget Me Never (1999) (TV) and The Crossing (2000) (TV). He also had recurring roles on such television shows as "Paradise Falls" (2001), "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (2001) and "Riverdale" (1997). IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography Television and film actor. Pentathlon Champion. Father. Werewolf... The roles keep growing both on and off screen for Canadian born talent, Kris Holden-Ried. Born in Scarborough, Ontario and raised in a farm town, northeast of Toronto, Kris' driven spirit has garnered success in many areas of his life. Kris knew he wanted to be an actor early on, inspired by Harrison Ford's iconic portrayal of Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogies. Acting, however, wasn't a widely supported career choice in his family. Instead of pursuing it right away, Kris opted to attend Montreal's Concordia University School of Business to study international commerce. While continuing his education, Kris also competed in sports, as he was a strong athlete throughout grammar and high school. Quickly, he excelled as an athlete, becoming a member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team and achieving silver medals from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships for riding and fencing. Although Kris was an extremely talented athlete, both his financial situation and his interests lead him into the acting world. In 1994, Holden-Ried joined a modeling/acting agency in Montreal in the hopes of making some money, so he could continue his education. His first audition that came up was for the title/leading role in "Young Ivanhoe," a 12th century dramatic, children's period piece TV movie. Kris had the skills, the look, and luckily, as it turns out, the talent. He landed this first audition and has been working as an actor ever since. Viewers may know Kris best as 'William Compton,' on Showtime's former hit series, The Tudors, (2007,) but he have been working nonstop for nearly two decades. Other credits include multi-episode arcs on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Paradise Falls, M.V.P. and The Bridge. His film credits also include Santa Baby 2, K-19: The Widowmaker, Gossip, amongst others. To improve his craft, Holden-Ried has trained with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study, with Janine Manatis as well as at the Green Room Actor's Workshop and the National Film Acting School. Kris stars as 'Dyson,' in the Syfy series Lost Girl, where he portrays a very likable werewolf-shifter, working in the human world as a police detective. You can also see Kris as Quint in the fourth Underworld installment, Underworld Awakening. When Kris isn't acting, he enjoys adventure, traveling, and being outdoors. Some of his interests include sailing, scuba diving, surfing, and yoga, with one of his favorite films being Gandhi. If he could work with anyone, it would be some of the great, classic directors, such as Scorcese and Spielberg, as Kris would love to transition behind the camera one day. Kris live in Toronto with his son and his Black Labrador, Hopper.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Girl's Best Friend Jake 2008 Drama
Viking Wilderness Wayne Gretzky 2011
Lost Girl Dyson 2013 - 2014 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Habitat 0000
Night of the Demons III Vince 0000
Going to Kansas City Charlie Bruckner 1998 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Touch of Pink 2004 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story Wayne Gretzky 2005 Biography, Drama, Family
Niagara Motel 2006 Drama
A Stone's Throw Jack Walker 2006 Drama
A Broken Life 2008
The Death of Alice Blue Stephen 2009 Drama, Horror
The Last New Year Eric 2009 Drama
Textuality Colin 2011 Comedy, Romance
The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard Paul Shepard 2011 Comedy, Romance
Underworld Awakening 2012 Action, Fantasy, Horror
Sex After Kids Gage 2013 Comedy
The Returned Alex 2013 Horror, Thriller
Three Days in Havana Gordie 2014 Comedy
Never Forget Andy 2018