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).

Personal life

Zegers was born in Woodstock, Ontario,[1] the son of Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher, and Jim Zegers, a quarry worker.[2][3][4] He has two sisters, Krista and Katie.[5] He is of Dutch descent; all four of his grandparents were born in The Netherlands.[6] He attended St Mary's Catholic High School in Woodstock.[7] In August 2013, Zegers married Jaime Feld, an agent.[8] The couple had twin girls in August 2015: Zoë Madison and Blake Everleigh.[9]


Zegers began his performing career at the age of 6, appearing in about 30 TV commercials.[5] His first film appearance was at the age of 7, in a small role in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey (1993).[1] 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.[10] Also in 2005 he appeared in Felicity: An American Girl Adventure based on the American Girl book 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 were later recast due to scheduling conflicts for both actors.[11] 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).


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Life with Mikey Little Mikey Chapman
1994 In the Mouth of Madness Kid
1996 Specimen Bart
1997 Air Bud Josh Framm
1998 Shadow Builder Chris Hatcher
1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver Josh Framm
1998 Nico the Unicorn Billy Hastings
1999 Treasure Island Jim Hawkins
1999 Four Days Simon
1999 Komodo Patrick Connally
2000 Acting Class, TheThe Acting Class Lou Carpman
2000 Air Bud: World Pup Josh Framm
2000 MVP: Most Valuable Primate Steven Westover
2002 Virginia's Run Darrow Raines
2002 Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch Josh Framm
2003 Wrong Turn Evan
2003 Fear of the Dark Dale Billings
2003 Incredible Mrs. Ritchie, TheThe Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Charlie Proud
2004 Dawn of the Dead Terry
2004 Hollow, TheThe Hollow Ian Cranston
2004 Some Things That Stay Rusty Murphy
2005 Transamerica Toby Wilkins
2006 Zoom Connor Shepard / Concussion
2006 It's a Boy Girl Thing Woody Deane
2007 Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book Club Trey
2007 Normal Jordie
2007 Stone Angel, TheThe Stone Angel John Shipley
2008 Gardens of the Night Frank
2008 Narrows, TheThe Narrows Mike Manadoro
2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking Sean
2009 Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, TheThe Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Spyder
2010 Frozen Dan Walker
2011 Vampire Simon
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Billy
2011 Entitled, TheThe Entitled Paul Dynan
2013 Colony, TheThe Colony Sam
2013 Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, TheThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Alec Lightwood
2013 All the Wrong Reasons Simon Brunson
2015 Curse of Downers Grove, TheThe Curse of Downers Grove Chuck
2017 Aftermath John Gullick
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Street Legal Jeremy Morris Episode: "It's a Wise Child"
1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper 6X (voice) Episode: "Grounds for Horror"
1995, 1996 Magic School Bus, TheThe Magic School Bus Mikey Ramon (voice) 2 episodes
1994 Free Willy Einstein (voice) Episode: "Cry of the Dolphin"
1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper Jeremy (voice) Episode: "Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors"
1994 Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story Larry McLinden in 1954 Television film
1995 Road to Avonlea Gordon Bradley Episode: "A Time to Every Purpose"
1995 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Kevin Kryder Episode: "Revelations"
1995 Silence of Adultery, TheThe Silence of Adultery Steven Harlett Television film
1996 Goosebumps Noah Thompson Episode: "Let's Get Invisible!"
1996 Cold Heart of a Killer, TheThe Cold Heart of a Killer Matthew Arnold Television film
1996–2000 Traders Sean Blake 72 episodes
1997 Rose Hill Cole Clayborne at 13 Television film
1997 Call to Remember, AA Call to Remember Ben Tobias Television film
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Flash Jericho Episode: "Blood Brothers"
1999 So Weird Ryan Ollman Episode: "Second Generation"
1999 It Came from the Sky Andy Bridges Television film
2000 Time Share Thomas Weiland Television film
2000–01 Titans Ethan Benchley 11 episodes
2001 Sex, Lies & Obsession Josh Thomas Television film
2003 Smallville Seth Nelson Episode: "Magnetic"
2004 House Brandon Merrell Episode: "Occam's Razor"
2005 Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Benjamin "Ben" Davidson Television film
2009–11 Gossip Girl Damien Daalgard 10 episodes
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Mark Muir 12 episodes
2014 Gracepoint Owen Burke 10 episodes
2016 Notorious Oscar Keaton 4 episodes
2018 Fear the Walking Dead TBA Season 4
Music video roles
Year Title Artist
2010 "The Big Bang" Rock Mafia


Year Award Category Work Result
1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor Air Bud Won
1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series: Supporting Young Actor A Call to Remember Nominated
1998 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie or Feature Film: Young Ensemble Rose Hill Nominated
1998 YoungStar Award Best Young Actor in a Comedy Film Air Bud Nominated
1999 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor Air Bud: Golden Receiver Nominated
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film: Leading Young Actor MVP: Most Valuable Primate Nominated
2006 Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard – Male Revelation Transamerica Won


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  2. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Movies: Zegers the new hot Canuck". Jam.canoe.ca. 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ Rizzo, Carita. "Kevin Zegers Celebrities". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  4. ^ http://genealogy.ocl.net/genealogy/1984%20Ingersoll%20newspaper%20birth,%20death%20and%20marriage%20notices.pdf
  5. ^ a b "The Kevin Zegers Gallery". Cpps90.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  6. ^ "KZ MOTH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 2012 « Kevin Zegers – Man of the Hour". Kz-manofthehour.com. 2012-06-07. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  7. ^ "Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  8. ^ Kevin Zegers Marries Jaime Feld, People Magazine, Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, 08/04/2013
  9. ^ [1], Celebrity Babies, Anya Leon, 08/21/2015
  10. ^ "Chopard and the Cannes Festival: A nine-year idyll". Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH. June 14, 2006. Retrieved March 10, 2007. 
  11. ^ Bartyzel, Monica (January 27, 2009). "Hilary Duff & Kevin Zegers Sign On for 'Bonnie and Clyde'". Cinematical.com. Retrieved July 15, 2009. 

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