9 Things You Didn’t Know About Grey’s Anatomy’s Kevin McKidd

  
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Grey’s Anatomy fans are well aware that the show has a revolving door of characters, and even the best may exit the show at any given time, but fans are definitely happy that hasn’t been the fate of Kevin McKidd. McKidd has now been starring as Dr. Owen Hunt since the beginning of season five and has worked his way into the hearts of Grey’s fans everywhere. He may be a huge TV star but he is also very private and elusive, even when it comes to interviews! For those adoring fans who can’t get enough of Kevin McKidd, here are 9 things not widely known about him!

9. Early Life

Kevin McKidd was born on August 9, 1973 in Elgin, Scotland, to Kathleen and Neil McKidd. His mother was a secretary and his father was a plumber and McKidd worked odd jobs before pursuing acting. When he was 17, McKidd worked at the Macalian distillery and later went on to become an apprentice for a local coppersmith.

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8. Education

While attending the Elgin Academy, McKidd took an interest in acting and became a member of a local amateur dramatic group at the Moray Youth Theater. He then went on to the University of Edinburgh where he spent one year studying engineering before dropping out and then enrolled at the Queen Margaret College which is known for its drama program. It was there he began deeply involved in acting, which led to his successful career.

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Photo by Lionel Hahn/Abaca.

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