Kevin McKidd is a Scottish actor who, prior to arriving on Grey's Anatomy as Army trauma surgeon Major Dr. Owen Hunt, is best known for several roles: As soldier and politician Lucius Vorenus on the joint HBO/BBC series Rome, Pvt. Cooper in Dog Soldiers, Tommy in Trainspotting, and time traveler Dan Vasser on NBC's Journeyman.
McKidd was born and spent his childhood in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. He was a member of the local acting group the Moray Youth Theatre.
As a teenager he was part of rock band Plan 9, touring the north of Scotland and enjoying some success.
Planning to study engineering he attended the University of Edinburgh but dropped out and instead enrolled at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh to study drama.
He also joined Edinburgh University's student theatre group, Bedlam Theatre.
Kevin McKidd is married to Jane Parker and has two children, Joseph and Iona, and lives in Los Angeles, California.