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Before They Were CBC Stars: Kevin Zegers

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Actor, model, heartthrob and Canadian. It's easy to see why so many have a crush on Kevin Zegers. Now coming full circle, Kevin is back on the CBC - starring in a role on the new 12-part miniseries Titanic: Blood & Steel - and has had quite the career so far while showing no sign of slowing down.


Born in Woodstock, Ontario, the 28-year-old began his career in the world of commercials before landing his first television gig right here on the CBC series Street Legal in 1992. Kevin also had a role in an episode of another CBC series - Road to Avonlea - starring fellow Canadian Sarah Polley (Kevin later reuinted with Sarah in the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead). From there, things took off for the budding actor, with his most notable credits including his breakout film role as Josh Framm in the Air Bud franchise and guest starring on the TV hits Smallville and House.



In 2005, Kevin won the Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival (given to a promising actor) for his role as the son of a transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) in the independent film Transamerica. Check Kevin out in the film's trailer:



Apart from acting on the big and small screen, Kevin also appeared as the protagonist in Rock Mafia's music video The Big Bang alongside teen sensation Miley Cyrus. We really don't mind just looking at Kevin in this video:



But Kevin perhaps is best known most recently for his stint on the American teen drama Gossip Girl as drug dealing Damien Daalgard. Here's a scene where Damien runs into Serena (Blake Lively):



You can still catch Kevin on Titanic: Blood & Steel as he plays Mark Muir, the man who discovered the flaws that would ultimately lead to the sinking of the Titanic.


Titanic: Blood & Steel airs Wednesdays at 9pm on CBC


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