Taylor Kitsch grew up in British Columbia, Canada and he has two older brothers. His parents separated when he was just one. After high school, at the age of 21, Kitsch moved to New York City to pursue modeling and study acting as well. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2002 and started modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch and Diesel.

Friday Night Lights was Taylor Kitsch's big break

In 2006, Kitsch got his big break when he was cast as the rough and handsome "Tim Riggins" on NBC's Friday Night Lights. The show centered around the life in the fictional town of Dillon in East Texas and specifically the local high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, in which "Riggins" played the position of fullback.

"Tim Riggins" was one of those characters whose bark was far worse than his bite - his famous catchphrase "Texas Forever" actually was one of the defining quotes of the show. Friday Night Lights aired from 2006 until 2011, Kitsch was part of all five seasons.

Taylor Kitsch: His career after Friday Night Lights

While he was still starring on the show, Kitsch starred in a couple of features, such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (with Hugh Jackman) and The Bang Bang Club, alongside Ryan Philippe. After Friday Night Lights ended in 2011, he starred in more big screen productions like John CarterBattleshipSavages and Lone Survivor.

And Taylor Kitsch also returned to TV for a couple of roles. In 2015, he was one of the leads in the second season of HBO's True Detective and he starred as "David Koresh" in Paramount Network's miniseries Waco.

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Friday Night Lights: This is Taylor Kitsch today

Ever since he started work on Friday Night Lights in 2005, the 38-year-old has lived in Austin, Texas. In 2012, Taylor Kitsch bought about 3.6 acres of land in Austin and he built a house there - just like his character "Tim" did on the show Friday Night Lights! He has yet to be married and has no children. 

His most recent role was in the action thriller 21 Bridges alongside Chadwick Boseman.