Taylor Kitsch

Tim Riggins

Taylor Kitsch stars as former high school football star Tim Riggins in NBC's critically acclaimed drama series "Friday Night Lights."

Kitsch kick-started his career in 2002 when he moved to New York to study with renowned acting coach Sheila Grey. He landed his first major feature film the following year, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since.

Kitsch will also star in the motion picture "John Carter of Mars" for Walt Disney Studios, to be helmed by Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton, and the upcoming "Gospel Hill," with Julia Stiles, Samuel L. Jackson and Danny Glover, directed by Giancarlo Esposito.

Most recently, Kitsch starred in Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club," portraying Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kevin Carter, whose work in South Africa helps to bring about the fall of apartheid.

Other feature film credits include: Renny Harlin's horror flick "The Covenant," Richard Ellis' cult classic "Snakes on a Plane," Betty Thomas' comedy "John Tucker Must Die" and most significantly, starring as Gambit in Gavin Hood's 2009 sci-fi action adventure, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," opposite Hugh Jackman.