Owen HuntPlayed by Kevin McKidd
LIKES: Ballpoint pens (they save lives); using unconventional ways of getting his job done; the U.S. Army
DISLIKES: Being told what to do; asking permission; being powerless
NOTABLE RELATIONSHIPS: After taking an immediate liking to Dr. Cristina Yang, Owen formed a close relationship with the young resident. The two married in a private ceremony at the house of Cristina's best friend, Meredith. Owen formed a strong relationship with a young boy named Ethan, whose father was in a coma. However, it became clear that Cristina did not want to have a child of any kind, which, eventually, led to the end of their relationship.
OTHER: Owen joined the Seattle Grace-Mercy West staff after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. He continues to suffer from PTSD – a result of his intense memories of the war in Iraq. In an effort to save Cristina from hospital shooter Gary Clark, Owen was shot in the shoulder. He survived. Owen bent over backwards trying to save the hospital from being shut down, only to have all his doctors go behind his back and buy it.
An established star of film, television and theater, Scottish actor Kevin McKidd made his feature film debut in 1996, starring in Gillies MacKinnon's Small Faces, followed by a starring role alongside Ewan McGregor in the film Trainspotting. He has also been a brooding Caesar-era soldier in HBO's Rome and a time-travelling journalist in the 2007 NBC drama Journeyman.
In recent years, McKidd appeared in the films North of Hell and the Justin Chadwick-directed Tulip Fever. He also voiced the character Reptillus Maximus in the Pixar animated holiday TV special Toy Story That Time Forgot on ABC. In addition, McKidd voiced two characters, Young MacGuffin and Lord MacGuffin, in the Disney/Pixar animated film Brave in 2012. In 2010, he appeared alongside Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan in Chris Columbus's Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. In 2008, he co-starred in the romantic comedy Made of Honor, alongside Michelle Monaghan. Other film credits include Hannibal Rising; Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven; the Irwin Winkler musical De-Lovely, with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd; Sixteen Years of Alcohol, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards; Nicholas Nickleby; Hideous Kinky, with Kate Winslet; and Max, with John Cusack.
In 2007, McKidd made his debut on American network television as the star of NBC's Journeyman. While the show was short-lived, it resonated with television critics and helped establish McKidd as a household name. Prior to Journeyman, he starred in HBO's Golden Globe and Emmy®-nominated Rome. Other television credits include The Virgin Queen, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot and North Square.
McKidd's theater credits include Richard III, Britannicus, for which he won an Ian Charleston Award, and Far Away. He also released an album of traditional Scottish folk songs, The Speyside Sessions, with a group of friends in 2012. Proceeds from the album benefit the charity Save the Children, for which McKidd is an ambassador.
Born and raised in Scotland, McKidd was a member of the Moray Youth Theatre. He became involved in the Bedlam Theatre Company while a student at the University of Edinburgh, and it was there that he decided to pursue acting full-time. His first leading role came in the Wild Cat Theatre Company-produced The Silver Darlings, for which he won the Gulliver Award.
McKidd currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.