|Date of birth:||March 15, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.|
|Show(s):||FBI: Most Wanted (regular)|
Biography and career
Kellan Lutz has amassed a large body of feature film roles over the last few years. He is well known for his role as vampire Emmett Cullen in the feature film Twilight based on the novels by Stephanie Meyer, as well as the billion-dollar franchise's five subsequent sequels. Recently, he appeared in the remake of What Men Want opposite Taraji P. Henson for director Adam Shankman. He had lead roles in Guardians of The Tomb and Speed Kills. Other film credits include The Osiris Child and Extraction. Previously, Lutz was seen in the role of Smilee in The Expendables 3 with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Harrison Ford. In the independent film Experimenter, which debuted at Sundance in 2015, Lutz played a young William Shatner. Also, Lutz starred in The Legend of Hercules.
Additionally, Lutz appeared in Syrup based on the Max Barry book, Java Heat in which he starred opposite Mickey Rourke, and his first foray in animated films as the title character in the film Tarzan. Also, he can be seen in Love, Wedding, Marriage opposite Mandy Moore and James Brolin; Immortals with Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff; and Arena opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
Lutz appeared in the remake of the 1984 horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street for director Samuel Bayer, followed by Meskada, for director Josh Sternfeld, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Also, Lutz starred in Prom Night and the independent films Deep Winter and The Tribe.
Lutz started his acting career as a series regular on The Comeback, right before appearing in the feature films Stick It and Accepted.
His additional roles on the small screen include starring in the mini-series Generation Kill, had a recurring role in the series 90210 and guest starring roles on Heroes and Summerland.
In addition to acting, Lutz also landed several high-profile modeling campaigns, including the sought-after job of appearing on the cover of Abercrombie & Fitch's Summer Catalogue 2004 and has also appeared in a Levi's Jean ad campaign. Also, Lutz was the face of the Calvin Klein X Underwear campaign, following in the footsteps of Mark Wahlberg.
When not acting, Lutz gives his time to three charities: PETA, the Royal Family Kids' Camp (RFKC), and the St. Bernard Project. The RFKC is a nationwide network of camps for abused and abandoned children. Each camp organizes a summer camp experience for boys and girls who have gone through difficult life situations. Also, he is involved with the St. Bernard Project, which helps to create housing opportunities for Hurricane Katrina survivors to return to their homes and communities. Not only is Lutz involved with fundraising, but he also contributes his time on-site, helping with the building of new homes.
Born and raised in North Dakota, Lutz kept busy by playing games at the local arcade, going to the bowling alley, hunting, or sledding in the snow. Lutz insists on living life like an adventure, enjoying sky diving, parasailing, motor cross, and white-water rafting, believing one should "try new things, you only live once..."
Although his dreams are coming true, Lutz still hasn't quenched his desire to learn and create. This past year he has also patented two inventions, including an exercise device that utilizes resistance from the air to perform the exercises, and is waiting for the prototype to be created. Lutz is the middle child of six brothers and one sister, but this doesn't bother him because as he puts it, "I'm the tallest kid in the family!" And he never lets his siblings forget it! Currently, he resides in Los Angeles with his wife Brittany Gonzalez-Lutz and their dog Koda. His birthday is March 15.