Over the past one decade, Kevin McKidd has gone from being a Scottish actor no one knew about, to a household name that we cannot imagine our television screens without. Even though his roles in shows like Journeyman and Rome earned him critical appeal, it was his most recent stint as Dr. Owen Hunt on the hit sitcom, Grey’s Anatomy that earned him a spot in mainstream entertainment.
The role has had a powerful impact on Kevin’s life, and has brought about some major changes in his personal as well as professional life. Not only did he earn himself some coveted accolades for his stellar performance on the show, but he also discovered a side of himself that he never knew about before.
Kevin reveals that playing the role of a doctor on the show made him realize how important the role played by real-life doctors in the society is. That inspired him to support the ‘P3 Project’, which is a charity run by one of his friends.
Kevin reveals that the charity is responsible for sending trained doctors to Africa and South America, who train interns in these regions about advanced treatment options for children.
As you watch the actor on Journeyman, it is difficult to imagine that the stern character we see on our screens can have such a soft and emotional side to him off the screen. You can secure a Journeyman download right away to watch the actor in his role as Dan Vasser on the show.
Kevin appears to be a thorough family man in his real life. He met his wife, Jane Parker, long before he shot to stardom, and is the father of two beautiful children, Joseph and Iona. Kevin reveals that he wishes to keep his children rooted to their ancestral legacy, which is why he ensures that they visit Scotland at least twice every year.
He jokes that he wishes for his son to become a plumber like his father, and earn some ‘real money’. LOL!