Born on April 8th, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia
Height 6' (1.83 m)
Current Filmography :
- Almost Heroes 3D .... Sam
- The Pieces.....Kyle
- True Detectives (TV).....Paul Woodrugh
- The Normal Heart (TV Movie) .... Bruce Niles
- Lone Survivor .... Michael Murphy
- The Grand Seduction .... Dr. Lewis
- Savages .... Chon
- Battleship .... Lieutenant Alex Hopper
- John Carter of Mars .... John
- Bang Bang Club, The .... Carter
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine .... Gambit
- Gospel Hill .... Joel Herrod
- "Friday Night Lights" .... Tim Riggins
- The Covenant .... Pogue Parry
- Snakes on a Plane .... Kyle ... aka SoaP
- John Tucker Must Die .... Justin
- "Kyle XY" .... Male Camper
- Modeled for Diesel and Abercrombie & Fitch, along with many other
magazines and ad companies.
- As a kid, Taylor grew up in Vancouver and until today, Taylor still
lives there when he's not shooting Friday Night Lights in Austin, Texas.
Growing up, he aspired to become an actor which eventually was the real
reason behind his move to New York.
- In New York, Taylor pursued his dreams by studying the art of acting
with coach Sheila Grey. Not too long after that, Taylor landed a role in
the movie Pacific 121. After landing a role in that movie, Taylor's dreams
finally started coming true. Taylor was casted in a few guest acting roles
such as John Tucker Must Die, Snakes On A Plane and Kyle XY.
- Moving to New York in 2002 was the prize that Taylor received after
being scouted by modeling scouts in Canada. Taylor was signed to IMG Models
and became a regular face for the famous clothing lines, Abercrombie &
Fitch and also Diesel. Taylor was also signed under Untitled Entertainment
during his two years stay in the city.
- While Taylor was living in New York, he found time to become a certified
personal trainer and nutritionist. In the year 2004, Taylor decided that
it was time for him to move to Los Angeles to learn more about the acting
course. Taylor stayed in Los Angeles for about eight months and did some
print work with Nous Modeling Management.
- It wasn't too long until Taylor realized that he didn't want to be
in Los Angeles. Taylor thought that things were running a little bit too
fast for him, then making the decision to move back to Vancouver for the
summer of 2005 to spend more time with his family. In 2006, Taylor the
signed with Endeavour.
- What shot him to bigger fame was his role in the movie The Covenant,
with actors Steven Strait, Toby Hemingway and Chace Crawford who were all
already successful. In The Covenant, fans got to know who Taylor really
is. Even though the movie wasn't as successful as people hoped it would
be, Taylor became more recognized since acting in the movie. In the movie,
fans also got to see a more fit and toned version of Taylor.
- Fortunately, after The Covenant, casting directors from the football
teen drama, Friday Night Lights, saw the talent that Taylor had. They eventually
hired Taylor to play the role of Tim Riggins, one of the Dillon Panthers'
main players. In Friday Night Lights, Taylor managed to show his acting
skills to fans and television critics who were very impressed with Taylor's