If "90% of life is showing up," then Christian Kane is living right. The talented star has made the iconic Woody Allen quote his motto, and his successful multi-faceted career is proof positive that his commitment to creating his own path is the best way to land on top. Today, Kane is earning high praise and notable acclaim both on screens and on the music scene.
Kane is currently starring in WGNA's newest original series "Almost Paradise" where he plays a former DEA agent who was forced into early retirement. Once the DEA's most resourceful undercover operative, the combination of his partner's betrayal and a life-threatening battle with hypertension has sent him as far from the madness as he can go – a small tropical island in the Philippine Archipelago. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he's pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations and the problem is, he likes it. "Almost Paradise" is set to premiere on WGNA in Spring 2020.
Prior to Almost Paradise, Kane starred in TNT's hit series "The Librarians" where Kane plays Jake Stone, an Oklahoma oil worker with a penchant for art history and an IQ that could give Scorpion's Walter O'Brien a run for his money. With its five seasons airing to rave reviews, "The Librarians", also from Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment, was the most-watched cable debut of 2014 and always a ratings leader for TNT in total viewers and adults 18-49 (Live+same day).
Kane also played Eliot Spencer, retrieval specialists/resident badass for five seasons on TNT's TV series "Leverage". Leverage won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Drama in 2013. This was the role, he says "I came to Hollywood to play." "This is the role you dream about as a kid." "When you are watching Harrison Ford ("Indiana Jones…"), Kurt Russell ("Big Trouble in Little China") and Jean Reno ("Leon: The Professional") you want to be all those things, and I got to roll them into one!" The popular series, enjoyed much success and has created a undying legion of fans in its first run and in syndication. As he embraces the dramatic side of the role and relishes the comedy, not often paired in television with such a beautiful blend as this show provides, Kane puts his old hat on as the Steve McQueen student of Life, DIY, and Pain. This time, not only doing his own fights (ala "Angel") but choreographing them as well. After 13 yrs of doing his own stunts, the seasoned screen brawler gets to use his knowledge from the likes of Mike Massa, Kevin Jackson, Walter Scott, etc., to feed the bad guys a slice of "pain cake", best served cold.
Well known for the role of "Lindsey McDonald" in Joss Whedon's "Angel," which garnered him worldwide recognition, Kane's TV resume includes a leading role in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, CBS televisions series "Close To Home" and playing "High Wolf" for Stephen Spielberg in the TNT miniseries "Into The West." Kane has made his mark in big-screen films that include "Friday Night Lights"; "Just Married," where he starred with Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy; "Life Or Something Like It", where he played the fiancé of the beautiful Angelina Jolie; "Secondhand Lions," in which he was honored to play a young Robert Duvall; "Summer Catch;" "Hide;" and "Taxi" to name a few.
With the launch of his debut album "The House Rules" under his belt, Kane's music stock is also on the rise. While Kane has actively pursued his acting career at the same time, his efforts in the music world have caught fire. A second single "Let Me Go," powered his 2011 "Raising Kane" Tour that played to packed houses throughout the United States and finished in the UK. He's sold well over 50,000 records to date and regularly headlines a special fundraiser to support cancer charities in the UK. The loyal fans of the band and Christian Kane himself have titled themselves "The Kaniacs." Kane reacts," These are my people, these are my tribe."
As Christian Kane continues to chart his own course in his multi-faceted, evolving career, it's clear that he will stay true to his own version of success and always live by his own "house" rules.