Date of Birth
27 June 1974, Dallas, Texas, USA


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Biography

Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. But Christian wanted to try out acting. So Christian took his truck and his life savings of a few hundred dollars and headed to Hollywood, the City of Angels. Christian had many jobs including mailroom clerk for a talent agency. His big break came when he played Ryan "Flyboy" Legget, the male lead, in a new show called _Fame L.A. (1997)_ based on the hit movie and 80s tv show. Unfortunately the show was cancelled after 22 episodes. Christian's next role was in Aaron Spelling's _Rescue 77 (1999)_ where he played Wick Lobo a.k.a "cowboy" because of his radical application of "gutter" medicine. Due to poor ratings the show was cancelled. Not to be defeated, Christian was soon cast as a production assistant in Edtv (1999) starring Woody Harrelson as well as a made for TV Western called Crossfire Trail (2001) (TV) with Tom Selleck. Christian is currently filming another feature flick with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Marc Blucas titled Summer Catch (2001)

IMDb Mini Biography By:

Trade Mark

Piercing blue eyes

Husky, southern-accented voice


Auditioned for the role of Riley Finn on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).

Lead singer and guitarist for Kane, a southern rock band he put together with his buddies Mike Eaton and Steve Carlson.

He has a sister named Jennifer.

He is a cousin of country music phenomenon Branden Hart.

His best friend is David Boreanaz. They have been friends since before David Boreanaz became Angel in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997); also, they share something very special - they are the only two actors who have appeared in the very first "Angel" (1999) episode, and the last.

Named #8 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).

Has never had any formal acting training.

He loves cooking big meals even if he's eating by himself.

In the episodes Epiphany and Dead End of Angel, the '56 Ford that is featured is Christian's own truck.

Wears a Silver Fleur-De-Lis bracelet in multiple roles as a reminder of his mother, who is from New Orleans.

Has a scar on his upper lip from an injury he received while filming Secondhand Lions (2003).

Good friends with _Supernatural_ star, Jensen Ackles.

Has Native American ancestry.

Besides David Boreanaz, he is the only other actor to appear in both the pilot and the finale of "Angel" (1999).

Where Are They Now

(April 2009) Filming season two of Leverage in Portland, Oregon.

(June 2009) Performing with his band, Kane, every other Sunday at Dante's, in downtown Portland. Engagement is for the duration of filming of season 2 of Leverage.

(November 2009) Just completed filming for his character The Peacemaker in Minuteman starring Riley Smith

(March 2010) Currently in Portland, OR filming Leverage Season 3


Highly skilled martial artist, weapons expert and retrieval expert. His role in cons is often to play small roles while protecting the team, often leading him into hand-to-hand combat that draws on his martial arts skills, though he also appears to be a skilled grifter. Eliot has a long history as a soldier-of-fortune, and has seen violence much of his life. While extremely adept with firearms, Eliot dislikes guns because of their "limited range of effectiveness". Additionally Eliot is able to recognize various military or intelligence backgrounds by seemingly obscure tells, such as identifying a security agent as past-CIA simply by his stance. While merely presumed as the muscleman, he demonstrates a subtle intelligence in conversation, often taking advantage of the underestimations of others. While often projecting a seemingly grumpy exterior, Eliot does possess a sense of humor and often enjoys ribbing the rest of the team. Eliot is extremely loyal and takes great offense when someone "cons their own team", as both Nate and Sophie have done in the past. Eliot is an excellent cook and appears to be adept with women, but tends to keep his romantic life private, as well as much of his background. However, it's implied he has some sort of military background.


  1. Good Day for It (2010) (post-production) .... Dale Acton
  2. Minuteman (2010) (post-production) .... Peacemaker

  3. "Leverage" .... Eliot Spencer (34 episodes, 2008-2010)
        - The Studio Job (2010) TV episode .... Eliot Spencer
        - The Double Blind Job (2010) TV episode .... Eliot Spencer
        - The Inside Job (2010) TV episode .... Eliot Spencer
        - The Scheherazade Job (2010) TV episode .... Eliot Spencer
        - The Jailhouse Job (2010) TV episode .... Eliot Spencer
          (29 more)

  4. Not Since You (2009) .... Ryan
  5. The Donner Party (2009) .... Charles Stanton
  6. The Christmas Conspiracy (2008) .... Doug Davidson
  7. Hide (2008) .... Billy
  8. Four Sheets to the Wind (2007) .... David
  9. "Close to Home" .... Jack Chase (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
        - Hot Grrrl (2006) TV episode .... Jack Chase
        - The Shot (2006) TV episode .... Jack Chase
        - David and Goliath (2006) TV episode .... Jack Chase
        - Sex, Toys and Videotape (2006) TV episode .... Jack Chase
        - Still a Small Town (2006) TV episode (credit only) .... Jack Chase
          (15 more)
  10. 24: The Game (2006) (VG) (voice) .... Madsen
  11. Keep Your Distance (2005) .... Sean Voight
  12. "Into the West" .... Abe Wheeler / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
        - Hell on Wheels (2005) TV episode .... Abe Wheeler / High Wolf
        - Dreams and Schemes (2005) TV episode .... Abe Wheeler / High Wolf
  13. Her Minor Thing (2005) .... Paul
  14. Friday Night Lights (2004) .... Brian
  15. Taxi (2004/I) .... Agent Mullins
  16. "Angel" .... Lindsey McDonald (21 episodes, 1999-2004)
    ... aka "Angel: The Series" - USA (long title)
        - Not Fade Away (2004) TV episode .... Lindsey McDonald
        - Power Play (2004) TV episode .... Lindsey McDonald
        - Underneath (2004) TV episode .... Lindsey McDonald
        - You're Welcome (2004) TV episode .... Lindsey McDonald
        - Soul Purpose (2004) TV episode (uncredited) .... Lindsey McDonald
          (16 more)
  17. "Las Vegas" .... Bob (1 episode, 2004)
        - The Strange Life of Bob (2004) TV episode .... Bob
  18. The Plight of Clownana (2004) .... Christian
  19. Secondhand Lions (2003) .... Young Hub
  20. Just Married (2003) .... Peter Prentiss
  21. The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) (TV) .... Brian Cruver
  22. Life or Something Like It (2002) .... Cal Cooper
    ... aka "Blonde Life" - Japan (English title)
  23. Summer Catch (2001) .... Dale Robin
  24. Crossfire Trail (2001) (TV) .... J.T. Langston
    ... aka "Louis L'Amour's 'Crossfire Trail'" - USA (alternative title)
  25. "Dawson's Creek" .... Nick Taylor (1 episode, 2001)
        - The Tao of Dawson (2001) TV episode .... Nick Taylor
  26. Love Song (2000) (TV) .... Billy Ryan Gallo
  27. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) (as Chris Kane) .... Idaho Guy

  28. "Rescue 77" .... Wick Lobo (8 episodes, 1999)
        - Mustard Gas, Hold the Mayo (1999) TV episode .... Wick Lobo
        - Tunnel Vision (1999) TV episode .... Wick Lobo
        - Remember Me: Part 2 (1999) TV episode .... Wick Lobo
        - Remember Me: Part 1 (1999) TV episode .... Wick Lobo
        - The Wedding (1999) TV episode .... Wick Lobo
          (3 more)
  29. Edtv (1999) .... P.A.
    ... aka "Ed TV" - USA (poster title)
  30. "Fame L.A." .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
        - Green Eyed Monster (1998) TV episode .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett
        - Lili Vanilli (1998) TV episode .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett
        - The Boys and the Band (1998) TV episode .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett
        - Music Lessons (1998) TV episode .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett
        - The Key to Success (1998) TV episode .... Ryan 'Flyboy' Leggett
          (16 more)
  1. "Leverage" (1 episode, 2008)
        - The Two-Horse Job (2008) TV episode (writer: "More Than I Deserve") (performer: "More Than I Deserve")
  2. The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) (TV) (writer: "More Than I Deserve")
  3. "Angel" (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka "Angel: The Series" - USA (long title)
        - Dead End (2001) TV episode (performer: "LA Song")
  1. Shooting Hide (2008) (unconfirmed) .... Himself
  2. Halos & Horns: Recurring Villainy (2005) (V) .... Himself
  3. On the Set with 'Secondhand Lions' (2004) (V) .... Himself