- Eliot Spencer
Coming from Norman, Okla., to California to pursue a career in the entertainment business, Christian Kane landed a job as an assistant at an entertainment company by telling them he would deliver scripts if they would just submit him for projects too. He quickly went from employee to client when he landed his first big job acting and singing as the lead in the television series Fame L.A. The show, based on the hit movie and television series, originally cast him as a comedian. After hearing him sing, the producers rewrote the role for him to be a singer.
In a role that has given him worldwide exposure, Kanestarred as Lindsey McDonald in a major recurring role on the series Angel alongside his good friend David Boreanaz. His other film and TV credits include the TNT productions of Crossfire Trail and Into the West. He also starred in The Crooked E and the Jerry Bruckheimer series Close to Home and appeared on Dawson’s Creek.
Kane’s film credits include EdTV, The Broken Hearts Club and Love Song. His more recent appearances on the big screen include Taxi, opposite Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon, and the Peter Berg-directed Friday Night Lights. He was also seen in the film Just Married. Kane’s other films include Life or Something Like It, Secondhand Lions, Keep Your Distance, Her Minor Thing and Summer Catch. Gaming fans can also catch him in 24: The Game.
Kane is a legitimate double threat, with a fully realized career as a singer and songwriter, in addition to his acting roles. Several years of living in both LA and Nashville led to a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing and a record deal with Columbia Records. Today’s record business being what it is, after recording a full album for Columbia, Christian and the label went separate ways. Undaunted, Christian took with him some of his favorite tracks from that album and found a new home recording with Bob Ezrin and Jimmie Lee Sloas at Bigger Picture Group (Zac Brown Band, Big Kenny, The Harters). He’s just now working on his major label debut. His single, “The House Rules,” is gathering support from country radio far in advance of its upcoming release.