Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Kavan Smith was raised in nearby Calgary, where he excelled in sports with an affinity for football and the martial arts. When he was older, he found a love and talent for acting and after a brief stint studying economics, he received a degree in acting at Mount Royal College.
As an actor in Vancouver, Smith has made a career of performing in many sci-fi series. He performed five different roles in five episodes of the acclaimed series “The Outer Limits.” Soon after, he played the American Pilot in Brian DePalma's “Mission To Mars.” Next up, Smith portrayed the role of Major Evan Lorne on “SG1” and the role was brought back on “Stargate: Atlantis,” where Smith had a recurring role. Currently, Smith is completing work on the film version, “Stargate: Extinction.” In addition, Smith also had a recurring role on the series “The 4400” as Agent Garrity.
Smith’s other recent projects include guest starring roles on “Supernatural,” “Smallville,” “Battlestar Galactica, “The Guard,” “Tru Calling,” “Reunion” and “Jeremiah.”