Kavan Smith is an intelligent, thoughtful actor, blessed with a wide and versatile range. Born in Edmonton, Alberta both Smith and his brother were raised by his father when his parents divorced. He excelled in many sports as a child and focused on football and martial arts. During his teenage years he cultivated a love for performing with a friend. They would often skip school to record and rehearse skits they would eventually take public on local busses and to shopping centers. After graduation, Smith attended the University of Calgary and worked towards a degree in Economics but dropped out after a year and-a-half.
He spent a year contemplating his next move and then enrolled in the Mount Royal University performing arts program. It was here that Smith developed a love of books and started writing. Soon after graduating he landed a lead role on the Canadian television show “Destiny Ridge” and moved to Vancouver. Smith has been continuously adding versatile film and television roles to his acting repertoire since discovering his passion for performance.
In 1999, he caught the eye of Brian DePalma and was cast in the sci-fi adventure Mission to Mars. Since then he has played key roles in FOX’s “Human Target,” The CW series “Smallville” and “Supernatural,” SyFy’s “The Outer Limits,” “Sanctuary,” “Battlestar Galactica”, USA’s “Fairly Legal” and DirecTV’s “Rogue.” Smith has also had large recurring roles in USA’s “The 4400” as Jed Garrity, SyFy’s “Stargate: Atlantis” as Major Evan Lorne, SyFy’s “Eureka” as Deputy Andy, ABC’s “Mistresses” as Ellis Boone, The CW’s “Supernatural” as Cuthbert Sinclair and recently, in the hit Netflix/BBC show, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.”
He can currently be seen in Hallmark Channel’s popular series, “When Calls the Heart” in the role of Leland Coulter.