With looks that suggested magazine-cover finesse and massive heartthrob potential, blue-eyed and square-jawed Canadian actor Kyle Schmid did indeed begin his career as a much-sought-after print model. He then made the short leap into filmed work, first with commercial advertisements, then with fictional narratives. Born August 24, 1984, in Mississauga, Ontario, Schmid first reached audiences during his teenage years, with appearances in such productions as the direct-to-video family drama Alley Cats Strike! (2000) and What Girls Learn (2001). After a small role as Scott in the Vin Diesel family comedy The Pacifier, and a bit part in the female buddy film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants that same year, Schmid received fourth billing (his highest up through that time) as Max, in the quirky, gender-bending teen sex comedy Zerophilia. Schmid achieved much higher billing and broader exposure, however, when he scored one of the central roles in the sci-fi horror series Blood Ties, which premiered in 2007. In that program, Schmid played Henry Fitzroy, a 450-year-old vampire who strikes up a romance with a sexy female private eye.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Was a model at age 12.
- Made his movie debut in the 1996 action-thriller Virus.
- Played a bully on the popular Canadian series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien in 1999.
- Star rose in 2000 with appearances in the TV movies Alley Cats Strike and The Sandy Bottom Orchestra.
- Was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his role in The Sandy Bottom Orchestra.
- Appeared in three hit movies in 2005: A History of Violence; The Pacifier; and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
- Big break came in 2007 when he was cast as 450-year-old vampire Henry Fitzroy on Blood Ties.
- Played another vampire named Henry on Being Human in 2012.