Kellan Lutz stars in the worldwide phenomenon THE TWILIGHT SAGA based on the novels by Stephanie Meyer. The first part of the fourth installment, BREAKING DAWN will hit theaters in November. Starring alongside Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson, this fantasy-romance film tells the story of a teenage girl who risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
Kellan recently shot four starring roles; LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE opposite Mandy Moore, James Brolin and Kathy Bates about a happy newlywed marriage counselor whose views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced; IMMORTALS, where he plays Poseidon opposite Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto and Stephen Dorff for director Tarsem Singh; the independent film THE KILLING GAME, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, where he plays a man who finds himself kidnapped and forced to fight in a gladiator type digital arena where the brutal battles to the death are an internet sensation. Most recently, Kellan starred in two features, JAVA HEAT, an action movie opposite Mickey Rourke. SYRUP, opposite Shiloh Fernandez and Amber Heard. Shot in New York City, the film is about a slacker who hatches a million-dollar idea but in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart, played by Kellan.
In 2010, Lutz appeared in the remake of the 1984 horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM
STREET for director Samuel Bayer, followed by MESKADA for director Josh Sternfeld, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In April 2008, Lutz starred in Screen Gem’s PROM NIGHT, where he starred alongside Brittany Snow. This thriller is the fictional story of a high school night ruined by a sadistic killer. Lutz also starred in the indie film DEEP WINTER opposite Michael Madsen. The film was produced by Glenn Zoller’s Hollywood-based Gigantic Films and directed by Mickey Hilb. The story revolves around childhood best friends who want to be the first to ski a peak in Alaska. Another recent independent project he completed is THE TRIBE which was filmed on location in Costa Rico.
Kellan Lutz started his acting career as a series regular on HBO’s, “The Comeback,” opposite Lisa Kudrow. Kellan then went straight into production on two studio films. He was seen in Disney’s STICK IT where he played a local BMX biker who befriends the lead, Missy Peregrym. Lutz also appeared in Universal’s ACCEPTED in which he played one of the “Molson Twins” who joins Justin Long’s fake college.
On the small screen Lutz was seen in the new CW spinoff series “90210,” playing the recurring character of George Evans, one of the school’s best and most arrogant athletes. Kellan was also recently seen in the Emmy Award winning HBO seven-hour mini-series, “Generation Kill.” Lutz has also appeared on the hit NBC series “Heroes” and the WB series “Summerland.”
In addition to acting, Lutz also landed several high profile modeling campaigns, including the coveted job as the cover boy of “Abercrombie & Fitch’s Summer Catalogue 2004” and also appeared in a Levi’s Jean ad campaign. Kellan Lutz was also the face of the Calvin Klein X Underwear campaign following in the footsteps of Mark Wahlberg.
When not acting, Lutz gives his time to three charities: PETA, the Royal Family Kids’ Camp, and the St. Bernard Project. The RFKC is a nationwide network of camps for abused and abandoned children. Each camp organizes a summer camp experience for boys and girls experience difficult life situations. In 2008 there are over 180 camps participating in over 40 states and 5 foreign counties. Kellan is also involved with the St. Bernard Project, which helps to create housing opportunities so that Hurricane Katrina survivors can return to their homes and communities. Not only is Kellan involved with fundraising, but he also contributes his time on-site, helping with the building of new homes.
Born and raised in the cold state of North Dakota, there wasn’t much to do in the city besides playing games at the local arcade, going to the bowling alley, hunting, or sledding in the snow. Although he had a simple upbringing, he learned to live everyday to the fullest. He lives by the saying…”try new things, you only live once…” From sky diving to parasailing, from motor cross to white water rafting, Kellan insists on living life like an adventure.
Lutz’s family was not very supportive in his decision to become an actor after graduating
from high school, instead of going to college, where he was considering becoming a chemical engineer. However, their fears were alleviated as he has worked virtually nonstop since arriving in Los Angeles.
Although his dreams are coming true, Lutz still hasn’t quenched his desire to learn and create. This past year he has also patented two inventions and is waiting for the prototype to be created.
Lutz is the middle child of six brothers and one sister, but this doesn’t bother him because as he puts it, “I’m the tallest kid in the family!” And he never lets his siblings forget it!