The Strain

SUNDAYS | 10PM

Kevin Durand stars as “Vasiliy Fet,” a muscular and charismatic Ukrainian exterminator who is taking back his city building by building, block by block.

Fet continues the ground game in New York, teaming with a group of Navy SEALS in their attempt to hunt down the Master. He also partners with a beautiful police captain — a welcome diversion after his painful breakup with Dutch.

Canadian-born Kevin Durand has developed a versatile background, beginning in standup and Broadway, then transitioning into television and film, illustrating his ability to captivate a wide range of audiences.

Durand was nominated for a 2012 Genie Award for his performance in IFC Films’ Citizen Gangster. In 2009, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for his recurring role as “Martin Keamy” on the popular series Lost. He also recently reprised the role of “Harbard” in the fourth season of Vikings.

Previously, Durand was seen in the independent thriller Dark Was the Night, which premiered at the 2014 Scream Fest Film Festival. Critic Fred Topel from Crave Online stated, “Durand is an absolutely compelling leading man.” He can also be seen in Atom Egoyan’s thriller The Captive opposite Ryan Reynolds, which premiered and was in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Durand also received rave reviews for his performance in another Egoyan feature, Devil’s Knot, opposite Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. Critic Jason Gorber declared his performance, “the standout element of the film, this larger than life character is played to near perfection by Durand.”

Before his film career, Durand was voted one of Canada’s funniest new comedians. In addition, he originated the role of “Injun Joe” in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Broadway.


Durand is best known for his roles in The Weinstein Company’s Fruitvale Station, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival; David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis opposite Robert Pattinson; Screen Gems’ The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; Resident Evil: Retribution; Citizen Gangster; Real Steel for DreamWorks; Universal’s Robin Hood; 3:10 to Yuma; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Smokin’ Aces; and Wild Hogs with John Travolta, Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence.

Durand’s other credits include Darren Aronofsky’s Noah for Paramount, Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale for Warner Bros., D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four for DreamWorks, the independent film The Truth opposite Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker, Screen Gems’ Legion with Paul Bettany, The Butterfly Effect opposite Ashton Kutcher, and Columbia Pictures’ Fragments opposite Forest Whitaker and Dakota Fanning. He was also a series regular on Touching Evil opposite Bradley Cooper and Vera Farmiga, and on the hit James Cameron series Dark Angel. Durand made his acting debut alongside Russell Crowe in Jay Roach’s Mystery, Alaska.

Durand currently resides in Los Angeles.