Kevin Ian "Kip" Pardue was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 23, 1975. He grew up playing football and baseball and graduated from Dunwoody High School, located in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. The next year, he was recruited to play football by Yale University. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in Economics. After being discovered by Molly Ringwald's publicist, he headed west afterwards and enjoyed a successful career as a model for Armani, Abercrombie & Fitch and Polo.
Eventually, Pardue turned to acting and landed his first TV role on 7th Heaven in 1996. Then, he was cast as Josh Ford on the WB Hit Popular before the role was later re-cast. After making his film debut in the independent film But I'm a Cheerleader in 1999, and later Whatever It Takes, Pardue got his big break with his role in Remember the Titans in 2000, starring Denzel Washington.
Pardue then starred as Sylvester Stallone's Indy racing protégé in 2001's Driven, before appearing on The Rules of Attraction in 2002, and Thirteen in 2003. He awarded in 2002 with the "Young Hollywood Award" in 'New Stylemaker-Male' and 'Rising Star Awards' as well in 2005. After that, he guest starred on House M.D., ER, Mad Men, Ray Donovan, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS: Los Angeles or Hawaii Five-0. In 2017, he became a series regular on Marvel's Runaways, playing the role of Frank Dean, a famous actor and Karolina's father.
- Acts opposite fellow Once Upon a Time actor James Marsters on Marvel's Runaways.
- After the announcement that the seventh season would be the final season of the series, he wrote the following on Twitter:
- But but but...I was just getting warmed up!! So lucky to get to be around for even just a bit...great group of people and a great show! #happilyeverafter
|Once Upon a Time: Season Seven|
|"Hyperion Heights":||"A Pirate's Life":||"The Garden of Forking Paths":||"Beauty":||"Greenbacks":||"Wake Up Call":||"Eloise Gardener":||"Pretty in Blue":||"One Little Tear":||"The Eighth Witch":||"Secret Garden":|
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