'Friday Night Lights': This Is "Tim Riggins" In 2020

"Tim Riggins" (Taylor Kitsch) was the 'bad boy' in Dillon, Texas.
January 15, 2020 - 14:30 / Clemens Fanger

Taylor Kitsch got his big break when he was cast as the rough but lovable "Tim Riggins" on NBC's hit show Friday Night Lights. Find out right here what the handsome actor is doing today!

Taylor Kitsch grew up in British Columbia, Canada and he has two older brothers. His parents separated when he was just one. After high school, at the age of 21, Kitsch moved to New York City to pursue modeling and study acting as well. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2002 and started modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch and Diesel.

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This is what Taylor Kitsch looked like back in the day.

Friday Night Lights was Taylor Kitsch's big break

In 2006, Kitsch got his big break when he was cast as the rough and handsome "Tim Riggins" on NBC's Friday Night Lights. The show centered around the life in the fictional town of Dillon in East Texas and specifically the local high school football team, the Dillon Panthers, in which "Riggins" played the position of fullback.

"Tim Riggins" was one of those characters whose bark was far worse than his bite - his famous catchphrase "Texas Forever" actually was one of the defining quotes of the show. Friday Night Lights aired from 2006 until 2011, Kitsch was part of all five seasons.

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Few roles come along & expose one to a whole different journey they never knew even existed. This was definitely one. I admire the real war-photographers out there. There courage to expose truth/injustice without force. Just a camera..But at a price as well, the inner struggle to seeing maybe the worst part of humanity on a way-too-often basis. That had a lot to do with Kevin Carters' tribulations. And escaping them cost him his life. He photographed with his heart on his sleeve, wanted to expose an injustice so prevalent to there communities at the time, but not the world.... yet. These guys contributed to the first free election in South Africa in '94. Very humbling being a part of and hearing there stories... Great book as well. "The bang bang club" Film by the same name. Might just learn somethin', I sure did. #kevincarter #joãosilva #kenoosterbroek #gregmarinovich

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Taylor Kitsch: His career after Friday Night Lights

While he was still starring on the show, Kitsch starred in a couple of features, such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (with Hugh Jackman) and The Bang Bang Club, alongside Ryan Philippe. After Friday Night Lights ended in 2011, he starred in more big screen productions like John CarterBattleshipSavages and Lone Survivor.

And Taylor Kitsch also returned to TV for a couple of roles. In 2015, he was one of the leads in the second season of HBO's True Detective and he starred as "David Koresh" in Paramount Network's miniseries Waco.

This is what Taylor Kitsch looks like today!

Friday Night Lights: This is Taylor Kitsch today

Ever since he started work on Friday Night Lights in 2005, the 38-year-old has lived in Austin, Texas. In 2012, Taylor Kitsch bought about 3.6 acres of land in Austin and he built a house there - just like his character "Tim" did on the show Friday Night Lights! He has yet to be married and has no children. 

Taylor Kitsch and Stephan James in 21 Bridges.
Taylor Kitsch and Stephan James in 21 Bridges.

His most recent role was in the action thriller 21 Bridges alongside Chadwick Boseman.