Date of Birth: 14 September 1960, Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
Height: 5′ 11″ (1.8 m)
Callum Keith Rennie was born in England, raised in Alberta, Canada and came late to acting – he discovered theatre in Edmonton at the age of 25. Starting out in university radio and working his way to the renowned Shaw Festival, Callum moved to Vancouver and quickly caught the eye of producers and directors. Currently he lives in Vancouver.
- Is the middle child of 3 boys.
- Vocalist Ben Kowalewicz of the popular Canadian punk-rock band ‘Billy Talent’ has stated that Rennie is his favorite Canadian actor. Rennie played the character Billy Tallent in the Bruce McDonald film Hard Core Logo (1996), which is what inspired the band’s name.
- Went to high school with Bruce McCulloch, who mentioned him in at least one The Kids in the Hall (1988) sketch. In the sketch, Bruce is giving advice on how to break into showbiz, and it includes “drinking a lot with guys like Callum Rennie and Terry Rockio and pissing out the back of a fast-moving truck.”.
- He is a recovering Alcoholic.
- Resides in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
- Did not start acting until he was age 25.
- Callum’s left eye was injured in a bar room fight when a shard of glass drove into his left eye and retina.
- Made his first screen appearance at the age of 33.
- Turned down the role of Alex Krycek in ”The X-Files”.
- His first role was in a theatrical production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo.
- Starred alongside Carrie-Anne Moss three times: Memento (2000), Snow Cake (2006), and Silk (2007).
- Was born in Sunderland, England but has lived in Canada since he was four years old.
- His parents are Scottish.
- Dropped out of college.
- Likes painting and admires the work of Jean-Michel Basquit, Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.
- Enjoys fishing.
- Was an avid mountain climber in his youth and still engages in various sports with Golf being his favorite.
- Was personally chosen by Paul Gross to play his partner in ”Due South” as the two had been friends for years before.