Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor's Studio before going on to amass an impressive resume of work on the big and small screens. His most memorable lead roles include Giles in A Touch of Pink and Jack in A Stone's Throw, along with Gossip starring Kate Hudson, K-19: The Widow Maker, and as Wayne Gretzky in Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story. Other roles have included Emotional Arithmetic, starring Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne; Never Forget, a mystery thriller featuring Lou Diamond-Phillips, A Broken Life, a drama with Tom Sizemore; plus Public Domain; Niagara Motel; and Going To Kansas City.
Holden-Reid also featured prominently on television as Sir William Compton on the historical drama The Tudors, and in the mini-series Ben Hur. Other significant roles include his recurring characters on CTV's The Bridge and Degrassi: The Next Generation. After a series of supporting roles in the The Defenders (Showtime) and Forget Me Never (CBS) Holden-Reid gained attention for playing bassist "Noel Redding" in Hendrix (Showtime's biopic on Jimi Hendrix). He also appeared on the gritty Street Time (Showtime), and the TV movies Icebound, starring Susan Sarandon, Shaftesbury's Hemingway vs. Callaghan; A Killing Spring and The Many Trials of One Jane Doe.
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