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Kris Holden-Ried
Kris Holden-Ried
Date of Birth
1 August 1973
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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Kris Holden-Ried (born Kristen Holden-Ried) is a Canadian film, television, and voice actor.


Holden-Ried attended the School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, focusing on international commerce. He was a champion competitor in equestrian riding and fencing and member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team; winning a silver medal in the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships for riding and fencing.

He trained with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study, Janine Manatis of the Actors Studio, and the National Film Acting School.

Kris Holden-Ried has one son.


Holden-Ried landed the leading role in the television series Young Ivanhoe in his first acting audition. He portrayed William Compton in the first seven episodes of the The Tudors. Television credits include The Listener, Degrassi: The Next Generation, MVP, Paradise Falls, and The Bridge.

Film roles include Quint Lane in the action horror film Underworld: Awakening (2012); Paul Shepard in the comedy The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010), and Captain-Lieutenant Anton in the thriller K-19: The Widowmaker.

Kris Holden-Ried plays the core character role of Dyson in Lost Girl:

He played a special role in the following episode:


Official Fan Site



Year Title Role Notes
1996  Rowing Through Kurt Cruise (as first name: Kristen)
1997 Night of the Demons 3  (aka Demon House) Vince (as first name: Kristen)
1997 Habitat Daryl (as Kris Holdenried)
1997 Riverdale Shawn Ritchie (as first name: Kristen)
1998 Going to Kansas City Charlie Bruckner  (as Kristen Holdenreid)
2000 Girls Who Say Yes Matt Short film
(as first name: Kristen)
2000 Gossip Bruce (as Kristen Holdenried)
2001 Chasing Cain Troy (as first name: Kristen)
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Anton (as first name: Kristen)
2003 Alice Blue Stephen
2004 Touch of Pink Giles (as first name: Kristen)
2005 Niagara Motel R.J.
2005 My Uncle Navy and Other Inherited Disorders   Uncle Navy Short film
(as first name: Kristen)
2005 Big Girl Gerry Short film
(as first name: Kristen) 
2006 A Stone's Throw Jack Walker
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Young Jakob
2007 A Broken Life Mikhail (as first name: Kristen)
2008 Never Forget Andy
2009 The Last New Year Eric
2009 The Death of Alice Blue Stephen (as first name: Kristen)
2010 The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard Paul Shepard
2011 Textuality Colin (as first name: Kristen)
2012 Underworld: Awakening Quint Lane
2013 Sex After Kids Gage
2013 Hunting Season Jason
2013 The Returned Alex
2013 Three Days in Havana Gordie
2014 Saul: The Journey to Damascus Jordan
2015 Another You Father Goodwin (in production)


Year Title Role Notes
1997 When Innocence Is Lost Kevin TV movie
(as Kris Holdenried)
1997 Habitat Daryl TV movie (Direct to video)
(as Kris Holdenried)
1997–2000 Riverdale Shawn Ritchie
1998 The Defenders: Taking the First  McCann TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
1999 Young Ivanhoe Ivanhoe TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
1999 Forget Me Never Shaun TV movie
(as Kristen Holdenried)
1999 Twice in a Lifetime Young Ken Stryker Episode: O'er the Ramparts We Watched
(as Kristen Holdenreid)
2000 The Crossing Captain Heineman TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
2000 Hendrix Noel Redding TV movie
(as Kristen J. Holdenried)
2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne               George Custer Episode: The Rocket's Red Glare
(as Kris Holdenreid)
2001–2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation  Tracker Cameron 8 episodes
(as first name: Kristen)
2001–2004 Paradise Falls Simon 30 episodes
2002 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe Harold Beckwith TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
2002 A Killing Spring Karl Hrynluk TV movie
2002 Blue Murder Simon Alcorn Episode: Out-of-Towners: Part 2
(as first name: Kristen)
2003 Ice Bound Lunar TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
2003 Street Time Dwayne 3 episodes
(as first name: Kristen)
2003 Starhunter Ritson Episode: Stitch in Time
(as first name: Kristen)
2003 Hemingway vs. Callaghan F. Scott Fitzgerald TV Mini-Series
2004 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours Frankie Episode: Cold Hit
(as first name: Kristen)
2005 Waking Up Walter: The Walter Gretzky Story   Wayne Gretzky TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
2007 The Tudors Sir William Compton 7 episodes
(as first name: Kristen)
2008 Girl's Best Friend Jake TV movie
2008 M.V.P. Aleksei Protopopov 4 episodes
(as first name: Kristen)
2008 Gossip  (aka The One That Got Away)              Scott Lawton TV movie
2009 Diamonds Denver Beeston TV movie
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Prussian Kaspar Episode: I, Murdoch
2009 Deadliest Sea Bear TV movie
2009 Hidden Crimes David Lester TV movie
(as first name: Kristen)
2009 Santa Baby 2  (aka Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe) Colin Nottingham TV movie
2010 Ben Hur Gaius 2 episodes. TV Mini-Series
2010 The Bridge Mike Bodanski 3 episodes
(as first name: Kristen)
2010–present  Lost Girl Dyson as Kenzi in Original Skin (2.09)
2011 Republic of Doyle Joe Episode: Crashing on the Couch
2011–2014 The Listener Adam Reynolds 15 episodes

Web Series

Year Title Role Notes
2013–2014  Captain Canuck  Captain Canuck   5 webisodes 

Biography on Showcase (2013)

Kris Holden-Reid (Dyson)

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 résumé of work on the big and small screens. Playing the cool shape-shifting Fae and detective, “Dyson” on Showcase’s drama series, Lost Girl, Holden-Ried’s most memorable lead roles include “Giles” in A Touch of Pink and “Jack” in A Stone's Throw, and he supported in Gossip with 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; Going To Kansas City and Textuality. Most recently, Holden-Ried starred alongside Kate Beckinsale in the big-screen blockbuster, Underworld 4 and can be seen in the upcoming feature films: Three Days in Havana, Sex After Kids and The Returned.

Holden-Ried also features prominently on television as Sir William Compton on the historical drama, The Tudors, and recently in the major co-production by BBC, CBC and ABC of Ben Hur. Holden-Ried 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, The Many Trials Of One Jane Doe.

He is also an accomplished athlete. As a World Cup equestrian, fencer and swimmer, Holden-Ried earned himself a spot on the Canadian National Pentathlon Team and was a Silver Medalist at both the Pan-Am and Pan-Pacific Championships.

Holden-Ried is looking forward to reprising his role as “Dyson” for Lost Girl’s highly anticipated third season.

You can follow Holden-Ried on twitter @KrisHolden_Ried or check out his fan page at



Kris Holden-Ried (Season 5 Last Day) tweet


Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Fan Expo 2010)08:54

Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Fan Expo 2010)


Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Fan Expo 2010)06:44

Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Fan Expo 2010)

GATE Magazine

Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Season 3 DVD)02:27

Kris Holden-Ried Interview (Season 3 DVD)

Kris Holden-Ried - Season 3 DVD Excluded Interview03:55

Kris Holden-Ried - Season 3 DVD Excluded Interview

Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer (Comicpalooza 2013)45:55

Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer (Comicpalooza 2013)

AFK Show Austin

Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer Interview (SDCC 2013)07:00

Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer Interview (SDCC 2013)

TV Equals

Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer - Season 4 Interview SDCC 201316:33

Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer - Season 4 Interview SDCC 2013

Geek World Radio

Lost Girl (Interview) Collins, Howland, Holden-Ried (Chicago C&EE 2014)07:34

Lost Girl (Interview) Collins, Howland, Holden-Ried (Chicago C&EE 2014)

Giant Ape

Kris Holden-Ried on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight07:55

Kris Holden-Ried on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Kris Holden-Ried - Season 5 (ET Canada)00:20

Kris Holden-Ried - Season 5 (ET Canada)

ET Canada - Twitter Q & A

Articles and Interviews

Canadians take centre stage at 2nd annual talent celebration in Los Angeles
February 13, 2015. Telefilm Canada

Lost Girl's Kris Holden-Ried: Dyson Has an Interesting New Journey Ahead
December 6, 2014. The Televixen

Best of Toronto 2014
November 6-12, 2014. NOW Toronto (Issue 1711 Vol. 34 No.10)

Best Actor: Kris Holden-Ried

The Fae Files #6 – Lost Girl Syfy Media Call April 2014 [PODCAST]
Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer and Kris Holden-Ried
April 3, 2014. Tuning in to SciFi TV

Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer – Lost Girl
March 28, 2014. Starry Constellation Magazine

Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer and Vanessa Piazza – Lost Girl
March 13, 2014. Starry Constellation Magazine

Tuning in to SciFi TV #273 – Last Call [PODCAST]
@ 16:24 Lost Girl Syfy Media Call excerpts with Kris Holden-Ried and Zoie Palmer and producer Vanessa Piazza
January 26, 2014. Tuning in to SciFi TV

'Lost Girl': Kris Holden-Ried previews Dyson flashbacks
December 20, 2013.

Lost Girl S4 Countdown: Kris Holden-Ried & Zoie Palmer at SDCC 2013
November 5, 2013. The Televixen

Kris Holden-Ried: Hungry like the Wolf
October 2013. Gay Calgary Magazine

Exclusive: Fan Expo Canada Lost Girl Press Room - Kris Holden-Ried & Ksenia Solo
August 28, 2013. SciFi Vision

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Exclusive Pressroom Q&A with Lost Girl stars Ksenia Solo and Kris Holden-Ried, and Executive Producer Jay Firestone
July 26, 2012. WormholeRiders

Exclusive: Kris Holden-Ried on Season 2 of "Lost Girl"
April 19, 2012. SciFi Vision

Tuning in to SciFi TV #176 – Last Call [PODCAST]
@ 26:46 Interview with Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer and Kristen Holden-Ried from Lost Girl
January 20, 2012. Tuning in to SciFi TV

January 15, 2012.


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