Acknowledged as Callum Keith Rennie, he is one of the most recognized faces among the Canadian film and television actors. Currently 54 years old Callum has appeared in movies and television series greater than his age. Talented and skillful Callum has made screen appearances through a number of movies and television series, of which he is best recognized for appearing in Battlestar Galactica, Californication, etc. Often casted as bad guy in movies and television shows, Callum is one of the great actors blessed with broad range of acting abilities.
Actor Callum Keith Rennie was born on 14th September, 1960 to Scottish parents who were living in Sunderland at the time of his birth. Sunderland is a city in Tyne and Wear, in North East England. When Callum was 4, he along with his family commuted to Canada and started living in Edmonton, a city of Alberta. Born into a middle-class family, Callum grew up happily along with his two brothers. He has an elder brother and a junior brother.
Callum has never spoken frankly about his private life. Frequently seen playing villainous roles, Callum had been a troubled guy during his youth. He was addicted to alcohol for a long time during his youth, as a result of which he could not focus on his private life and career. Talking about his love life, Callum is not known to have dated anyone till date. He is not even engaged or married. As long as his sexual preference is not known, nothing more can be said about this actor’s love interest.
As mentioned already, Callum suffered a bad habit of drinking alcohol during his youth due to which his acting career took off late in 1993, at the age of 33. Initially a graduate of Strathcona High School, Callum dropped out from his college in a short period of time. Following this event, he also left Edmonton and stayed briefly in Vancouver and Toronto. He eventually settled in Vancouver and now lives in Vancouver and Los Angeles alternatively. Callum tried his hands in various jobs to make earning, one of which was working in University of Alberta’s campus radio. While he was working there, his acting potential was discovered and he began performing on stage. As an amateur theatre actor, Callum performed in plays like Amerika, American Buffalo, etc. Later, he began taking acting classes at the Bruhanski Theatre Studio and made his official theatrical debut in 1989 through the play Lost Soul and Missing Persons. His outstanding performance in this play earned him a role in another famous play called Man and Superman, written by George Bernard Shaw. Eventually, Callum launched his mainstream acting career in 1993 by making debut appearance through the movie Purple Toast. The same year, he also made his television debut through an episode of Highlander: The Series. Since then Callum has appeared in a number of movies and television series. My Life as a Dog, Due South, Twitch City, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Battlestar Galactica, Californication, Shattered, The Killing, The Firm, etc are few television series in which Callum has played significant roles. Similarly, he has also played noteworthy roles in various movies such as Fifty Shades of Grey, The Young and Prodigious Spivet, Case 39, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Memento, Hard Core Logo, etc. It has already been announced that Callum will appeared as Robert and Moroes in upcoming movies Into the Forest and Warcraft, respectively. Callum is expected to have earned a huge net worth through his successful acting career but it has not been revealed yet.
Callum is really a good actor with abilities of making realistic performances on screen. His good acting has earned him critical acclaims along with various awards such as Leo Award, Genie Award, Gemini Award, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award and Canadian Screen Awards. Apart from being good at acting, Callum is a good artist. An acid painter, Callum admires creation of abstract artists such as Pollock, Basquiat, Motherwell, etc. He is also an avid mountain climber and sports enthusiast since his youth and plays golf very well.
Callum Keith Rennie is an admired Canadian actor who has earned worldwide recognition through his successful acting career. Although the actor started out late in his journey of being an actor, he has succeeded to reach the top.