Kevin Rankin is an American actor best known for his starring role as edgy EMT Tyler Briggs on the ensemble drama television series Trauma, from 2009-2010.
Rankin was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and after the age of 11, was raised outside of Houston, Texas. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2000, Kevin worked with Robert Duvall in the Academy Award-nominated film, The Apostle.
One of his most memorable characters was that of Lucien on the cult-hit Undeclared, from creator Judd Apatow. He also had a recurring role on NBC's critically acclaimed drama Friday Night Lights, playing Herc, a quadriplegic rugby player with an attitude.
His other television credits include guest-starring roles on NBC's Law and Order, In Plain Sight, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS and Lost.
Other highlights for Rankin include working with such notables as Ang Lee (2003's Hulk), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), David Milch (NYPD Blue), John Riggi (My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) and Mary Harron (Six Feet Under), among others.
Rankin currently resides in Los Angeles.