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Kevin Davey's 17 Questions about being on Hell On Wheels and his life experiences! Find out more about this British – Canadian Star!

1. What do you want to achieve this year?

My original hope was to receive my 0-1 visa, thus allowing me to audition and work down in the US. Fortunately, I’ve now received my 0-1 letter of approval, so my new plan for this year is to book a lead or supporting role in a major production – or to land a more prolific recurring role than the one I was fortunate enough to have on AMC’s Hell On Wheels.

2. Where did you grow up in England, what was it like growing up there?

I grew up on the Southwest coast of England, down in Cornwall, and myself and my brother were solely raised by our Mum – a truly amazing woman. It was a wonderful place to grow up, and it was a terrific upbringing. I vividly remember in the summers, myself and my brother would race home from school to grab our swimming gear. We would head down to the beach where we’d often jump off the pier into the harbor with all the other kids!

3. What did you want to be when you were a kid?

I always wanted to be an actor from as young as I can remember – but living way down in Cornwall – about a 5 hour drive from London – there wasn’t the same opportunities as there would’ve been if I were living in the big city, so I never pursued it.

4. How did you get into entertainment?

In 2008 myself and my children suffered a personal tragedy in the form of losing my wife – their Mum – very suddenly and unexpectedly. This made me realize how short life can be, and that if you have a dream, it’s a sin not to chase it. As I said, I’d always wanted to act, so this tragedy caused me to finally gain the courage to chase that dream.

5. What are your other passions in life?

Apart from acting, I’ve trained in the Martial Arts since I was a kid – over 40 years now – and I was teaching for over 25 years, so I’m still very passionate about that. Also, six years after the loss of my wife, I met someone very special (above, with myself and the awesome Chad Oakes), and for only the second time in my life, I fell in love – so I’m very passionate about my (now) fiancé Tracy, and our amazing kids.

On set of Hell On Wheels as Paddy Quinn

Being Interviewed by Gina Pitts on the red carpet in April 2016.

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