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Kristen Holden Ried is a Canadian actor best know for his role William Compton on the BBC drama Tudor and for his role Dyson on the Showcase supernatural series Lost Girl.


Kristen Ried was born on August 1, 1973 in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He was interested in riding and fencing which lead him to join the Canadian National Pentathlon Team where he managed to win a silver medal in the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships. Kristen Reid studied at the Montreal Concordia University School of Business when he first audition and landed the lead role on the movie Young Ivanhoe in 1999. He also studied at the Green Room Actor Workshop and the National Film Acting School.


Kristen Ried went on to have recurring role on the CTV teen drama series Degrassi the Next Generation as Tracker Cameron the older over protective brother of Sean Cameron who tries to make sure his younger brother stays out of trouble and on the BBC drama Tudors as William Compton a common born man who a friend of King Henry and becomes romantically interested in the composer Thomas Tallis.


Kristen Ried in 2010 was cast as a main character on the Showcase supernatural series Lost Girl as Dyson a shape shifting werewolf detective who becomes romantically involved with the lead character Bo. Kristen also had a prominent supporting role in the 2012 movie Underworld Awakening as Quint Lane a mutated lycan.

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1997 Riverdale as Shawn Ritchie (1 episode)

1999 Twice in a Lifetime as Ken Stryker (1 episode)

2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne as George Custer (1 episode)

2001 Paradise Falls as Simon (2 episodes)

2001-2004 Degrassi The Next Generation as Tracker Cameron (8 episodes)

2002 Blue Murder as Simon Alcorn (1 episode)

2003 Starhunter as Ritson (1 episode)

2003 Street Time as Dwayne (3 episodes)

2007 The Tudors as William Compton (7 episodes)

2008 MVP as Aleksei Protopopov (4 episodes)

2009 Diamonds as Denver Beeston (2 episodes)

2010 Ben Hur as Gaius (2 episodes)

2010 The Bridge as Mike Bodanski (3 episodes)

1995 Young Ivanhoe as Ivanhoe

1996 Rowing Through as Kurt Cruise

1997 Habitat as Daryl

1997 When Innocence Is Lost as Kevin

1998 Going to Kansas City as Charlie Bruckner

1998 The Defenders Taking the First as McCann

2000 Hendrix as Noel Redding

2000 I Gossip as Bruce

2000 The Crossing as Heineman

2001 Chasing Cain as Troy

2002 A Killing Spring as Karl Hrynluk

2002 K-19 Widowmaker as Anton

2002 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe as Harold Beckwith

2003 Ice Bound as Lunar

2004 Touch of Pink as Giles

2005 Waking Up Wally The Walter Gretzky Story as Wayne Gretzky

2006 A Stones Throw as Jack Walker

2006 Niagara Motel as RJ

2007 Emotional Arithmetic as Young Jakob Bronski

2008 A Broken Life as Mikhail

2008 Girls Best Friend as Jake

2008 Gossip as Scott Lawton

2008 Never Forget as Andy

2009 Deadliest Sea as Bear

2009 Hidden Crimes as David Lester

2009 Santa Baby 2 as Colin

2009 The Death of Alice Blue as Stephen

2009 The Last New Year as Eric

2010 Untitled Work of Paul Shepard as Paul Shepard