Sunday, August 15, 2010
Lutz is the middle child of one sister and six brothers. He was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, and was raised throughout North Dakota, the Midwest, and Arizona. He started modeling when he was 13 or 14 years old. After graduating high school he moved to California to attend Chapman University for chemical engineering, but later decided to pursue an acting career instead. Had he not chosen this path, however, he also considered trying to become a Navy SEAL.
Lutz has acted on a number of television shows. He had recurring roles on Model Citizens and The Comeback, and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes. He was also in the films Stick It, Accepted, and Prom Night. Additionally, Kellan has performed on the California stage and was the host of Bravo's Blow Out. He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love". In 2008 he appeared in another music video, Hinder's "Without You". In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries Generation Kill, based on the book by Evan Wright.
Lutz played Emmett Cullen in the film adaptation of the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and reprised his role for the sequel, released in November 2009. He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff on The CW. Lutz will be reuniting with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film Warrior. Lutz also appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010, and as Poseidon in Dawn of War. Lutz is one of the candidates for the lead role in the upcoming Norway Comedy horror film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Lutz is one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.
In Lutz's free time, he likes to take part in extreme skateboarding, weight training, track, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, racquetball, badminton, snow skiing, snowboarding, dance, and numerous other activities. He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films.
Lutz has close friendships with his Twilight co-stars, particularly Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone whom he knew before the film began filming. He says that his 23rd birthday was spent with the cast, saying, "I hung out with the cast of Twilight and went on a crazy adventure with a loony cab driver."