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Kris Holden-Ried
Born Kristen Holden-Reid
(1973-08-01) August 1, 1973 (age 47)
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Known for Dyson on Lost Girl

Kris Holden-Ried (born Kristen Holden-Ried, August 1, 1973) is a Canadian film and television actor. In 2007, he portrayed William Compton in the first seven episodes of the Showtime series The Tudors. In 2010, he landed one of the main starring roles in the television series Lost Girl. His character, Dyson, is a Fae wolf-shifter, employed in the human world as a police officer. He also played the role of Quint Lane, the mutated lycan, in the film Underworld: Awakening.


He studied at Montreal's Concordia University School of Business. At his first audition, he landed the leading role in 12th century drama Young Ivanhoe. Holden-Ried was a champion competitor in equestrian and fencing sports. He is a former member of the Canadian National Pentathlon Team and has a silver medal from both the Pan American and Pan Pacific Pentathlon Championships. He trained with Uta Hagen's Master Class Scene Study, with Janine Manatis as well as at the Green Room Actor's Workshop and the National Film Acting School.[1]

Role on Lost Girl

Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson in Lost Girl

He plays the role of Dyson on Lost Girl. Dyson is a homicide detective in the human world, but is in fact a Fae called a wolf-shifter. He appears to be middle-aged but is at least several centuries in age. His history that has been revealed tells that Dyson spent centuries in Ireland serving a wolf-shifter king with his childhood friend, Stefan. After Stefan was betrayed by that king, Dyson became a lone wolf, left Ireland, and eventually came in contact with Trick.

At the time of the Lost Girl series, Dyson was operating both for the Ash and for Trick, as well as his human world role. He became intimate with Bo and over time gave himself to her, mating with her for life. He gave up that love to help Bo defeat her mother in the Season One finale. Over the course of the second season, he became more isolated and his relationship with Bo was torn apart. Through this, Ciara, the wife of Stefan, appeared and he began a relationship with her. Ciara was killed by The Garuda near the end of Season Two, which shattered Dyson further still. Eventually, with the help of Kenzi, he recovered his love for Bo from The Norn that took it from him. At the Second Season finale, he stood with Bo and his friends to defeat The Garuda and was on the path to recover his relationship with Bo.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Four Saints John McCrae as Kristen Holden-Ried
2013 Sex After Kids Gage
2013 The Returned Alex
2012 Three Days in Havana Gordie
2012 Underworld: Awakening Quint
2011 Textuality Colin as Kristen Holden-Ried
2010 The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard Paul Shepard
2009 Santa Baby 2 Colin Nottingham TV Movie
2009 Hidden Crimes David Lester TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
2009 Deadliest Sea Bear TV Movie
2009 The Death of Alice Blue Stephen as Kristen Holden-Ried
2009 The Last New Year Eric as Kristen Holden-Ried
2008 The One That Got Away Scott Lawton TV Movie as Kris Holden Ried
2008 Never Forget Andy as Kristen Holden-Ried
2008 Girl's Best Friend Jake TV Movie
2008 A Broken Life Mikhail as Kristen Holden-Ried
2007 Emotional Arithmetic Young Jakob as Kris Holden-Reid
2006 A Stone's Throw Jack Walker
2006 Niagara Motel R.J. as Kristen Holden-Ried
2005 Waking Up Wally:
The Walter Gretzky Story
Wayne Gretzky as Kristen Holden-Ried
2005 The Many Trials of One Jane Doe Harold Beckwith TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
2005 Big Girl Gerry Film Short as Kristen Holden-Ried
2005 My Uncle Navy and
Other Inherited Disorders
Uncle Navy Film Short as Kristen Holden-Ried
2004 Touch of Pink Giles as Kristen Holden-Ried
2003 Ice Bound:
A Woman's Survival at the South Pole
Lunar TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Anton as Kristen Holden-Ried
2002 A Killing Spring Karl Hrynluk TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
2001 Chasing Cain Troy as Kristen Holden-Ried
2000 Girls Who Say Yes Matt Film Short as Kristen Holden-Ried
2000 Hendrix Noel Redding TV Movie as Kristen J. Holdenried
2000 Gossip Bruce as Kristen Holdenried
2000 The Crossing Capt. Heineman TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
1999 Forget Me Never TV Movie as Kristen Holdenried
1999 Young Ivanhoe Ivanhoe TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
1998 The Defenders: Taking the First McCann TV Movie as Kristen Holden-Ried
1998 Going to Kansas City Charlie Bruckner as Kristen Holdenreid
1997 Night of the Demons III Vince as Kris Holdenreid
1997 When Innocence Is Lost Kevin TV Movie as Kris Holdenried
1997 Habitat Daryl as Kris Holdenried
1996 Rowing Through Kurt Cruise as Kristen Holden-Ried
Year Title Role Notes
2010-2013 Lost Girl (TV Series) Dyson Lead ACtor
2011-2012 The Listener (TV series) Adam Reynolds 4 Episodes
2011 Republic of Doyle (TV series) Joe Episode: "Crashing on the Couch"
2010 The Bridge (TV series) Mike Bodanski 3 Episodes as Kristen Holden-Ried
2010 Ben Hur (TV mini-series) Gaius 2 Episodes as Kris Holden Ried
2009 Murdoch Mysteries (TV series) Prussian Kaspar 1 Episode as Kristen Holden-Ried
2009 Diamonds (TV series) Denver Beeston 2 Episodes
2008 M.V.P. (TV series) Aleksei Protopopov 4 Episodes as Kristen Holden Ried
2007 The Tudors (TV series) William Compton 7 Episodes as Kristen Holden-Ried
2001-2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV series) Tracker Cameron 8 Episodes as Kristen Holden-Ried
2003 Starhunter (TV series) Ritson 1 Episode as Kristen Holden-Ried
2003 Street Time (TV series) Dwayne 3 Episodes as Kristen Holden-Ried
2002 Blue Murder (TV series) Simon Alcorn 1 Episode as Kristen Holden-Ried
2001 Paradise Falls (TV series) Simon 2 Episodes as Kristen Holdenreid
2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV series) George Custer 1 Episode as Kris Holdenreid
1999 Twice in a Lifetime (TV series) Young Ken Stryker 1 Episode as Kristan Holdenreid
1997 Riverdale (TV series) Shawn Ritchie as Kristen Holden-Ried


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