Christian Kane (born June 27, 1974) is an American actor and singer/songwriter, best known for his role as the morally ambiguous lawyer Lindsey McDonald on the show Angel, as lead singer for the country rock band KANE, and for his role on the TNT series Leverage.
Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Although born in Texas, his family moved around the South and Midwest before finally settling in Norman, Oklahoma. While studying Art History at the University of Oklahoma, Christian caught the acting bug and headed to Los Angeles before finishing the degree. He has a scar on his upper lip from an injury he received while filming Secondhand Lions. He has never had any formal acting training.
Starting out delivering scripts for a talent management company, his first acting role was in the 1997 TV series, Fame L.A.. The breakthrough year for Kane, though, was 1999. He was first involved in two projects; Rescue 77, a short lived television series, and the film Edtv. Then Kane landed the role of Wolfram & Hart lawyer Lindsey McDonald on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel. His run on the show would prove to be a good one, appearing as a recurring character in three of the five seasons. In the Carrie Underwood music video "So Small", Kane was featured as well playing the role of one of the three converging stories. Kane recently played the lead role of Billy in the psychological thriller, Hide, to be released in early 2009.