A gifted actor, Teddy Dunn enjoyed considerable screen success before stepping away from the camera. Born June 19, 1980 in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, Edward Wilkes "Teddy" Dunn grew up in North Carolina. Having dreamed of becoming a lawyer all his life, Dunn took a detour on his path to law school when the world of acting opened up. Spotted by a manager at a talent showcase, Dunn scored his most famous role on the cult favorite "Veronica Mars" (UPN, 2004-06; The CW, 2006-07) as Duncan Kane, who is not only the brother of the murdered Lilly Kane (Amanda Seyfried), but the ex-boyfriend of Kristen Bell's titular teen detective. Bringing an alluring intensity to his troubled but charming character, Dunn proved a powerful "one who got away" in the "Mars" mythology when he left during the show's second season. Outside the series, he also booked spots on "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-06; The CW, 2006-07), "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ) as well as supporting film roles in "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004) and "Jumper" (2008). Although his last screen credit came in 2009 and he was not officially attached to the project, many fans hoped that star-crossed soulmates Veronica Mars and Duncan Kane would receive some big screen closure when the long-desired "Veronica Mars" feature film was greenlit, thanks to a successful Kickstarter.com campaign, wherein fans donated money toward the feature's budget.
By Jonathan Riggs