Kris Holden-Ried is a Canadian actor. His acting career started in the mid 1990s. His film debut was in Night of the Demons 3. His first main role on television was as Shawn Ritchie on the Canadian soap opera Riverdale. At the same time, he appeared in the movie Going to Kansas City, as well as on the TV film Forget Me Never. He continued his career in the 2000s, beginning with a recurring role on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He also became known for his role as Simon on Paradise Falls. He later played William Compton on The Tudors. He became known for his role as Dyson on Lost Girl.