McKidd remembers, "I went to see that movie with my dad, and it just hit me with such an emotional level, that movie as a kid ... I think that was a big light bulb moment in my head. I didn't know I'm from the wrong side of the tracks as far as that goes and nobody from Elgin has been an actor ... that was the beginning, all I thought then was, 'I want to be that kid who made friends with an alien.' That was the beginning of the journey, and I never strayed from that."
Favorite movie: Taxi Driver. That and E.T. made me want to become an actor. Strange mix, I know.