Kevin's first time speaking in front of a crowd of ~1000 people was at his eighth grade Catholic school graduation. From that day on, he was "addicted" to speaking in open forums and sought larger groups to entertain. He received a B.S. from Illinois State University in Math with endorsements to teach. He then taught math at a two-year college in Chicago from '99 to '02. There, he also, presented workshops on dealing with math anxiety. On the side, he took acting classes, performed at open mics, did stand-up at various clubs, and was removed from a few for "going over his time", as the owner of Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club (Chicago) put it. In May of 2003, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue fame...and happiness.
In LA, he continued stand-up comedy at small venues, played the guitar and did card tricks on Venice Beach, and entered (and won) turkey gobbling contests*. His first time in front of a large crowd in LA was on the Steve Harvey's "Big Time" stage. When the audience was asked if any brave souls wanted to come to the stage and tell a joke, Kevin was one of the few. With his joke, the audience had first gave quite a negative, mocking response. Determined and even more excited, he paused and told another one. Slowly, applause filled the room.
He then got a role in an episode of National Lampoon's, Master Debaters where he played a zany math professor. His next endeavor was a role in, All That I Need, which made its way to the Cannes Film Festival as well as many theaters around America in December '05. Tony Tarantino was also part of the cast. While promoting the movie, he received some publicity for a couple surprising "stunts".
Kevin had also interned at various offices in the "biz" including Burrows Boland Casting, when they casted Resident Evil III. During this time, he obtained an agent, Jack Scagnetti, who had represented Quentin Tarantino some 30 years ago. The next project was the film "Nerd Boy", where Kevin played the only "white" person working in an African-American barber shop. The movie came to Blockbuster in '08.
As of '09, he was part of the cast of the VH1 OCD Project, which will begin airing May 27, 10. Kevin currently is represented by
Venture IAB Talent. His next endeavor is a book deal tentatively called "Almost Famous" with Enigma Entertainment. Lastly, he resumed abstract painting since his "inspiration", the commencement of the VH1 show, and is selling some online. He's also working with another therapist in Chicago on a potentially nationwide project called CATA (Conquering Anxiety through Art).
*See "The Turkeyman"
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