Joey Kern

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Joey Kern
Born Joseph Daniel Kern
(1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 38)
Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Joseph Daniel "Joey" Kern (born September 5, 1976) is an American actor.[1] He is most widely known for his roles in the 2003 films Cabin Fever and Grind.[2]

Early life[edit]

Kern was born in Kentucky and was raised in northern Kentucky in the towns of Florence and Independence. In 1995, he graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, and subsequently studied at New York University, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in drama. While at NYU he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He started acting on stage with various companies such as Atlantic Theater Company, New Group Theater and Theatre for a New Audience, where he played the title role of Troilus in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida directed by Sir Peter Hall.

Career[edit]

His feature film debut came in 1999 with the film Die Jungfrau (The Virgin), an Austrian film shot in Austria, Greece and Egypt that cast Kern out of New York City. He had a guest appearance on the HBO series Sex and the City followed by a role in the Broken Lizards 2001 movie Super Troopers as one of the stoners. He had a few more roles in some indie films but his career really took off in 2002 with the movie Cabin Fever and then in 2003 when Grind was released. At one point, he had 5 movies in post-production, including The Sasquatch Gang (released in 2007), All the Days Before Tomorrow, and One Part Sugar.

Kern co-hosted a week of Attack of the Show on G4.

He is working on a television pilot, Playing with Guns, which also stars Danny Masterson.

Personal life[edit]

He began dating Ginnifer Goodwin in April 2009. The couple announced their engagement December 24, 2010. They broke up on May 20, 2011.

Stage[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Mojo by Jez Butterworth Silver Johnny Atlantic Theater Company dir. Neil Pepe with Clark Gregg and Matt Ross
1998 The Fastest Clock in the Universe by Philip Ridley Foxtrot Darling The New Group dir. Jo Bonney
2001 Saved (play) by Edward Bond Mike TFANA dir. Robert Woodruff with Amy Ryan and Norbert Leo Butz
2001 Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare Troilus TFANA dir. Sir Peter Hall with Idris Elba
2002 Spanish Girl by Hunt Holman Bucky Second Stage Theater dir. Erica Schmidt with Ari Graynor

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Die Jungfrau Konrad aka The Virgin
2001 Super Troopers College Boy 2 aka Broken Lizard's Super Troopers
Love the Hard Way Fitzgerald
2002 XX/XY Tommy
Garmento Tye aka Threads
Cabin Fever Jeff
2003 Grind Sweet Lou
2004 A Funny Thing Happened at the Quick Mart Jay
2005 Lovewrecked Milo Dinsdale
Pizza Jon
2006 The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang Shirts
2007 All the Days Before Tomorrow Wes
Lucky You Billie’s Admirer
2008 Just Add Water Scotty
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Ricky Big Ups!
The Ballad of G.I. Joe Tomax and Xamot Video short
Easy Rider: The Ride Back Young wes coast
Wiffler: The Ted Whitfield Story Willie 'High-Sox' Hamilton Post-production
Breast Picture Ryan Post-production
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Hamlet Post-production
Southern Baptist Sissies Mark In-production
2010 Complacent Robert
Pete Smalls Is Dead Sven Post-production
2012 Alter Egos C-Thru
The Caterpillar's Kimono Charlie Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sex & The City Garth 1 episode, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl
2006 Totally Awesome Kipp Vanderhoff Television movie
2008 The Middleman Cecil Rogers 1 episode, The Cursed Tuba Contingency
Gaytown Lance 1 episode, Small & Bald
Numb3rs Kevin Warshaw 1 episode, Charlie Don't Surf
2009 Celebrities Anonymous Jake Williams Television movie
Ghosts/Aliens Trey Hamburger Television movie
2012 Electric City Frank Deetleman Web series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willis, John; Monush, Barry (2005-06-01). Screen world: 2004 film annual. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-1-55783-638-0. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kent, Brittany (2004-04-06). O.C. undercover: an unofficial guide to the stars and styles of The O.C.. Macmillan. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-0-312-33142-9. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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