Kevin Anderson (actor)
January 13, 1960 |
Gurnee, Illinois, U.S.
Kevin Anderson (born January 13, 1960) is an American actor.
Early life and career
Anderson was born in Gurnee, Illinois, the son of Joseph Anderson. He is one of five children. He studied acting in the Goodman School of Drama, now part of DePaul University in Chicago, for three years.
He belongs to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which has also featured John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Laurie Metcalf. He has won a Theatre World Award and Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans.
Anderson is perhaps most famous for his role as a priest on the television series Nothing Sacred, about a priest with self-doubts. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for this role. One of his first major film roles was as the brother of Richard Gere's character in the 1988 film Miles from Home. He also starred in the 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy with Julia Roberts.
In 1993, Anderson created the role of Joe Gillis in the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard opposite Patti LuPone who originated the role of Norma Desmond. Both Anderson and LuPone were subsequently fired from the production without warning, having been told that they would be reprising their roles in the original Broadway production of the show.
He also appeared in the movie Charlotte's Web as Mr. Arable. This was the second time he has worked with Julia Roberts, who voiced the role of Charlotte.
Anderson won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and was nominated for a Tony Award for the revival of Death of a Salesman. In January 2008 he opened on Broadway in Come Back, Little Sheba. Since September, 2009, Kevin Anderson has starred as Andy Dufresne in "Shawshank Redemption" at the Wyndhams Theatre in London.
Anderson is a singer and drummer. He embarked on a cross-country motorcycle trip and was struck by a car in 1994; the accident put him out of work for a year. Because he suffered a broken leg and broken arm and other health complications (including a fat embolism), it took him a couple of years to rehabilitate; but he describes the years as one of the best times in his life because it forced him to look at his motives and his life. Anderson resides in Malibu, California.
|1980||Growing Up Young||Tom||Short film|
|1983||Risky Business||Chuck||as Kevin C. Anderson|
|1987||A Walk on the Moon||Everett Jones|
|Orphans||Phillip||Based on the Lyle Kessler play of the same name|
|1988||Miles from Home||Terry Roberts|
|1989||In Country||Lonnie||Adapted from the Bobbie Ann Mason novel of the same name|
|1991||Sleeping with the Enemy||Ben Woodward||Based on the Nancy Price novel of the same name|
|1992||Hoffa||Robert F. Kennedy|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Brian McVeigh|
|Rising Sun||Bob Richmond||Adapted from the Michael Crichton novel of the same name|
|1997||A Thousand Acres||Peter Lewis||Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jane Smiley novel of the same name|
|Eye of God||Jack Stillings|
|1999||Gregory's Two Girls||Jon|
|2001||The Doe Boy||Hank Kirk|
|2002||When Strangers Appear||Bryce|
|2006||Charlotte's Web||Mr. Arable||Adapted from the E. B. White novel of the same name|
|2013||Curse of Chucky||Judge||Direct-to-DVD|
|1985||Miami Vice||Blue Wacko||Episode: "Prodigal Son"|
|1990||Orpheus Descending||Val Xavier||TV movie; adapted from the Tennessee Williams play of the same name|
|1992||The General Motors Playwrights Theater||Nathan Hale||Episode: "Hale the Hero"|
|1993||The Wrong Man||Alex Walker||TV movie|
|1997-1998||Nothing Sacred||Father Francis Xavier "Ray" Reyneaux||20 episodes
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Drama
Nominated–Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
Nominated–Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
|1999||The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer||Ira Einhorn||TV miniseries|
|2001||Ruby's Bucket of Blood||Billy Dupre||TV movie|
|2002||Monday Night Mayhem||Frank Gifford||TV movie|
|The F.B.I. Files||Reenactment Actor||Episode: "Deadly Detroit"|
|Power and Beauty||John F. Kennedy||TV movie|
|2004||Carry Me Home||Charlie||TV movie|
|2003 and 2005||Skin||Thomas Roam||6 episodes|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Frank Sullivan||Episode: "Torch"|
- "Kevin Anderson". The New York Times.
- "Kevin Anderson - Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. November 9, 1997.
- "Kevin Anderson". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "Kevin Anderson Breaks Through : Thanks to 'Sleeping With the Enemy,' Stage Veteran Is a 'New Face' No More". Los Angeles Times. February 25, 1991.
- Kevin Anderson at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- Kevin Anderson at the Internet Movie Database
- Kevin Anderson at AllMovie