Kevin McDonald

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Kevin McDonald
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McDonald (center, front) with the Kids in the Hall group
Born Kevin Hamilton McDonald
(1961-05-16) May 16, 1961 (age 53)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Years active 1988–present

Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in Catscratch, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim.

Early life[edit]

McDonald was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman.[1] He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven, after his father was transferred there.[2] His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister, Sandra.

During his youth, he had a weight problem. It wasn't until just prior to The Kids in the Hall in the late 1980s that he went from overweight to rather skinny. Several sketches and monologues allude to the issue, and a stockier McDonald can be seen in archival footage on The Kids in the Hall on DVD box sets.

Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the new web comedy series Papillon.

Career[edit]

McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with his friend Dave Foley. They met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the two wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe's TV show and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. Still, it's a frequent running gag that McDonald is the least popular member and always struggling not to get kicked out.

Since The Kids in the Hall's end in 1994, he's played many roles in movies like Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, and Harry Potter in Epic Movie. On TV, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen (as a radio personality), That '70s Show (as a confused young cleric, Pastor Dave), Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio (on which Foley starred), MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas. McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Invader Zim (in which he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch (in which he voiced Waffle), and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode Sight For Sore Eyes, and appeared in the music video for "Roses" by Outkast.

In 2006, McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada's best-known sketch comedy troupes. "Sketch with Kevin McDonald" won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with The Imponderables nominated for the same award.

He was recently in Montreal as a part of the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show "Hammy and the Kids" with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father ("Hammy") and The Kids in the Hall.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Phineas and Ferb Professor Bannister 1 episode, "Sidetracked"
2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Lu Kang
Dead Before Dawn Professor Reginald Duffy
2011 Keyhole
2010 Fish Hooks Dr. Frog Bea's Journalism teacher
Death Comes to Town
2011 Dan Vs. Barry Ditmer 1 episode
2009 Back at the Barnyard Baxter / Flaky 4 episodes,

- "Puppy Love"

- "Doggelganger"

- "Man's Best Fiend"

- "CuPig"

The Penguins of Madagascar Barry
2007 WordGirl Vocab Bee, PoliceChief, Judge, The Baker 1 episode
Epic Movie Harry Potter
The Emperor's New School Security Guard 1 episode
2006 Bratz (TV series) Scott
Unaccompanied Minors Guard
Casper's Scare School Beaky (The Pirate's Parrot)
Sketch with Kevin McDonald Host
Minoriteam
2005 Catscratch Waffle TV Series
Sky High Dr. Medulla
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Agent Pleakley
2004 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Ivan, A seeing eye imaginary friend Episode "Sight for Sore Eyes"
Zeroman Rusty Woodenwater TV Series
Corner Gas Marvin Drey In the episode "Tax Man"
Arrested Development Detective Streudler 1 episode, "Not Without My Daughter"
2003 Sick in the Head TV
Stitch! The Movie Agent Pleakley
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Agent Pleakley
2002 The True Meaning of Christmas Specials The Ghost of Christmas Specials Yet To Come TV
Lilo & Stitch Agent Pleakley
Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty Various
2001 The Santa Claus Brothers Mel TV
Sketch Pad The Kids in the Hall TV Series
Invader ZIM Almighty Tallest Purple TV Series
2000 The Ladies Man (2000 film) Mail Man
1999 Galaxy Quest Announcer
Dinner at Fred's Fred
1998 That '70s Show Pastor Dave Recurring
The Godson Guppy Calzone
Boy Meets Girl Jack
The Angry Beavers Zookeeper
Ellen Chuck
1997 Johnny Bravo Young Clown
The Wrong Guy Motel Manager
Seinfeld Denim Vest
Ellen Chuck
1996 MADtv Guest Host
Friends Guru Saj
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy Dr. Chris Cooper, various characters
1995 National Lampoon's Senior Trip Travis Lindsey Star Trek obsessed Crossing Guard
Saving Souls Featured Church Follower
1991 Zandalee Drug Dealer
1988 The Kids in the Hall Cast Member TV Series

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1989 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Won
  • 1989 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series - Won
  • 1990 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Won
  • 1992 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
  • 1993 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Won
  • 1993 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
  • 1993 - CableACE Award - Nominated
  • 1994 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
  • 1994 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
  • 1995 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
  • 1995 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Nominated
  • 1996 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Nominated
  • 1996 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
  • 1998 - Silver Hugo Award for Best Documentary - Won
  • 2003 - Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series - Nominated

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