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Weisman at Sydney Supanova, October 28, 2006
December 29, 1970 |
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
Weisman was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California. He pursued acting at a young age, participating in local drama festivals in and around the Los Angeles area (DTASC). He received a BA from UCLA's prestigious School of Theatre/Film/Television in 1993 and also studied at New York's Circle in the Square Theatre. As a founding member of Buffalo Nights Theater Company, Weisman has produced and acted in over fifteen award winning shows in and around the Los Angeles area.
Weisman was recently nominated for a Leading actor Award (Stage Raw) for his work as Francois Villon in Murray Mednick's Villon, which premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles. The show was produced by the Padua Playwrights. ("Kevin Weisman, known for his TV roles on 'Alias' and 'Hello Ladies', plays the lovable ne'er-do-well Villon with a brash, commanding assurance" —Danny Margulies, Arts in L.A. "[Villon is] portrayed with gleeful lack of repentance by charismatic Kevin Weisman" — Los Angeles Times.) In the fall of 2012, Kevin immersed himself in the principal role of frustrated writer, Arthur Kellog in Jaime Pachino's West Coast premiere of The Return to Morality at the Production Company at the Lex Theater in Hollywood ("Weisman's five seasons opposite Jennifer Garner on TV's Alias makes his casting as Arthur a particular coup for The Production Company, but as his starring roles in La Mirada Theatre's Lost In Yonkers and Dinner With Friends have made abundantly clear, the UCLA grad is as dynamic and charismatic on stage as he is on the small screen, qualities which make him an ideal choice to bring playwright Pachino's surprised and dismayed Conservative Hero to amusingly conflicted life." — LA Drama Critics).
Weisman is a founding member of the award winning, critically acclaimed, Buffalo Nights Theatre Company. His stage résumé with Buffalo Nights includes roles in Arthur Schnitzler's Anatol, Jean Giraudoux's Apollo of Bellac, which received a Garland for Production of the Year and seven LA Weekly award nominations; Madman and the Nun, The Firebugs, Suburban Motel, Ethan Lipton's Hope on the Range, Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, Oscar Wilde's Salome, and the West Coast Premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Sophistry.
His other theatre credits include 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Greeks (which received the 1999 LA Weekly Theater Award for Production of the Year) and The Goldoni Trilogy. Weisman has also worked at the La Mirada Theater for Performing Arts, where he appeared as 'Gabe' in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize–winning play, Dinner with Friends ("Weisman shows Gabe's touching naiveté, his love of the stability and order of marriage, and his agonized confusion over having to take sides" O.C. Register) and as Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize–winning Lost in Yonkers.
In addition to his five seasons on the critically acclaimed ABC series Alias, Weisman recently appeared as a series regular in the Stephen Merchant/HBO project, Hello Ladies, where he was named one of the season's "best new characters" by tv.com. He appeared in a pivotal episode of AMC's Better Call Saul entitled "Hero", and has a recurring role as Dr. Jeffrey Maynard on The Blacklist on NBC. Weisman recently completed filming the feature, The Trust, also starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood. He played a recurring role as Assistant DA, Todd Erlich, on TNT's Perception, and portrayed Anson Stokes in a fan favorite, cult-classic X-Files season 7 episode, entitled "Je Souhaite", written and directed by Vince Gilligan. Kevin is also widely known for his 'hobbit lover' role in Kevin Smith's cult-classic feature film, Clerks II. He appeared as Aidan Quinn's character's younger, mentally challenged brother, Daniel Baker in Rob Reiner's Flipped. He had a recurring role as the mysterious 'Mr. Blonde', in the NBC show, Awake. Kevin has also appeared on various shows such as Buffy, Roswell, E.R, Frasier, JAG, The Pretender, The Drew Carey Show, Pauly, Just Shoot Me, Chuck, Miami Medical, Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight, Awake, Fairly Legal, Felicity, Human Target, The Forgotten, The Glades, CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, Fringe, and October Road. Other film work includes The Rock, Gone in 60 seconds, Space Buddies, Robbers, Unicorn City, Bending The Rules, B.O.H.I.C.A, and Undocumented.
Weisman produced and acted in the 2004 feature film The Illusion, directed by Michael Goorjian. He is recognized around the world for his work as Marshall Flinkman on the hit television series Alias (2001–2006). He has also appeared on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. Weisman was the drummer for the rock band Trainwreck and loves to play poker, softball and golf. He had a recurring role as the mysterious 'Mr. Blonde', in the NBC show, Awake.
Weisman is also a prolific voice-over artist.
He was appeared on both the Entertainment Weekly "Must List" and Matt Rouch/TV Guide 's "Top 10 scene stealers"
In 2004, Weisman was a participant in the first-ever national television advertising campaign supporting donations to Jewish federations. The program featured "film and television personalities celebrating their Jewish heritage and promoting charitable giving to the Jewish community" and included Greg Grunberg, Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, and Jonathan Silverman. In addition, he is involved in a number of charities, including Koreh LA, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Wheels for Humanity.
In 2005, Weisman married Jodi Tanowitz, a preschool teacher, in a Jewish ceremony. Their daughter, Maya Rose, was born on March 31, 2006, in Los Angeles, and their son, Eli Samuel, was born on February 11, 2008. They divorced in 2011.
|1995||Frasier||Decorator||Episode: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"|
|1997||The Weird Al Show||Spike||Episode: "Bad Influence"|
|Just Shoot Me!||Neil||Episode: "The Experiment"|
|1998||ER||Glenn Karkowski||Episode: "Exodus"|
|The Drew Carey Show||Carl||Episode: "Drew and the Conspiracy"|
|Maggie Winters||Harold||Episode: "Dinner at Rachel's"|
|1999||JAG||Jerry Kemp||Episode: "The Adversaries"|
|Love & Money||Eddie||Episode: "Puff the Magic Sister"|
|The Pretender||Mr. Abel||Episode: "Meltdown"|
|The X-Files||Anson Stokes||Episode: "Je Souhaite"|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Mr. Ryan||Episode: "The Crash"|
|Charmed||Lukas||Episode: "Sin Francisco"|
|Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||Lost & Found employee||Episode: "An Eye for a Finger"|
|In a Heartbeat||Distressed Man||Episode: "Star Struck"|
|First Years||PI Richard Wad||2 Episodes|
|2000–2001||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Dreg||3 Episodes|
|2001–2006||Alias||Marshall Flinkman||105 Episodes
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick (2003, 2005)
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Dennis Hightower||Episode: "The Ghost Within"|
|2007||Moonlight||Steve Balfour||4 Episodes|
|Chuck||Reardon Paine||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Truth"|
|October Road||Duncan Bow||Episode: "How to Kiss Hello"|
|2008||CSI: NY||Mike Hess||Episode: "The Box"|
|2009||Numb3rs||Bus Driver||Episode: "Jacked"|
|2010||The Forgotten||Ziipper||Episode: "Double Doe"|
|Human Target||Martin Gleason||Episode: "Lockdown"|
|CSI: Miami||Ricky Spano||Episode: "Meltdown"|
|Miami Medical||Moose||Episode: "Man on the Road"|
|Fringe||Gemini||Episode: "6955 kHz"|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Craig Higgins||Episode: "Man Up"|
|The Glades||Ben Pershing||Episode: "Welcome to Gibtown"|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Danny Martin||Episode: "Shine a light"|
|Awake||Ed Hawkins||Recurring role|
|2013||Perception||AUSA Todd Erlich||Recurring role|
|Hello Ladies||Kives||Main cast|
|2015||Better Call Saul||Stevie||Episode: "Hero"|
|Cage II||Cab Driver|
|1997||Beverly Hills Family Robinson||Brinx||TV Movie|
|1999||Man of the Century||Squibb|
|Gone in 60 Seconds||Intern #2|
|More Dogs Than Bones||Arlo|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Cabdriver|
|2004||Sweet Underground||Film Director|
|2006||Clerks II||Hobbit Lover|
|2007||Business Class||G. Glenn Ross||TV Movie|
|2009||Space Buddies||Dr. Finkel||Video|
|Level 26: Dark Origins||Josh Banner||Short|
|2012||Bending the Rules||Gil||Post-Production|
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- TV.com bio info
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- "The 12 Best New Characters of the Fall 2013 TV Season". tv.com. October 24, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Hibberd, James (January 26, 2012). "'Alias' actor joins NBC's 'Awake' -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
- People: "The Marrying Kind" June 6, 2006