Kirk Acevedo

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Kirk Acevedo
Born (1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 42)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Kiersten Warren (2005–present)
Children (1 child, Scarlett James Acevedo)
(stepdaughter, Misti Traya)

Kirk Acevedo (born November 27, 1971) is an American actor. He is primarily known for his work on Television for the portrayals of Miguel Alvarez in the HBO series Oz, Joe Toye in Band of Brothers and FBI Agent Charlie Francis in the science-fiction series Fringe. His best-known films are The Thin Red Line and Dinner Rush.

Early years[edit]

Acevedo's parents were both born in New York City, and lived in Brooklyn where both their sons, Richard and Kirk Acevedo, were born. The Acevedos moved to the Bronx, where Kirk and his brother were raised. Since childhood, Acevedo has shown an interest in acting; he performed before his family in improvised shows. Acevedo was a drama major in high school. He is of Puerto Rican and Chinese descent.[1] To date, he has never been cast as a character of Chinese background.

Education and Training[edit]

After graduating from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Acevedo enrolled in the SUNY Purchase School of Acting (Purchase College). In the 1990s, Acevedo earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and, as some of his classmates had landed parts shortly after auditioning for Oz, he was also motivated to try out, and subsequently landed the role of the half-crazed gang leader prisoner Miguel Alvarez.

Acting career[edit]

After landing the role of Miguel Alvarez, Acevedo was promoted to series regular in season two and appeared in the following episodes: 1–26; 34–36 and 41–56. Among his other most notable credits include his roles in Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) as Hector Salazar and HBO's Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg, as Staff sergeant Joseph Toye.

He had guest starring roles on well known Television shows such as NYPD Blue, 24, and the soap opera As The World Turns. He had a notable recurring role on the Television show The Black Donnellys.

Some of his most well known movies and miniseries he has starred in include The Thin Red Line, Invincible (2006), Boiler Room (2000), Dinner Rush (2000), Arresting Gena (1997) and Kirk and Kerry (1997). He voices Jackie Estacado in The Darkness, the video game adaptation of the comic book.

In 2008, he landed a supporting role on the Fox science fiction horror television series, Fringe as Charlie Francis which he starred on since the show's beginning in 2008. During the show's second season his character began to appear infrequently and was later killed off mid-way into that very same season; he then assumed a recurring status afterward in that season, then he later returned for season 3, before moving onto another show.[2] He played Detective Luisito Calderon on the short-lived U.S. remake of Prime Suspect.[3] Acevedo appeared on The Walking Dead on November 24th, 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Kirk and Kerry Kirk Short film
1998 Arresting Gena Caller
1998 Thin Red Line, TheThe Thin Red Line Pvt. Tella
2000 Boiler Room Broker
2000 In the Weeds Kurt
2000 Visit, TheThe Visit Prospective Parolee
2000 Bait Ramundo
2000 Dinner Rush Duncan
2005 New World, TheThe New World Sentry
2006 5up 2down Santo
2006 Invincible Tommy
2011 Collision Earth Dr. James Preston
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Carver
2015 Renleo and Seedsliet Anthony Seeds

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994,
1995
& 1997
New York Undercover Joey Claudio,
Ramon
& Bernard
"Tasha",
"Tag, You're Dead"
& "The Promised Land"
1996 The Sunshine Boys TV film
1996 Swift Justice Mark "Stones"
1996 Law & Order Richie Morales "Corruption"
1997-2003 Oz Miguel Alvarez 46 episodes
1998 Witness to the Mob TV film
1999 The Sentinel Ray Aldo "Dead End on Blank Street"
2001 Third Watch Paulie Fuentes "Requiem for a Bantamweight"
& "Unfinished Business"
2001 Band of Brothers Joseph D. Toye TV miniseries
2003 Fastlane Nick McKussick "Iced"
2004 Paradise Manny Marquez TV film
2004 NYPD Blue Scott Grafton "Take My Wife, Please"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit DA Investigator Hector Salazar "Night"
2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury DA Investigator Hector Salazar 13 episodes
2006 Numb3rs Gino McGinty "The Running Man"
2006 24 George Avila "Day 5: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m."
2007 Cold Case Dylan Noakes "Thrill Kill"
2007 The Black Donnellys Nicky Cottero 14 episodes
2008-2011 Fringe Charlie Francis/alt-Charlie 36 episodes
2009 White Collar Ruiz "Book of Hours"
2011-2012 Prime Suspect Det. Luisito Calderon 13 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Christian Dos Santos "Red Dawn"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation James Boyd "In Vino Veritas"
2013 CSI New York James Boyd "Seth and Apep"
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eddie Garcia "October Surprise"
2013 Person of Interest Timothy Sloan "Mors Praematura"
2013 The Walking Dead Mitch Dolgen "Dead Weight"
& "Too Far Gone"
2013 Blue Bloods Jave 'Tic-Tac' Baez "Bad Blood"
2014 Grimm Ron Hurd "The Good Soldier"
2014 Legends Dobson "Gauntlet"
2015 12 Monkeys Ramse

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Darkness, TheThe Darkness Jackie Estacado

Accolades[edit]

In 1999, Acevedo won an ALMA Award for his role in The Thin Red Line.[4] He was nominated in the "Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play" category 1997 for the Drama Desk Award for Tooth of Crime. He co-founded the theater company, The Rorschach Group, with Shea Whigham. He was nominated for a total of four ALMA Awards for his role in Oz for the following years 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001.[5]

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