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|Born||Joseph Daniel Kern
September 5, 1976
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.
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 began dating Ginnifer Goodwin in April 2009. The couple announced their engagement December 24, 2010. They broke up on May 20, 2011.
|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|
|1999||Die Jungfrau||Konrad||aka The Virgin|
|2001||Super Troopers||College Boy 2||aka Broken Lizard's Super Troopers|
|Love the Hard Way||Fitzgerald|
|2004||A Funny Thing Happened at the Quick Mart||Jay|
|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|
|Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead||Hamlet||Post-production|
|Southern Baptist Sissies||Mark||In-production|
|Pete Smalls Is Dead||Sven||Post-production|
|The Caterpillar's Kimono||Charlie||Post-production|
|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|
|2014||"Workaholics"||Todd||1 episode, "Timechair"|
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