Joey Kern

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Joey Kern
Born Joseph Daniel Kern
(1976-09-05) September 5, 1976 (age 41)
Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Joseph Daniel "Joey" Kern (born September 5, 1976) is an American actor.[1] He is most widely known for his roles in the 2003 films Cabin Fever and Grind.[2]

Early life[edit]

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 picked up a little 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.

In 2007, Kern co-hosted a week of Attack of the Show on G4. In 2010, he appeared in the TV movie, Playing with Guns, alongside Danny Masterson.

In 2016, Kern was cast in a recurring role on TNT's new drama series Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery. In February 2017, the show was renewed for a second season and Kern was promoted to series regular.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He began dating Ginnifer Goodwin in April 2009. The couple announced their engagement December 24, 2010. They announced their break-up on May 20, 2011.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
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 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


Year Title Role Notes
Cabin fever 2001
Super Troopers College boy 2
2003 Grind Sweet Lou

Big Bear


Year Title Role Notes
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"
2015 Bloodsucking Bastards Tim
2016 Good Behavior Rob McDaniels Series Regular


  1. ^ Willis, John; Monush, Barry (2005-06-01). Screen world: 2004 film annual. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-1-55783-638-0. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kent, Brittany (2004-04-06). O.C. undercover: an unofficial guide to the stars and styles of The O.C. Macmillan. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-0-312-33142-9. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Petski, Denise. "'Good Behavior' Ups Joey Kern To Regular; 'The Chi' Adds Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine". Deadline. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica. "Ginnifer Goodwin and fiance Joey Kern split". CBS News. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 

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