Kevin Anderson (actor)
January 13, 1960 |
Gurnee, Illinois, U.S.
Kevin Anderson (born January 13, 1960) is an American actor.
Early life and career
Anderson was born in Gurnee, Illinois, the son of Joseph Anderson. He is one of five children. He studied acting in the Goodman School of Drama, now part of DePaul University in Chicago, for three years.
He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which has also featured John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Laurie Metcalf. He has won a Theatre World Award and Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans.
Anderson is perhaps most known for his role as a priest on the television series Nothing Sacred (1997), about a priest with self-doubts. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for this role. One of his first major film roles was as the brother of Richard Gere's character in the 1988 film Miles from Home. He also starred in the 1991 film Sleeping with the Enemy with Julia Roberts. He appeared in the movie Charlotte's Web as Mr. Arable. This was the second time he worked with Julia Roberts, who voiced the role of Charlotte.
In 1993, Anderson created the role of Joe Gillis in the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard opposite Patti LuPone who originated the role of Norma Desmond. LuPone was not given the role in the musical in New York, and the situation became a "very nasty, public affair. 'I was caught in the middle of all that,' Anderson said. LuPone went public with her rage; her co-star quietly took himself out of the loop... 'I fired everybody and jumped on my motorcycle.' "
Anderson won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the revival of Death of a Salesman.
He appeared on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Come Back, Little Sheba as Doc from January 24, 2008 to March 16, 2008. Anderson starred as Andy Dufresne in the stage version of the film The Shawshank Redemption which premiered at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in May 2009. The play transferred to the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, from 4 September 2009 to 29 November 2009.
He appeared in A Guide For the Perplexed at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago in July-August 2010.
Anderson is also a singer and drummer. He embarked on a cross-country motorcycle trip and was struck by a car in 1994; the accident put him out of work for a year. Because he suffered a broken leg and broken arm and other health complications (including a fat embolism), it took him a couple of years to rehabilitate; but he describes the years as one of the best times in his life because it forced him to look at his motives and his life. Anderson resides in Malibu, California.
|1980||Growing Up Young||Tom||Short film|
|1983||Risky Business||Chuck||as Kevin C. Anderson|
|1987||A Walk on the Moon||Everett Jones|
|1988||Miles from Home||Terry Roberts|
|1991||Sleeping with the Enemy||Ben Woodward|
|1992||Hoffa||Robert F. Kennedy|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Brian McVeigh|
|1993||Rising Sun||Bob Richmond|
|1997||A Thousand Acres||Peter Lewis|
|1997||Eye of God||Jack Stillings|
|1999||Gregory's Two Girls||Jon|
|2001||The Doe Boy||Hank Kirk|
|2002||When Strangers Appear||Bryce|
|2006||Charlotte's Web||Mr. Arable|
|2013||Curse of Chucky||Judge|
|2013||Salomé||John the Baptist|
|2014||Heaven Is for Real||Mr. Baxter|
|1985||Miami Vice||Blue Wacko||Episode: "Prodigal Son"|
|1990||Orpheus Descending||Val Xavier||Television movie|
|1992||The General Motors Playwrights Theater||Nathan Hale||Episode: "Hale the Hero"|
|1993||The Wrong Man||Alex Walker||Television movie|
|1997–1998||Nothing Sacred||Father Francis Reyneaux||20 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
|1999||The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer||Ira Einhorn||2 episodes|
|2001||Ruby's Bucket of Blood||Billy Dupre||Television movie|
|2002||The F.B.I. Files||Reenactment Actor||Episode: "Deadly Detroit"|
|2002||Monday Night Mayhem||Frank Gifford||Television movie|
|2002||Power and Beauty||John F. Kennedy||Television movie|
|2003–2004||Skin||Thomas Roam||6 episodes|
|2004||Carry Me Home||Charlie||Television movie|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Frank Sullivan||Episode: "Torch"|
- "Kevin Anderson". The New York Times.
- "Kevin Anderson - Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. November 9, 1997.
- Sleeping with the Enemy tcm.com, retrieved September 30, 2017
- Charlotte's Web tcm.com, retrieved September 30, 2017
- Wolf, Matt. "Review. Sunset Boulevard Variety, July 13, 1993
- Rubin, Sylvia. "Heaven Can Wait / Stage actor Kevin Anderson survives motorcycle crash and becomes a television priest" sfgate.com, September 14, 1997
- Jones, Kenneth. "Broadway's 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Ends March 16" Playbill, March 16, 2008
- "Dublin 'Shawshank' stars are revealed" rte.ie, 27 March 2009
- The Shawshank Redemption officiallondontheatre.co.uk, retrieved 30 September 2017
- Potempa, Phil. "OFFBEAT: Actor Kevin Anderson happy to be 'home,' savoring Chicago stage return" nwitimes.com, July 19, 2010
- "Kevin Anderson". Hollywood.com. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- "Kevin Anderson Breaks Through : Thanks to 'Sleeping With the Enemy,' Stage Veteran Is a 'New Face' No More". Los Angeles Times. February 25, 1991.