November 25, 1963 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Composer, and Writer|
Kevin Chamberlin (born November 25, 1963) is an American actor and television director. He is best known for his roles as Horton in Seussical, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, and Bertram Winkle on the Disney Channel Original Series sitcom Jessie.
Chamberlin has been nominated for Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Dirty Blonde (as Charlie), Seussical (as Horton), and The Addams Family (as Uncle Fester). Additional Broadway theatre credits include My Favorite Year, Triumph of Love, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Chicago, and The Ritz. He also appeared in the 1999 gay-themed movie Trick. He also appeared in Die Hard with a Vengeance as an enthusiastic NYPD bomb defusal expert. In Lucky Number Slevin, he again had a supporting role as a New York police officer. Chamberlin's most recent work includes the role of Aron Malsky in the NBC prime-time series Heroes. He also made an appearance in a Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode titled "Redemption" where he played a man named Roger Berry. He was also a guest on the sitcom Frasier, in season 10 episode 13. Chamberlin previously appeared as Uncle Fester in the musical The Addams Family, a role for which he won a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Performance By a Featured Actor In a Broadway Musical. Brad Oscar replaced him in the role of Uncle Fester on March 8, 2011. Chamberlin also starred as Dr. Fusion in Teen Beach Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie starring Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell and Steve Valentine which aired July 19, 2013.
Chamberlin was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Moorestown, New Jersey. In elementary school, he starred as Huck Finn in the school's production of Tom Sawyer. After he graduated high school, Chamberlin studied acting at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick, Jersey, and graduated with a B.F.A. in acting. Chamberlin has since acted on Broadway - nominated for three Tony Awards, and has an extensive list of film and television. He also revealed in an interview with People Magazine that he was gay. He briefly dated actor Jonathan Adams from March 2012- August 2012. After this he then dated singer/actor Christopher Wright from December 2012- November 2016. He has revealed that he did used to have a girlfriend back in 2001 but he then went to jail for abusing her. She also got a restraining order against Chamberlin in early 2003.
Awards and nominations
|2000||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Play||Dirty Blonde||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Play||Nominated|
|2001||Tony Award||Best Actor in a Musical||Seussical||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2010||Tony Award||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||The Addams Family||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
- Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) - Charles Weiss
- In & Out (1997) - Carl Mickley
- Letters from a Killer (1998) - Cutler
- Trick (1999) - Perry's Ex
- Herman U. S. A. (2001) - Wayne
- Road to Perdition (2002) - Frank the Bouncer
- Suspect Zero (2004) - Harold Speck
- Christmas with the Kranks (2004) - Mr. Scanlon
- Loudmouth Soup (2005) - Charlie Baker
- Lucky Number Slevin (2006) - Marty
- The Girl Next Door (2007) - Officer Jennings
- Taking Woodstock (2009) - Jackson Spiers
- The Possession (2012) - Keith
- Lucky Stiff (2014) - Fred Mahew III
- Internet Famous (2016) - Larry Trambone
- "About - Kevin Chamberlin". Kevin Chamberlin official website. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
BORN: November 23, 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Jones, Kenneth (2009-07-22). "Addams Family Musical Finds a Broadway Home". Playbill. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- Jones, Kenneth."Brad Oscar Will Play Uncle Fester in Addams Family; Blickenstaff, Grupper, Potter Join Cast" playbill.com, February 4, 2011