Kevin Dillon

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Kevin Dillon
Kevin Dillon.jpg
Dillon in September 2008
Born Kevin Brady Dillon
(1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 49)
New Rochelle, New York,[citation needed] United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Jane Stuart (m. 2006)
Children 2
Family Matt Dillon (brother)

Kevin Brady Dillon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Drama on the HBO comedy series Entourage and Bunny in the war film Platoon. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.

Early life[edit]

Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter, sales manager, and golf coach at Fordham University. He is the younger brother of actor Matt Dillon.[1] Both brothers attended Mamaroneck High School. His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon.[2]


Dillon began acting in both television and films in the 1980s and first received wide attention for his role as the psychopathic soldier Bunny in the 1986 film Platoon. In 1983, Dillon played Arnold Norberry in the TV Movie No Big Deal. In 1988, he portrayed Brian Flagg in a remake of the 1958 American science fiction film The Blob. The remake flopped, earning only 8.2 million against a budget of 19 million, although in recent years it has gained a devoted cult following. Other notable film roles from that period included War Party (1988), No Escape (1994), and The Doors (1991), in which he played drummer John Densmore.

Much of Dillon's 2000s work has been in television, including the CBS series That's Life as Paul DeLucca and the Fox series 24 as Lonnie McRae. He appeared in the 2006 film Poseidon, a remake of the The Poseidon Adventure, and on Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf on The Golf Channel in April 2010.

Dillon co-starred on the HBO hit comedy series Entourage playing Johnny "Drama" Chase, for which he received a 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in 2008. The series ended on September 11, 2011. Dillon reprised his role as Johnny Chase in the series' film adaptation, Entourage (2015).[3]

Dillon appeared in the CBS comedy How to Be a Gentleman, but the planned series was cancelled after two episodes.

Personal life[edit]

On April 21, 2006, Dillon married model/actress Jane Stuart in Las Vegas. Entourage cast member Jerry Ferrara was his best man and Kevin Connolly, another series co-star, walked Stuart down the aisle after Dillon shouted "Victory!" (a tribute to his character's work on the metafictional TV series Viking Quest). In May 2006, Jane gave birth to their daughter, Ava, in Los Angeles. Dillon has another daughter, Amy, from a previous relationship. Dillon and Stuart currently reside in New York City.


Name Year Role Notes
No Big Deal 1983 Arnold Norberry TV Movie
Heaven Help Us 1985 Rooney
The Delta Force 1986 Delta Force Member Uncredited
Platoon 1986 Bunny
Remote Control 1988 Cosmo
The Rescue 1988 J.J. Merrill Nominated - Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Blob 1988 Brian Flagg
War Party 1988 Skitty Harris
Immediate Family 1989 Sam
When He's Not a Stranger 1989 Rick TV Movie;
Nominated - Young Artist Award Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special
The Doors 1991 John Densmore
A Midnight Clear 1992 Cpl. Mel Avakin
Frankie's House 1992 Sean Flynn
Tales from the Crypt 1993 Les Wilton Episode: House of Horror
No Escape 1994 Casey
Dangerous Kiss 1995 Cadet
True Crime 1996 Tony Campbell
The Pathfinder 1996 Pathfinder/Hawkeye
Gone in the Night 1996 David Dowaliby
Stag 1997 Dan Kane
Misbegotten 1998 Billy Crapshoot
NYPD Blue 1998-2000 Off. Neil Baker 3 episodes
Hidden Agenda 1999 David Mclean
That's Life 2000-2002 Paul DeLucca 34 episodes
24 2003 Lonnie McRae 3 episodes
Karen Sisco 2003 Bob Salcheck Episode: Dumb Bunnies
Entourage 2004-2011 Johnny 'Drama' Chase Main cast member; 96 episodes
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007, 2008, 2009)
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2008)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Shared with cast) (2007, 2008)
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Sidekick (2007)
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards TV – Choice Chemistry (Shared with cast) (2006)
The Foursome 2006 Rick Foster
Poseidon 2006 Lucky Larry
Hotel for Dogs 2009 Carl Scudder
How to Be a Gentleman 2011-2012 Bert Lansing
Compulsion[4] 2013
The Throwaways 2014 Dan Fisher
Entourage 2015 Johnny 'Drama' Chase
Underdogs 2015 Old Jake Voice only (American version)


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