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 50)
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, Bunny in the war film Platoon, and John Densmore in the musical biopic The Doors. 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1983 No Big Deal Arnold Norberry Television movie
1985 Heaven Help Us Rooney
1986 The Delta Force Delta Force Member Uncredited
1986 Platoon Bunny
1988 Remote Control Cosmo
1988 The Rescue J.J. Merrill Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1988 The Blob Brian Flagg
1988 War Party Skitty Harris
1989 Immediate Family Sam Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1989 When He's Not a Stranger Rick Television movie
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor – Television Movie, Pilot or Special
1991 The Doors John Densmore
1992 A Midnight Clear Cpl. Mel Avakin
1992 Frankie's House Sean Flynn
1994 No Escape Casey
1995 Dangerous Kiss Cadet
1996 True Crime Tony Campbell
1996 The Pathfinder Pathfinder/Hawkeye
1996 Gone in the Night David Dowaliby
1997 Stag Dan Kane
1998 Misbegotten Billy Crapshoot
1999 Hidden Agenda David McLean
2006 The Foursome Rick Foster
2006 Poseidon Lucky Larry
2009 Hotel for Dogs Carl Scudder
2013 Compulsion Fred
2014 The Throwaways Dan Fisher
2015 Entourage Johnny 'Drama' Chase
2015 Underdogs Old Jake


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Les Wilton Episode: "House of Horror"
1998–2000 NYPD Blue Off. Neil Baker 3 episodes
2000–2002 That's Life Paul DeLucca 34 episodes
2003 24 Lonnie McRae 3 episodes
2003 Karen Sisco Bob Salcheck Episode: "Dumb Bunnies"
2004–2011 Entourage Johnny 'Drama' Chase 96 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007–09)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick
2011–2012 How to Be a Gentleman Bert Lansing 9 episodes


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