Kevin J. O'Connor (actor)
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|Kevin J. O'Connor|
|Born||Kevin James O'Connor
November 15, 1963
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jane Elizabeth Unrue (1988-unknown; divorced)|
Kevin James O'Connor (born November 15, 1963) is an American actor.
O'Connor is known for portraying character roles in major studio films such as There Will Be Blood, The Mummy, Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions, F/X2 and Van Helsing. He is a favorite of writer/director Stephen Sommers, who usually casts him in his films.
Life and career
Kevin J. O'Connor was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Patricia Connelly, a teacher, and James O'Connor, a retired Chicago police officer, and also has a brother, Christopher O'Connor (a Southside school teacher). In 1988, he was married to Jane Elizabeth Unrue. O'Connor trained for the stage at the DePaul/Goodman School of Drama, before making his big-screen debut as the high school rebel, Michael Fitzsimmons, in Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married (1986). His next major part was quizzical newspaper reporter Taggerty Hayes in the HBO miniseries Tanner '88. He portrayed a young Ernest Hemingway in the 1988 film The Moderns, had a small role in 1989's Steel Magnolias and a featured role in 1994's erotic thriller Color of Night, which starred Bruce Willis and Jane March.
O'Connor worked with writer/director Stephen Sommers on the 1998 science-fiction adventure Deep Rising. He subsequently appeared in Sommers' projects The Mummy, where he played the cowardly, materialistic, multilingual Beni, and Van Helsing, in which he played Count Dracula's devious servant (and Dr. Frankenstein's former assistant) Igor.
O'Connor also starred in John Candy's last film Canadian Bacon, as the suicidal, eccentric American, Roy Boy, with an intention to sabotage Canada.
|1986||One More Saturday Night||Hood|
|1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Michael Fitzsimmons|
|1988||The Moderns||Ernest Hemingway|
|1988||The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial||Lt. Thomas Keefer||Television film|
|1989||Signs of Life||Eddie Johnson|
|1989||Steel Magnolias||Sammy Desoto|
|1990||Love at Large||Art the farmhand|
|1994||Color of Night||Casey Heinz|
|1995||Canadian Bacon||Roy Boy|
|1995||Lord of Illusions||Philip Swann|
|1997||Chicago Cab||Southside guy|
|1997||The Love Bug||Roddy Martel||Television film|
|1998||Gods and Monsters||Harry|
|1998||Deep Rising||Joey "Tooch" Pantucci|
|1998||Black Cat Run||Hobbs||Television film|
|1999||The Mummy||Beni Gabor|
|2006||Kettle of Fish||Harry|
|2007||Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane||Frank|
|2007||There Will Be Blood||Henry Plainview|
|2009||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Doctor Mindbender|
|2012||The Master||Bill William|
|1979||Hawaii Five-O||Lab technician||Episode: "Use a Gun, Go to Hell"|
|1988||Tanner '88||Hayes Taggerty||7 episodes|
|1991||Law & Order||Patrick McCarter||Episode: "The Troubles"|
|1994||Birdland||Mr. Horner||7 episodes|
|2000||The Others||Warren Day||13 episodes|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Michael Pirandello||Episode: "The Mistake"|
|2004||Century City||Henry Krell||Episode: "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Evan Chapel||Episode: "Grow"|
|2009||The Beast||Harry Conrad||13 episodes|
|2012–2013||The Mob Doctor||Stavos Kazan||9 episodes|
|2014–present||Chicago P.D.||Commander Fischer||12 episodes|