McDonald (center, front) with the Kids in the Hall group
|Born||Kevin Hamilton McDonald
May 16, 1961
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in Catscratch, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim.
McDonald was born in Montréal, Québec, the son of Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman. He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven, after his father was transferred there. His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister, Sandra.
During his youth, he had a weight problem. It wasn't until just prior to The Kids in the Hall in the late 1980s that he went from overweight to rather skinny. Several sketches and monologues allude to the issue, and a stockier McDonald can be seen in archival footage on The Kids in the Hall on DVD box sets.
Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the new web comedy series Papillon.
McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with his friend Dave Foley. They met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the two wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe's TV show and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. Still, it's a frequent running gag that McDonald is the least popular member and always struggling not to get kicked out.
Since The Kids in the Hall's end in 1994, he's played many roles in movies like Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, and Harry Potter in Epic Movie. On TV, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen (as a radio personality), That '70s Show (as a confused young cleric, Pastor Dave), Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio (on which Foley starred), MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas. McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Invader Zim (in which he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch (in which he voiced Waffle), and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode Sight For Sore Eyes, and appeared in the music video for "Roses" by Outkast.
In 2006, McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada's best-known sketch comedy troupes. "Sketch with Kevin McDonald" won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with The Imponderables nominated for the same award.
He was recently in Montréal as a part of the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show "Hammy and the Kids" with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father ("Hammy") and The Kids in the Hall.
|2014||Oceanworld||Edward Bumpass||Main cast|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Professor Bannister||1 episode, "Sidetracked"|
|2012||Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||Lu Kang|
|Dead Before Dawn||Professor Reginald Duffy|
|2010||Fish Hooks||Dr. Frog||Bea's Journalism teacher|
|Death Comes to Town|
|2011||Dan Vs.||Barry Ditmer||1 episode|
|2009||Back at the Barnyard||Baxter / Flaky||4 episodes,
- "Puppy Love"
- "Man's Best Fiend"
|The Penguins of Madagascar||Barry|
|2007||WordGirl||Vocab Bee, PoliceChief, Judge, The Baker||1 episode|
|Epic Movie||Harry Potter|
|The Emperor's New School||Security Guard||1 episode|
|2006||Bratz (TV series)||Scott|
|Casper's Scare School||Beaky (The Pirate's Parrot)|
|Sketch with Kevin McDonald||Host|
|Sky High||Dr. Medulla|
|Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch||Agent Pleakley|
|2004||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||Ivan, A seeing eye imaginary friend||Episode "Sight for Sore Eyes"|
|Zeroman||Rusty Woodenwater||TV Series|
|Corner Gas||Marvin Drey||In the episode "Tax Man"|
|Arrested Development||Detective Streudler||1 episode, "Not Without My Daughter"|
|2003||Sick in the Head||TV|
|Stitch! The Movie||Agent Pleakley|
|Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Agent Pleakley|
|2002||The True Meaning of Christmas Specials||The Ghost of Christmas Specials Yet To Come||TV|
|Lilo & Stitch||Agent Pleakley|
|Kids in the Hall: Tour of Duty||Various|
|2001||The Santa Claus Brothers||Mel||TV|
|Sketch Pad||The Kids in the Hall||TV Series|
|Invader ZIM||Almighty Tallest Purple||TV Series|
|2000||The Ladies Man (2000 film)||Mail Man|
|Dinner at Fred's||Fred|
|1998||That '70s Show||Pastor Dave||Recurring|
|The Godson||Guppy Calzone|
|Boy Meets Girl||Jack|
|The Angry Beavers||Zookeeper|
|1997||Johnny Bravo||Young Clown|
|The Wrong Guy||Motel Manager|
|Seinfeld||Denim Vest||Episode: "The Strike"|
|Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy||Dr. Chris Cooper, various characters|
|1995||National Lampoon's Senior Trip||Travis Lindsey||Star Trek obsessed Crossing Guard|
|Saving Souls||Featured Church Follower|
|1988||The Kids in the Hall||Cast Member||TV Series|
Awards and nominations
- 1989 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Won
- 1989 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series - Won
- 1990 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Won
- 1992 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
- 1993 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Won
- 1993 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
- 1993 - CableACE Award - Nominated
- 1994 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
- 1994 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
- 1995 - Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Nominated
- 1995 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Nominated
- 1996 - Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series - Nominated
- 1996 - Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series - Nominated
- 1998 - Silver Hugo Award for Best Documentary - Won
- 2003 - Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series - Nominated