Kevin Quinn (actor)

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Kevin Quinn
Born (1997-05-21) May 21, 1997 (age 25)
OccupationActor
Years active2013–present

Kevin Gerard Quinn (born May 21, 1997[1]) is an American actor. He is known for his starring role as Xander in the Disney Channel original series Bunk'd (2015–2017), and for his roles in the 2016 Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting and the 2021 Netflix film A Week Away.

Early life[edit]

Quinn was born in Chicago,[1] and grew up in Wilmette, Illinois.[2] His parents are Brian Quinn, an advertising executive, and Tamara Quinn, founder of Pulling Down the Moon. He has a twin sister. Growing up, Quinn was involved in Musical Theater productions at the Children's Theater of Winnetka, a lesser known theater company near his hometown.

Career[edit]

He began his professional career by appearing in episodes of Shameless[1] and Chicago P.D.[1] Before being on Disney, he auditioned for season 12 of American Idol.[3] He wound up being one of the top 60 males in the country.[4] He then played Jonny in Steppenwolf Theater's production of Lord of the Flies,[1][4] and the role of “Boy” in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater adaption of Henry V.[4]

In 2015, Quinn was cast on the spinoff Disney Channel series Bunk'd.[5][6][7] In 2016, he appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting.[8][9] In 2018, he played the supporting role of Brian Sudermill in the drama film Canal Street.[10][11] In 2019, Quinn played the supporting role of Danny Scanton in the Hallmark Channel original film, A Christmas Love Story, alongside Kristin Chenoweth.

In 2020, he played a minor role in Adam Sandler's comedy film Hubie Halloween. In 2021, Quinn starred in teen Christian musical drama, A Week Away, alongside Bailee Madison, which premiered on Netflix in March 2021.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film, television and video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 American Idol Himself Contestant (season 12)
2014 Chicago P.D. Nate Hansen Episode: "Get My Cigarettes"
2015 Shameless 17 Year Old Boy Episode: "I'm the Liver"
2015–2017 Bunk'd Xander Main role (seasons 1–2)
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Zac Chase Disney Channel Original Movie
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Gula Video game; voice role
2018 Champions Gregg Episodes: "Nepotism", "Opening Night", “Deal Or No Deal
2018 Canal Street Brian Sudermill Film[10][11]
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Gula Video game; voice role
2019 A Christmas Love Story Danny Scanton Television film (Hallmark)
2020 Hubie Halloween Pennywise Guy Direct-to-streaming film
2021 A Week Away Will Direct-to-streaming film[12]
2021 Send It Billy Johnson Direct-to-video film[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "BUNK'D bios - Kevin Quinn". Disney Channel Press. Archived from the original on July 2, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Jamie Sotonoff; Dann Gire (January 19, 2016). "For Disney star from Wilmette, business comes first in showbiz". Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, Illinois. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Brenna Weingus (February 7, 2013). "American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week Kicks Off With the Men". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on November 26, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Henry V". chicagoshakes.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  5. ^ Denise Petski (April 24, 2015). "Disney Channel's 'Jessie' Spinoff Gets Title, Rounds Out Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Virginia Van de Wall (April 24, 2015). "Meet The Newest Cast Members Of The "Jessie" Spinoff Show". J-14. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Karan Brar, Kevin Quinn, and Miranda May Have Recorded the 'Bunk'd' Theme Song!". Fanlala. Archived from the original on November 26, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Denise Petski (April 26, 2016). "'Adventures In Babysitting', 'Bizaardvark' Get Premiere Dates On Disney Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Bill Zwecker (June 19, 2016). "Chicago's Kevin Quinn has 'Adventures in Babysitting'". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on October 3, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Dave McNary (February 23, 2017). "'Empire' Actor Bryshere Gray to Star in Indie Drama 'Canal Street'". Variety. Archived from the original on April 17, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Nina Metz (April 13, 2017). "'Empire' star filming Chicago indie drama about a teen wrongfully accused". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on May 13, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  12. ^ a b Ale Russian (February 22, 2021). "Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn Sing in Trailer for Netflix's Christian Summer Camp Musical A Week Away". People. Retrieved March 5, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "SEND IT Movie (2021) - Kevin Quinn, Claudia Lee, Michal Jai White - video Dailymotion". 24 March 2021.

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