Kevin Weisman

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Kevin Weisman
Kevin Weisman at Sydney Supanova 2006.jpg
Weisman at Sydney Supanova 2006
Born (1970-12-29) December 29, 1970 (age 50)
NationalityAmerican
EducationBachelor of Fine Arts
Alma materUCLA
Occupationactor of theater, film, television, voice over artist, producer
Notable work
Marvel's Runaways, ALIAS, Flipped, Hello Ladies, The Blacklist, Better Call Saul, X-Files, Scorpion, Goliath, Clerks 2, Awake, Roswell...
Spouse(s)Jodi Tanowitz Weisman (2005-2011. Divorced)
Children2
Websitewww.kevinweisman.com

Kevin Glen Weisman (born December 29, 1970) is an American film, television and stage actor. Career highlights thus far include his lauded portrayal of Marshall Flinkman on the critically acclaimed, J.J. Abrams' television series, Alias, which aired for five seasons (2001–2006) on ABC, Kives on the HBO television series and movie Hello Ladies (2013–14), Ray Spiewack for three seasons on the CBS television series, Scorpion, Dr. Maynard on the NBC television series, The Blacklist, and Ned Berring in season one of the David E. Kelley series, Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. In 2017, Kevin began a three year stint as Dale Yorkes on the Hulu series, Marvel's Runaways.

Early life[edit]

Weisman was born to a Jewish family in Los Angeles, California.[1] He pursued acting at a young age, first appearing as The Professor in a fourth grade production of Gilligan's Island. While at Taft High School In Woodland Hills, California (a suburb of Los Angeles), Kevin participated in local drama festivals in and around the Los Angeles area (DTASC), performing work from the likes of William Shakepeare and Neil Simon. He went on to receive a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television, and then to further his study of the craft of acting at New York's prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre.[2] Weisman is a founding member of the mutli-award winning, Los Angeles based theater troupe, Buffalo Nights Theater Company

Stage credits[edit]

In 2015, Weisman was awarded a Lead Actor Award (Stage Raw) for his work as Francois Villon in Murray Mednick's Villon, which premiered at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles.[3] The show was produced by the Padua Playwrights.

Uncompromising style … meta-theatrical… [Villon is] portrayed with gleeful lack of repentance by charismatic Kevin WeismanLos Angeles Times.

“Masterful and Intriguing….Kevin Weisman, as Villon, is full spectrum spectacular…” LA Weekly

Prior Los Angeles productions include tackling the role of frustrated writer, Arthur Kellog in Jaime Pachino's 2012 West Coast premiere of The Return to Morality with the Production Company in Los Angeles.

"Weisman’s five seasons opposite Jennifer Garner on TV’s Alias makes his casting as Arthur a particular coup for The Production Company, but as his starring roles in La Mirada Theatre’s Lost In Yonkers and Dinner With Friends have made abundantly clear, the UCLA grad is as dynamic and charismatic on stage as he is on the small screen, qualities which make him an ideal choice to bring playwright Pachino’s surprised and dismayed Conservative Hero to amusingly conflicted life." -- LA Drama Critics.

A founding member of Buffalo Nights Theatre Company, Weisman has produced, directed and acted in a over 25 productions in and around the Los Angeles area. Highlights include the title role of Anatol in Arthur Schnitzler's Anatol, and as los Angeles philanthropist, and convicted felon, Griffith J. Griffith, in the award- winning, Crazy Drunk, at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles. Other notable productions with the company include Jean Giraudoux's Apollo of Bellac (LA Weekly Production of the Year); Madman and the Nun, The Firebugs, Suburban Motel, Ethan Lipton's Hope on the Range, Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy, Oscar Wilde's Salome, and the West Coast Premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Sophistry.[4]

Other theatrical turns include stand out performances at The in Odyssey Theater and the Mark Taper Forum in masterworks such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Greeks (Ovation Award for Production of the Year) and The Goldoni Trilogy . Weisman has also treaded the boards at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, where he appeared as Uncle Louie In Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, and as Gabe in Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize winning play, Dinner with Friends, directed by Brian Kite.

"Weisman shows Gabe's touching naiveté, his love of the stability and order of marriage, and his agonized confusion over having to take sides" - Los Angeles Times

Other work[edit]

Internationally known for his portrayal of Marshall J. Flinkman for five seasons on the critically acclaimed, ABC series, Alias, Weisman was later cast as series regular, Kives, in the 2013 Stephen Merchant/HBO project, Hello Ladies,[5] in which TV.com.[6] named Kevin one of the season's best new characters. In 2015, Weisman joined the cast of the David E. Kelley Amazon series, Goliath, as agoraphobic recluse, Ned Berring.

"That said, those women and the rest of the cast supply an embarrassment of riches. Arianda is a pure delight as McBride’s argumentative but ferociously loyal colleague, Kevin Weisman is terrific as an oddball witness, and Harold Perrineau makes a major impression as an impatient, ambitious judge." -Maureen Ryan, Variety.

Later that year, Weisman appeared as Stevie in a first season episode of AMC's Better Call Saul entitled Hero, and landed the recurring role of Dr. Jeffrey Maynard on NBC's hit drama, The Blacklist. That same year, Kevin was tapped to play bon vivant, Ray Spiewack, on the CBS drama, Scorpion, which resulted in a raucous three season arc. Other fan favorites include the recurring Assistant DA, Todd Erlich, on TNT's Perception, and a memorable turn as Anson Stokes in the The X-Files (Season 7) episode, Je Souhaite, written and directed by Vince Gilligan. In 2006, director Kevin Smith called on Weisman to appear in his now cult classic film, Clerks II, and in 2010, director Rob Reiner hired him to play Aidan Quinn's character's younger, mentally challenged brother, Daniel Baker, in Flipped. In 2012, Weisman played the recurring role of the mysterious Mr. Blonde, opposite Jason Issacs in the NBC show, Awake.[7] Other television work includes the recurring role of the deferential minion, Dreg, on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Roswell, E.R, Frasier, JAG, The Pretender, The Drew Carey Show, Just Shoot Me, Chuck, Miami Medical, Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight, Fairly Legal, Felicity, Human Target, The Forgotten, The Glades, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Fringe, and October Road. Additional film work includes The Rock, Gone in 60 Seconds, Space Buddies, Unicorn City, Bending The Rules, and Undocumented.

In 2004, Weisman produced and acted in the independent feature film, The Illusion, directed by Emmy Award winner, Michael Goorjian, and starring Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas. Illusion won the "Best Screenplay" award at the 12th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, and was an official selection of the 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. An avid poker player, Kevin appeared on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. A drummer since age 12, Weisman was kept the back-beat for the band, Trainwreck, with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D (with Jack Black).

Quite prolific in the world of voice-over, Weisman's soul soothing vocal timbre has been heard on radio and television ads for such companies as Nike, Coke, and ATT. He was also the voice of Honda cars and trucks for over three years.

Weisman has appeared on both the Entertainment Weekly Must List (2006), and on the TV Guide Top 10 Scene Stealers list a total of three times. He has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award twice for his work on Alias (best side-kick), and Marvel's Runaways once (Best Drama). He and the cast of Alias took home a People's Choice award after their first season for Best New Show. In 2002, Kevin and the rest of the Alias cast were nominated for aBest Drama Golden Globe Award.

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2004, Weisman was a participant in the first-ever national television advertising campaign supporting donations to Jewish federations. The program featured 'film and television personalities celebrating their Jewish heritage and promoting charitable giving to the Jewish community.'.[1] Additional charities Kevin is actively involved in include The Children's Defense Fund, the DMD Fund (supporting the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), Save The Children, Broadway Cares, Wheels For Humanity, Bet Tzedek (a non-profit law-firm that provides free legal services to low-income, disabled and elderly residents of Los Angeles Country), The Melanoma Research Foundation, and The Clear View Treatment Center, which provides a residential treatment program for adolescent boys who have been neglected, abused and abandoned.

Personal life[edit]

In 2005, Weisman married Jodi Tanowitz, a preschool teacher, in a Jewish ceremony. He has two children, Maya Rose Weisman (born 2006) and Eli Samantha Weisman (born 2008).[8] The couple divorced in 2011, but remain committed to co-parenting their two daughters together. Kevin currently resides in Los Angeles in the Hollywood Hills (not far from his childhood home in Encino), and has three sisters. He has been practicing yoga for over twenty years, and is a vegan.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Frasier Decorator Episode: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
1997 The Weird Al Show Spike Episode: "Bad Influence"
Pauly Burger 8 Episodes/Series Regular
Just Shoot Me! Neil Episode: "The Experiment"
Beverly Hills Family Robinson Brinx TV Movie
1998 ER Glenn Karkowski Episode: "Exodus"
The Drew Carey Show Carl Episode: "Drew and the Conspiracy"
Maggie Winters Harold Episode: "Dinner at Rachel's"
1999 JAG Jerry Kemp Episode: "The Adversaries"
1999–2000 Roswell Larry Trilling 4 Episodes/Recurring
2000 Felicity Earl 3 Episodes/Recurring
Love & Money Eddie Episode: "Puff the Magic Sister"
The Pretender Mr. Abel Episode: "Meltdown"
The X-Files Anson Stokes Episode: "Je Souhaite"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Mr. Ryan Episode: "The Crash"
Charmed Lukas Episode: "Sin Francisco"
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Lost & Found employee Episode: "An Eye for a Finger"
In a Heartbeat Distressed Man Episode: "Star Struck"
First Years PI Richard Wad 3 Episodes/Recurring
2000–2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dreg 4 Episodes/Recurring
2001–2006 Alias Marshall Flinkman 105 Episodes
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick (2003, 2005)
2006 Ghost Whisperer Dennis Hightower Episode: "The Ghost Within"
2007 Moonlight Steve Balfour 4 Episodes/Recurring
Chuck Reardon Paine Episode: "Chuck Versus the Truth"
October Road Duncan Bow Episode: "How to Kiss Hello"
Business Class G. Glenn Ross TV Movie
2008 CSI: NY Mike Hess Episode: "The Box"
2009 Numb3rs Bus Driver Episode: "Jacked"
2010 The Forgotten Ziipper Episode: "Double Doe"
Human Target Martin Gleason Episode: "Lockdown"
CSI: Miami Ricky Spano Episode: "Meltdown"
Miami Medical Moose Episode: "Man on the Road"
Fringe Gemini Episode: "6955 kHz"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Craig Higgins Episode: "Man Up"
The Glades Ben Pershing Episode: "Welcome to Gibtown"
2012 Fairly Legal Danny Martin Episode: "Shine a light"
Awake Ed Hawkins 4 Episodes/Recurring
2013 Perception AUSA Todd Erlich Recurring
Hello Ladies Kives Main Cast/Series Regular
2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie Kives/Main Cast TV Movie
2015 Better Call Saul Stevie Episode: "Hero"
The Blacklist Dr. Jeffrey Maynard 4 Episodes/Recurring
Kingdom Eddie Rayburn Episode: "New Money"
Scorpion Ray Speiwack 12 Episodes/Recurring
2016 The Blacklist Dr. Jeffrey Maynard Episode : "The Vehm"
Heartbeat Dr. Brenneman Episode: "What Happens in Vegas...Happens"
Goliath Ned Berring 6 episodes/Recurring
2017-2019 Runaways Dale Yorkes Main cast

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Ollywoo Brad Resnick
Cage II Cab Driver
1996 The Rock Tourist Uncredited
1999 Man of the Century Squibb
2000 Robbers Director
Gone in 60 Seconds Intern #2
More Dogs Than Bones Arlo
2001 Lip Service Jade
2002 Buying the Cow Cabdriver
2004 Sweet Underground Film Director
Illusion Kay
2006 Clerks II Hobbit Lover
2008 Bohica Nasty
2009 Space Buddies Dr. Finkel Video
Level 26: Dark Origins Josh Banner Short
Undocumented Jim
2010 Flipped David Baker
2011 Unicorn City Jeff
2012 Bending the Rules Gil
2016 The Trust Roy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jewish Federations of North America: "Film and Television Celebrities Promote Jewish Federations in First-Ever National Television Advertising Campaign - Jewish Stars Promote Federations' Initiatives and Mission" Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine August 2, 2004
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni Actors". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "STAGE RAW Announces First Ever Nominations, April 13 at LA Theater Center". Broadway World. March 14, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Kevin Weismann biography". TV.com.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 4, 2012). "Duo Cast In HBO Comedy Pilot 'Hello Ladies'". Deadline. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "The 12 Best New Characters of the Fall 2013 TV Season". TV.com. October 24, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Hibberd, James (January 26, 2012). "'Alias' actor joins NBC's 'Awake'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  8. ^ People: "The Marrying Kind" June 6, 2006

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