Kiff VandenHeuvel

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Kiff VandenHeuvel
The actor Kiff VandenHeuvel is at a Redcarpet wearing a black suit and a blue shirt.
VandenHeuvel at the Red Carpet for the Burbank Film Festival.
Born Christopher Jon VandenHeuvel
(1970-04-24) April 24, 1970 (age 48)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Education Calvin College[1]
Occupation Actor, teacher, director, podcast host [2]
Years active 1998-present
Television Richie Rich, Parks and Recreation, Family Guy, Fameless

Kiff VandenHeuvel (born Christopher Jon VandenHeuvel; April 24, 1970) is an American actor, director and teacher of both improvisational comedy and voiceover.[3] He is the host of the award nominated voiceover podcast, All Over Voiceover with Kiff VH.[4][5] His film credits include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Nightcrawler, La La Land, and Behind the Candelabra, as Liberace's (Michael Douglas)'s half-brother, Wayne. He is best known for his work in BioShock Infinite as Zachary Hale Comstock,[6] Skavak in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Walter in Telltale's The Walking Dead and as Cliff Rich on the Netflix series, Richie Rich.[7][8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Kiff was the oldest of five boys in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[10] His grandfather, Ralph Heynen, was a pastor at Pine Rest, an institution in Cutlerville, Michigan. He had a radio broadcast where he would record his sermons in his study and they would be sent to radio stations across the country.[11] Whenever VandenHeuvel's family would visit his grandparents, he made a beeline to his grandfather's study and played with the recording equipment. This is where he credits the beginning of his VO career, playing with his grandpa's recording rig.[12]

VandenHeuvel attended and graduated from Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, MI with a degree in Communications Arts and Sciences.[13]

Theatre[edit]

VandenHeuvel is an alumnus of The Second City Detroit and The Second City Cleveland mainstage casts and have been working with The Second City comedy theatre since 1998.[14]

VandenHeuvel has appeared in a world premiere in Adam Rapp's urban drama GOMPERS as the not-so-bright but big hearted doorman/lookout Shoe, which premiered at City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA [15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Additional Voices
2013 Behind the Candelabra Wayne
2014 Nightcrawler Editor
2015 Danny Collins Marty
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Officer Mazzuccheli
2016 La La Land New Coffee Shop Manager

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012–13 Guides Garrett Monahan 7 episodes
2013 Parks And Recreation Dewey 2 episodes
2015 Richie Rich Cliff Rich 21 episodes
2015 The Last Ship Granderson's Guard 2 episodes
2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kiff O'Shannon Episode: "Kerry Washington/Dave Salmoni/Ne-Yo"
2015–16 Fameless Kiff 11 episodes
2016 Disappeared Narrator 10 episodes
2016 Henry Danger Burples the Clown Episode: "A Finata Full of Death Bugs"
2016 You're The Worst Heathstead Episode: "A Rapidly Mutating Virus"
2016 The Thundermans Falconman Episode: "The Thundermans: Banished!"
2016–17 This Is Us Dave Malone 2 episodes
2017 Documentary Now! Father of Hot Daughter Episode: "Globesmen"
2017 Family Guy Sheriff Woody (voice) Episode: "The Finer Strings"
2017 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Older Han Solo (voice) Episode: "Tracker Trouble"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Vince
2008 Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Additional Voices
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Skavak, Additional Voices
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Dr. Norman Bick
2013 Bioshock: Infinite Zachary Hale Comstock
2013 Disney Infinity Incredibles Newscaster
2014 The Walking Dead Walter
2014 The Evil Within Oscar Connelly, Police Officer B, Villager C
2014 Infamous First Light Additional Voices
2015 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion
2016 Dishonored 2 Male Guard Elite
2016 Batman: The Telltale Series Victor Zsasz, Enforcer #3, COA #1
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Additional Voices
2018 Spider-Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Calvin to Hollywood". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Kiff Vandenheuvel". 21 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ "From Calvin to Hollywood".
  4. ^ "All Over Voiceover with Kiff VH". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  5. ^ http://sovas.org/1309-2/
  6. ^ "Kiff VandenHeuvel-(Bioshock Infinite 2013)".
  7. ^ "Watch Richie Rich Online | Netflix". www.netflix.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
  8. ^ "New 'Richie Rich' Netflix series stars Michigan Native Kiff VandenHeuvel".
  9. ^ Snider, Mike. Cutting the Cord: 'Richie Rich' returns in Netflix debut, USA Today, February 22, 2015, Retrieved 2017-03-22
  10. ^ "Podcast". Mike Lenz Voice. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  11. ^ "Podcast". Mike Lenz Voice. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  12. ^ "Podcast". Mike Lenz Voice. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  13. ^ "Podcast". Mike Lenz Voice. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  14. ^ "Kiff Vanden Heuvel - The Second City". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  15. ^ Rawson, Christopher. "ADVERTISEMENT Stage Review: Adam Rapp balances laughter and pain in sprawling 'Gompers'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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