Kirk Baltz

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Kirk Baltz
Born William Kirk Baltz
(1959-09-14) September 14, 1959 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

William Kirk Baltz (born September 14, 1959) is an American actor, perhaps best known for portraying Officer Marvin Nash in Reservoir Dogs (1992).

Life and career[edit]

Baltz was born in New York City, New York. He is best known for his role as Officer Marvin Nash, an LAPD police officer in the famous torture scene of the 1992 Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs. Baltz also starred in another film written by Tarantino, 1994's Natural Born Killers, as Roger. He appeared in the 1997 action film Face/Off and in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.

Baltz has appeared in many made-for-television films, and starred in the 1999 miniseries To Serve and Protect. He starred in the short-lived 1992 television series Human Target,[1] and played sinister stalker Steve Roth in The Marla Hanson Story (1991).

He has made guest appearances on shows including Will and Grace, NYPD Blue, Seven Days, The Shield, 24, and Without a Trace. Baltz has been the only actor to portray the Batman villain Clayface in live-action: he portrayed the character in the short-lived series Birds of Prey.

With a firm grounding in both The Meisner Technique and Method (the latter through his lengthy apprenticeship with Strasberg disciple Sandra Seacat),[2] Baltz operates an acting school in Los Angeles, California.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 American Stories, Food, Family and Philosophy Unknown
1989 On the Make Richard
1990 Dances with Wolves Edwards
1991 Out of the Rain Val
1992 Reservoir Dogs Officer Marvin Nash
1993 Skin Art Will
1993 Cigarettes & Coffee Douglas Walker Short film
1994 Natural Born Killers Roger
1997 Face/Off Aldo Adino
1997 Cold Around the Heart Detective Logan
1998 Bulworth Debate Producer
1998 Where's Marlowe? Rivers
2001 Rave Macbeth Dean
2003 A Little Crazy Matt
2007 Forfeit Phil
2007 Tattered Angel Ben Miller
2011 Assassins' Code Chief Powers
2013 Parker Bobby Hardwicke
2013 Goodbye World Radio Show Host


Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Marla Hanson Story Steve Roth Television film
1992 Human Target Philo Marsden 7 episodes
1994 Probable Cause John Sanchez Television film
1994 NYPD Blue Officer Daryl Guyce 2 episodes
1995 Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Frank Costello Television film
1997 Bloodhounds Charles Veasey Television film
1998 Seven Days Dr. Jonathan Axelrad Episode: "Come Again?"
1999 To Serve and Protect Donald Curtis 2 episodes
2000 NYPD Blue Detective Jay Morrison Episode: "The Naked Are the Dead"
2000 The Fugitive Ned Cornell Episode: "Liar's Poker"
2001 Level 9 Dave McCormick Episode: "Avatar"
2001 Warden of Red Rovk Gil Macon Television film
2002 Will & Grace Glenn Gabriel Episode: "Grace in the Hole"
2002 The Shield William Greeley Episode: "The Spread"
2002 24 Teddy Hanlin 2 episodes
2002 The Division Jack Hurley Episode: "Full Moon"
2003 The Guardian Ray Howard Episode: "The Weight"
2003 Birds of Prey Clayface Episode: "Feat of Clay"
2004 Without a Trace Scott Dorn Episode: "Exposure"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Kelvin C. Griffin Episode: "Fallout"
2015 Wicked City Detective Artie Bukowski 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Darkness Anthony Estacado Voice
2009 [PROTOTYPE] Lt. Christopher Costanzo Voice
2010 Mafia II Additional voices Voice


  1. ^ Grahnke, Lon (July 20, 1992). "As Action Hero, Rick Springfield Misses 'Target'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, Don (December 13, 2012). "The Active Imagination Method of Kirk Baltz". Cine Source. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 

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