Kirk Harris

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Kirk Harris
Born San Bernardino, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Kirk Harris has been the lead actor in several films that have had arthouse theatrical releases in the US.[1]

Harris starred in the 2013 western thriller A Sierra Nevada Gunfight (originally titled "The Sorrow") for director Vernon Mortensen. The cast included newcomer Ryan Ballance, John Savage, Michael Madsen and Yvonne DeLaRosa. The film was shot in the mountains of Eastern San Diego county. The film was written by Mortensen and Johnny Harrington.

Harris starred in The Kid: Chamaco which was shot in Mexico City for Mexican director/producer Miguel Necoechea.[2] The film was written by Harris, Necoechea and Canadian filmmaker Carl Bessai. Starring with Harris are Martin Sheen, Alex Perea, Danny Perea, Sofia Espinosa, Gustava Sanchez Parra, Raul Mendez, Marco Antonio Barrera and Michael Madsen. A former amateur boxer, Harris played a boxer on-screen for the first time. The film made its United States premiere at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival.[3][4] The film premiered in theatres in the fall of 2010 and was chosen as a NY Times, Chicago Tribune and LA Times Critic's Pick.

Harris' credits include: Geoffrey Pepos' The Violent Kind with John Savage, Irina Bjorklund, and Hamish Linklater. Mark David's Intoxicating with Eric Roberts, Camilla Overbye Roos and John Savage. Jack Rubio's Hard Luck with Renee Humphrey, Matthew Faber and Karen Black. Justin Dossetti's My Sweet Killer with Clifton Collins Jr. and, Harris' own directorial debut Loser with Peta Wilson.

Harris was awarded the Best Breakthrough Performance Winner at the Method Fest Film Festival.

As a writer, Harris has had five of his screenplays make it to the screen.

Harris is the founder of Rogue Arts, a film distribution and production company. Its titles include: Three Days of Rain starring Peter Falk, Blythe Danner, Lyle Lovett and Jason Patric, the Danish hit Flickering Lights starring Ulrich Thomsen and Mads Mikkelsen, and Con Man with John Malkovich, Johnny Depp, Chris Penn, Dennis Hopper, and Benicio del Toro.[5]


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