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Kevin Pollak

Kevin PollakAKA Kevin E. Pollak

Born: 30-Oct-1957
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Host of Celebrity Poker

Kevin Pollak is a familiar face from supporting roles in movies and on television over the past twenty-plus years. You may remember him from Willow, A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, or Hostage. Or you may not remember Pollak at all; that's the lot in life for a character actor.

He was one of millions of kids who memorized Bill Cosby's 1960s comedy albums, and in his pre-adolescent performances young Pollak simply lip-synched Cosby's routines. He started doing professional stand-up when he was 18 years old, and became known for his spot-on impressions of Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Peter Falk, Walter Matthau, Christopher Walken, and William Shatner. Pollak still tours mid-sized cities, doing comedy at clubs like The Funny Bone and The Improv chain.

At 31, Pollak was invited to do a few minutes of his stand-up act on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, but turned down the opportunity when he learned that he wouldn't get to sit down with Carson and Ed McMahon afterwards. A year later he was invited again, this time offered both comedy and face-time with Carson. Pollak is proud to say he did the show four times, always making Carson laugh.

Father: Bob
Mother: Elayne
Brother: (older)
Wife: Lucy Webb

    High School: Pioneer High School, San Jose, CA (1975)

    Environmental Media Association

    TELEVISION
    Coming of Age Brian Brinker (1988-89)
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Host

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Columbus Circle (21-Feb-2012)
    The Big Year (14-Oct-2011) · Jim Gittelson
    Red State (23-Jan-2011) · ASAC Brooks
    Choose (17-Jan-2011) · Tom Wagner
    Cop Out (25-Feb-2010) · Hunsaker
    Middle Men (17-May-2009) · Curt Allmans
    Tortured (10-Sep-2008)
    Picture This (13-Jul-2008)
    Otis (14-Mar-2008)
    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2-Nov-2006)
    Niagara Motel (24-Mar-2006) · Michael
    Hostage (11-Mar-2005)
    The Aristocrats (Jan-2005) · Himself
    The Whole Ten Yards (7-Apr-2004) · Lazlo
    7 Times Lucky (17-Jan-2004)
    Blizzard (15-May-2003)
    The Santa Clause 2 (27-Oct-2002) · Cupid
    Mother Ghost (8-Aug-2002) · Dr. Norris
    Frank McKlusky, C.I. (27-Jun-2002)
    Juwanna Mann (18-Jun-2002)
    Stolen Summer (22-Mar-2002) · Rabbi Jacobsen
    Dr. Dolittle 2 (19-Jun-2001) · Alligator
    3000 Miles to Graceland (20-Feb-2001) · Damitry
    The Wedding Planner (26-Jan-2001)
    Steal This Movie (4-Mar-2000)
    The Whole Nine Yards (17-Feb-2000) · Janni Gogolak
    End of Days (16-Nov-1999) · Chicago
    Deterrence (10-Sep-1999)
    The Sex Monster (15-May-1999) · Dr. Berman
    She's All That (29-Jan-1999)
    Deal of a Lifetime (1999)
    Outside Ozona (18-Dec-1998)
    Hoods (5-Aug-1998) · Rudy
    Buffalo '66 (21-Jan-1998) · TV Sportscaster
    The Don's Analyst (6-Sep-1997)
    Truth or Consequences, N.M. (2-May-1997)
    That Thing You Do (14-Sep-1996) · Boss Vic Koss
    House Arrest (14-Aug-1996)
    Cannes Man (1996) · Himself
    Grumpier Old Men (22-Dec-1995) · Jacob
    Casino (22-Nov-1995) · Phillip Green
    Canadian Bacon (22-Sep-1995) · Stu Smiley
    The Usual Suspects (16-Aug-1995) · Hockney
    Miami Rhapsody (27-Jan-1995)
    Chameleon (1995)
    Clean Slate (6-May-1994) · Rosenheim
    Grumpy Old Men (25-Dec-1993) · Jacob
    Wayne's World 2 (10-Dec-1993) · Jerry Segel
    Indian Summer (23-Apr-1993) · Brad Berman
    The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them (26-Mar-1993) · Eli
    A Few Good Men (11-Dec-1992)
    Ricochet (4-Oct-1991) · Larry
    Another You (26-Jul-1991)
    L.A. Story (8-Feb-1991)
    Avalon (5-Oct-1990)
    Willow (20-May-1988)
    Million Dollar Mystery (12-Jun-1987)
    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (24-Nov-1985) [VOICE]

Official Website:
http://www.kevinpollak.net/


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