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KEVIN POLLAK has established himself as both a comedic and dramatic actor,
having appeared in over 30 films in the past decade. His ability to portray a
wide range of characters has made him one of the first stand-up comedians to
have a successful dramatic film career.
Earlier this year, Pollak was send starring opposite Jennifer Lopez in The
Wedding Planner, and in 3,000 Miles to Graceland, with Kurt Russell and
Kevin Costner. Recently Pollak was send in the supernatural thriller The End of Days
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and in The Whole Nine Yards opposite Bruce
Willis and Matthew Perry. He followed that role with Steal This Movie, a film
based on the life of Abbie Hoffman starring Janeane Garofalo and Vincent
D'Onofrio. Pollark next stars in the comedy Juwanna Man.
Prior to his film career, Pollak had been performing stand-up comedy since
the age of 10. He became a touring professional stand-up at age 20, and then in
1988 landed a role in Willow, produced by George Lucas, and directed by Ron
Howard. In 1990, he co-starred in Barry Levinson's Avalon, for which he received
an overwhelming response from the film community.
It was Pollak's role in the 1992 film A Few Good Men, directed by Rob Reiner
and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, that garnered him
fellowship among a select group of highly respected character actors.
After co-starring with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the box-office
success Grumpy Old Men and its sequel, Grumpier Old Men, Pollak received an
award from the National Board of Review for his work in The Usual Suspects. The
film also won two Academy Awards and became an international sensation. Other
highlights include working with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in Martin
In 1997, Pollak starred in The Underworld, a crime telepic, which he
co-created and co-executive produced with Chris McQuarrie, the Academy
Award-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects, and Pollak's producing
partner, Lucy Webb. He has also starred in two of his own HBO stand-up comedy
specials, the latest being Kevin Pollak: Stop With The Kicking, directing by
Pollak, with his Los Angeles-based Calm Down Productions, Inc. partner Lucy
Webb, has had first-look overall deals with Warner Bros. and CBS Television to create comedic and dramatic programming.
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