2001 marked KEVIN POLLAK's (Lorne Daniels) return to the stage as he
headlined a sold out 20 city stand-up comedy tour. 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
George Lucas' Willow, directed by Ron Howard. In 1990, he co-starred in
Barry Levinson's Avalon and 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
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 Scorsese's Casino.
In 1997, Pollak starred in The Underworld, a crime telepic for Warner
Bros. Television and NBC, which he co-created and co-executive produced with
Chris McQuarrie (Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects)
and his 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, directed by David Steinberg.
Pollak began 1999 starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gabriel Byrne
in the End of Days, directed by Peter Hyams. He followed this performance
with a starring role in the political thriller Deterrence, written and
directed by Rod Lurie (The Contender). The film received critical acclaim
at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.
Recently, Pollak has been seen in The Wedding Planner, which starred
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, and the hit comedy Dr. Dolittle 2
with Eddie Murphy, as well as the Warner Bros. Pictures releases The Whole
Nine Yards, directed by Jonathan Lynn, opposite Bruce Willis and Matthew
Perry and 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell
and Courtney Cox Arquette.
Due to the overwhelming response, Kevin has extended his stand-up comedy tour
into 2002. Look for Pollak in the upcoming releases Frank McKlusky C.I.
and Stolen Summer co-starring Aidan Quinn.
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