Kevin Dillon

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Kevin Dillon
Kevin Dillon.jpg
Dillon in September 2008
BornKevin Brady Dillon
(1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 48)
New Rochelle, New York
Other namesBig Kev
OccupationActor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Jane Stuart (April 22, 2006 – present)
FamilyMatt Dillon (brother)
 
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Kevin Dillon
Kevin Dillon.jpg
Dillon in September 2008
BornKevin Brady Dillon
(1965-08-19) August 19, 1965 (age 48)
New Rochelle, New York
Other namesBig Kev
OccupationActor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Jane Stuart (April 22, 2006 – present)
FamilyMatt Dillon (brother)

Kevin Brady Dillon (born August 19, 1965) is an American actor best known as Drama on the HBO dramedy Entourage and as Bunny in the Academy Award winning war film Platoon. He has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance on Entourage.

Early life[edit]

Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter sales manager, and golf coach at Fordham University. He is the younger brother of actor Matt Dillon.[1] Both brothers attended Mamaroneck High School.

Career[edit]

Dillon began acting in both television and films in the 1980s and first received wide attention for his role as the psychopathic soldier Bunny in the 1986 film Platoon. In 1983, Dillon played Arnold Norberry in the TV Movie No Big Deal. In 1988, he portrayed Brian Flagg in a remake of the 1958 American science fiction film The Blob. The remake flopped, earning only 8.2 million against a budget of 19 million, although in recent years it has gained a devoted cult following. Other notable film roles from that period included War Party (1988), No Escape (1994), and The Doors (1991), in which he played drummer John Densmore.

Much of Dillon's 2000s work has been in television, including the CBS series That's Life as Paul DeLucca and the Fox series 24 as Lonnie McRae. He appeared in the 2006 film Poseidon, a remake of the The Poseidon Adventure. He appeared on Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf on The Golf Channel in April 2010.

Dillon was on the HBO hit comedy series Entourage playing Johnny "Drama" Chase, for which he received a 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in 2008. The show completed its final season on Sunday 9/11/2011.

He played a role in the new comedy series on to CBS How to Be a Gentleman that was cancelled after only two episodes.

Personal life[edit]

On April 21, 2006, Dillon married model/actress Jane Stuart in Las Vegas. Entourage cast member Jerry Ferrara was the best man at the wedding and Kevin Connolly walked Stuart down the aisle after Dillon shouted "Victory!" (a tribute to his character's work on the metafictional TV series Viking Quest). In May 2006, Jane gave birth to their daughter, Ava, in Los Angeles. He has a daughter, Amy, from a previous relationship. Dillon currently resides in New York City.

Filmography[edit]

NameYearRoleNotes
No Big Deal1983Arnold NorberryTV Movie
Heaven Help Us1985Rooney
The Delta Force1986Delta Force MemberUncredited
Platoon1986Bunny
Remote Control1988Cosmo
The Rescue1988J.J. MerrillNominated - Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Blob1988Brian Flagg
War Party1988Skitty Harris
Immediate Family1989Sam
When He's Not a Stranger1989RickTV Movie;
Nominated - Young Artist Award Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special
The Doors1991John Densmore
A Midnight Clear1992Cpl. Mel Avakin
Frankie's House1992Sean Flynn
Tales from the Crypt1993Les WiltonEpisode: House of Horror
No Escape1994Casey
Dangerous Kiss1995Cadet
True Crime1996Tony Campbell
The Pathfinder1996Pathfinder/Hawkeye
Gone in the Night1996David Dowaliby
Stag1997Dan Kane
Misbegotten1998Billy Crapshoot
NYPD Blue1998-2000Off. Neil Baker3 episodes
Hidden Agenda1999David Mclean
That's Life2000-2002Paul DeLucca34 episodes
242003Lonnie McRae3 episodes
Karen Sisco2003Bob SalcheckEpisode: Dumb Bunnies
Entourage2004-2011Johnny 'Drama' ChaseMain cast member; 96 episodes
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2007, 2008, 2009)
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2008)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Shared with cast) (2007, 2008)
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Sidekick (2007)
Nominated - Teen Choice Awards TV – Choice Chemistry (Shared with cast) (2006)
The Foursome2006Rick Foster
Poseidon2006Lucky Larry
Hotel for Dogs2009Carl Scudder
How to Be a Gentleman2011-2012Bert Lansing
Compulsion[2][3]2013Filming
Twisted Metal2014Calypso
Entourage2015Johnny 'Drama' ChaseFilming

Video Games[edit]

YearNameRoleNotes
2012Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit: "Valets" shortsRacer

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