Kevin McDonald

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Kevin McDonald
ETalk2008-Kids In The Hall.jpg
McDonald (center, front) with the Kids in the Hall group
BornKevin Hamilton McDonald
(1961-05-16) May 16, 1961 (age 53)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Years active1988–present
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Kevin McDonald
ETalk2008-Kids In The Hall.jpg
McDonald (center, front) with the Kids in the Hall group
BornKevin Hamilton McDonald
(1961-05-16) May 16, 1961 (age 53)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Years active1988–present

Kevin Hamilton McDonald (born May 16, 1961) is a Canadian comedian, actor and voice artist. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, Waffle in Catscratch, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim.

Early life[edit]

McDonald was born in Montréal, Québec, the son of Sheila and Hamilton McDonald, who was a dental equipment salesman.[1] He moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of seven, after his father was transferred there.[2] His family subsequently lived in Toronto, Ontario as well. McDonald has a younger sister, Sandra.

During his youth, he had a weight problem. It wasn't until just prior to The Kids in the Hall in the late 1980s that he went from overweight to rather skinny. Several sketches and monologues allude to the issue, and a stockier McDonald can be seen in archival footage on The Kids in the Hall on DVD box sets.

Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the new web comedy series Papillon.


McDonald founded The Kids in the Hall with his friend Dave Foley. They met in Toronto at the Second City Training Center, and the two wrote and performed in sketches together more than any other pair in the group. In the troupe's TV show and stage shows, he portrays several popular recurring characters, such as the King of Empty Promises, Sir Simon Milligan, and Jerry Sizzler. Still, it's a frequent running gag that McDonald is the least popular member and always struggling not to get kicked out.

Since The Kids in the Hall's end in 1994, he's played many roles in movies like Boy Meets Girl, Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch series, and Harry Potter in Epic Movie. On TV, he has appeared on The Martin Short Show, Ellen (as a radio personality), That '70s Show (as a confused young cleric, Pastor Dave), Seinfeld, Friends, NewsRadio (on which Foley starred), MADtv, Arrested Development, and Corner Gas. McDonald has also done voice work for various animated series, including Invader Zim (in which he did the voice for Almighty Tallest Purple), The Angry Beavers, Catscratch (in which he voiced Waffle), and Clerks: The Animated Series. He also played an imaginary friend named Ivan in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode Sight For Sore Eyes, and appeared in the music video for "Roses" by Outkast.

In 2006, McDonald hosted a CBC Television special, featuring several of Canada's best-known sketch comedy troupes. "Sketch with Kevin McDonald" won a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Taped Live Performance - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew), with The Imponderables nominated for the same award.

He was recently in Montréal as a part of the Just for Laughs Festival with the reunion of The Kids in the Hall, and also with his show "Hammy and the Kids" with Craig Northey, based on his two dysfunctional families, his father ("Hammy") and The Kids in the Hall.


2013Phineas and FerbProfessor Bannister1 episode, "Sidetracked"
2012Kung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessLu Kang
Dead Before DawnProfessor Reginald Duffy
2010Fish HooksDr. FrogBea's Journalism teacher
Death Comes to Town
2011Dan Vs.Barry Ditmer1 episode
2009Back at the BarnyardBaxter / Flaky4 episodes,

- "Puppy Love"

- "Doggelganger"

- "Man's Best Fiend"

- "CuPig"

The Penguins of MadagascarBarry
2007WordGirlVocab Bee, PoliceChief, Judge, The Baker1 episode
Epic MovieHarry Potter
The Emperor's New SchoolSecurity Guard1 episode
2006Bratz (TV series)Scott
Unaccompanied MinorsGuard
Casper's Scare SchoolBeaky (The Pirate's Parrot)
Sketch with Kevin McDonaldHost
2005CatscratchWaffleTV Series
Sky HighDr. Medulla
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchAgent Pleakley
2004Foster's Home for Imaginary FriendsIvan, A seeing eye imaginary friendEpisode "Sight for Sore Eyes"
ZeromanRusty WoodenwaterTV Series
Corner GasMarvin DreyIn the episode "Tax Man"
Arrested DevelopmentDetective Streudler1 episode, "Not Without My Daughter"
2003Sick in the HeadTV
Stitch! The MovieAgent Pleakley
Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesAgent Pleakley
2002The True Meaning of Christmas SpecialsThe Ghost of Christmas Specials Yet To ComeTV
Lilo & StitchAgent Pleakley
Kids in the Hall: Tour of DutyVarious
2001The Santa Claus BrothersMelTV
Sketch PadThe Kids in the HallTV Series
Invader ZIMAlmighty Tallest PurpleTV Series
2000The Ladies Man (2000 film)Mail Man
1999Galaxy QuestAnnouncer
Dinner at Fred'sFred
1998That '70s ShowPastor DaveRecurring
The GodsonGuppy Calzone
Boy Meets GirlJack
The Angry BeaversZookeeper
1997Johnny BravoYoung Clown
The Wrong GuyMotel Manager
SeinfeldDenim Vest
1996MADtvGuest Host
FriendsGuru Saj
Kids in the Hall: Brain CandyDr. Chris Cooper, various characters
1995National Lampoon's Senior TripTravis LindseyStar Trek obsessed Crossing Guard
Saving SoulsFeatured Church Follower
1991ZandaleeDrug Dealer
1988The Kids in the HallCast MemberTV Series

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