Kirk Acevedo

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Kirk Acevedo
Born(1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Kiersten Warren (2005–present)
Children(1 child, Scarlett James Acevedo)
(stepdaughter, Misti Traya)
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Kirk Acevedo
Born(1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 43)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Kiersten Warren (2005–present)
Children(1 child, Scarlett James Acevedo)
(stepdaughter, Misti Traya)

Kirk Acevedo (born November 27, 1971) is an American actor. He is primarily known for his work on television for the portrayals of Miguel Alvarez in the HBO series Oz, Joe Toye in Band of Brothers and FBI Agent Charlie Francis in the science-fiction series Fringe. His best-known films are The Thin Red Line, Dinner Rush and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Early years[edit]

Acevedo's parents were both born in New York City, and lived in Brooklyn where both their sons, Richard and Kirk Acevedo, were born. The Acevedos moved to the Bronx, where Kirk and his brother were raised. Since childhood, Acevedo has shown an interest in acting; he performed before his family in improvised shows. Acevedo was a drama major in high school. He is of Puerto Rican and Chinese descent.[1] To date, he has never been cast as a character of Chinese or Asian background.

Education and Training[edit]

After graduating from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Acevedo enrolled in the SUNY Purchase School of Acting (Purchase College). In the 1990s, Acevedo earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and, as some of his classmates had landed parts shortly after auditioning for Oz, he was also motivated to try out, and subsequently landed the role of the half-crazed gang leader prisoner Miguel Alvarez.

Acting career[edit]

After landing the role of Miguel Alvarez, Acevedo was promoted to series regular in season two and appeared in the following episodes: 1–26; 34–36 and 41–56. Among his other most notable credits include his roles in Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) as Hector Salazar and HBO's Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg, as Staff sergeant Joseph Toye.

He had guest starring roles on well known Television shows such as NYPD Blue, 24, and the soap opera As The World Turns. He had a notable recurring role on the Television show The Black Donnellys.

Some of his most well known movies and miniseries he has starred in include The Thin Red Line, Invincible (2006), Boiler Room (2000), Dinner Rush (2000), Arresting Gena (1997) and Kirk and Kerry (1997). He voices Jackie Estacado in The Darkness, the video game adaptation of the comic book.

In 2008, he landed a supporting role on the Fox science fiction horror television series, Fringe as Charlie Francis which he starred on since the show's beginning in 2008. During the show's second season his character began to appear infrequently and was later killed off mid-way into that very same season; he then assumed a recurring status afterward in that season, then he later returned for season 3, before moving onto another show.[2] He played Detective Luisito Calderon on the short-lived U.S. remake of Prime Suspect.[3] Acevedo appeared on The Walking Dead on November 24th, 2013.



1997Kirk and KerryKirkShort film
1998Arresting GenaCaller
1998Thin Red Line, TheThe Thin Red LinePvt. Tella
2000Boiler RoomBroker
2000In the WeedsKurt
2000Visit, TheThe VisitProspective Parolee
2000Dinner RushDuncan
2005New World, TheThe New WorldSentry
20065up 2downSanto
2011Collision EarthDr. James Preston
2014Dawn of the Planet of the ApesCarver
2015Renleo and SeedslietAnthony Seeds


& 1997
New York UndercoverJoey Claudio,
& Bernard
"Tag, You're Dead"
& "The Promised Land"
1996The Sunshine BoysTV film
1996Swift JusticeMark"Stones"
1996Law & OrderRichie Morales"Corruption"
1997-2003OzMiguel Alvarez46 episodes
1998Witness to the MobTV film
1999The SentinelRay Aldo"Dead End on Blank Street"
2001Third WatchPaulie Fuentes"Requiem for a Bantamweight"
& "Unfinished Business"
2001Band of BrothersJoseph D. ToyeTV miniseries
2003FastlaneNick McKussick"Iced"
2004ParadiseManny MarquezTV film
2004NYPD BlueScott Grafton"Take My Wife, Please"
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDA Investigator Hector Salazar"Night"
2005-2006Law & Order: Trial by JuryDA Investigator Hector Salazar13 episodes
2006Numb3rsGino McGinty"The Running Man"
200624George Avila"Day 5: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m."
2007Cold CaseDylan Noakes"Thrill Kill"
2007The Black DonnellysNicky Cottero13 episodes
2008-2011FringeCharlie Francis/alt-Charlie36 episodes
2009White CollarRuiz"Book of Hours"
2011-2012Prime SuspectDet. Luisito Calderon13 episodes
2012The MentalistChristian Dos Santos"Red Dawn"
2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJames Boyd"In Vino Veritas"
2013CSI New YorkJames Boyd"Seth and Apep"
2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEddie Garcia"October Surprise"
2013Person of InterestTimothy Sloan"Mors Praematura"
2013The Walking DeadMitch Dolgen"Dead Weight"
& "Too Far Gone"
2013Blue BloodsJave 'Tic-Tac' Baez"Bad Blood"
2014GrimmRon Hurd"The Good Soldier"
2014LegendsKyle Dobson"Rogue"
& "Gauntlet"
2014Blue BloodsJave 'Tic-Tac' Baez"Partners"
201512 MonkeysRamse

Video Games[edit]

2007Darkness, TheThe DarknessJackie Estacado


In 1999, Acevedo won an ALMA Award for his role in The Thin Red Line.[4] He was nominated in the "Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play" category 1997 for the Drama Desk Award for Tooth of Crime. He co-founded the theater company, The Rorschach Group, with Shea Whigham. He was nominated for a total of four ALMA Awards for his role in Oz for the following years 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001.[5]

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